Jonti-Craft Signature Features
Your Assurance of Safety, Durability, and Value that Works for Kids, Educators, and Families.
From materials that add long-lasting strength and durability, to functional features like hinges that prevent pinching small-sized fingers, Jonti-Craft has developed a portfolio of uniquely designed and constructed features that make our furniture perfect for kids, classrooms, and homes. These features make a difference from the moment you place them in a learning or home environment and you can be sure they will last through the years with our steadfast warranty.
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We know safety is important to you ̶ and it's important to us. We implemented our KYDZSafe features on products to provide you with top of the line safety ensures to ensure kids have safe learning environment.
KYDZSafe Rounded Edges. Each and every one of our edges and corners are rounded to a minimum of a 1 inch radius, allowing children to play safely without getting hurt by sharp edges and corners.
KYDZSafe Kickplates. KYDZSafe kickplates add another level of safety to our products as they keep small toes and fingers from being pinched and prevent children from losing their favorite toys underneath the unit. Kickplates not only add strength and safety to a product, but they also add high quality aesthetics.
KYDZSafe 15" Depth. Our KYDZSafe 15" depth adds increased stability to all of our products and provides 25% more storage space than the competitors' 12" depth.
Jonti-Craft furniture isn't just strong, it’s KYDZStrong®. We design our products to withstand the rigors of classroom use and ensure they are manufactured with structural integrity and stability. This means your products will last not only for the school year, but for a lifetime.
KYDZStrong Construction.Jonti-Craft, we employ dowel-pin construction. This technique is stronger than the dado joints used by other companies and prevents weakening at the joints, where most of the stress occurs. Using this method also results in a more aesthetically pleasing product and extends the product’s lifetime by 50 percent.
KYDZStrong Materials. Our products are crafted with durable materials that are made to last. Baltic Birch products are made with Eleven Ply ⅝" Baltic Birch, the strongest plywood in the world. The plies are laid cross-ways to make each board stronger and to prevent the wood from expanding and contracting in seasonal weather changes. Our Rainbow Accents® and MapleWave® products are laminated on both sides making them E-Z to clean and are made with MDF cores that are uniquely formulated for maximum strength and longevity.
KYDZStrong Recessed Backs. Jonti-Craft products are constructed with durable recessed backs, which not only gives our furniture the aesthetic appeal you’ve come to expect, but also gives it extra structural support. These backs even come in a variety of functional materials so you can make the most of your furniture. Click here to see the different back options to choose from.
Let's face it, an early learning environment can be a messy place. Kids spill and draw on classroom furniture and educators need products able to withstand this tough wear and tear as well as everyday use.
Jonti-Craft’s KYDZTuff® finish is just that — tuff enough for kids. It is an ultraviolet acrylic coating that’s as tough as the finish on the lanes of a bowling alley and it’s environmentally friendly too. The finish is ultra-durable and resists yellowing over time, so your furniture can look as new as the day you purchased it. It has an extra-strong resistance to daily wear and handles cleaning products with ease — even bleach and nail polish remover. With just a simple swipe of your hand, permanent marker and other stubborn spots are gone leaving nothing but a finish that still shines. Want to test it? Request a sample and try it out for yourself!
Our KYDZHinges® set the industry standard for safety. Jonti-Craft uses full-length piano hinges, which prevent small fingers from being pinched when doors open or close. They also allow doors to open to a full 270 degrees, 90 degrees further than most. This means the doors can lay flat against the unit and so children can play without getting banged up knees or breaking off the doors of the product. KYDZHinges are attached with a minimum of nine screws, making the doors extra sturdy to last a lifetime.
Do you remember sitting in class, picking away at the edge of the table? With Jonti-Craft’s TRUEdge®, you can be confident that won’t happen. Our TRUEdge is permanently thermo-fused to the edges, so it will last as long as the product does, unlike the t-molding style of edgebanding that is used by many other furniture manufacturers. When the t-molding style of banding is separated, the underlying board is susceptible to damage and moisture.
To compliment every classroom and early learning space, TRUEdge comes in many different color options. A natural, wood-like TRUEdge is even found on our MapleWave® and Young Time products, creating a seamless look to each piece of furniture.
Moving furniture can be a hassle, especially when it’s a heavy storage unit filled with blocks. Jonti-Craft features our heavy-duty MAXBrackets® — a caster and a three-point connection bracket rolled into one, instead of plastic wheel casters like those used by other companies. This unique design adds triangular strength and allows furniture to be moved easily without causing stress on the wheel and bracket. And best of all, the wheels are made of hard rubber and won’t leave black marks on your floor! Between the powerful ball-bearings, hard rubber wheels, and a solid steel design, these MAXBrackets are no match for plastic wheels when it comes to durability. Even our stationary units feature the same three-point connection bracket used on MAXBrackets to reinforce the corners, providing maximum stability and strength to the product.