Copeland Furniture Craftsmanship

Each piece of Frank Lloyd Wright® Furniture by Copeland is constucted by combining tradition and state-of-the-art techniques that announce and preserve the natural beauty of solid hardwood while adding strength and durability to the overall pices.

Select solid hardwoods

Frank Lloyd Wright® Furniture by Copeland starts with solid hardwood (Cherry and White Oak) from the Northern Forests. The White Oak is quartersawn to reveal a ray-fleck in the grain. This time-consuming process is essential to obtaining distinctive solid hardwood characteristics and adds stability.

Frank Lloyd Wright : Dana-Thomas House
Miter-wrap construction

Copeland has revived miter-wrap construction techniques that were used in Wright's day for tabletops that present two inches or more at the edge—enabling the wood grain from the top to continue over ends and sides.

 

Frank Lloyd Wright : The Frederick Robie House
English dovetails

Asymmetrical English dovetails form perfiect, rigid fits for drawer and case pieces. Copeland makes these intricate cuts utilizing precise, computer-programmed machining.

 

Frank Lloyd Wright : The Meyer May House
Superior drawer construction

Drawers, with sides of solid ash and bottoms of birch plywood, are fully finished. They are mounted on wood-on-wood slides—one on each side and at the center—and are fitted with Copeland Furniture's drawer stops. Copeland also dovetails drawer dividers—rare in furniture today.

 

Frank Lloyd Wright : The Avery and Queene Coonley House
Hand-wiped stains and durable finishes

Labor-intensive hand-rubbing incorporates stain pigments and highlights grain definition in each piece. Copeland Furniture uses only catalyzed lacquer finishes that meet the Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association's high standards. They withstand tough stains and age beautifully.

Frank Lloyd Wright : The Oak Park Home and Studio
Careful drying, machining, and preparation

Copeland Furniture combines precision-planed glue surfaces, calibrated hydraulic pressure, and radio frequency-assisted curing to ensure consistently superior, enduring glue joints.

Details

mitre-wrap construction

english dovetails

superior drawer construction

hand-wiped stains and durable finishes

careful drying, machining, and preparation

 

 

 

 

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