ABOUT OUR FURNITURE
Wood Castle builds SOLID WOOD furniture, not using particleboard or composites (commonly used in today’s furniture). Our logs and lumber are 100% domestic sourced. Most of our logs and lumber comes from within a 75 mile radius, a large amount within a 12 mile radius. Our Oregon forests are 100% sustainable, 100% replanted. Oregon temperate forests are the most productive wood fiber forests in the world.
At Wood Castle, 99% of our wood fiber is used or recycled into secondary wood panels ("Waste not, want not"… Grandma said). Our factory electrical power comes from regional, renewable Hydro-power, with the lowest carbon footprint and the lowest Kilowatt cost in the world.
Best tools, tolerances, strength
Our manufacturing plant features world-class machinery, enabling precision milling and component accuracies to within one one-hundredth (0.01) of an inch. This accuracy, significantly improved over traditional tolerances, enables Wood Castle to engineer drawers interchangeable with others in the same – or even a different – case (chest, dresser, etc.).
A well-built drawer requires a stout case. Wood Castle, unlike most manufacturers, builds each case good around an internal “web frame.” Like a skeleton or cage, this frame provides remarkable strength to the overall case. Thus when moving a piece across the room – or across the country – the racking and twisting forces are greatly dampened.
Thus, Wood Castle drawers fit right for life. And they’re strong enough to take abuse of their own. Our drawer glides are rated at 100 pounds strength per drawer, far exceeding the normal weight capacity likely to be stored. But, wait, there’s more (as they say): A dust molding gussets the plywood bottom to the drawer box back. Further, the bottom piece is stapled and glued all around. A French, sliding dovetail secures the drawer front to the drawer box. In short, Wood Castle drawers are the simply the best and strongest in the world.
A great finish
Beautiful natural hardwoods deserve a beautiful, careful finish, not just to enhance the wonder and luster of grain but also to protect the furniture’s surface. Wood Castle employs “pre-catalyzed,” specially formulated lacquers in our multi-step finishing process. After careful hand sanding, two or more lacquer coats are sprayed on each piece, building a “cross-linked” finish that gives excellent resistance to moisture and mars. Our finishes require only minimal care.