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Why River Bend?
Mike Benner was trained in classic, 18th & 19th century furniture reproduction by one of the foremost cabinet and furniture makers in the United States. After years of study, Mike established Benner's Woodworking in Lebanon, Ohio, providing custom furniture utilizing techniques accumulated by designing and building thousands of museum-quality pieces of furniture and custom cabinets.
Their finest and highest quality furniture – for living rooms, bedroom and dining rooms, along with a wide selection of home accessories – is best defined as well-crafted with the same methods used 200 years ago. These faithful reproductions are built utilizing traditional woods and authentic period finishes.
Benner craftsmen carefully build and finish fine, hand-made furniture for your home or office. Their vision is simple: The use of top quality hardwood lumber, modern tools and equipment combined with traditional joinery techniques guarantee the integrity of each piece of Benner furniture for life.SORTING THE BOARDS
Boards are sorted for color, grain and width before being cut to rough length. The best are separated out and marked for drawer fronts and table tops, side panels and other visable componets.
Once the boards have been cut to rough length, they are brought from the lumber room to the main shop where they are milled to their final dimensions. Great care must be taken to maximize yield and to ensure that the components are dimensionally accurate. Any errors at this juncture would be compounded later and cause problems with fit during assembly.