Craftmaster is slightly above average in quality for U.S. made mid-priced sofas.

The diagram below was taken from the Craftmaster website. I have made some observations in Bold Italics.

 

  1. – Hardwood Frame Consisting Of Hardwood Rails And Hardwood Laminates. This is standard for mid-priced furniture and should last 10 – 20 years.
  2. – Heavily Padded Arms. Standard
  3. – Tie Wires On Back & Seat Springs For Additional Support. Standard. Above average.
  4. – Heavy Gauge Sinuous Wire Springs For Durability And Comfort. Cheapest type of foundation support but should last 20 years or more.
  5. – Heavily Padded In-Back. Standard
  6. – 100% Dacron Polyester Fiber Back Cushion Encased In A Sewn Ticking With Separate Compartments To Prevent Fiber Fall Down. Standard.
  7. – 2.0 Density High Resiliency Foam Core With Dacron Fiber Wrapping. Above average. 2.0 density cushions should last about 1 year longer than standard 1.8 density foam cushions.
  8. – Fully Lined Tailored Skirts. This is the correct way to make a skirt. Not everybody does.
  9. – Padded Edge Roll. Above average.
  10. – Insulated Seat Pad For Added Comfort. Standard
  11. – Joints Are Mortise And Tenon Or Double Dowelled, Glued, & Corner Blocked For Durability. Good (but not great) joint construction techniques.
  12. – Wood Legs On Skirted Frames Are Built Into The Frame For Strength & Durability. Exposed Wood, Decorative Legs Are Securely Mounted To The Base Of The Frame. Built-in legs are stronger than screw in legs, but make it harder to fit a sofa through a doorway. If your sofa does not have a skirt, you probably will not have built-in legs.

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