Dorm furniture faces special stresses that require the best in quality construction. For example, furniture in private homes typically sits in the same place for several years at a time, whereas dorm furniture is frequently moved around by students arranging their rooms to their liking. Further, although most students treat their furniture with respect, one must construct dorm furniture to withstand those who do not.
For these reasons, University Loft has taken the science of dorm furniture construction to an entirely new level. We build our furniture from EFT (environmentally farmed timber) to be sturdy and durable. The solid wood frames are held together using English dovetail construction. The tensile strength of the interlocking dovetail joints make them resistant to being pulled apart under pressure.
ULOFT casegood products also have full-extension drawer glides, making it easy to open and close the drawers smoothly. And to ensure the strength of individual drawers, each drawer has bottom support beams and four corner blocks. We build the body of our casegood products are using frame-in-frame construction with mortise and tenon joints. Finally, we make sure the high-pressure laminate tops are resistant to moisture as well as dents.
All of these features allow our casegood products to retain their original quality and structural integrity for many years of use in the university environment.
The Uloft Blog Team
About University Loft Company and our solid wood modular residence life furniture:
Since 1984, when James Jannetides built a loft configuration for his own dorm room at Southern Illinois University, hundreds of thousands of college students have enjoyed better campus living thanks to University Loft furniture. Today, University Loft serves more than 1,200 colleges, universities and related student housing partners. As Jannetides’ says: “We are always learning, always innovating, and always improving … our environment, our products, and our service. We are University Loft Company.”