Most homes have variations in floor level caused by age, type of construction, carpeting, etc., that may result in misalignment of your furniture.
This may be easily rectified with adding additional feet pads.
Thank you again for purchasing Drew Chan 1881 furniture. We want you to enjoy your wood furniture; taking good care of it will prolong its beauty and ensure its longevity.
If you have any questions regarding proper care for your Drew Chan 1881 wood furniture, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Remember that wood is a natural material that is susceptible to climate and the elements, such as humidity.
Our finishes are designed to enhance the beauty of the wood and to offer some protection. However, your Drew Chan 1881 furniture is still a natural wood product and, even in the most casual lifestyle, will require certain precautions to prolong its beauty and utility. These precautions combined with our quality built furniture will allow you to begin your own tradition in heirloom furniture collecting.
Breadboard Ends - A board placed at the end of the lengthwise boards with the grain and orientation at a right angle to cover the end grain and pegged on to control wood movement.
Butt - A basic joint formed by butting one piece of wood up to another, which is typically reinforced with dowels or cornerblocks.
Classic Chinese Joinery - Traditional, solid wood furniture construction methods that do not involve the use of nails or screws. These centuries-old techniques include tongue and groove joints as well as mortise and tenon.
Dado - A joint formed by inserting the end of one board into the cut side of another; typically used for shelves and cabinet dividers.
Dovetail - A decorative, durable joint formed by interlocking wedges; typically used on drawer fronts.
Engineered Wood Construction - Any non solid wood product, such as MDF, plywood or particle board.
Finger - A joint formed by cutting small fingers into corresponding pieces of wood and interlocking them; often used as a decorative or durable drawer joint.
Lap - A joint formed by cutting the end of one board to lay flush on the lap of another cut piece; commonly used in frame construction.
Miter - A 45 degree angle joint used to conceal end grain; most often used in frames and tabletops.
Mortise and Tenon - A strong joint formed between one protrusion and one routed cavity; typically used with table legs or chairs.
Peg Detailing - Traditional wood working method of joining two pieces of wood together with a square peg hammered into a round hole.
Solid Wood Construction - Product made of wood hewn directly from cut or recycled trees.
Drew Chan 1881, Inc.'s finishes are resistant to minor everyday hazards, but carelessness with cigarettes, hot dishes and liquids such as nail polish or alcohol will harm the finish.
Maintain the fine finish of your newly acquired wooden furniture from one of Drew Chan 1881, Inc.'s location by simply dusting with a soft, clean cloth always rubbing with the grain.
Approximately every four months polish the furniture with a quality furniture wax (we use Briwax paste wax on all Drew Chan 1881, Inc.'s finished furniture). Apply the wax in a thin even coat using a dry cloth, rubbing with the grain of the wood. Buff with a dry cloth for a rich, wax finish.