General Questions

A flitch is a cut of lumber straight from the tree, a piece of something grander, something living.

Our furniture is designed and fabricated at our shop in Raleigh, NC. We are loyal to traditional craftsmanship and take pride in sourcing regional raw materials. A wood shop in Oxford, NC helps with some pre-production parts processing. Furniture construction, assembly, finishing, and shipping is done by our crew in our shop. Flitch Furniture is built using two main techniques: dovetail joints and spline miters for a lifetime of durability.

Plywood back panels are inserted into a dado on the modular units, allowing the boxes to breathe. Expansion and contraction is expected with solid wood construction so an allowance for this behavior must be considered. Plywood slat-panels have been engineered to provide a similar relationship between separate parts of the bed units.

Flitch furniture is constructed of solid maple and solid walnut. We take pride in using lumber from trees grown in our region, and in our time zone. Each tree’s growing conditions – sunlight, soil fertility, and moisture – create unique, natural variations in the wood grain.

Flitch furniture is made from kiln-dried solid wood and assembled using timeless, proven construction methods. With proper care and maintenance, Flitch furniture can sustain regular use for decades.

Modular furniture consists of multiple parts to create the whole. Flitch Modular units can be arranged and easily rearranged for an endless variety of configurations. The friction-fit design uses a system of dowels and holes to lock boxes in place.

Our friction-fit matrix design uses a system of dowels and holes that are the exact proportional dimension of the box unit. The purpose of this matrix is to prevent a sheer effect, which means no sliding.

Modular base units include boxes with attached leg assemblies. Additional boxes can be arranged and rearranged for any variety of configurations.

If living with small children, we recommend that you glue the dowels in the matrix hole by placing a drop of wood glue in either end and securing.

If you want the units to remain modular, be aware that the box units may separate if more than 8 pounds is placed in a drawer box while open. In other words, put your socks in the top unit and your 300-page drafts of the next great American novel in the bottom.

Currently our products are available in 3 store locations:

Port of Raleigh
Beyond Blue Interiors
Creative Classics

We are in the process of rolling out products to showrooms across the country. If you are interested in having Flitch on your showroom floor or in your store Contact Us.

Our furniture is handmade to order and takes 6 – 8 weeks to build. We aim to deliver furniture as soon as possible. If orders exceed our capacity to meet the 8 week deadline, we will notify you promptly.

We charge retailers a flat rate shipping fee based on the order amount, and deliver to the retailer’s preferred shipping address. The retailer is then responsible for the delivery to the consumer. Delivery charges paid by the consumer may vary based on the retailer.

For deliveries in the Triangle area of central NC, Flitch can deliver to the consumer’s home address, and will include in-home set up. Shipping is a flat rate fee based on the order amount. The buyer or resident must be present for delivery.

If you’re in the area, you are welcome to pick up your furniture from our shop, free of charge. Pick-up times include Fridays and Saturdays between 8 am and 1 pm, by appointment only. Once the furniture is picked up, Flitch Furniture is not liable for any damage en route to your final destination.

We package our furniture to minimize the risk of damage in transit. Should your item(s) arrive damaged, please contact us immediately and we will repair or replace your furniture. See Terms of Order and Sale for additional information.

Our modular bases come assembled and any additional boxes can be stacked using the friction-fit system to lock and align. Benches come completely assembled. Beds require some assembly and instructions will be included with delivery.

Because Flitch furniture is made of solid wood it is substantial. This makes it quality, long-lasting furniture.

The Base Solo with a drawer weighs 34 lbs. The Base Duo with drawers is 67 lbs, and the Base Trio with drawers is about 100 lbs. Add 21 lbs for every additional drawer box.

Beds range from 153 lbs for a twin with headboard to 237 lbs for a king with headboard.

Benches are between 22 lbs for the twin to 50 lbs for the king.

A clean, damp cloth is best. You can use mild cleaners to remove marks and smudges. Avoid abrasive cleaners and strong solvents as they may damage the finish. Bleach and denatured alcohol are fine, but do not use paint thinners or lacquer thinners. Be sure to read the label on your cleaners before use. We recommend testing a small spot in an unnoticeable area first.

It is commonly known as ‘White Dove’, not to be confused with Dove White.

Good question. We are mostly dog people (come on by and meet Jeb Jeb), but we know cats love to lay around and our furniture provides a lot of surface area for feline lounging.