Iso Oak 2 Door, 1 Drawer BuffetBy Copeland Furniture
Drawing inspiration from the Greek word meaning "equal", the Iso design by Copeland Furniture is a geometric study in solid oak wood from every angle. The organic grain patterns of the oak wood juxtapose the crisp straight handcrafted edges in a distinct mid-century modern style. Enjoy the aesthetics of the Iso design in the compact and versatile Iso Oak 2 Door, 1 Drawer Buffet. A top drawer provides space for your silverware while right below is a compartment for easy storage of dishware and other dining items. You'll be impressed by how much you can fit into this dining room space-saver.
Our Iso Dining Furniture is handcrafted using solid hardwoods from carefully managed North American forests.
Base Price represents buffet in natural oak
Shown In in bright oak
Matching Furniture available online in our Copeland Iso Furniture Collection
33 1/2”w x 18”l x 35”h
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
Forty-five Degree Miter construction refers to the angle in which solid wood tops and sides are joined to create a perfectly seamless perimeter. Stylistically, these cases are highly refined and visually Modern. The technique to produce this style of case requires extreme precision and is only attainable through exacting detail. The leading edge of the cases is beveled to present a thin delicate, line that belies their considerable heft.
This collection uses an Under Mounted Soft Close Glide on all dining room 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.
Background - Solid Wood Construction
Our solid wood comes from sustainably harvested, domestic hardwood trees. We select species regarded for their exceptional beauty as well as their steady long standing market demand.
An important fact about solid wood is that it expands and contracts with the varying levels of humidity (up to 1% measured across the grain). Furniture made of solid wood must be designed specifically to allow room for the wood to move.
The reason manufacturers use solids is fairly obvious. Well made solid wood furniture is extremely durable and when damaged can be repaired and renewed over generations.
At Vermont Woods Studios, each piece of fine furniture is carefully handcrafted and made to order right here in Vermont. The current lead time for production is approximately 8-14 weeks.
Once complete, your furniture is blanket-wrapped and shipped by our white glove delivery partners. The transit time from our craftsmen to you depends on accessibility to your area. Please select your delivery location in the drop down below to get an indication of what the transit time for your order would likely be:
In some cases, for example with small coffee tables, we use standard shipping via Fed Ex or similar carrier. Shipping and delivery details.
All production and shipping times quoted are approximate only and are not guaranteed.
If you live in a location that is outside of our regularly serviced area, please add one to two weeks to your transit time.
We provide wood samples for $6 each. You may keep them or return them for store credit.