American furniture has been a family tradition for centuries, dating back to 1891 when the great grandfather of the founder of Manchester Wood, Clifford Pierce, began operating a sawmill and providing wood for American home furniture. The design of early wood American made furniture owed as much to necessity and available materials as it does to any sense of aesthetics. For early American settlers, wood was an abundantly available resource and so much early American furniture was built out of wood. Early American tables and chairs frequently incorporated turned wooden spindles into their design. For early American wood chair backs, wood was often bent by steaming it. Deciduous hardwoods were prized as materials for early American home furniture, with the wood of fruit and nut-bearing trees, such as Cherry or Walnut, being the most sought after.
Quality of Work
Manchester Wood American made furniture was founded in 1976 in Manchester, Vermont and we have been producing high-quality solid wood furniture ever since. Every single piece of furniture that we sell is a piece of furniture made in the USA. Over 35 years of experience with crafting solid wood furniture have provided us with valuable knowledge of craftsmanship and design. Our USA employees, several of whom have been with us for decades, are all skilled experts in the construction of wood USA made furniture. Since Manchester Wood was founded, our emphasis has always been on producing stylish solid wood furniture made in the USA. Every item of wood furniture produced in our NY state plant, whether it’s a coffee table, desk, Adirondack chair or tray, is built to the highest specifications and comes backed by our 100% Quality Guarantee.
At Manchester Wood, we are constantly working to create new and unique made in the USA furniture. In this spirit, we have introduced two new American made furniture collections over the past year: our Cherry and Glass Top Collections. Traditionally, much of our wood American furniture has been constructed out of White Ash as it provides some of the strongest and most durable wood of USA species. However, we’ve recently expanded the diversity of our USA made furniture by using more American Black Cherry wood. Cherry wood is not only strong and durable; it also possesses a beautiful natural finish with which even White Ash has trouble competing. Each piece in our Cherry Collection is built out of solid American Black Cherry – with the option of either a Natural or Heritage stain finish – and made with pride in the USA.
Our American made Glass Top Collection features a variety of coffee tables, sofa tables, end tables and display tables. All of these pieces are skillfully crafted out of solid American Ash wood and feature a glass top for showcasing your favorite possessions. Ranging in style from cottage to traditional, the Glass Top Collection is available in Golden Oak or Chestnut stained finish and is 100% American made furniture.