University Loft is In Your Corner with Quality Dovetail Furniture Construction

When you think of a dove, you might not immediately think of strength. Rather you might think of what the dove has come to symbolize: love, peace, and harmony. But when you learn more about how University Loft builds its solid wood furniture desk and dresser drawers, you’ll understand that there is, indeed, a strong connection between the dove and how we build quality furniture for student housing.

What’s the, um, connection between the dove and how ULoft crafts its college dormitory furniture? Well, the connection is…the connection! At University Loft, we build our drawers using super-strong solid wood connected with English dovetail joints. Ah, there it is, the dovetail connection!

Dovetail joints – so named because they resemble the angled fan design of a dove’s tail – are simply the strongest and most durable type of joint connection used in furniture construction today. Unfortunately, even though interlocking dovetail joints deliver the best, long-lasting performance, most furniture manufacturers have chosen to “cut corners” by using weaker, but easier to produce construction methods. In serving colleges and universities across America and around the world, University Loft
is proud to stand alone in the way we build student desk and dresser drawers.

Why does University Loft build our student furniture this way? Because we care about quality, durability and safety. Because we want our college and university student housing furniture buyers to get the longest-lasting dormitory furniture available (for the best overall value). And because we want college students to have comfortable, more functional and safer dormitory and student residence furniture.

So yes, the dove is a symbol of love, peace and harmony. And we can thank the dove for inspiring the construction technique that gives University Loft drawers their amazing strength! Want to see for yourself the dovetail corner difference? Visit our showroom in Greenfield, Indiana or call to see when our mobile showroom will be in your area.


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.”

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