Canal Dover Furniture Collection
Handcrafted in: Millersburg, Ohio
Items in this collection: Beds, nightstands, dressers, chests, dining chairs, dining benches, dining tables, sideboards, buffets, hutches
Furniture styles in this collection: Contemporary, French country, rustic, Shaker, traditional, transitional
Wood choices in this collection: Cherry, maple, oak, quarter sawn white oak, rustic cherry, walnut
Family owned and operated, the Canal Dover Collection was started in 1989 by a father and son team.
Having grown considerably since its inception, a team of talented craftsmen use their fine skills combined with modern machinery to craft the finest wood furniture for Canal Dover. Stains are wiped by hand and taken into a state-of-the-art finishing booth for the highest quality finish.
The goal for woodworkers who craft this collection is to offer well-made furniture that’s built with excellence. They care about the details, like using the best catalyzed conversion varnish to protect your new wood furniture. They offer a variety of wood species and finish colors all sculpted, manipulated and finished with expertise. They build one piece at a time versus mass production in an assembly line. There are Amish and Mennonite craftsmen on their team, skilled artisans who have passed down an authentic work ethic through the generations.
Canal Dover has seen continued growth over the years, including a 12,000 sq. ft. addition to their shop in 1999 and 32,000 sq ft addition in 2005.
This large collection of wood furniture includes stunning beds and bedroom storage pieces, as well as everything you need for dining room or kitchen, offering a variety of dining chairs, tables and storage pieces.
There are smooth shades of brown maple used, as well as prized cherry wood with its even grain and warm reddish-brown color. Cherry wood brings its own character, with some mineral streaks or sapwood present, and it darkens with exposure to light to display a lovely reddish-brown patina.
Strong rich oak is among the wood types found here, the most popular among wood types used for furniture. Oak displays a strong wood grain pattern, offering even more to look at in addition to the fine form of the furniture.
Quarter sawn white oak is also available. This is produced when the oak log is turned and cut in a unique way that causes distinct patterns to emerge, including lines, flakes and unique figures in the wood.
High Performance Wood Furniture
Many look to wood furniture for the durability and beauty it offers, but also for the performance. Canal Dover designs are high performers, with Amish craftsmanship adding to the function.
These are features you’ll find in pieces from this collection that make your furniture work harder and better thanks to their detailed craftsmanship.
Dovetailed Bed Rail Slats: Slats are made of solid wood and dovetailed, which means they create the strongest joints possible to support your bed.
Dovetailed Drawers: It’s the same idea for the drawers of dressers and chests. Being dovetailed means they will support more weight with ease, and they won’t come apart after a few years of use.
Undermount Soft Close Drawer Slides: These drawer slides are a luxury to use. They create a smooth gliding motion for each drawer and practically close themselves.
Catalyzed Conversion Varnish: This varnish is the best, providing resistance to water and scratches. It contributes to a tough, highly durable finish so you can enjoy your furniture more and worry about it less.
Mortise and Tenon Joinery: These are the strongest joints used in wood furniture. They won’t come loose; instead they keep providing support.
You can rely on wood furniture from the Canal Dover Furniture Collection, providing a luxurious look that’s backed by all the elements of a quality build.