A great deal of new furniture is currently manufactured in China. Many furniture manufacturers use inferior products in the fabrication process and, in fact, a new term has hit the furniture market as a result of such process . . . ENGINEERED WOOD. Engineered wood is nothing more than a fancy name for PRESSBOARD or PARTICLE BOARD. Are you earth friendly and GREEN minded? Purchasing furniture fabricated with engineered wood is quite an UNFRIENDLY environmental choice. These pieces cannot hold re-upholstery very well. For the most part, the fabric is the only thing holding the furniture together and much of this type of furniture ends up on curbside or in landfills. In addition to “engineered wood”, these same manufacturers also use pine, cardboard and a spring/support system called “no-sag” springs. Although in certain circumstances, no sag springs are adequate, they should NEVER be used in the seating of sofas, chairs and pieces used on a regular basis. In the fabrication of our custom furniture, we use kiln-dried hardwood, individual eight-way hand-tied springs, corner blocks, double-doweling, screws and glue. Quality is our goal. From the wood we use to build your furniture, to the thread we use to sew your fabric, and even the Dacron used to wrap your cushions, everything is first quality. In a day when many manufacturers are more concerned with the outward appearances of what they offer . . . and counting on an “uneducated consumer”, we understand the necessity to “get what you pay for” . . . quality matters. We build our furniture to last for generations. Education is your best tool when purchasing furniture!