Materials & Craftsmanship
It takes more than money to get top-quality materials. Ongoing research and testing assure us - and you! - that every Stronglite table or chair is made of only the best materials available.
For example, we choose red oak from the Northeastern United States and Canada for our construction. Our R&D team discovered that southern and western red oak isn't as strong, and warps more easily.
(Photo) Two Part Leg Extension
Our two-part water-based acrylic finish also took much testing to select. Most finishes we tried squeaked under use, which is why many other manufacturers place fabric strips between wood parts.
Through exhaustive research, testing and actual use, we've determined which materials are truly the finest. The result is a table or chair that will last a lifetime.
Stronglite has long been an industry leader in craftsmanship and construction techniques. Our table frame corners, for example, are finger jointed, block reinforced in critical spots, screwed and glued with predrilled screw holes. Compare, and you'll find that many manufacturers use self-drilling screws, which aren't as strong and can actually split the wood. Some manufacturers take even greater shortcuts by using staples, which loosen over time, or butt jointed corners, which are not as strong or durable.
To meet our high quality and value standards, our manufacturing techniques are kept up to date, efficient and precise. Our automatic multi-spindle drilling machine, for example, can drill up to eight precisely located holes at once.
(Photo) Automatic Drilling Machine
We use precision assembly jigs to assure that all of our products fit together and function properly. For instance, our solid steel frame jig assures that every table frame is square flat, so that your table opens and closes smoothly.