Fabrication

Most E. A. Clore solid wood furniture offers the ability to customize each piece during the fabrication process. For example, there are various options for doors such as plain, raised panel, plain recessed, or arched. Table legs can be turned or straight tapered or a Duncan Phyfe pedestal.

Duncan Phyfe became known as America’s leading cabinetmaker with his style that encompassed a broad range of fashions for the day—Empire, Sheraton, Regency, Federal and French Classical. In the end, his most famous style became a simple one, deep in contrast to the ornate French designs popular during the early 1800’s. Even hardware can vary depending your desired look—like that of lustrous brass or wood knobs.

 

Too many choices? Not to worry; our showroom design gurus will assist you in selecting all the component parts to create a finished Clore product that perfectly suits you.

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Here you can clearly make out the mortise (the carefully carved slot) and the tenon (the tab) joint, a technique used for thousands of years (make that hundreds in Clore-time!) to join two pieces of wood in a lasting bond.


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This same mortise and tenon, when assembled, fits snugly and creates a strong joint..


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Our dovetail detailing is a perfect example of our dedication to traditional woodworking joinery methods. On this drawer, you can see that the lighter wood is the secondary wood, with the more polished woods acting as the drawer front.


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Noted for its resistance to being pulled apart, the dovetail joint offers a sound and solid drawer that will survive the test of time—some of the earliest known dovetailed joints are pieces of furniture entombed with mummies dating from the First Dynasty of ancient Egypt!


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After adding an extra measure of security to our drawers, primarily with an extra piece of wood known as the corner block, each drawer is vigilantly checked to make certain the reveal is the exactly same all the way around the piece.


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All drawers are sanded to perfection


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The jointer is a very important fixture in our shop - it makes certain that surfaces are straight and square for a tight 90 degree angle.


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Hand-planing is an age-old practice which removes a controlled amount of material to create a precise fit on all doors and drawers.


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Curly-Q shavings are the mark of a razor sharp plane.


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Fitting the door frames into a carcass of a cabinet, we make certain our reveals are even as we inspect for proper fit.


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Further refinement of the doors into their frames ensures a smoothly operating piece.


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While it looks like a fun Ferris wheel for breaktime, it is really our old-fashioned glue wheel; we continue our decades-old process of gluing boards, clamping them and placing them onto the glue wheel to dry overnight.


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All of our cabinets are hand-planed to remove even the slightest flaw.


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As this small table is glued, clamped and in the drying the process, notice the in-depth mortise and tenon work on each corner joint.


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Like a squirrel without his tree, these rockers patiently await their jazzy curled arms and curved rockers.


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To make our signature curled arms, we soak select pieces of wood to soften in preparation for bending into our desired shape.


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Fully removed from the water, we then securely clamp down one end so the bending can begin.


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After a hand-hold is established, we bend the piece of wood around our unique chair arm molds, most of which have been in the Clore woodworking family for decades.


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Wrapping the remainder of the arm around its mold is an exacting process…but well worth the hard work!


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During the bending of the arm around the form, delicate care is taken around the top of the arm where the owner’s will rest. Most of the Clore chairs with this particular shape are made of oak, cherry and walnut—mahogany is not suited to bending in this delicate fashion.


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Now bending the part of the arm where the owner’s elbow would rest, attention must also be paid to the back of the arm that will meet up with the rocker itself.


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When fully loaded into its form, this arm will be kiln dried for 2-3 weeks.


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E. A. Clore beloved rocker arms as a finished product