All wood is thoroughly air and kiln dried to a moisture content not to exceed 8% at time of assembly.
All exposed surfaces are plain sliced american black walnut. Veneers are carefully book-matched and balanced. All drawer fronts, doors, end panels, and modesty panels are vertical grain genuine walnut.
top work surfaces:
• wood veneer tops are 1 1/4" thick, 5-ply construction, consisting of 1/40" thick walnut veneer work surfaces and poplar veneer backing. The top core material is a 45 lb density particleboard, with a traditional shape solid wood rim on all four sides.
• high pressure laminate tops are 1 1/4", 3-ply construction; consisting of a high-pressure laminate work surface and a 45 lb density particle board core. The under side of the top has a smooth surface Gator-Ply backing sheet. Top rims are solid hardwood with a traditional edge shape.
3/4" thick 3-ply construction; consisting of american black walnut veneer on all exposed surfaces and a 45 lb density particle board core. Each pedestal in desk units has a 3-ply dictation arm slide mounted above the drawers. In the desk and credenza units each pedestal has one file drawer over one box drawer. The base is constructed and shaped in veneer wrapped MDF; adjustable leveling glides are mounted in each corner of the base (Bases are available with bracket style base at no additional charge). All joints are reinforced with concealed wood glue blocks. All trim molding is solid hardwood. A full mortise and tenon and glue join the cabinet sides.
Drawer fronts are 3/4" thick, 3-ply construction with vertical book matched walnut veneer. Drawer edges are veneered on top with matching walnut. All drawer sides and backs are solid hardwood, dovetailed front and back with 3-ply drawer bottoms. Drawer bottoms are framed on four sides and stapled from the bottom side. Drawer interiors are finished with a clear sealer to prevent swelling or shrinkage. Box drawers have a high grade sterling metal ball-bearing drawer suspension. File drawers have a high grade sterling metal ball bearing full progressive suspension and are equipped with metal rods for hanging file folders. All drawers have smooth quiet operation. Pedestals have one file drawer and on box drawer each. Each desk is standard with a felt lined center drawer with a high grade sterling suspension and a solid wood pen pencil tray.
Monticello/Empire has central locking with a center drawer activated lock mechanism. Each unit is equipped with two keys. Units may be keyed alike in groups (per office, if requested) for an additional charge of $30 list per unit.
All Inwood finishes are catalyzed varnish and have excellent durability. Our multi-step satin finishes leave an open grain natural look to the
furniture, and an available in the following finishes: (3L) walnut, (2KL) walnut, (25M) mahogany, (4L) dark mahogany, and (25C) cherry.
Drawer hardware is an Antique Brass English bail pull for monticello. Pull styles are different for 1900 and 1800 series furniture. 1900 1800
Standard pedestal base for Monticello/Empire may be specified as a bracket base at no additional upcharge. Add (BB) after complete model number.
Monticello 1900 series furniture is shipped with picture frame molding; Empire 1800 series ships without molding.