The front and back corners of each drawer feature English dovetail joinery, which produces
a drawer strong enough to withstand a lifetime of openings.
Floating Spacer Balls
We place these rubber ball bearings inside the frames of all floating panels, which allow
the panels to expand and contract naturally without causing warpage, splitting or rattling.
Solid Wood Tops
& Side Panels
Solid wood tops and side panels are a signature of heirloom quality furniture. Every case
piece we make – whether a small media chest or a tall armoire – features only the best solid
wood top and side panel construction.
Case furniture features reinforced wooden corner blocks to add strength to your furniture
and prevent it from racking when handling or moving furniture.
All of our cases are designed with drawers that increase in size from top to bottom. Although
more difficult to design, the result is a truly stylish and sophisticated look. In addition, all
drawers extend fully for maximum storage capacity.
Solid 5/8" Finished Drawers
Our drawer interiors are finished to match the exterior. Each drawer is sanded smooth and
stained so that your clothes are protected and your furniture is complete, inside and out.
Smooth Glide System
Smooth operation and full access to the entire drawer is achieved by our fully extended
Accuride ball-bearing glide system. Drawers are attached at the sides onto solid wood; no
plastic or staples are used in our construction.
Framed, Fitted Back Panels
A wooden panel is framed and screwed into the back of each case for added strength and
to eliminate racking. Pocket screws are used for easy access and removal of the floating top.
Then we ad that extra step and completely finish the fitted back panel of each case piece in
the same exact stain used on your masterpiece. At The Urban Collections, we do not take short cuts.
Bolt Rail and Slat Supports
Each bed features a dovetailed, solid wood slat support system that rests in an eight-gauge
steel fitted frame snugly. Each slat has a stained wooden support leveler underneath, and the
entire support system is attached to 5/4" solid rails that match the species and stain
of your choice. This old-world technique provides stability and strength that will last a lifetime.
Stain & Finish Quality
Our Conversion varnish delivers the best long-term quality, hands down.
It provides unbeatable durability when exposed to many solvents, household products, food items
and oils. The highest solid content of conversion varnish offers a denser wear surface to protect
the wood. This coating is extremely clear. The silky feel of our conversion varnish is
unmatched. Conversion varnish is chemically cured, as opposed to air drying, which gives a
tighter molecular binding, protecting your furniture against solvents and water. This type of
coating is not intended for "disposable" furniture. It is designed to safeguard the beauty and
integrity of heirloom quality wood products.