DCI Content Library
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DCI: Forging Locally Crafted Furniture for 40 Years
DCI’s Green Manufacturing: From Forest to Floor
Tackle Climate Change – Use Wood!
Wood – Nature’s Stroke of Genius
Wood is Good & Forestry the Best Sustainable Industry
Wood Reduces the Environmental Impact of Buildings
Free eBooks & PDF Resources
A Guide To
Learn how we craft sustainable residence hall furniture.
A Guide to Solid Hardwood Residence Hall Furniture
Why should you choose solid wood residence hall furniture?
A Guide to Nontoxic Residence Hall Furniture
Improve indoor air quality for your students.
A Guide to
Explore modern, contemporary, and mission furniture design.
What is sustainable residence hall furniture? From using non-toxic materials and developing climate friendly manufacturing processes to supporting local economies and reducing waste, your furniture choices have a big impact on student and environmental health.
How do you ensure your residence hall furniture is non-toxic, upholds the greenest standards, and includes recycled content? Make sure your furniture supplier has these essential third-party certifications.
Good design is essential. So we created these resources to help you learn about the most enduring and popular styles for your residence halls.
Case Study: Mid-Century Modern at UCLA’s Boulevard ApartmentsAugust 4, 2020
Introducing the Rowan CollectionOctober 24, 2019
Case Study: USAG Daegu Shilla TowerMay 22, 2019
Purchasing & Value
How do you get the most value for your money when you’re buying residence hall furniture? It’s a complex question. Here are some helpful perspectives on that question to help you choose the best option for your unique housing needs.
Cal Poly Case Study: Increasing Occupancy and Cost Savings Plus A Big Sustainability WinSeptember 18, 2020
Penn State’s Demo Dorm RoomJanuary 29, 2020
How To Get The Best Quality Furniture For Your Residence HallsAugust 29, 2017
7 Benefits of Vertical Integration When Buying Sustainable FurnitureAugust 21, 2017
Colleges rarely include students in the residence hall furniture selection process. But half of students’ higher education expenses are housing-related. And yet some schools are doing a remarkable job including student stake-holders in their furniture selection process.
Our most interesting work with our most creative partners.
How do you recycle and repurpose 100 plus sets of furniture? How do you add novel features to bunk beds? How can you source wood for your beds from your school’s property? These are some of the accomplishments and innovations featured in these case studies.