Now you can purchase handcrafted, mid-century modern bedroom furniture directly from our small factory. Our furniture cases are made of White Oak plywood with solid wood Tops, Fronts, Trim and Legs. We choose plywood to our frames rather than solid wood to provide needed strength for the frame and reach the affordable price point for you. We do not use any Particle board or MDF press boards in our furniture. Yet, our factory direct furniture costs almost the same or just a little more than mass produced furniture. You can feel confident knowing that Trendy Woodcraft bedroom furniture is built to stand up to daily usage is heirloom quality and will last a life time!
Trendy Woodcraft uses White Oak, FSC Certified hardwoods that are responsibly harvested from North American forests. Please view the link for FSC, Forest Stewardship Council: https://fsc.org/en/forest-management-certification
Did you know that majority of the bedroom furniture sold online today is highly mass produced? Thousands of each type is made in one production run. This furniture is mass produced in the crowded factories in “offshore” countries by low paid workers and often with non -existing labor standards. Wood timber used on this furniture mostly comes from clear cut forests. In many cases these countries don’t have the FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) or laws in place to harvest the wood responsibly and sustainably
Mass produced furniture can look very appealing, often labeled as “Wood” simply because the color mimics that of real wood. How ever this mass industry uses high volume and low-cost materials made of sawdust, like pressed Particle board and MDF that are designed to hit low product-price points. These frame materials are covered with surface veneers and finish that are “hair thin”. The surfaces will scratch and wear rapidly causing moisture/liquid (glass of water spilled to a surface) to absorb into the bottom layer material like Particle board or MDF. These materials do not handle moisture at all and will “swell” under moisture/humidity. See pictures below.
MDF swelled 42% in the period of 24 hours. Marketing name: Manufactured/Engineered wood (pressed from sawdust)
Particle board swelled 21% in the period of 24 hours. Marketing name: Manufactured /Engineered wood (pressed from wood flakes and sawdust)
Retailers use confusing, but “professional” terms for these materials such as: Manufactured Wood, Engineered Wood, Wood Solids, Veneered wood. This furniture can be very heavy giving the impression that it is well built and will last a long time. But unfortunately these materials will degrade rapidly, lose their structural ability and cannot be repaired or refinished. The result is a massive amount of products of throw-away quality and millions of tons of furniture ending up in landfills of the world each year.
The biggest mistake many people make when buying wood furniture online is purchasing a piece of furniture that isn’t actually made of all wood. Many retailers label their products as “wood” simply because the color mimics that of natural wood. For example the common confusing terms used are: “Made with solid and veneered walnut”, Engineered Wood, Manufactured Wood, Wood Solids and Veneers. Many types of wood look quite similar or can be stained to mimic another type and lower material costs
How do I find, spot and select a good quality furniture piece among a sea of cheaply made products?
Find the true answers to these questions before purchasing
Authenticity: Is it made of one kind of wood or mix of different woods stained to look alike?
If veneer, what material is under the top layer veneer?
Is there an “end” grain showing at the side of the face panels like drawer fronts etc…? (If you see vertical lines, the edge tape was used to “hide” under layer material like MDF or Particle board.)
Craftsmanship: Is it well-crafted using best-in-class techniques
Quality Guarantee: Does it come with a 3-Year Warranty?
Eco-Friendliness: Is the wood locally and sustainably harvested?
Care: What type of finish is used and what type of maintenance is required?