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BedWorks of Maine Solid Wood Bedroom Furniture
BedWorks of Maine’s beds, futon frames, dressers, chests, nightstands and mirrors are hand-crafted of solid North American ash or maple, superior light-colored hardwoods with a beautiful grain. This fine wood is hand-sanded and finished in five steps, or can be left unfinished if you prefer. 13 stains and paint colors are available, and their low-VOC water-based Aqua-Clear coating can be applied alone or on top of stain or paint.
The dressers and chests feature extra-deep drawers which are dovetailed on all corners and run smoothly on Euroglide runners, with a choice of six different drawer pulls. BedWorks of Maine’s platform beds–for use without a foundation–have solid hardwood slats for excellent mattress support and metal-on-metal corner connections for added strength and durability. Matching under-bed drawers can be used under any of their platform beds. Conventional beds for use with a foundation are also available, and some styles are available as a headboard only.
BedWorks of Maine has been crafting furniture in the USA for over three decades of renewable, sustainable Eastern domestic hardwoods. Any glue used in production is water-based. Their wood finishes contain no urea formaldehyde and have passed ASTM testing for lead*. And their packaging is made from recycled materials whenever possible. Some assembly is required on beds, underbed drawers and futon frames. Casegoods arrive fully assembled.
*Prop 65 Warning: In 2016, Bedworks of Maine had their furniture independently tested for compliance with California’s Proposition 65, which requires warning labels on products that may contain any of more than 800 chemicals or ingredients that the CA Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) lists as a carcinogen or reproductive toxin. Of these 800+ substances, they did not meet compliance levels for two. 1) Their barrel nuts tested positive for lead. These nuts have been replaced with a lead-free option, so this is no longer an issue. 2) Phthalates were found in their finishes. This is harder to change in their production process, so all finished furniture shipped to California currently have a Prop 65 warning label. There is no such warning on Bedworks of Maine’s unfinished furniture because it has no finish applied. Most small furniture companies do not have their products tested, so while we are disappointed about the finish issue we applaud the company for going to the expense of testing and being forthright about the results.