Major technologies affecting the design and manufacturing of furniture are 3D modelling, virtual reality, augmented reality and touch commerce among others. 3D Modelling – 3D or three-dimensional modelling is a way of designing furniture models virtually before they are actually constructed on the ground.

Modern methods of furniture construction are largely based on the availability of man-made materials such as reliable plywood, laminated board, chipboard, and hardboard.

Medium Density Fiberboard (MDF) is an engineered wood composite made up of leftover hardwood or softwood. It can be quite dense and sturdy.