AntiquePurveyor's Factory Tour
Mahoganies Veneer Selection and Raw Materials for High End Furnishings

The foundations of our high end furniture product line, mahogany furniture and antique reproduction furniture are beautiful mahogany solids and hand-selected veneers from various mahoganies. We firmly believe the process of building fine furniture begins with using the best raw materials available. This holds true whether we are creating mahogany dining tables, mahogany dining chairs or any other high-end furniture.

Antique Purveyor's exceptionally skilled master craftsmen use only government approved mahoganies, harvested according to federal laws, when making our antique reproduction furniture. Our factory manager travels to Europe to ensure the veneers are clean, crisp and highly attractive. Even though we sell our products over the Internet, we use the same veneer plants that high-end furniture brands use because of their ability to consistently produce veneers of exceptional quality.
Here are some photos we took when we went with one of our manufacturers to a veneer factory in Europe. Coming soon... photos from our trip to Vietnam to meet with a few of our manufacturers to work on our custom designs.  

Some mahogany trees are enormous. Look at the bicycle at the right of this photo to gauge the size of these mammoth mahogany logs. The chalk numbers displayed on the cross sections are federal reference tracking numbers, assigned to each log as it is approved.

Large mahogany trees in factory lot

Plantation mahogany is farmed and overseen by the government.


Here the plant manager and owner are inspecting veneer selections in Europe.


Below, veneer logs are shown at a veneer plant in Europe.


Veneer plant manager inspects hand-selected veneers to be shipped to the factory. 

 Above, fine veneers carefully stacked and ready for shipment.

Extra long Mahogany veneer panels for baquet tables
Extra long Veneer panels are harder to find but are an important component to larger and wider sized dining tables

Donald Timpanaro, owner of seen here reviewing Veneer choices for a new collection of tables which will be part of the upcoming King Demure collection. This picture was taken in Europe, 2011