We mentioned earlier in a previous article how we produce much of our furniture with White ash, but we’ve recently stretched further into North American Hardwoods with the use of Cherry.
Although White ash is the “premier species” for strong, durable wood, Cherry has similar attributes, but also carries a beautiful natural finish that White ash has a hard time competing with.
The beauty in finish is not all that makes this wood so remarkable.
Cherry is a prolific seeder.
Not only does it seed well in its current habitat, but it continues to spread in North America as well as into Mexico, even now, Brazil.
It’s a highly prized wood, but only represents a very small percentage of total lumber production.
In fact, its amazing growth in America points to several reasons.
Appalachian Hardwood Manufacturers, Inc. has cited one interesting reason.
They mention that birds help in assuring the fast spreading seeds of future Cherry trees.
The tree provides many birds with a steady diet, but those seeds that drop from the sky tend to find a new home to grow in.
Take a look at our Solid Cherry Collection, and see how beautiful this wood is.
We also thank the birds and other natural cycles that have allowed this tree to grow to our present use and continuing prevalence.
Children tend to be the forefront of most lives, and for good reason.
They’re our future, reflected beings of us, carrying on the ancient tradition.
We need them, and they need us.
Sometimes I wonder if we need them more.
Encouraging active participation from our kids is extremely important. Whether it’s to build their budding confidence, engaging in something with elders, or preparing them for the unexpected.
At Manchester Wood we started a Kids line not just because we love them, but also because they wanted to sit in an Adirondack Chair like Mom and Dad!
So after popular kid demand, we’ve introduced the Kid’s Adirondack Chair and Kid’s Morris Chair, partnered products to the grown-up pieces.
The line has continued to grow, and will over the next years to come.
Check out our Kids section by clicking here, I hope they find what they need!
The land in America is abundant, no doubt about that.
Early in the 19th century the United States started to find it’s identity.
Immigrants, stragglers, hustlers, and revelers looking to answer this thing we call Life.
Ready to grab it by the horns, and ride it to death, laughing in victory.
Jelly Cupboards and Cabinets became a household staple to our early pilgrimage.
The popularity of the item grew from New England, spreading as far West it could.
It wasn’t a hard sales pitch.
By 1830, everyone seemed to be eating jelly.
Grape, Mint, even Jalapeno jelly in the Southwest would find storage in the kitchen.
At Manchester Wood we participate in the tradition of Jelly Cabinets, and are proud to offer these pieces, a part of early American culture.
Click here to see our collection.