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Edge Banding – Everything You Need To Know

In Blog, Design Resource, Green Manufacturing, solid wood, Wood is Good by Morgan Dix

When you’re choosing your residence hall furniture and deciding on the specs, you’ll inevitably choose what materials you want. Should it be totally solid wood or a laminate variety? If you choose to go with the latter, you’ll have to answer another important question. What kind of edge banding do you want? For many people who are new to buying residence hall furniture, that’s going to elicit some questioning faces. …

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Southwestern University Case Study: Sustainable Purchasing

In Blog, Climate Friendly Furniture, Green Manufacturing, GreenCertification, Local Sourcing, Nontoxic, Purchasing and Value, Recycle, Repurpose, Reuse, solid wood, Wood is Good by Morgan Dix

Summary Southwestern University hired a Sustainability Coordinator and embraced a commitment to zero waste on campus. They reached out to DCI to provide them with sustainable zero waste furniture to furnish two of their residence halls. The Oldest University in Texas Southwestern University (SU) is a private liberal arts school in Georgetown, Texas, just north of Austin. Situated on a 780-acre suburban campus with 1,430 undergrads, the school was founded …

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Case Study: UCLA Weyburn Terrace

In Blog, Design Resource, solid wood, Wood is Good by Morgan Dix

Summary: UCLA needed to upgrade their graduate housing and their design standard at Weyburn Terrace. Working with the architects and Rick Pulley design, we tailored an elegant solution that blends durability, sustainability, modern design, and a sense of space. Case Study: UCLA Project Name: Weyburn Terrace Paseo & Commons Apartments Location: Westwood, Los Angeles Size: 500 fully furnished studio apartments Building Type: Graduate Student Housing Team: UCLA, Studios Architects, Rick Pulley Product List: Bed with Underbed Storage, Desk …

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Case Study: Duke University

In Blog, Climate Friendly Furniture, Green Manufacturing, GreenCertification, solid wood, Wood is Good by Morgan Dix

Summary: Meeting a detailed design specification, providing local manufacturing, service, and warehousing, and demonstrating a commitment to sustainability leadership were all important factors that went into selecting a company to furnish Duke University dorms. Project Name: Trinity House Location: Durham, North Carolina Size: 270 sets Building Type: Duke University Dorms, Multi-use Residence Hall Team: Duke & DCI Product List: Full Size Bed, Study Desk, Wardrobe, 520 Two-drawer Underbed Storage Units Duke University Duke was founded in 1838 and is consistently …

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How Our UV Finish Improves Your Indoor Air Quality

In Blog, Green Manufacturing, Nontoxic, solid wood, Wood is Good by Amos Kober

Have you ever wondered about that funny smell coming from your new wood floor or your new wood furniture? Or maybe, like me, you felt a little light-headed after being in a building where you encountered that same smell. It turns out that subtle suspicion you were harboring in the back of your mind—It can’t be good for me to be breathing this in!—was accurate. Volatile Organic Compounds Are Dangerous You …

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7 Benefits of Vertical Integration When Buying Sustainable Furniture

In Blog, Climate Friendly Furniture, Customizing, Green Manufacturing, Purchasing and Value, solid wood, Wood is Good by Morgan Dix

I am a big fan of vertical integration. It saves time, money, and it’s great for the environment. But first, you might be wondering, what is vertical integration? You see, DCI is a vertically integrated company. That means that we own every single step in our supply chain. From forest to floor, we manage, own, and control every step in the sourcing, production, and delivery of our sustainable hardwood furniture. …

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PSU: Installing Sustainably Harvested & Manufactured Wood Furniture

In Blog, Green Manufacturing, Local Sourcing, solid wood, Student Engagement, Wood is Good by Amos Kober

Almost ten years ago, we partnered with Plymouth State University (PSU) to furnish their state-of-the-art ecologically sensitive residence hall, Langdon Woods. We continue to work with PSU on new projects to this day. Building Awareness And Empowering Choices One reason we take sustainability so seriously is because we want to inspire green values in the next generation. It’s important that students understand their school is investing in the future of the planet. More specifically, students …

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Case Study: UC Santa Barbara

In Blog, Design Resource, Local Sourcing, solid wood, Wood is Good by Morgan Dix

Summary: Creative collaboration and a passion for sustainable furniture solutions were the hallmarks of our partnership with UCSB San Joaquin Apartments. Together, we crafted a solution that featured modern design, solid hardwood, and local manufacturing. Name: UCSB San Joaquin Apartments Location: Santa Barbara, CA Size: 57 Apartments, 322 Bedroom Spaces Building Type: Multi-use Residence Hall Project Team: UCSB, DCI Product List: Bed, 3-drawer chest, Desk, Pedestal, Wardrobe, Dining Table, Coffee Table, TV Stand UC Santa Barbara UC Santa …

Infographic: How To Prevent Climate Change With DCI Furniture

In Blog, Climate Friendly Furniture, Green Manufacturing, GreenCertification, solid wood, Wood is Good by Amos Kober

To set up an order today or to talk with one of our representatives, you can write to us here or call: (800) 552-8286. You can also learn more about our industry-leading FSC CoC certification, our MAS certification, and our green materials sourcing, sustainable manufacturing, and our unique zero waste Vertical Integration Process (VIP). Download the DCI Sustainability overview here.

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How To Harvest Wood While Nurturing Forest Health

In Blog, Climate Friendly Furniture, Green Manufacturing, solid wood, Wood is Good by Morgan Dix

Is cutting down trees bad for the environment? And can the silvicultural selective cutting method help? As a manufacturer of solid hardwood furniture for residence halls, we get this question a lot. And it’s an important one because there’s some legitimate confusion around it. First, whenever we think about cutting trees for any sort of manufacturing process, we immediately think of the worst case scenarios. We imagine the slash and burn …