A great homework desk, the Windsor Desk with Optional Hutch features a large work surface and ample storage drawers for organizing your work space. The desk is made with mortise-and-tenon construction for extra durability. The three deep drawers and one narrow drawer feature rear box joints and French dovetail joinery on the drawer fronts for strength and resilience. Metal drawer glides ensure smooth drawer operation as you store writing utensils, notepads, books, or odds and ends in the drawers. In addition to its solid rubberwood construction, you'll appreciate this desk's casual design features, including round wooden knobs and vertical slats on the left side.
This desk is finished using a high-build, five-step finishing process involving sealer coats, sanding, and multiple finish color coats. This process produces a durable finish. Choose from several finish options to complement any casual, cottage-style bedroom in your home. No assembly required.
The beauty and benefits of rubberwood: Hailing from the maple family of trees, the rubber tree is used in the manufacture of high-end furniture. It is valued for its dense grain, minimal shrinkage, attractive color, and acceptance of different finishes. It is also prized as an "environmentally friendly" wood, as it makes use of trees that have been cut down at the end of their latex-producing cycle.
About Atlantic Furniture
Founded in 1983 as Watercraft, Inc., Atlantic Furniture started as a manufacturer of pine waterbed frames. Since then, the Springfield, Mass.-based company has expanded to Fontana, Calif. The company has moved away from the use of pine and now specializes in imported furniture made of the wood of rubber trees.
The Benefits of Eco-Friendly Rubberwood
Prized as an environmentally friendly wood, rubberwood makes use of trees that have been cut down at the end of their latex-producing life cycle. The trees are removed by hand and replaced with new seedlings. In the past, felled rubber trees were either burned on the spot or used as fuel for locomotive engines, brick firing, or latex curing. Now the wood is used in the manufacture of high-end furniture. It is valued for its dense grain, stability, attractive color, and acceptance of different finishes.
Atlantic's Unique Five-Step Finishing Process
Each product in the entire line is finished with a high-build, five-step finishing process. After a thorough sanding, a wipe-on sealer is applied, followed by a tinted sealer to even the grain and color of the wood. Additional sanding prepares the surface for the first base color coat, more sanding, and a second base color coat. After a final sanding, the finish coat is applied. This process produces a beautiful and durable finish that will last for years.