A smooth finish on a drawer's exterior creates a polished and refined look; while one on the interior prevents splinters or snags.
Lumber core is constructed of solid wood, making it the strongest, most durable, and highest quality substrate available for veneers.
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.
Corner blocks at the joints of wood frames increase sturdiness and durability. This method of joinery support offers the best strength and practicality.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Walnut has a beautiful light brown color and age rings that are very close together, giving it a smooth, delicate appearance.
Cherry wood, which is known for its fine grain, has a handsome reddish color and strong resistance to warping.
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.
One of the strongest and most decorative joinery methods, interlocking dovetails maximizes storage space and ensures drawers won't loosen with years of use.