Furniture Quality Control - Furniture Inspection Expertise​

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Furniture designs are continuously evolving to meet modern designs and fashion trends. This evolutionary development in furniture poses considerable quality, safety, and durability challenges for manufacturers in China, and Asia in general.
To verify these attributes in furniture, its raw materials, and manufacture throughout the supply chain, Tetra Inspection offers a range of furniture inspection services from pre-production to the end of production and loading.

Furniture Inspection: Why is it important?

A furniture inspection is extremely important prior dispatch to your clients as it can greatly help you in clearing out issues at an early stage and help you save cost and time. Here are a few benefits of having a professional furniture quality inspector audit your furniture:

Organizing a furniture audit is a win-win step for your company that you will always cherish.

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Furniture Quality Control Approach

Maintaining a positive brand image and meeting consumer expectations in the furniture manufacturing industry requires strict furniture quality control system in place. Tetra Inspection has developed an extensive quality control system that follows widely accepted standards since we recognize how important this is.



We inspect your furniture from various angles as part of our rigorous and comprehensive quality control process. To make sure your furniture meets the required  standards, we perform perform a number of tests such as;

Our Furniture quality control approach is founded on the highest standards in furniture manufacturing, and if you use our furniture testing services, we’re certain you’ll notice a difference in the way people perceive your brand. Tetra Inspection is dedicated to assisting you in upholding the highest standards of consistency and quality in your furniture products.

We test your furniture from various aspects including:

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Furniture lab testing approach

Not all the furniture tests can be carried out onsite. As such, our team of experts will send a sample of the furniture to a state-of-the-art furniture testing lab that will test the material of the furniture for aspects like flammability and fire resistance testing. Also, the furniture lab testing determines the lead content in the wood’s surface and the amount of pentachlorophenol and formaldehyde in case of composite wood furniture. Once the lab test report is out we will share it with you at the earliest and help you in making amends in the light of the report.

Guide To Wood Types - Furniture Quality Control

Woods can be categorized in many ways and we will be looking at the hardwood and manufactured wood types, as they are most commonly used in the manufacturing of furniture.
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Mahogany is one of the most expensive hardwoods that is used to make high-end furniture. It is extremely versatile and popular among traditional and modern furniture designers alike. 

Walnut hardwood gives you wonderful durability along with the beautiful straight grains that give its class to the hardwood. It is mostly used for high-end furniture.

Oak is one of the most popular hardwoods in the furniture market. It is known for its high durability and beautiful open wood grain

Particleboard or chipboard is a very famous type of manufactured wood that is made from wood shavings and chips bonded together. A lot of furniture manufacturers now use the chipboard for stylish furniture as it is lightweight and highly customizable.

Manufactured from Fibre of woods gives the Fibreboard good strength and lightweight in comparison to hardwoods. Also, it is much cheaper than hardwood and very popular among modern furniture designers.

Another strong strand of manufactured woods is the plywood that is manufactured by layered veneers that give it immense strength to be used for load-bearing furniture products.

The veneer is a type of manufactured wood that is used to give the furniture a high-end look. It is expensive and at times can even cost more than the hardwood itself. It is also used in combination with other hardwoods like mahogany to give it a customized and modern look.

Inspection Guide To Teak Wood Grade - GRADE A:

Characteristics: close grain, warm/honey color, oil-rich, and knot-free. No streaks of white, no knots on the top side, very few (live knots only – where there is discoloration but no fill – on the underside) knots, and these knots have to be less than 0.5 inches in diameter and present only once in every 3-4 linear feet.

Different/Comparison in grading between A, B, and C.

Inspection Guide To Teak Wood Grade - GRADE B:

Teak wood has warm color with occasional streaks of black and some splotches and discoloration. Grade B teak wood has more allowance for knots per linear feet. Grade B teak wood is sometimes used in a “semi machine-made” product. Semi Machine Made implies that personnel uses electric saws to cut the wood, but there is no concept of a jig and fixture to make all the slats the same size or make the process repeatable. Semi Machine made product does not allow the end consumer the luxury of finding a replacement part, since all parts are unique and made to fit a specific piece. Semi machine made also means that the tenons “float “in the mortices (the joint is not exact, and there are gaps). This is usually filled with epoxy or putty, and generally, the furniture comes completely assembled, because the end customer would not tolerate the sloppiness.

Inspection Guide To Teak Wood Grade - GRADE C:

teak is the lowest on the grading scale because most grade C teak is taken from the outside surface of the tree, known as the “sapwood.” Using this part of the tree to build furniture means the product will be less durable because it hasn’t had enough time to harden and absorb all the natural oils found within the center of the tree. 


Even though teak trees are known for their strength, grade C teak wood is generally softer and doesn’t have the same uniform honey coloring as the higher grades of teak. You are more likely to see dark black streaking, marks from insects and wood fillers to mask imperfections. 


Wood has a dark color in places, mixed with a very white color in places. The white is the young sapwood. There is an allowance for dead knots (where the knot was weak, has been gouged out and filled with epoxy or putty) These knots may be on the top side or the bottom side. (the joint is not exact, and there are gaps). This is usually filled with epoxy, and generally, the furniture comes completely assembled.

Tetra Inspection Expertise in Furniture

Tetra Inspection is dedicated to ensuring that each item of furniture we check satisfies the highest quality requirements as a provider of furniture quality control. In order to do this, we have created a thorough furniture quality control checklist that addresses every stage of the production process.

Materials: We begin by looking at the types of wood, fabrics, and hardware that were used to make the furniture. We make sure they are of an outstanding quality and free from any defects that can compromise the integrity of the finished product.

Manufacturing: Next, we examine the production process for any indications of poor workmanship, such as uneven joints, glue stains, or rough edges. We also make sure that the furniture is correctly assembled and that all the parts fit together properly.

Finishing: We provide careful consideration to all aspects of the furniture’s finishing, including staining, painting, and sealing. We examine the finish to make sure it is even and free of defects such as bubbles, drips, or brush marks.

Upholstery: For furniture that has upholstered seats, we look for any tears, loose threads, or other defects in the upholstery. Also, we examine the cushions’ sizes and shapes as well as the way the cloth is stretched over the frame.

Functionality: We evaluate the furniture’s use by making sure it is solid, stable, and able to support the weight it was intended to. Also, we make sure that any moving components, such drawers or doors, operate smoothly and without sticking.

Safety: We pay particular attention to aspects that increase user safety, like the use of non-toxic coatings and the lack of sharp edges or corners.

Packaging: To ensure that the furniture is properly protected during shipping and that it arrives in good condition, we perform packaging inspection at the end of the process.


Our goal at Tetra Inspection is to provide our clients with the assurance that their furniture meets the highest quality standards. By using our comprehensive furniture quality control checklist, we can help ensure that every piece of furniture we inspect is of the highest quality and meets the expectations of our clients and their customers.

To learn more about our furniture inspection process, get in touch with us today

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