Manchester Wood: American Made Furniture Jelly Cabinets
When searching storage options for the kitchen, as well as for the home office, dining room, or study room, look no further than the solid wood furniture made in the USA by Manchester Wood. Our well-crafted cabinetry with Americana country favored styling is one of the more popular, yet often overlooked, options in Shaker furniture style.
ABC World News with Diane Sawyer’s Made in Americaseries featured our Tall Double Jelly Cabinet on a ‘Made in USA Home Makeover’ edition last season. Among other options of our solid wood cabinets are the Double Jelly Cabinet, Tall Jelly Cabinet, and Side Table.
The term ‘Jelly Cabinet’ dates back to early America and it was used — as one might expect — for holding “the jams and jellies through canning from seasonal gardens. Jelly was important when fresh fruit was lacking from the diet due to the [area’s colder, non-harvesting seasons.] The cabinets protected produce (and occasionally baked goods) from rodents in days before refrigerators were widely used and homes lacked built-in cabinets. The cabinets were constructed of materials such as wood with iron strap hinges. They were mainly used in the kitchen, but as they became popular to place in other rooms of the house (and to store more than jelly), the wood and finish used became more refined.” *read more: What Is a Jelly Cabinet? | eHow.com http://bit.ly/14nw5TF
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We at Manchester Wood thank him for his civil service and believe as his speech in the video link below states, that “the arc of the moral universe is long but it bends towards justice.” May justice for all things that need to be made just, be found just today, and forever on.
TV tray tables became popular in the 1950′s, as the price of televisions fell to the point that middle class American families were able to afford them. Television trays were originally marketed as a way of conveniently eating meals and watching TV simultaneously, but have come to serve a variety of different purposes as well.
A tray table ad from the 50′s
These days, many people use their TV tray tables as a surface for their laptop or tablet so they can do things like check their email while watching the morning news or video chat with their friends while they watch the game. Who would have imagined that television trays, originally associated with 1950′s America, would become strongly associated with digital technology?
At Manchester Wood, television trays were some of our most popular items over the holiday season. One customer favorite is our Portable Folding Work and Laptop Desk, which is designed to be a versatile peace of furniture that can either be used as a folding TV tray or as a standalone desk.
Need more that one folding tray table? We also offer sets, like our Rectangular Folding TV Tray Table Set of 2 , which also comes in a set of four. These sets are great for couples and families. If you are interested in checking out our whole selection of folding tray tables, here it is.
Finally, a note about construction and materials. Since TV table trays were conceived in the 1950s, many of them were made with a miraculous new material called plastic, with metal for structural integrity. However, soon the novelty of plastic began to wear off, and its drawbacks, like brittleness and aesthetic shortcomings, became apparent. At Manchester Wood, we make our folding tray tables just like we make our other furniture: using sustainably harvested North American hardwoods. We hope you check out our wood TV trays and choose to buy American made furniture.
End tables can be underrated pieces of furniture, perhaps due to their diminutive stature or peripheral nature. Whatever the case may be, we believe that a nice wooden end table can be an integral aspect of almost any room, offering extra surface space and storage as well as contributing aesthetically.
End tables are great places for small lamps, family pictures or just the book you are currently reading. They are usually placed beside sofas and armchairs and are often paired with a coffee table in the living room. Like most furniture, end tables are made using a wide variety of standards and materials. Cheaper options, like particle board or veneer pieces seldom last and can look a bit tacky, so the top end tables are made with solid wood. One risk of end tables is that they tend to accumulate clutter, and while they may be convenient places to put things, those things can distract from the beauty of a well made, solid wood end table.
Our Slate Top End Table
At Manchester Wood, we offer a wide selection of end tables. Some popular options include our Shaker and Traditional end tables. These pieces have a reserved aesthetic and go great with other more traditional furniture.
For homeowners with a more contemporary decorating sensibility, we have options like our 22” Round and Square Cherry End Tables, which both feature beautifully contoured legs and a shelf for extra storage.
Speaking of storage, we also offer many end tables with drawers, shelves and other spaces to put things. A longtime customer favorite is our Chairside Storage Table, which has a hidden compartment that is great for keeping things out of the way. Another good option is our Chairside Drawer Table, which (as the name might imply) offers a spacious drawer that can be opened from either side. This feature is great for open spaces.
So whether you are looking for that last piece of furniture to tie your living room together, or you just need a little bit of extra organization and storage, be sure to consider our collection of end tables and don’t forget that all of our products are made in the USA!
Finding furniture that fits can be challenging when living in smaller spaces. However, at Manchester Wood, many of our handcrafted wood furniture products can be an ideal match for apartment and condominium living.
For example, when looking for an end table for tighter spaces, try our narrow end tables, like the Chairside table series featuring our popular Chairside Storage Table and Chairside Bookshelf. While browsing the end tables with storage, check out our Periodical End Table with Drawer too.
Mobility, storage, and workspace are also key factors for smaller living quarters, and our answer to that is our Multipurpose Cart, a customer favorite for over 30 years.
We find home office furnishings are a need in any living environment; and although apartment and condominium living offers little space for these working areas, we offer affordable wood desks for home in compact fashion with our Mission Secretary Desk, Mission Compact Desk, Shaker Compact Desk, and the ultra-mobile TV tray-hybrid Portable Folding Work and Laptop Desk.
When it comes to the living room no home is complete without an effective and stylish handcrafted solid wood furniture item as a centerpiece of discussion and craftsmanship. Our two most accessible options to date for this sort of quality apartment condominium living furniture: the Oval Coffee Table and the Tray Top Coffee Table, which offers the mobility of a portable tray surface with classic Americana lines.
Whether shopping for a larger home or looking for quality furniture in a tight space with a reasonable budget, look no further than Manchester Wood for affordable, high quality, solid wood furniture that is completely made in the USA.
As we begin 2013, we at Manchester Wood would like to offer this month’s giveaway not as a raffle for a lucky winner but to everyone who orders during this month of January!
Order from ManchesterWood.com from Jan. 1st-31st and enter FREE in the coupon code box at checkout to receive a limited edition cutting board branded with our logo (see photo) free with every web purchase.
Our intentions are set for the New Year! Stay tuned for a new website, beautiful new products and collections, as well as our first mail-order catalog made available soon!
Manchester Wood moves into our 37th year of business, 122nd in a long-lasting family lineage of American woodworking.