When inspiration strikes one of our designers, a quick sketch is the only thing needed to capture the idea and set the gears in motion. Mere hours later, thanks to a computerized drafting program, a rough sketch of a new chair has been converted into a detailed drawing. Then it goes to our new router and a prototype is precision-cut within days. A short time ago, without the benefit of these advanced technologies, this process would have taken many, many weeks.
There’s no denying the beauty of Old World craftsmanship, and our state-of-the-art manufacturing center in North Carolina has always relied on master craftsmen who use woodworking skills and finishing techniques passed down for generations. They start with the finest raw materials, including glorious hardwoods like oak and walnut, and in their capable hands a piece of furniture is transformed into an heirloom to be cherished forever. Beautiful patinas and decorative finishes; exquisite textiles milled in Europe and America; hardware cast, poured and forged by hand – these are the elements that have set Chaddock apart since 1946. Now we also have new technologies that allow us to produce designs of far superior construction, and in a much more timely manner, without compromising the aesthetics. Our recent acquisition of some highly sophisticated machinery permits us to create not only efficiencies in production but also a superior product impossible to achieve any other way.
Chaddock has the advantage of unique routers that cut, carve and machine wood to precise standards comparable to those of the most elite German automobile manufacturers. They also facilitate the diversity of cutting, shaping and mortising joints in ways that handheld equipment cannot. Our new computerized flat-belt sanding system delivers to our finishing room material that equals anything prepared in the most exacting European shops. In addition to shortening the lead times for every element of the product development phase, this equipment makes highly specific customization possible, including short-run productions and even one-of-a-kind pieces. The result of all our experience and expertise is design rich in character, construction unrivaled in its precision and the rare ability to make our customers’ dreams come true.