As resilient as our wood pieces can be, they still require protection and care to safeguard their timeless beauty.
Creating an elegant, stately appearance to furniture, raised panel doors add dimension and visual interest. This handsome effect is created when a border is carved into the door front, leaving a section of wood that protrudes from a shaped edge.
A smooth finish on a drawer's exterior creates a polished and refined look; while one on the interior prevents splinters or snags.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Small holes are made to emulate these ravages of time by using a tool with thin rods tipped with a round metal ball.
This technique brings more depth to grain patterns by using a small brush with a very dark stain to put random short dark lines or curves on the surface.