Strong, Elegant Estate Furniture

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Cover Photo: Inspired by designs from the 1890s, this settee is built with modern techniques by Weatherend Estate Furniture in Rockland, Maine.

Weatherend® Estate Furniture has developed an innovative collection inspired by the seven original designs of Hans Heistad, a noted landscape architect. In the early 1890’s, owners of the Weatherend estate commissioned Heistad to create these special furnishings for their summer residence on the coast of Maine.

Today, more than sixty standard products make up the Weatherend Estate Furniture collection. All are in the Weatherend idiom, and suitable for use indoors and out. You’ll find these graceful furniture designs in museums, health facilities, commercial places, corporate headquarters, resorts, educational institutions, parks, gardens and private homes.

Weatherend furniture is favored for contract installation because of its timeless design and exceptional durability. They use only the high-grade mahogany and teak, and employ full mortise-and-tenon joints for maximum strength.

Weatherend structurally reinforces every joint with WEST SYSTEM® epoxy for maximum strength and adhesion. They also use fillers to prevent glue-starved joints. They refer to this process as “glue’s glue” because the resulting joints are stronger than the wood itself. The finished joint is waterproof, and the glueline is transparent and chemically compatible with their finishing material.

Weatherend developed a system they call “full glue squeeze” to assure that all joints are properly injected with an adequate amount of adhesive.

To assure the furniture’s sturdiness, Weatherend produces all curved components from laminations bonded with WEST SYSTEM epoxy. Crest rails, aprons, rockers and seatboards are constructed from thin sawn laminates, glued in opposing grain directions to create a strong component. These laminations are more reliable than solid-cut curves or steam-bent units.

An exacting finishing process results in furniture almost impervious to decades of use and exposure. The standard finish on their mahogany is a high-gloss polyurethane to repel moisture.

Weatherend craftsmen build all of this furniture at the Weatherend headquarters in Rockland, Maine.

 

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