Veneer on all exposed surfaces is #1 plain sliced American Black Walnut. Outside surface veneers are book matched to provide proper grain consistency and uniform grain appearance. Drawer fronts are vertical grain walnut veneers and matched in selected sets to ensure proper veneer balance and uniform grain appearance.
Wood Veneer Tops
1 3/16” thick tops utilizing 3-ply construction, shaped with a traditional style edge detail. Top cores are high density MDF fiberboard. Walnut veneer tops are standard.
Modesty Panels and End Panels
Panels are ¾” thick, 3-ply construction with book matched veneers to provide proper grain consistency and uniform grain appearance. All veneers are vertical grain walnut veneers matched to ensure proper veneer balance. Full modesty panels are standard for desk, bridge, and kneespace credenzas.
Drawer sides and backs are solid plywood 7/16” thick. Drawer fronts are 3-ply hardwood construction, ¾” thick with book matched veneers
to provide proper grain consistency and uniform grain appearance. All drawers utilize five sided drawer construction. Drawers are assembled with dovetail construction in all four corners. Drawer bottoms are 7/32” 3-ply hardwood dado construction.
Doors are 3-ply construction with vertical grain walnut veneers and matched in selected sets to ensure proper veneer balance and uniform grain appearance. European style hidden hinges are used on doors. Tempered glass conforming to ASTMC 1048 is used in all glass doors.
Shelves are 3-ply construction with a ¼” walnut rim on the front edge. All shelves are full depth of the interior compartment unless specified otherwise. Faces are book matched walnut veneer. Hutch shelves are walnut faced on both sides. A minimum of one adjustable or fixed shelf is provided with each cabinet storage unit (see individual unit for details). Adjustable shelves are provided with metal adjustable shelf hardware supports.
Bases are solid hardwood mitered at all four corners. Height adjustable leveling glides are mounted in each corner with a threaded metal insert capped with a nylon glide that is height adjustable to approx. 1 ½” to ensure proper leveling of the unit to varying floor conditions.
Drawer Suspensions – File, box, pencil and center drawers utilize steel “A” grade heavy duty metal slides for smooth operation. All pedestal drawers have 100 % full extension slides. All suspension systems feature positive and cushioned in/out stops. All box, center, and tray drawers are removable without tools and the suspensions are designed to prevent accidental removal.
Locks – All desks and credenzas utilize pedestal locking. Lateral files are keyed as standard and feature central locking with anti-tip drawer interlock systems. Individual pieces are shipped random keyed. Units may be keyed alike upon special request. A minimum of fifty key changes (numbers) are available. Core lock changes are available (contact customer service).
Drawer Pulls – Traditional style, bail type drawer pulls in antique brushed brass finish are standard.
Hinges – European style hidden hinges are used on doors.
Wire Management – Black wire management grommets are standard on all returns and bridge work surfaces located in back center of the tops. Black wire management access grommets are standard on all credenzas, hutches, overhead storage units and computer tables located in back panel.
Construction technique is mortise and tenon, groove and tenon, heavily glue blocked with hardwood cleats for maximum strength.
File drawers use an easily adjustable filing rail system which can be positioned to accommodate front to back or side to side letter or legal filing.
All exposed surfaces are finished with a UV inhibitor catalyzed varnish finish to ensure maximum durability, chemical resistance, color retention and clarity. All exterior surfaces are finished in the following multi-step sequence: sap stain, NGR stain, wash coat, wash coat sand, filler spray, filler wipe, sealer spray, sealer sand, varnish spray, varnish sand, varnish spray. Moisture content for all wooden parts is between 5 - 9% prior to sealing. Drawer interiors and exteriors are UV prefinished with sealer, sealer sand, and varnished. Custom finish matches are available, contact customer service for request.