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
In addition to its lines of wood drawers and accessories, Gingrich Woodcraft Inc. also offers wood turnings and furniture parts, including legs and stair parts. (807) 46-2266, email@example.com
Classic Designs by Matthew Burak has expanded its line of Mid-Century Modern legs to include longer legs for coffee tables, end stands and dining room tables. Along with the five sizes of Mid-Century Modern feet, these round tapered legs are reportedly ideal for building or repairing entertainment centers, upholstered furniture or anything needing a clean modern look, says the company. Also available are unfinished turned legs, columns, bun feet, ogee bracket feet, table and vanity base kits. (800) 843-7405. TableLegs.com.
Outwater Plastics Industries Inc.’s wood legs and bun feet are available in numerous new styles, sizes and profiles, as well as in a polyester resin format. They are stocked in both a natural clear coat finish or in unfinished hardwood. (800) 631-8375, Outwater.com
Available from Doug Mockett & Co., the FL2/LV2-100 is a polished aluminum curved leg with leveler. The 5-5/8-in. leg is about 1-in. thick at the base and increases to about 2-in. at the top before melding into a 3-in. triangular plate. The company offers a variety of legs and casters in traditional, contemporary and ultra-modern styles. (800) 523-1269, Mockett.com
Häfele America Co. offers the new Liana decorative collection featuring highly detailed design. The collection includes wood ornaments, handles and knobs that coordinate with decorative hardware in satin nickel, bronze and rubbed bronze finishes. The company says the wood ornaments, handles and knobs are all domestically produced of select high quality materials. A variety of sizes and shapes are available for a wide range of applications. (800) 423-3531, Hafele.com/us
Excel Dowel & Wood Products offers a variety of legs as well as other components for the furniture and cabinet industries. Among the leg offerings are bun feet, tapered and turned legs and square styles offered in a variety of species. (800) 915-5155, ExcelDowel.com
Glacial Wood Products offers a variety of components manufactured to customer specifications, including legs, tapered legs, posts, bun feet and more. The company says it can offer short lead times and has more than 20 species in inventory. (800) 804-6885, GlacialWood.com
Walnut Creek Planing is a domestic manufacturer of box newels constructed by fine craftsmen preserving the classic lock miter construction for hollow box newels and incorporating the age-old stile and rail construction method for panel type box newels. WCP says it offers one of the most varied and cost effective box newel programs in the U.S. (800) 488-3244, WCPlaning.com
Grand River Wood Products offers feet, legs and turnings for furniture, islands, bars and more. The company says its products are available in a variety of species and styles, including notched or split. Grand River also says its hollow turnings are not only lightweight, but offer a convenient way to conceal wiring. (800) 475-4001, GR1879.com
Hoffco’s Arched Stem Glass Holder (ASG) Series is available in solid red oak, hard maple, hickory, cherry and alder. The ASG Series features eight or 10 stemware channels. Dimensions of the eight-stemware channel are 6 by 11.875 by 36 in. and the 10 channel design measures 6 by 11.875 by 48 in. Custom sizes, configurations or species also are available. (800) 428-4363, HoffcoInc.com
Known for its Panel and Z Clip fasteners, Monarch Metal also offers Custom Stand-Offs in stainless steel, bronze, aluminum and painted steel. The company says each order is custom manufactured to specifications and a variety of finishes are available including brushed, polished, mirror polished and painted. (631) 563-8976, MonarchMetal.com
JM Champeau manufactures a large variety of hardwood components and rough lumber, available FSC certified. In addition, the company musical instruments, sports equipment, and billiard and snooker cues utilizing the VacuBright process. (819) 658-2244, Champeau.com
Lewis Lumber Products offers hardwood mouldings, paneling, flooring, decking and lumber. The company is part of the Smartwood Certified Forestry Chain of Custody, which meets the standards set forth by the Forest Stewardship Council. (800) 233-8450, LewisLP.com
Timber Wolf Forest Products offers legs and other furniture components. Styles include: 18, 21 and 29-in. legs, billiard legs, Queen Anne legs and taper legs. (828) 728-7500, TimberWolfForest.com
In business for more than 115 years, Fitzpatrick & Weller offers hardwood lumber and wood products, including chair parts, staircase parts, cabinet components, turnings and more. Its white hard and soft maples, red and white oak, NY/PA black cherry, and white ash woods offer consistent color and soft texture, the company says. (716) 699-2393, FitzWeller.com
Foremost Wood Products offers stile-and-rail door components, thin-cut lumber, stave and door, and custom wood grilles for doors and windows, manufactured in hardwoods, to specification. (718) 447-5836, ForemostWood.com
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