Harden FurnitureFurniture components include chair backs, legs, table parts and more. Photo courtesy of Harden Furniture
Although it is not the largest market segment for wood turnings and parts, furniture components remains a steady source of business for North American component manufacturers.
According to a recent survey of the dimension and components market by the Wood Component Manufacturers Assn. the furniture industry continues to be the third largest market for its members, accounting for 20.9 percent of component and dimension sales in 2010, preceded only by the cabinet industry (ranked first) and the building products industry (second).
According to information from the WCMA, the stability of the furniture components market is due in part to the fast turnaround achievable by North American manufacturers as opposed to those overseas, especially on customized parts.
What follows are available products from some of the furniture components manufacturers in the marketplace. For a more extensive list, visit the Components, Hardware & Assembly Chapter at RedBookOnline.com. Another source of information is the Wood Components Manufacturers Assn. at WoodComponents.org, and the Wood Products Manufacturers Assn., at WPMA.org.
Osborne Wood Products’ Fusion line includes two new legs. Solaris is a square leg with an oval metal element between the wood block and tapered wood shaft of the leg. Electra is a shaped square leg with wood elements separated by metal at the knee and foot. (800) 849-8876, OsborneWood.com
George Guenzler & Sons is a manufacturing specialist, using the latest CNC technology and trained craftsmen to produce custom designs, including furnishings, turnings, moulding and trim accents, baluster profiles and more. The company says it has a large in-stock inventory and no minimum on orders. (519) 579-5080, Guenzler.com
Elias Woodwork manufactures wood components and millwork for a wide variety of applications. The company also offers curved wood components to complement radius doors and accent interior projects. (204) 325-9962, EliasWoodwork.com
Adams Wood Products offers a large selection of American-made solid wood components for the residential market made from North American hardwoods. The company’s line of furniture components includes corbels, bun feet, onlays, and legs, with custom orders per request. (423) 587-2942. AdamsWoodProducts.com
Sawyer Bentwood offers solid hardwood steam bending of hardwood components and parts. Table skirts, edgebands, crowns and backs, chair and bench bows, rocker runners, arms, splats and slats are among the products available. Species offered include: oak, ash, maple, cherry and birch. (802) 368-2357, SawyerBentwood.com