Quality Features

Exposed Wood Dining Chairs, Bar – Counter Stools, Benches, Occasional chairs

Hardwood Frames: European Beech or American Maple which creates extremely well locked joinery and sturdy connections of legs to seat frame and back.

Carved details: Rather than stamped (as with a cookie cutter).

Finish by stain: Rather than paint. Stain shows the natural grain beauty of hardwood and the natural wood color variations, whereas paint can chip, peel, flake and discolor.
Staining is far more difficult to apply but results with lasting beauty of touch, feel, and appearance.

Top Coat: Conversion Varnish top coat will not become sticky, yellow, and rough to touch as does paint and nitrocellulose lacquer.

Upholstery techniques:

  • Base webbed to 80 lb strength – woven.
  • All seat edge is protected with a 1/2” firm foam rounded mold (“fox edge”) that stops front edge breakdown of the seat foam and flattening the cushion.
  • Foam density of 33 pounds per square inch (most expensive foam) built with a 1” thick extra slab of foam causing crown and resiliency.
  • Sewn collars where required between seat and back leg. This eliminates
    necessity to welt around back leg and allows butt joint of welt resulting with well fitted neat welt. All welt ends are sealed.
  • Full flow match
  • Correct handling of silk, stripes, plaids, leather, vinyl, or laminated fabric.Nail trim is individual nails (not strip). Glued Double Welt will not adhere well to vinyl, leather, or laminated fabric,
    thereby requiring either nail head trim or stapled head to head double welt.

Summary pitfalls caution that will result with sooner rather then later poor quality furniture.

  • Seating bottoming out
  • Seat flattening out over wood frame.
  • Cushion going flat – will not retain shape
  • Fabric application cut short revealing cotton or foam especially around area
    of back leg joining to seat frame.
  • Fabric applied not matched
  • Fabric stretch out of shape, tears, wrinkles, welt fall off. Welt lumping, welt twisting.

Finish losing sheen and luster; becoming sticky, yellowing, peeling, fading; Frames squeaking, shaking, wobbling.