Copeland Contour is available in either solid American Black Walnut hardwood or solid Ash
hardwood. Contour Walnut is available only with a natural wood finish. Contour Ash is available in 3 wood finishes:
Soaped Ash, Weathered Ash, and Seared Ash.
Click here for more information about the woods we use.
The Copeland Furniture Finish
Our standard top coat is a pre-catalyzed lacquer. The "pre" refers to the fact that the
acidic catalyst is added by the finish manufacture, as opposed to post-catalyzed lacquers where the components are
combined at the time of spraying. Copeland's finishes are Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association (KCMA) rated -
meaning they are made to withstand the type of heat, grease and spills typically found in a kitchen setting. This
durability is a significant advantage over the industry's standard conventional lacquers. Also noteworthy is the
matte, satin look and feel of our finish which contrasts favorably with the heavy build-up and high gloss of
All pieces are finished with a catalyzed lacquer/varnish finish that resists stains, moisture rings and spots, heat
damage (from hot beverages, etc.), and abrasions. Finishes are formulated to meet Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers
Association (KCMA) standards and provides lasting protection. Standard finish is GREENGUARD Certified: We use a
catalyzed sealer and top coat that is GREENGUARD Certified for low chemical emissions as the default finish option on
all of our products. GREENGUARD certification is a testing program of UL (Underwriters Laboratory) focusing on the
issue of indoor air quality. Further information about GREENGUARD certification, can be found at:
The Contour collection drawers come standard with a flat satin nickel pull. This collection is available with any of
the following hardware options on the drawers
* "xxx" denotes that this knob is available in several different woods/stains. Contact us for
The Contour headboard is crafted out of solid walnut hardwood. A ribbon of American Black Walnut with softly curved
edges wraps around a slatted center (made up of multiple boards).
Contour platform beds are designed with a 3/4 thick, high quality, furniture grade Baltic Birch
plywood deck which provides the platform structure which the mattress sits on. That platform is framed by a solid black
walnut trim. The trim is visible in the photos, the deck itself (under the mattress) is not visible. Also, all beds
include 2 center support legs that assure a level sleeping surface as well as compliance with standard mattress
warranties. Contour beds utilize two center support legs for additional mattress support.
Copeland's drawer fronts are solid wood, 3/4" thick. Drawer sides and backs are also
solid wood - cherry, maple or ash - and are a full 5/8" thick. Drawer bottoms are 1/4" high-grade plywood
panels (5 Layer baltic birch).
You'll notice that our drawers are joined with an asymmetrical English dovetail joint.
Asymmetrical refers to the fact that the pins (seen on the drawer front) and tails (seen on the drawer side) are of
different widths. This is the gold standard in traditional joinery and is both aesthetically and structurally superior
to other common techniques.
The drawer front integrates directly with the drawer side. Often you will find furniture where the
drawer front is simply screwed on to a pre-existing drawer box. This is usually because the manufacturer has opted to
purchase pre-manufactured drawer boxes rather than going to the trouble of designing, engineering and building the
components to match their individual designs. Sadly, many manufacturers who market themselves as Made in the USA engage
in this practice, effectively outsourcing components that make up nearly half of the product.
Some manufacturers cut corners, leaving drawer boxes unfinished. Not only is this unsightly, it is
potentially hazardous to your clothing. Delicate garments can be snagged or even torn on rough unsanded surfaces and
this becomes more pronounced with age as the unprotected wood is exposed to changing humidity. Copeland's drawer
boxes are fully finished and sanded on the interiors.
Solid Wood Case Sides
Solid Side construction means that the main vertical structural members are the 3/4 solid wood side
panels. Contour case piece sides are finished with a detailing of rounded corner trim to the give the pieces a softer
look. This simple but versatile form of construction can accept any number of decorative elements allowing a wide array
of design expressions.
Each Contour case piece is constructed with either an Opel Laminated Glass top or a solid wood
top. On the Opel Laminated Glass top, the glass is inset into the top of the piece so that it rests flush with the
solid wood edges.
Contours legs are splayed at an inward angle of 45 degrees.
The Contour collection uses an
Under Mounted Soft Close Glide on all bedroom, dining room and media case pieces. These full extension
glides provide a gentle bump as the drawer is fully extended and a soft automatic retraction as the drawer closes.
Since they are under mounted there is no visible hardware.