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MATERIALS TO LAST GENERATIONS

If you plan to purchase quality bedroom furniture, then you should know:

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

Handcrafted, Never Mass-Produced

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 chose 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.

You can choose from wide selection of custom stains to fit your décor and personal taste

All of our furniture drawers are equipped with high quality European self- closing, full extension slides. 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 use, is heirloom quality and will last a life time!

PLEASE READ CAREFULLY BELOW BEFORE PURCHASING YOUR NEW BEDROOM SET:

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 with non -existing labor standards. Wood timber used on this furniture mostly comes from clear cut forests. These countries don’t have any of the FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) systems 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. However 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. Surface veneers and finish in this type of products are often “hair thin”, 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 can’t handle moisture at all and will “swell” under humidity. See pictures below:

Solid Wood swell in the period of 24 hours

THE PROOF IS IN THE PUDDING! We have tested 4 different types of materials commonly used in furniture for moisture resistency and screw holding strength. Results are quite astounding as you will see. 1. Solid Wood, 2. Plywood, 3. MDF, 4. Particle board. Immersed in water for 24 hours, see measure reading before and after.

Solid wood swells 1.5% in the period of 24 hours. Marketing name Solid Wood

Solid Wood swell in the period of 24 hours
Solid Wood swell in the period of 24 hours

Plywood swell 5.3% in the period of 24 hours. Marketing name Plywood. (bonded from multiple layers of solid wood)

Plywood swell in the period of 24 hours
Plywood swell in the period of 24 hours

MDF swell 42% in the period of 24 hours. Marketing name: Manufactured wood (pressed from sawdust)

MDG swell in the period of 24 hours
MDG swell in the period of 24 hours

Particle board swell 21% in the period of 24 hours. Marketing name: Manufactured wood (pressed from wood flakes and sawdust)

Solid Wood swell in the period of 24 hours
Solid Wood swell in the period of 24 hours

As above pictures proof MDF and Particle board performed the worse comparing to Solid wood and Plywood. Yet these are the common materials used by the mass furniture industry.

In this picture we tested the screw holding strength of each material. The swelling is also showing quite extreme in MDF and Particle board made of sawdust.

Solid Wood swell in the period of 24 hours

Retailers use confusing, but “professional” terms for MDF and Particle board materials such as: Manufactured Wood, Engineered wood, Veneered Wood, Wood Solids. This furniture is very heavy giving the impression that it is solid, well build 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. 

What to Look for When Purchasing Wood Furniture?

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The biggest mistake people make when buying wood furniture online is purchasing a piece of furniture that isn’t actually made of natural wood. Many mass 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”, Manufactured Wood, Wood Solids and Veneers. Many types of wood look quite similar or can be stained to mimic another type to lower the material costs.

How do I find, spot and select a good quality furniture, among a sea of cheaply made products?

Find the answers to these questions before purchasing:

  • Authenticity: Is it made of one type of wood or mix of different woods stained to look alike?

  • What material is under the top layer veneer? (most certainly MDF or Particle press board

  • 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.)

  • 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?