A bed or dresser is not something that is used for a few years then tossed away.
Cambridge Mills expects each of their products to withstand an unlimited number of restful nights and a lifetime of drawer openings. To ensure that each piece of Cambridge Mills stands the test of time they place constant emphasis on quality throughout their entire process – from design to delivery.
A high quality piece of furniture begins and ends with the materials used in its construction. Since they make solid wood furniture, the lumber is the primary element and where they pay particular attention. With more than 10,000 acres of managed woodlots, long-term sustainable forestry is the focal point of the company’s healthy status.
The heart of quality solid wood cabinetmaking lies in the process of joining two pieces of wood. Mortise and tenon, wood dowels, dovetails, miter joints, tongue and groove, and lap joints are all used throughout their products – depending on the specific needs of each piece - to obtain maximum strength and stability. Their corner blocks, interior framing, and fitted back panels are carefully installed to prevent racking and keep each piece square and sturdy. They employ these centuries old methods of joinery to ensure each piece of Cambridge Mills furniture is as strong as it is beautiful.
Once a piece of furniture is built strong and sturdy – it is time for the finishing touch. All of their finishes are painstakingly developed to produce just the right blend of color and sheen for a particular design. Our goal is to provide a vibrant, rich, deep finish that enhances the natural beauty and character of the solid wood below. Their finishers take their time – hand wiping and delicately sanding each piece between spraying operations, sealing and top coating the inside and out of each drawer, and meticulously inspecting each piece for the consistency of color, depth, and clarity desired.