Westwood Design products are built to last from birth until you send your child off to college (and beyond). Our cribs use massive solid wood corner posts and top rails. Parts don’t flex and give when you push on them.
We go to extraordinary lengths to ensure that our joints stay joined, and don’t work loose over time. Removable pieces are threaded into steel inserts permanently glued into the wood. When you remove a drawer and look inside a chest, you will see how many corner braces and cleats we use to make our furniture tough.
Anatomy of a Westwood Drawer Box
You’re going to be opening your chest or changer drawers a lot over the coming years. Drawers are usually the first thing to fail on low quality furniture. At Westwood, we build our drawers to last. When you’re shopping for furniture, pull out a drawer and see how it’s made. What you find hidden within part of the furniture you don’t normally see will tell you a lot about the company and its design philosophy. Here’s what goes into one of ours.
We only use 5 piece English dovetailed drawer boxes. Pull out a drawer and look at the competition. Often you will find stapled, fiberboard drawer boxes.
Our drawer boxes are fully finished wood, with clean, smooth surfaces. Drawer fronts are easily replaceable in case of damage.
Flip one of our drawers over. You’ll see wood center supports (to prevent the drawer bottom from sagging when loaded), and reinforcing corner blocks in every corner.
All of our chests use high-quality precision ball bearing drawer glides. These are seldom found even on adult furniture. Our quiet, smooth, and strong drawer glides are something you will appreciate every time you open a drawer.
We use only top quality durable and safe finishing materials. Our finishes are tested for lead content, phthalates, and other harmful chemicals.
Our independent quality control experts check every production run of our furniture. If there’s a problem, it doesn’t leave the factory. Beyond the testing required by the US government and JPMA certification program, we send our products to an independent third party testing lab after every single production run.