As resilient as our wood pieces can be, they still require protection and care to safeguard their timeless beauty.
Dust-proof panels may be located between each set of drawers and at the base of the case, or sometimes just at the base. These panels prevent circulation of dust particles and thus protect the contents of the drawers.
Full extension drawer guides make accessibility and cleaning easy. These guides, usually made of metal, create tracks along the sides of your drawers, allowing the drawer to be pulled out completely to the outer edge of the frame.
Levelers keep your furniture sturdy and protected from premature wear when the floor below your furniture is not level. These useful pegs screw into the bottom of your furniture's legs, adjusting each corner to a balanced height.
Tongue-and-groove joinery, common in flat surfaces, allow pieces to fit together so that the seam is not visible. One side of a wood piece has a slot (groove) cut out along its edge and a thin, deep ridge (tongue) protrudes out of the opposite edge.
Corner blocks at the joints of wood frames increase sturdiness and durability. This method of joinery support offers the best strength and practicality.
Mortise-and-tenon joints are a variation of a tongue-and-groove joint, and are used in table legs, chairs, chests and dressers to provide added strength. The narrowest end (tenon) of one piece of wood fits into a hole (mortise) in the second piece of wood. The joint may be glued, pinned, or wedged to lock it in place.
At Havertys, we take many steps to ensure the quality and life of your furniture. These methods used on our wood pieces increase strength and durability, while offering an infinite variety of color, texture and beautiful effects.
One of the strongest and most decorative joinery methods, interlocking dovetails maximizes storage space and ensures drawers won't loosen with years of use.
Prized for its wide, straight grain, lustrous patina and knotted appearance, pine has the ability to withstand changing humidity with the least amount of expansion or contraction. It is one of the most common woods used in furniture.
To create a worn effect, this technique employs a shaping tool that is run along edges and corners.
Small holes are made to emulate these ravages of time by using a tool with thin rods tipped with a round metal ball.
This technique brings more depth to grain patterns by using a small brush with a very dark stain to put random short dark lines or curves on the surface.
Enhancing the grain pattern of underlying coats, this method uses sandpaper or wool to gently rub away some of the topcoat on edges, carvings and other areas.