Unlike typical glass tops that break into dangerously jagged shards if damaged, tempered glass crumbles into tiny pieces.
Hand planing is an old-world wood working technique in which a bench plane is moved in different directions across the wood surface prior to finishing in order to cut away some of the wood, and then sanded smooth. When finished, this process accents the undulations in the wood for a natural, hand-crafted appearance.
Reproducing what looks like years of dings and dents, this process is done by hand to make physical impressions in the wood.
A smooth finish on a drawer's exterior creates a polished and refined look; while one on the interior prevents splinters or snags.
A sign of careful attention to interior detail, felt-lined drawers protect your belongings from nicks or scratches caused by knocking against hard drawer walls.
One of the strongest and most decorative joinery methods, interlocking dovetails maximizes storage space and ensures drawers won't loosen with years of use.
Adding beauty and accentuating the glasswork's detail, non-perpendicular surface edges (bevels) on glass allow numerous bands of extraordinary colors to pierce through, creating the effects of a prism.
As resilient as our wood pieces can be, they still require protection and care to safeguard their timeless beauty.
A way to add texture, personality and richness to any piece of furniture, crown molding is a decorative strip used along the tops of cabinets.
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.
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.
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.
Corner blocks at the joints of wood frames increase sturdiness and durability. This method of joinery support offers the best strength and practicality.
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.
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.
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.
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.