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How It’s Made: Estelle Chair By Copeland Furniture

How It’s Made: Estelle Chair By Copeland Furniture

If you’re wondering how much work goes into creating your favorite furniture pieces then keep reading. We will walk you through the whole process of producing Estelle Chair furniture and the incredible story behind Copeland, a Vermont-based manufacturer of contemporary home decor. We promise you won’t regret it.

One of the most important steps of creating a chair is the design brief. Designers at Copeland are inspired by their New England surroundings and key historic furniture design of the past, particularly Shaker, Mission, and the Arts & Crafts styles. Vermont company constantly works to identify trends and need sin the marketplace. Then the chair is given 3D form to make the next steps easier.


All Copeland Furniture pieces are made at their manufacturing facility located on the banks of the Connecticut River in Bradford, Vermont. Copeland uses only the highest quality raw lumbar from American Northern Forest.



Maple, cherry, and walnut lumber is cut, sanded, and hand-selected. The assembly team devotes special care and attention to insure that all the joinery is clean, flush, and smooth to the touch.

Wood can expand or contract based on air humidity levels. Copeland uses special construction techniques to compensate for those changes in moisture content that occur in solid hardwood furniture.

Color matching is critical to the final appearance of the furniture. Skilled operator with good visual sensitivity selects boards and lay them out in an aesthetically pleasing way.

The last step of creating the designer chair is to apply the GREENGUARD Certified, highly durable, catalyzed, low chemical emission finish. Each chair receives multiple coats and is hand-sanded between coats for the smoothest effect. This step provides exceptional protection without any heavy build-up or emissions.



You can purchase this unique Estelle Side Chair through our website


Copeland Furniture has been producing quality wood products since 1976. Since then, the company has grown to become a leader for sustainable manufacturing in the furniture industry. Copeland Furniture prioritizes environmental values, preservation and stewardship, and uses lumber from sustainable supplies local to their Virginia-based factory.  Find our more about Copeland Furniture.

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