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