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Characteristics of Natural Hardwood Furniture

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.

5 Benefits of Buying Handcrafted Hardwood Furniture

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.

Preparation Tips for Seamless Furniture Delivery

Purchasing new furniture is a milestone moment. Before settling your furniture into its new home, read through our preparation recommendations to make delivery as seamless as possible.

Why does wood change color?

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...

What does “Scandinavian Inspired” Mean?

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. 

Conventional or Platform Bed?

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.