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.
A mirror on the back of a curio or china cabinet conveniently allows your display items to be viewed from every angle.
Plates grooves, usually found on china display shelves, safely keep plates standing tall and in place so that you can put your favorites in view. Whether your plates are heirlooms, wedding gifts, or a piece that you picked out yourself, displaying them is great way for your interior design to reflect who you are.
A smooth finish on a drawer's exterior creates a polished and refined look; while one on the interior prevents splinters or snags.
Adjustable shelves create organization, optimum storage capacity, and the illusion of additional space. Easily move the shelves up or down to create your ideal display arrangement.
Unlike typical glass tops that break into dangerously jagged shards if damaged, tempered glass crumbles into tiny pieces.
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.
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.
One of the strongest and most decorative joinery methods, interlocking dovetails maximizes storage space and ensures drawers won't loosen with years of use.
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.
Granting useful storage space and effortless access to your belongings, fixed shelves are an very convenient feature.
As resilient as our wood pieces can be, they still require protection and care to safeguard their timeless beauty.