Quality Made Upholstery – From Start to Finish

Birchwood Furniture is a family owned business located right here in Calgary.  In operation since 1978, this business is now managed by the second generation of the family.

Because a quality sofa can last you anywhere from 10-15 years, taking the time to consider your use, covering choice and construction quality before you buy will pay off in the long run. Today we’d like to go over these points with regards to Calgary’s own Birchwood Furniture.

The Birchwood Difference

Birchwood is recognized for its distinct styling, comfortable seating, lasting quality and dependable service.  These attributes, together with strict quality control and attention to detail, has distinguished them as being dedicated to luxury, strong and lasting furniture.

Birchwood’s furniture is proudly made by one skilled upholsterer, start to finish. No assembly line here – their upholsterers take pride in their workmanship. They have been mastering their skills for years while learning and adapting to new techniques.

This manufacturer guarantees their workmanship and offers a lifetime warranty on their springs and frames. They believe in building beautiful products, of exceptional quality, that will last. Creating furniture that will stand the test of time and can be repaired by their service experts keeps more furniture where it belongs, in the home – not in the landfill.

Construction Details

 

When evaluating a sofa’s construction, there are a few elements to keep in mind. These are frame construction, seating support, and cushion filling types. Read on for details on custom options here.

Above are images of a dissected Birchwood Furniture sofa. Specifics about their construction include heavy gauged sinuous no-sag spring systems, glued/screwed/stapled and reinforced corners, and kiln dried 7/8” engineered hardwood.

When trying out a sofa, you want to be aware of what you can learn about the construction from the look, sit and feel. Does it feel solid, sturdy, or creak and sag when you sit on it? Can you feel the frame through the padding? Do the cushions retain their shape when you sit down? Or do they curl up around you? All of these are indicators of the quality of a piece’s construction.

Birchwood Furniture uses a double set of springs by each arm of your sofa. This extra support prevents sinking or caving into the corner. These springs, combined with the guidewires, ensure a consistent and uniform seating experience on the entire piece.

Their high resiliency, Qualux brand foam is considered one of the best in the industry, and it’s manufactured right here in Calgary. Wrapped in Kodel, this foam creates a lofty, plush luxuriously comfortable seat. Nothing but the best can create Birchwood’s heirloom quality!

Endless Fabric and Leathers Options

To keep your furniture looking great, it’s important to take the time to consider covering options. The first choice to make is whether you are going with fabric or leather upholstery.

When you decide on fabric, you will want to select something that’s wear-ability meets the use of your space. Microfibers are great in heavy usage areas and are easy to clean, and patterned fabrics can help hide minor stains. Textured fabric show wear and tear less.

The design centre, situated in the middle back section of our store, is full of endless fabric choices. These samples are sourced from well known, reputable suppliers who keep current on trends, colours and patterns.

If you are planning on upholstering in leather, your options are much more today than ever before. There are leathers of all qualities, textures, patterns and finishes. Make sure you understand what your options are and what their characteristics are before you finalize your selection. Just like fabrics, different leathers types and finishes have different applications.

Birchwood only offers the softest top grain leathers available on today’s market. The aniline dyeing process that these leathers undergo retains natural markings in the hide, ensuring that each piece made is as unique as its new owner.


Your Options – It’s about Choice

Once you have the basics selected, you can think about some finishing details. With Birchwood Furniture products customization is not a problem. Looking for firm seating support? There’s firm foam or commercial grade foam for that. Hoping for down wrapped cushions? No problem! You can request specific details like these when placing your order.

Beyond customizing cushion composition, Birchwood has even more options. From leg choices, specialty nailhead, contrast piping to changing the number of seat cushions on a piece – it’s all on the table! When purchasing a made-to-order quality upholstery piece, having it meet your exact specifications is their specialty.

Need more info?

We hope this has helped you understand more about our top selling upholstery manufacturer – Birchwood Furniture. Please feel free to use the help of our design consultants while in store. They will have more insight for your specific needs. It is important to us that you get exactly what you want and need for your home.

Learn more about the history, experience the quality, and trust Birchwood furniture on past blogs here.

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