Sodura is one of our featured brands here at ModernTots.com. We love Sodura not only for their great modern designs, but also because producing eco-friendly, kid safe furniture is important to them. Sodura is a family business and all of their products are made right here in the USA.
Sodura is a very design oriented company. They even design and create custom pieces when they are not producing their popular Aero line. It all starts with a 3D CAD design or drawing, like the chair below. Once the design is put down on digital paper, that’s when the real magic happens.
A 3D CAD drawing of the Aero Chair.
Almost everything made by Sodura is cut out by a CNC router. Most of us aren’t familiar with this kind of technology, but this large machine is what cuts out the pieces of the furniture from wood. It uses the “digital blueprint” from the CAD drawing to know what shape to cut.
This is the router that does all of the heavy lifting down at Sodura’s manufacturing facility.
Sodura’s Founder Brian Scyphers has a background in engineering, where he was educated in quality and organizational systems. These skills helped to translate into the manufacturing process of creating furniture – all of the steps involved from the thought, to the drawing, to the setup of the router and cutting, to the sanding and finishing, and making sure that the quality of the finished piece is high.
According to Sodura, these two things are the key to having superior quality. The level of precision and repeat-ability that the CAD to CNC process gives them is far greater than using traditional tools. It also allows them to produce in small batches which makes doing custom work possible.
See all of Sodura‘s items.
Sodura was started by a mom and a dad who wanted to see a brand of children’s furniture that was truly eco-friendly and heirloom quality. All of their products proudly have the label of made in USA. All products are designed and made in Louisville, KY.