Image

Benefits

Built in the USA from sustainably harvested solid hardwood. Made with the highest standards of craftsmanship, environmental and social responsibility, and economical viability.


Through our unique vertical integration we offer you unparalleled flexibility while crafting customized solutions to address your specific requirements.

Owning the supply chain means that we can safeguard the sustainable pedigree of your furniture at every stage of the manufacturing processes.

And with no middlemen at any stage, we pass those savings on to you in the form of premium solid wood furniture at competitive rates.

Choose from a range of styles including: Contemporary, Modern, Transitional, Mission, Traditional, and more.

Highlights of Benefits


  • Over 35 years directly serving the educational and government market.

    This is an Feature List Item that is part of an Feature List. Notice the connector between the three graphics to show that they are related.

  • 200 dedicated and highly experienced and skilled employees.

    This is an Feature List Item that is part of an Feature List. Notice the connector between the three graphics to show that they are related.

  • Regional manufacturing locations in New Hampshire, North Carolina and California.

    This is an Feature List Item that is part of an Feature List. Notice the connector between the three graphics to show that they are related.

  • Modern factory with the latest CNC and environmentally friendly finishing machinery.

    This is an Feature List Item that is part of an Feature List. Notice the connector between the three graphics to show that they are related.

  • Experienced transportation and logistics departments comfortable in the most challenging installation conditions.

    This is an Feature List Item that is part of an Feature List. Notice the connector between the three graphics to show that they are related.

  • In-house installation services.

    This is an Feature List Item that is part of an Feature List. Notice the connector between the three graphics to show that they are related.

  • In-house engineering, customization, and design.

    This is an Feature List Item that is part of an Feature List. Notice the connector between the three graphics to show that they are related.

Sustainability


Environmental, social, and economical responsibility are the basis of our business values.

One thing distinguishes us from every other residence hall furniture company—we own our own sawmill. How does that benefit you? You get furniture that adheres to the highest environmental standards because we control the entire manufacturing process—from start to finish.



For organizations that own standing hardwood timber, we can provide a “chain of custody” for logs harvested from the customer’s property. These logs can be delivered to our sawmill, dried in our kilns, according to our manufacturing standards and delivered back to the customer as completed furniture. We’ve been doing this at Dartmouth College. You can read more about that here.

Sourcing


DCI is committed to forging partnerships with suppliers that share our commitment to reducing our dependence on fossil fuels and developing innovative products with minimal impact on the environment and public health. We hold DCI’s suppliers to the same set of standards our customers expect from us.

When sourcing laminates, foam, fabrics, and wood core materials, we look for products that carry certifications from industry specific, third-party organizations.


Upholstery Foams

We source foam used for cushioning in our upholstered products that minimize petroleum-based foam with more sustainable soy and corn based alternatives. The third-party certifications include CertiPUR-US, MAS Green or GreenGuard.

CARB Compliant Wood Core Materials

DCI sources hardwood plywood, particleboard, and medium density fiberboard products that use either no-added formaldehyde (NAF) based resins or ultra-low-emitting formaldehyde (ULEF) resins. These materials exceed requirements set fourth by the California Air Resources Board (CARB).

We can also incorporate into any of our product lines sheetgoods that meet the Eco-Certified CompositeTM (ECC) Sustainability Standard. This is an industry standard developed by the Composite Panel Association (CPA) for manufacturers of composite wood or agrifiber-based panels.

MAS Certification


Our casegoods collection was awarded a Certificate of Compliance by MAS Certified Green Program.  MAS Certified Green is a registered trademark to delineate low VOC emitting products in the marketplace so that purchasers and specifiers know that they can earn credits in sustainability programs like LEED and California CHP program.

You can learn more about the importance of MAS certification in this article: Harvard Study: Green Buildings (And Furniture) Improve Student Cognition. Our certificate number is MAS-1300228.

The sustainable hardwood panels produced at our state-of-the-art zero-waste generating factory in Lisbon, New Hampshire use only non-toxic finishes: either no-added formaldehyde (NAF) based resins or ultra-low-emitting formaldehyde (ULEF) resins to insure optimal indoor air quality.

FSC® Certification


Our manufacturing process played a central role in DCI becoming certified by the Rainforest Alliance to the FSC® (Forest Stewardship Council®) Chain of Custody standard (FSC-C019618). In March, 2014, the Rainforest Alliance re-certified DCI. Our certification is valid to March 30, 2023.

Chain-of-Custody certification allows us to provide an assurance to our customers that our lumber comes from certified forests and other responsible sources and there is a high level of social and environmental responsibility throughout our manufacturing process.

You can explore the benefits of FSC-certified furniture in this article: Why Your Residence Hall Needs FSC-Certified Furniture.

Construction


For over 40 years our craftsmen have been employing time tested methods for constructing solid hardwood furniture right here in the United States. Although our factory today is filled with modern machinery and finishing equipment, we strive not lose sight of the old world craftsmanship that ensures our furniture will last for decades.

We utilize a combination of mortise and tenon and dowel joints to make the strongest cabinet available backed up by a 25-year warranty. These joints combine the use of joinery, glue and screws. This vastly exceeds the strength of frame and screw only construction used by some manufactures.

A. High-Pressure laminate tops or solid wood tops
B. Dowel joints
C. Solid hardwood support rails
D. ¼” or ½” veneer core plywood back panels, screwed and in dado groove
E. Solid hardwood or veneer core plywood side panels
F. Solid hardwood drawer fronts
G. Bottom mounted drawer runners. 100lb test, epoxy-coated steel runners
H. Fully dovetail drawer

Solid Wood


Solid wood furniture from DCI is highly durable, recyclable, reclaimable, sourced and processed domestically, and manufactured into furniture in the United States.


Furniture made primarily from solid wood is extremely resilient and requires little maintenance. Screw retention is one of the most important distinctions between solid wood vs. plywood and composite woods. Simply put, there is not a plywood or composite wood material on the market today that holds a metal screw better, and for a longer period of time, than a solid piece of oak, maple, or ash. This is supported through laboratory tests.

Locations


Henry Kober started the company in 1975 working out of a small shop with three employees. Today, DCI has customers worldwide. Operations now include a team of over 200 employees, with headquarters in New Hampshire, a factory in North Carolina and an assembly facility in California. We also operate a sawmill in Vermont, allowing management of the manufacturing process from start to finish, and bringing DCI to the forefront as a leading supplier of sustainably made solid wood furniture.

DCI Inc, Headquarters

265 South Main St.
Lisbon, NH 03585

Operations include more than 150,000 square feet production space utilized for kilns, rough mill, finish mill, finishing, assembly, shipping, and warehouse on 35 acres of land.

DCI South

2500 South Roberts Ave.
Lumberton, NC 28358

South production facility includes 85,000 square feet of production space utilized for milling, finishing, assembly, and warehousing on 17 acres of land.

DCI West

3804 Main Street
Unit 2
Chula Vista, CA 91911

Approximately 10,000 square feet used for assembly, warehouse, West Coast office and factory showroom

DCI Sawmill

Waterman Rd.
South Royalton, VT

Select hardwoods from state regulated forest are processed into lumber used in furniture production. The facility is 20,000 square feet located on 30 acres.