Huh? I recently furnished my home with hand-made solid cherry furniture. Did I pay a lot? Yes I did, but I expect it to last for the rest of my life and quite a bit beyond. And except for the finishing and the metal fasteners and other hardware, it's entirely of made of wood, a renewable, easily disposed of resource. Compare this to buying and disposing of particleboard furniture every 5-10 years. Aside from the landfill issues, I'd bet there's a lot more exotic chemicals used in the manufacture of laminated particleboard that we don't want entering the environment. And don't get me started on the petroleum used in the manufacture of all the plastic parts used in that grade of furniture.
I think we, as a species, do not have the space, time, resources or money to allow everyone to dispose of their furniture every few years.