MANUFACTURING

There are no shortcuts involved in building a chair to last a lifetime. Therefore, we build every chair from scratch, under our roof. From drying raw lumber to final cartoning, we self-perform all stages of building our furniture, so we can fully stand behind what we sell.

We do not import frames; we build our own.
We do not buy dried lumber; we dry our own.
We do not use pre-finished frames or parts;
instead, we fine tune our finish lines to always provide a consistent, environmentally friendly finish.


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LUMBER +
GRADING

Each year we purchase over two billion board feet of the finest Northern Grown Red Oak and Hard Maple lumber harvest within the United States.  We work with responsible foresters located within the Midwest to ensure quality and availability. 

DRYING

This is where we standout from the rest.  Our lumber is stored up to a year, dried (yes, by ourselves), graded, and sorted accordingly.  Unlike many manufactures that bypass this process for faster methods or purchase dried lumber.  Starting with the rawest of materials is how we've always done it and we haven't changed that.

BENDING
BY STEAM

A lost art that adds strength to our chairs. Saturating lumber with steam until the wood fibers are pliable for bending can take two hours for the intensive and costly process.  It is a rare process, but the results are exclusive. 

MACHINING

Relying on the finest machinery from around the world, we are able to build our product quickly, accurately, and to the highest possible quality.

ASSEMBLY

Constant, random quality checks are made through out the assembly process.  Frame assembly is controlled to secure proper fit and form.  All models are built from individual components, utilize solid wood corner blocks, glue and extra care to ensure structural stability.  

SANDING

Before receiving the final sanding every chair is inspected to ensure the proper amount of glue was used and each frame is square and fastened properly.  During the sanding process we flush out joints and create smoothness in preparation for finishing. 

FINISH

Each chair is put through numerous staining and sanding processes for smoothness.  Multiple layers of Catalyzed Varnish are applied to. Chairs pass through several temperature controlled ovens to cure the finish for ultimate durability. 

UPHOLSTERY + 
FINAL INSPECTION

Material is precisely cut, measured, and upholstered.  A final inspection to ensure consistency of the order and all quality standards are met.  Then, the product is packaged and prepared for shipping.