Here at OHD we are proud to say that all of our frames are made from solid hardwoods, reinforced with support rails, dowels, and screws. Solid Hardwoods not only provide longevity and strength to the frame but they are healthier for the home, as compared to plywood & other man-made materials. Our fully upholstered frames are made here in NC and our carved frames are made by talented artisans from all over the world.
OHD furniture is built to last. We only use the highest quality materials to create our pieces. Sinuous wire springs are used in the backs of our pieces to provide superior comfort and support while maintaining the furniture’s shape. Steel Bands underneath 8-way hand-tied springs reinforce the seating platform, offering a sturdy and even seat. All joints are double-dowelled, glued and all corners are reinforced with woodblocks. All these features deliver long-lasting structural support and comfort.
8-Way Hand Tie
Each frame, that contains springs, has a unique network of eight-way hand-tied tempered steel coils. As the name implies, each coil is tied down with eight hand-tied knots. Each knot connects one spring to the next, creating a “net” that distributes weight evenly along the frame, providing a long-lasting foundation for the highest degree of comfort.
Our product development team puts particular care into designing the ergonomics of each piece to ensure the best seat in the house. By using the best cushioning available on the market and focusing on pitch, depth, and height, we create a seat that maximizes comfort for a wide range of preferences.
Finishing a piece is as much of an artistic skill as it is a technical one. All decorative finishes are hand applied and have a unique character. Texture and variations found in wood will cause variation in finishes so no two pieces will be exactly alike.
There are 3 available leather types - Aniline, Nubuck, and Protected - each merits specialized handling based on their individual qualities. Natural color variations expected in Aniline leathers inspire the assembly of hides to create a natural color match that flows from light to dark. No two leather tones are the same. The unique beauty of the natural medium emerges as our craftsmen leverage the harmony of the color to fan 4-5 hides across a sofa and create a one-of-a-kind piece.
Our meticulous fabric and leather cutters, talented sewers, and experienced upholsterers are skilled in working with an array of materials to create the best quality piece for you. Pattern matching is especially tricky as the cutter must know how the fabric’s print, or the leather’s hair or embossed pattern, will align on the finished piece as they cut. Here we have our fabric cutter mapping out pattern pieces on this large print fabric, ensuring that all the images will line up beautifully on the finished chair.
Sewing ensures that our cushions and patterns sit just right on our frames. All seams are made up of at least six stitches per inch and all fabrics are flow matched. This creates an attractive and long-lasting quality piece.
Many of our furniture makers are 2nd and 3rd generation legacies, still employing the highest standard of time-honored furniture making traditions. Here we have one of our upholsterers making sure that the leather is pulled securely and smoothly over one of our frames.
Tufting is a difficult upholstery skill to master. Each fold needs to be clean, crisp, and even. Our upholsterers are highly skilled and work hard to achieve beautiful tufting folds on each of our Chesterfield pieces.
From start to finish, there are many steps in the upholstery process. One of the many steps is securing the last piece of the outback with a tack strip. This process allows the upholsterer to install the final back panel with a seamless look, as opposed to a seam with a nail or welt finish.
Nail trim is one of the last steps in the furniture making process that adds a lovely detail and character to your piece. OHD has a wide variety of nail trim options to add that final touch to your piece. Here we have one of our nailers making sure that the nail finish on this chair is even and in a straight line.