One noteworthy feature of hardwood furniture is the unique character observable in each board milled and selected for use by the craftsman. Natural factors affecting a tree, such as growth, insects and site conditions, can each leave their signature on the wood and tell a rich story of the living material from which each piece of furniture is built.
Does form follow function, or function follow form? It’s an age-old debate in design. For the Shakers, there was no debate. Form firmly followed function. But what soon became apparent was that, with the Shakers, form following function led to a simple, timeless aesthetic.
Wood furniture has stood the test of time. The history of furniture has always included wood, and its continued use today can be attributed to wood’s timeless charm and integrity. Read on to learn about the benefits of hardwood furniture and why it has endured centuries and trends and is still a classic material used today.
While the definition of a bookcase is a piece of furniture consisting of shelves to hold books, we all know it is much more. At Chilton Furniture, we have added a number of new originally designed shelving options to bring this piece of furniture to life in your home.
Holidays fill the entire home with warmth and love. For the Chilton Furniture team, the most impactful family holiday traditions are made in the dining room. Read about our fondest memories and favorite traditions around the dining table below.
Our homes reflect our personality. When selecting furniture to either purchase together or add to a room with existing furniture and wooden features, ultimately, there are no rules, but here are a few thoughts to keep in mind.
Handmade, locally sourced gifts are a special way to show appreciation and love. Our team is excited to share our favorite Chilton accessories in this gift guide, from the soy candles we burn in our showrooms and homes to the Maine made mugs from which we drink our morning brew.
Though there is a heavy shadow over holiday celebrations this year, at Chilton, we are finding strength by continuing to do what we love as safely as we can. We recently opened a new showroom in Portland, Maine and have continued to leverage our local designer and maker partnerships to expand our offering of original designs by introducing four new dining...
Just as our skin is affected by sunny beach trips and drinking the recommended eight glasses of water per day, wood, too, responds to its environment. Once a living, breathing tree, natural wood furniture will continue to evolve even after the last edge is sanded and corner finished. One of the coolest phenomena is the continuing aging process of wood...
At Chilton, we do not try to imitate designs born in Scandinavian countries and then call our pieces “Scandinavian style”. When I say ours are inspired by Scandinavian design, I’m referring to our appreciation of and agreement with the general philosophy of Scandinavian design.
If you’re a Mainer or long time follower of Chilton Furniture Co., you may have noticed some changes in recent years. Almost five years ago, ownership of our two stores, located in Freeport and Scarborough, ME changed hands, and we began an evolution from a furniture store celebrating traditional styles to a design-led brand offering a selection of traditional and...
All mattresses require a certain amount of underside support to ensure proper comfort and compliance with mattress manufacturer warranties. We are frequently asked about the difference between a "conventional" (requiring a box spring) or a "platform" bed frame, and whether one is better than the other.