Wood frame sofa under construction at Elite Leather Company

Built with integrity to last... and look good doing it.

Even though you can’t see it, we put just as much care into the interior of our furniture as we do the outside.

Depending on the design of an individual style, our frames are made of responsibly forested Pacific Northwest alder hardwood or of Forest Stewardship Council (FCS) certified hardwood plywood. The hardwood plywood frames we produce also meet the strict standards of the California Air Resources Board (CARB). We create the frames in our own mill and reinforce our fames to ensure proper tailoring of the selected covering. And, while others may not use corner blocks at all, we use many in each sofa to enhance its strength. We use tempered steel sinuous springs for both the back and seating suspension to properly support the back and seat cushions, to distribute seating support evenly and to provide excellent comfort. Sinuous spring suspension is superior to webbing suspension, as the springs have tremendous longevity and webbing can stretch and lose resiliency. Our upholstery padding and cushions are made of the best materials, providing both comfort and resiliency. The cushions are sewn with bonded nylon threads that are strong and flexible, and held neatly in place with easy-release clips and rings. And our outside panels are padded to add softness, and to prevent the leather or Ultrasuede® from sagging.


Our quality features.

“BENCH-MADE” is a term that signifies products that are handcrafted, not mass produced. Although the term may be out of style, it perfectly describes our approach to building furniture.

The details may seem trivial, but they’re important to us. For example, we put in the extra effort to glue, staple and use corner blocks in the frame to strengthen the joints. Even though you can’t see it, we put just as much care into the inside of our furniture as we do the outside.

Construction Quality Chart