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.
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.
Allowing smooth, directed drawer movement and alignment, side guides are wheeled tracks along the side of drawers that guide the drawer along the inner wall.
One of the strongest and most decorative joinery methods, interlocking dovetails maximizes storage space and ensures drawers won't loosen with years of use.
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.
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.
In addition to enhancing the shine and luster of wood, a protective top finish will maintain a hard, resilient surface. Woods with this type of protected topcoat will likely maintain their beauty and form for years to come.
A smooth finish on a drawer's exterior creates a polished and refined look; while one on the interior prevents splinters or snags.