The majority of our furniture is made with mortise and tenon joinery and without the use of nails. Have you ever purchased a piece of furniture that begins to loosen and wobble after a just few years? Take a look and you will most likely find it was fastened with nails. Through use nails begin to pull from boards and quickly become looser and looser, and are difficult to repair. Screws on the other hand, when fastened securely into sturdy wood, will stay in place far longer and can be re tightened if needed.
-Mortise and tenon joinery are among the strongest joints in furniture making. There are two basic parts, the mortise, which is a recessed cut, and the tenon, which is basically a solid peg (think Legos). Fit them together and fasten with a screw or an additional peg and you've just made furniture that will last for generations.
-English dovetail drawers are not only sturdiest construction technique but allow for more storage than commonly used French dovetail drawers English dovetail drawers are a form of tenon joinery recognizable by interlocking triangle pattern shown to the right.
- Drawer bottoms - Our drawer bottoms are reinforced with solid wood center cross pieces.
About the Materials All of the wood (mostly Mahogany or rosewood) used to make the products we carry is either re-claimed wood or wood harvested from plantation grown trees. The result is beautiful Asian furniture pieces that don't leave an ugly scar on the earth.
-Reclaimed wood comes from sources such as old houses, bridges and railroads that are torn down and sold in scraps. The wood is then treated and re-finished before it is reborn as furniture. Reclaimed wood not only saves trees and utilizes waste but is actually stronger than new wood because aging naturally decreases water content in wood. The result is wood that is far less likely to warp, expand or contract making it a more durable and environmentally friendly choice.
-We use Plantation grown Mahogany to make our Mahogany furniture sourced from plantations that are regulated by the Indonesian government vs. harvested from virgin forests. These plantations continually plant new trees and are not permitted to expand. The result is high quality Mahogany without the continued destruction of earths remaining forests. Mahogany is among the most beautiful and durable woods on the planet.
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Shipping Details For your convenience, this Asian furniture item will be delivered and to the room of your choice and any items requiring assembly will be assembled for you. All packaging will also be removed for your convenience. After placing your order you will receive a call to schedule a delivery appointment that works around your schedule in advance of delivery so you can prepare for your new items. Commonly called "white glove delivery", we offer the industries best delivery service to provide you with hassle free delivery of our beautiful Asian furniture items.
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Indonesia makes the world's finest handmade furniture. All Tansu.net pieces are inspected in our San Diego, CA warehouse before finally being shipped to you. Though we offer a 1 year warranty, we expect this item to last for decades.
EFFECTIVE WITH PRODUCTS DELIVERED ON OR AFTER JANUARY 1, 2009
1 Year Warranty Tansu.Net warrants to you that your purchase will be free of meaningful defects in material and/or workmanship for 1 year from date of delivery. Most of our furniture is handmade and small imperfections exist and are not considered defects. Damage resulting from improper handling after merchandise is delivered or from exposure to weather or extreme conditions is not covered by the Tansu.Net warranty. Warranty is subject to normal use under normal conditions. Whether to repair or replace will be at the sole discretion of Tansu.Net. No other warranties, expressed or implied will be honored beyond this paragraph.
Author: Leigh - Takoma Park, MD. It was more than worth the wait. I'm totally in love with it. It has become like a play pen for me and the cats. The delivery guys were great. They had delivered and assembled one right before mine so they already knew how it went together. I thought you guys were professional from start to finish and if you ever need me to offer a testimonial please let me know.