Jeff Gold, president of Taylor Scott, explains the Essential Qualities of Furniture constructed to Look and Feel Good for Years.
Frame. Foam, Feathers, Fabric & Craftsmanship.
The Key Components to Heirloom Quality Furniture.
One of the brands we are most proud to carry is Taylor Scott, a CA-based company that produces beautifully-crafted sofas, love seats, media pits, club chairs, benches, etc., upholstered or slipcovered. Prices for a standard 88” T-back sofa range from $3100 to $3800 depending on the fabric. Sizes and styles can be customized as well.
By comparison, one 88” offering at a poplar catalogue company costs $1700 to $2600; others are more depending on the fabric. For most people, all of these prices represent an investment – in your home, your comfort, your family, yourself. Is it worth it to pay the extra?
We can absolutely see and feel the difference, so we ask Jeff Gold to articulate what exactly it IS that makes his sofas so hefty, luxurious and lasting.
1. CRAFTSMANSHIP: Taylor Scott furniture pieces are produced one at a time in the U.S., Taylor Scott furniture makers are craftsmen, they make a living wage. Because the pieces are not mass produced, quality control is inherent in the process.
2. FRAME: All Taylor Scott frames are 100% alder wood, never soft woods or worse, composite. Joints are double doweled, corner blocked, glued and screwed into place. They will not loosen with time, as is the reality for furniture made with soft woods or man-made materials. Tempered steel springs are hand set and tied into the frame at 4 inches apart. All frames and spring systems carry a lifetime guarantee.
3. FOAM: the finest HR (high resiliency) foam makes a big difference when you take a seat. Chinese foam is not acceptable and never used.
4. FEATHERS: All foam is wrapped in white goose down, triple washed and sanitized, and capable of delivering loft. They never use duck feathers, which are oily.
5. FABRICS: Top quality, pre-washed fabrics, washable cording, the finest thread and an over-locking sewing technique ensure the comfort and durability of all upholstery and slipcovers. The slipcovers have such a great fit, many cannot tell they are slips!
So there it is… the big things to look for when purchasing a sofa or chair you intend to use. It’s a shame that more companies aren’t as dogged about producing quality furniture, covering up shoddy craftsmanship with style and flattering photography. And while these furnishings may have a slightly smaller price tag than their hand-crafted Taylor Scott counterparts, they are by no means inexpensive.
We love selling Taylor Scott because the furniture arrives well-done, and customers are always thrilled with their pieces once at home, in use. If you’d like to road test a Taylor Scott sofa, come and take a seat at Schuyler Pond. We won’t rush you out!