Stability Testing Process

Brand:
La-Z-Boy Casegoods Inc
Verify ID:
B466042
Effective Date:
July 22, 2019 - July 21, 2020
Verification Mark
Process Information
It's been said that "things aren't made the way they used to be," but at Kincaid, that's not exactly true. While several enhancements have been made since our beginnings in 1946, we still use solid wood construction, time-tested joinery techniques, and hand rubbed finishes to craft our wood furniture.
 
At Kincaid Furniture, things are made the way they used to be, they may even be a little better.
 
Genuine solid wood is used on all exterior panels and shaped edges to provide quality and beauty that will last for generations. Kincaid does not use veneers, which often crack and peel over time. Many furniture manufacturers only use solid wood on drawer fronts, while the remainder of the product is veneer over particleboard. Edges are typically "banded" with a strip of solid wood to simulate solid wood construction, but below the veneer is particleboard. In certain instances Kincaid Furniture may use other construction methods to offer the most useful, practical, and/or the safest function to consumers.
 
Nearly all of the Kincaid wood collections feature our premium soft-close drawer glides. The Kincaid soft-close glide features adjustable drawer positioning as well as an adjustable tensioning feature for an exquisite motion and a long life.  Select Kincaid collections use wood-on-wood non-tilting, dovetailed drawer guide is used in the installation of all Kincaid drawers.
 
Where the design allows, heavy front posts are used for additional case stability and strength.  Raised panel doors and bed panels utilize a floating, self-centering construction technique.  All Kincaid solid wood chairs are crafted using a glue and screw technique across a finger-jointed corner, adding strength to the chair while minimizing flex across the joint.  Shaped edges are constructed of solid wood, unlike many manufacturers who use banded veneers, to provide premium quality and durability.  Kincaid's case construction features mortise and tenon joinery, a time-proven method of assembling two parts at a 90° angle.  Fully floating tops, end panels, bed panels, etc. are incorporated into every Kincaid product to allow for normal expansion and contraction of the solid wood components as the humidity changes in your home.  Kincaid's dovetail drawer construction utilizes the best dovetail for each application. Where construction allows, English dovetails on the drawer front and back create a tight fit and add exceptional holding power.  Adjustable glides are provided on all units for leveling doors and on select units for a center support.
 
Kincaid, in keeping with its tradition in styling, materials and finish, crafts its furniture collections using primarily solid woods selected for grain clarity, color coordination and design. Combinations of different solid wood species are used within each collection. Not all exposed surfaces of every collection are constructed of solid wood. Wood products, multi-layered plywood, veneers and laminates are used for certain structural elements, including exposed surfaces that support leather, cane wicker and other non-wood materials, as well as in select components including some decorative table tops, table skirts, bed rails, interior surfaces, back panels, pullout trays, serving surfaces, etc. Some of our furniture features metal, stone, marble, granite or a composite material with the appearance of these elements. 

Applicable To:
240 Pleasant Hill Road, Hudson, NC 28638-2244

Marketing Claim Verified by UL

Stability Testing Process Verified Program Endorsed by American Home Furnishings Alliance

Verification Method

Test sites demonstrate testing capabilities and expertise to evaluate products to stability requirements in the latest version of ASTM F2057. Testing consists of hanging a 50 lb. weight from a single open drawer/door and opening all drawers and doors simultaneously. Suppliers and test sites will be subjected to an initial and annual assessment to ensure: 1) Necessary equipment and facility to conduct test a. Includes calibration of required test equipment 2) Individuals have sufficient understanding to conduct required program testing a. Test Procedures – how to conduct the required tests b. Test Results – what constitutes conformance or non-conformance c. Data Storage – how and where are records and data maintained d. Training Records – demonstrate how are staff qualified to conduct the testing 3) Record keeping practices meet ISO 17025 intent 4) Sample tracking system in place 5) Corrective action process in place for testing results that don’t meet standard requirements 6) Use of UL data sheets, new product planning template and product information template

About the Manufacturer

Kincaid Furniture Company founded in 1946 a solid wood manufacturer that still uses time tested joinery techniques and hand rubbed finishes to craft our solid wood furniture. At Kincaid Furniture, things are made the way they used to be, they may even be a little better. American Drew Furniture founded in 1927 is a well-established, leading manufacturer of mid-priced bedroom, dining room, and living room furniture. American Drew product collections come in a broad variety of style categories including traditional, transitional, and contemporary. Hammary Furniture founded in 1943 is a leading manufacturer of accent and occasional furniture. Hammary offers a variety of styles in Occasional Tables, Chair Sides, Home Office, Home Entertainment, and Hidden Treasures, a unique collection of accent furniture from around the world.

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