Making Solid Hardwood Furniture

Copeland Furniture’s natural hardwood furniture is made at Copeland’s furniture factory in Bradford. They create original furniture designs inspired by their New England surroundings and key historic furniture design movements of the past, particularly Shaker, Mission, and the Arts & Crafts styles.

Copeland uses traditional cabinetmaking techniques in their factory where maple, cherry, and walnut lumber is cut, sanded, and hand-selected as part of the process to build their furniture. Their assembly team devotes special care and attention to insure that all the joinery is clean, flush, and smooth to the touch.

Copeland uses special construction techniques to compensate for the changes in moisture content that occur in solid hardwood furniture; wood can expand or contract based on air humidity levels. This is very important in drawer construction. They use adjustable wooden glides so that the drawers will open and close smoothly throughout the life of the furniture piece.

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