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Thomasville and Drexel disclose "Checking" and "Aging"
 Posted By:  Donald Timpanaro  | Posted In:  Brand Name Furniture
 Posted On:  Feb 18 2010 4:37PM, 0 Comments Add Comment
These are really cool pictures! These old furniture tags, are all about 10-15 years old. I collected these name tags over the years because I thought it was interesting to see how brand name manufucaturers deal this sensitive area of concern regarding mahogany, and other exotic wood checking. You can read more about checking in our technical category, but these tags should help eleviate the concerns about these age lines, or checking lines in furniture. Recently, I delivered a mahogany dining table to a client who had an E.J. Victor sideboard, taged signed and all, and the top of the cabinet was checking. I estimated the cabinet to be about 7 years old, and sure enough my client said that was exactly the age of the cabinet. In most case, flame mahogany will check and that's ok! Drexel Thomasville Henredon Henredon Grand Providence Collection. This tag came off of a Henredon Grand providence dining room table we sold a few years ago. I will...
Whats Inside This Drexel Dining Table?
 Posted By:  Donald Timpanaro  | Posted In:  Brand Name Furniture
 Posted On:  Feb 25 2010 7:35PM, 0 Comments Add Comment
Many folks ask us if our tables are solid wood and the answer is no. None of today's mahogany tables are solid wood, unless you looking at completely different style of table not shown on our site. Solid mahogany tables are pretty boring. The first picture shows a lexington solid mahogany table and the second picture shows the truth about whats inside a newer fancier flame mahogany Drexel table. The field on a plain mahogany table is very plain. These types of tables are great for those who want very simple and plain Mary Jane. Solid mahogany tables may also suit those who preceive solid to mean quality. But what if your looking for a banded mahogany dining table or flame mahogany dining table. Solids will not help those folks at all. Just because the inside of these tables are not solid wood, does not make them cheap or poor quality. Most major high end brand name furniture makers build tables the same way. On composites. These products sell in showrooms for lots of ...
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