We have noticed recently some of our competitors seem to be placing a lot of emphasis on the materials used in the construction of the pew seat core, and they in some of their presentations and literature seem to imply that plywood construction in pews is inferior. We've noticed that some of them seem to link particleboard and plywood together as though they are similar products. While we agree that particleboard is a material that should be avoided for any furniture construction, we strongly disagree with the assertion that plywood is inferior. There are inferior construction methods whether plywood, solid pine, finger-jointed pine or even solid oak are used, but the products themselves are suitable for the intended purposes of seat construction provided that construction methods are up to par. We've noticed that terms like delamination are used somehow implying that if you run a screw into plywood's edge it will delaminate and not hold a screw. We would like to assert that the thickness of the material that is used has more to do with this than the material itself when comparing pine to plywood. A single thickness of plywood would possibly be more prone to this delamination, but the same can be said for a solid pine or even a solid oak panel that is only 3/4'' to 7/8'' thick. They would all be prone to possibly splitting. Our competitors which use plywood use a 3/4'' thickness of plywood to construct their seats. Our competitors who use solid pine use only a 7/8'' thickness in their seat construction. Both of these could possibly split when the back is screwed to the seat. We offer our customers a choice of either solid pine construction (not fingerjointed) a full 1-1/2'' thick (we use 2 x 8 solid pine lumber) or a 1-1/2'' thick hardwood (not pine) plytainium plywood seat. We also offer an optional solid oak seat frame. All of our seat cores are built to the highest standards and we are so confident of the strength and durability we stand behind all of them with a lifetime free repair or replacement warranty. So far we've never had to replace a seat because of a structural failure, and we've been doing this over 50 years. If your church is considering new pews please give us a chance to meet with you and demonstrate the quality of our product. You won't be dissapointed.
We offer the following styles of pew bodies:
Option # 1 - Pew seat upholstered, pew inside of back upholstered, pew backside of back upholstered: This pew body features your choice of 1-1/2'' pine, or 1-1/2'' hardwood plywood construction, with a 3.5'' polyfoam cushion, and your choice of any of our fabrics from three different mills. (Most pew manufacturers buy their fabric from one of three fabric mills in the U.S.) We can usually use any fabric that would be available to any other manufacturer. We will also use your own fabric that you supply if you desire. Our seat cushions feature a welted edge on the cushion where the fabric meets the wood. This results in a clean finished look. Most of our competitors don't go through this extra step, but we think end result is worth the extra effort and cost. The back is constructed of 3/4'' plywood and has a 1-1/2'' polyfoam cushion on the front side of the back which is adjusted at just the right angle for comfort. The backside of the back is covered with matching fabric.
completely upholstered pew back Option 1
completely upholstered pew backside Option 1
notice the tight welted fit of the seat to the pew end. There's no gaps no uneven fit it's tight and neat
Option # 2 - Upholstered seat, upholstered inside of solid oak back, backside of back stained and finished. This pew body features the same seat specs. as above, but with a solid oak back made from 4/4'' fas grade solid red oak which is upholstered on the inside of pew with 1-1/2'' polyfoam cushion. The backside of the back is hand stained, and hand wiped. This process is much more time consuming than the dye stain spray system used by our competitors, but the results speak for themselves. Just compare our stain finishes to our competitors and I'm sure you will agree. The pew back is then finished with two coats of premium conversion varnish with a medium rubbed effect finish which is similar to a semi gloss.
Solid Oak Pew Back Option 2
Solid Oak Pew Back Option 2
Option 3 - Upholstered seat with solid oak pew back finished on both sides. (no upholstery)
This pew has the same specs on the seat as above. It has solid oak back and is hand stained and hand wiped on both sides of the pew back. Both sides of the back are then finished with two coats of premium conversion varnish.
Optional solid oak seat core is available instead of plywood or pine.
Optional Lumbar Back support is available on our upholstered backs
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