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Casegoods 101

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Let's just get the basics out of the way!

Casegoods (or Case Furniture) are non-upholstery pieces such as tables, hutches, dressers and chests, which have functional or storage capabilities. 

The history of casegoods traces back to the origins of cabinetry and its evolution as an artform met with social and technological advancements.

PRE-INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION

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Designed by Thomas Sheraton

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Designed by André-Charles Boulle

INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION

With the introduction of steam power and a growing middle class demanding fine furniture, production moved to a mass scale outside of the artisan workshop solely.

Example of mass-produced furniture

Designed by Edward Thonet 

Example of mass-produced furniture 

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Example of mass-produced furniture 

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Designed by
Edward Thonet 

ARTS & CRAFTS MOVEMENT 

In the mid-19th century, as a reaction to the widespread influx of excessively ornate and artificial machine-made furniture, consumers looked to traditional craftsmen for cabinetry representing attention to detail that showcased the qualities of the materials used. 

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Designed by Edward Barnsley 

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Designed by Alan Peters

Schools of Design

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That's the past... Let's move onto the present.

Let’s review how to best spec case goods for your project. 

QUESTIONS TO ASK:

  • How will this piece be used? 

  • How are the wires managed? 

  • What’s on the inside? 

  • What does the back look like? 

  • Any weird site conditions? 

  • Can operations clean in, around, and/or under? 

  • Are these materials appropriate for usage? For budget? For availability? 

  • Unsure? We can help. 

SPECIFICS WE NEED:

  • At least 3 dimensions 

  • Wood details: species, stain, sheen, and sawn 

  • Metal color 

  • Glass type: low iron, regular, or ornate 

  • Stone details: type, edge detail, or other materials 

  • Decorative hardware: COH or TNT source 

  • Power source: COH, spec included, or TNT source 

  • Wire management: grommets, raceway, and/or clips 

  • Include specs for tv, mini fridge, sink, etc. 

  • All aesthetic details covered in spec and drawing 

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