Why Buy Berg?

Construction & Technology

Berg Furniture, a family owned business since 1984, specializes in manufacturing furniture for children. It is Berg's designers' belief that kids are special and their rooms need to be special too. This furniture will play an important role in shaping the child's values and behavior.

Designing furniture for children requires experience and dedication. The design of the furniture can help the child organize his clothes, books, toys and his other 'stuff', so he or she can find it when needed. The furniture needs to be practical, durable and yet comfortable. We all know that kids like to play; it is part of growing up. A room that allows storage and provides a safe place to study, to sleep and play also needs to be inviting and pleasant. This kind of a room will be the growing environment for your child and his/her friends. The furniture for your children should last a long time as it is considered an important investment. This requirement dictates the use of quality materials that will be long lasting and be environmentally responsible. Therefore, Berg Furniture selects its materials very carefully. There is no compromising in the quality of either the hardware or the wood. The wood product that was chosen for this incredibly important and difficult task is Engineered Wood.

Berg's Furniture is made of a selection of products such as Particle Board and Plywood with beautiful yet resilient lamination.The durable melamine is not only attractive, but it is also a non-allergic material, scratch resistant and easy to clean. The quality metal hardware is guaranteed for life.

Why Do We Use Engineered Wood?

Engineered Wood is a natural and organic product. Engineered Wood is the result of decades of research and development. High grade particle Board, Plywood and medium density fiberboard are designed with attributes not found in solid wood. Engineered Wood provides consistent, uniform strength. It is highly resistant to warping, cracking, and splitting, whereas solid wood can have voids, knots, and other imperfections that can't meet our requirements. High performance standards make Engineered Wood a superior choice for most furniture, cabinets and architectural applications.

How is Engineered Wood Made?

Typically, wood shavings, chips and sawdust that remain after a tree is milled into lumber are collected, cleaned and refined to create uniform particles or fibers. Excess moisture is removed and an adhesive resin is added. The combination of 92% wood and 8% resin, on average, is formed into long thick mats, which are then compressed under intense heat and pressure. Progress at each stage is closely monitored by computers, which can measure the slightest variations that even the human eye can't detect.

The resin which is used today meets all the required standards (such as the new California CARB laws). The resulting wood panels are laboratory-tested for uniformity, strength, screw retention and other structural qualities, as required to meet the stringent American National Standards Institutes requirements for furniture and cabinet grade wood panel products.

Why is Engineered Wood Good for the Environment?

In the furniture industry, when using solid lumber, only 30% of the tree can be used to make a piece of furniture. When Engineered Wood is used, more than 95% of the tree can be made into useful consumer products like furniture & cabinets. That means fewer trees are needed to make these products, less wood tonnage goes into our landfills, and less wood is burned. In most wood furniture and cabinets, Engineered Wood and solid wood are combined to work together, taking advantage of the unique qualities of each to create beautiful and durable products. Particle Board and medium density fiberboard resist warping, cracking and splitting, and can be made into one seamless piece that retains its shape over time. By choosing this material we support the recovery and recycling of millions of tons of wood chips, shavings, sawdust and even post consumer and 'urban wood' like pallets and construction wood waste. When we buy and use products made with Engineered Wood, we do more than serve our day-to-day needs.

We invest in a process that helps the environment around us. On average, the North American particle and MDF industry takes about 9 million tons of residual wood each year and turns it into products we use and enjoy. That's a fact.