A final word on packaging.

Experience has taught us that the phrase “penny wise and pound foolish” describes the considerations in package engineering. Wooden furniture is fragile, does not like to travel, and is at significant risk for damage with each mile traveled and with each loading, unloading and storage along its path to the consumer.

Each and every O-Palier item, once it is developed and released for production, goes through a process to define the packaging standards for that item. In addition to a significant investment in better quality corrugated to reduce risks of damage, an O-Palier principal personally oversees the testing and live drop simulations for each and every item before packaging specifications are approved. It takes time, costs money but makes a worthwhile difference in reducing damage and defect.