Maple Hardwood, kiln dried, and graded to be free of visual and structural defects.
Maple Veneers, rotary cut and spliced, graded to be free of visual defects. This veneer is normally applied to contract grade particle board or medium density fiber board. Exposed veneers are visually selected based on case design and uniform color.
Contract grade particle board and medium density fiber board to have a minimum density of 45 pounds per square foot.
High Pressure Decorative Laminates, General Purpose Type 107, used in both horizontal and vertical applications.
Contract grade paper
Maple Veneer and PVC or selected hardwood edge band
Birch Veneer Plywood, 9 ply, free from voids and defects.
Solid Lumber components shall be free of any defects which might affect structural strength and serviceability. It shall be kiln dried to a moisture content of five (5) to seven (7) percent and it must be of a select grade hardwood. Selected hardwoods are free of knots, decay, season cracks, mineral streaks, bark, warp or any other deformity that adversely affects material performance. Moisture is confirmed using ASTM D-143.
All decorative hardware is the highest commercial quality and features no rust and tarnish resistant finishes.
Hinges, self-closing, conceal European with openings ranging from 90 degrees to 110 degrees.
Drawer Glides, steel, precision bearing type, full extension, 100 lb. rating. Commercial grade side guides are securely attached and positioned for proper alignment. Drawers are subject to the ANSI/BIFMA X5.5-1998 test, loaded with 51.5 pounds of weight, then open and closed for 50,000 product cycles.
Cabinet Levelers, press fit type, adjustable both from the inside of a cabinet or beneath the cabinet.
General Casegood Construction:
Top Construction: Particle board with Maple Hardwood perimeter, High pressure Laminate applied to the top surface and a balancing layer of contract grade paper applied to underside.
Exposed Frame Components: Maple solids are to be used for exposed trim. Maple Veneer panels are to be used for end panel, shelves and rails. All edges of veneer panels and rails are to be sealed with maple veneer or pvc banding. Table and desk legs are to be Maple Hardwood.
Concealed Frame Components: ¼” mdf panels to be used for concealed cabinet backs. All cases are center partition or substrate reinforced for maximum stability. Back panels are recessed allowing cases to fit against walls with computer and electrical outlets not obstructed.
Drawer Box Construction: Drawer boxes are to be of English Dovetail construction with use of ½” thick 9 ply birch plywood sides, fronts and backs. ¼” thick Birch plywood to be used for drawer bottoms and are to be captured in a groove and sealed with hot glue. Wide width drawers are to have stretchers beneath the bottoms for support. All drawers, doors and other operating parts are fitted and aligned by hand to operate smoothly. Drawers are custom fitted to insure free running operation with no binding, sticking or rattling.
Cabinet Component Joinery: All joints are secured with use of glue. Dowels, screws, nails and mechanical fasteners are also used.
Desk and Table Component Joinery: All joints are secured with use of glue. Dowels, screws, nails, metal angle braces, hardwood glue blocks and mechanical fasteners are also used. The legs are attached with use of metal table corner brackets, lag bolts, washers and locking hex nuts. Table and Desk tops with width spans of 42” or greater are to have an angle iron support rail attached by use of screws onto the underside.
The edge materials are comprised of either a rigid PVC edge banding material or wood edge and are thermally fused using PVA permanent adhesive glue that is resistant to solvent and temperature changes. All exposed edges, fronts, sides, backs and bottoms are protected with either edge banding material. Color of PVC edge banding or wood edge matches laminates and veneers.
Wood Finish Process:All solid lumber components and decorative veneers are of a uniform color and finished in the steps below:
NGR (Non-grain Raising) Color Base
Hand Wipe and Fill
Sealer Hand Sand
First Coat Conversion Varnish
Second Coat Conversion Varnish
Head Board Panels are designed to be wall mounted.