As resilient as our wood pieces can be, they still require protection and care to safeguard their timeless beauty.
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.
Used to reinforce joints and provide support to the piece as a whole, dowel pins are inserted into a drilled hole and secured with glue. A good dowel joint employs a fluted dowel, which prevents air pockets from forming in the glue, thus keeping the wood from splitting.
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.
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.
Corner blocks at the joints of wood frames increase sturdiness and durability. This method of joinery support offers the best strength and practicality.
Adding dimension, color, character and smoothness to the wood, a multi-step finishing process also preserves the wood's natural beauty. This wonderfully enhancing process is highly desirable, and found in the finest furniture.
Antiqued technique creates a handsome, vintage, timeworn look on new furniture by applying a coat of stain and allowing it to dry completely. The stain is then removed from selected areas, usually edges and corners, using fine-grit sandpaper giving it a faded appearance.
This product is made in #country#. At Havertys, our commitment to provide customers with furniture built for life begins with our suppliers. Each piece marked with the Havertys collection seal of approval is built to our high quality standards.
To create a worn effect, this technique employs a shaping tool that is run along edges and corners.