Unlike other furniture makers, our craftsmen work neither individually nor on an assembly line, but as a team, each contributing his or her particular expertise. Nearly every step involves hand work or hand finishing. Even with the finest tools and technology, there is no substitute for the human skill that imbues each piece with unique personality. We start with the very best wood - export grade logs of a quality unobtainable by most furniture makers. At Berkeley Mills, we use modern, precision machines to attain results equal or better than those achieved by master furniture makers over the centuries.