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.
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.
Prized for its unique look and strength, all the exposed pieces of solid-wood furniture are made of the same species of all-natural wood.
Corner blocks at the joints of wood frames increase sturdiness and durability. This method of joinery support offers the best strength and practicality.
A technique that produces a beautiful timeworn look on wood furniture, distressing is done by creating wear and tear markings such as dents and bruises on the surface.
As resilient as our wood pieces can be, they still require protection and care to safeguard their timeless beauty.
Produced during the natural growth of a tree, knots are prized for the visual interest and unique detail they give each piece of furniture. These darker areas appear as a pattern in wood grain when it's sliced and are not always smooth on the surface. The cracks, holes and impressions are an integral part of solid-wood's look and are sealed for protection for many years of wear and use.
Reproducing what looks like years of dings and dents, this process is done by hand to make physical impressions in the wood.
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.
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A finished wood product may undergo a variety of hand-created distressing processes. These techniques remove the stain or paint in certain areas creating a worn effect. Minor imperfections in the wood are applied by hand to add character to the piece.