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Gaslight  -  Traditional style of iron or brass beds with rounded arching corners.
Gauge  -  Measurements which refer to the thickness of metal in tube or sheet form - varies by composition and material.
Gilded  -  Gilding is the art of applying metal leaf (most commonly gold or silver leaf) or finely ground metal powder to a surface.
Glazing  -  Process of artfully applying shading, color or tone to accentuate natural aspects of a given material.
Glides  -  Buttons of plastic or metal applied to bottom of legs to make furniture easier to move around and to prevent damage to flooring.
Grain  -  Variations in color and texture made by the size and arrangements of cells and pores of a living tree and revealed when wood is cut through the trunk in an horizontal direction. Also a term used to describe cells in leather hides and amount of adjustment applied during the tanning process.
Green sand molds  -  Green Sand is an aggregate of sand, bentonite clay, pulverized coal and water. Its principal use is in making molds for the casting of metals. The largest portion of the aggregate is always sand.
Hand-forged iron  -  The art and process of heating iron to high temperatures for working by hammering, bending or shaping while in a malleable state by a blacksmith; as opposed to altering by mechanical means to produce the appearance of handwork. True hand forged iron has a surface with unique markings and elegance based on the skill and knowledge of the blacksmith.
Hardwoods  -  Wood from a deciduous tree. Maple, Cherry, Walnut, Mahogany and Oak are examples of hardwoods frequently used in high end furniture construction and cabinetry.
Headboard  -  Panel or various style of structure situated at the head of a bed frame which joins to the foot board with side rails. Sometimes used alone and connected to a standard bed frame or may attach directly to the wall to allow easy height adjustment.
Hemstitch  -  A hem along a line from which threads have been drawn out, stitching the cross threads into a series of small decorative groups. Usually found on antique or luxury items.
High resilience padding  -  Foam of specified weight & density that responds to pressure with the same recover time over a long period of use. We use specific foam densities in different areas of construction based on providing comfort, for maintaining shape and durability with repeated use.
Inverted seam  -  An inverted seam secures the top panel to the border portion of a fabric or leather cover to eliminate bumps and creases often found in conventional welted top seam.
Iron  -  Iron is a lustrous, silvery soft metal. It is ductile, malleable and durable and used in its carbon-containing forms for making furniture and other goods. Forms of iron vary according to compositions and process of making. Forms include pig iron, wrought iron, cast iron, carbon steel and other alloys.
Iron bar  -  Rolled form of solid iron available in various lengths and thickness. Transformed through the forging process into bed components. (see "iron" in glossary)


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