All of our furniture pieces are benchmade from select hardwoords. We never use particle board, MDF or other synthetics that can have high levels of formaldehyde. Quality craftsmanship and traditional woodworking techniques are implemented, such as mortise & tenon joinery, rail & stile construction, as well as inlaid raised panels. The term “benchmade” is used when an item is individually built from start to finish on the bench of a highly skilled carpenter. Artisans hand turn all posts and legs for each piece of furniture. In an era of mass production, imports and computerized machinery, this is an art form seldom used by most furniture manufacturers.
Our low VOC (volatile organic compounds) finishes contain significantly fewer polluting toxins to promote a healthy environment in your nursery. Non-toxic paints have been tested for over 100 different harmful substances such as lead, mercury, arsenic and other toxins.
Newport Cottages cribs have been safety tested by independent laboratories for compliance with all current standards, and have passed rigorous testing. All of our cribs meet or exceed CPSC and ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials) standards to ensure the safest possible product for your nursery.
Superior quality furniture will last for generations, creating a sustainable product. Low grade furniture will likely end up in a landfill after a few years. You will want to pass down Newport Cottages furniture as a cherished heirloom and create lasting memories.