End Tables: Overlooked and Underrated

When it comes to furnishing a space like a living room or den, end tables are often treated as an afterthought or, worse, overlooked entirely. This is a real shame, as a good wooden end table or two can be an integral part of a room from both an aesthetic and practical perspective. At Manchester Wood, we have a large and diverse selection of end tables for sale and we’re sure you can find something to improve your home in our collection.

Chairside Storage Table
Our Popular Chairside Storage Table

If you are looking for a way to take advantage of a small space that won’t fit a large bookshelf or table top, end tables are a wonderful option. We offer a number of narrow end tables that are specifically designed to fit into tight spaces. Check out our Chairside Drawer Table. This customer favorite features an innovative bidirectional door as well as a shelf for storage. Another good, small end table is our Chairside Storage Table. It also has a narrow design, but instead of a drawer, it offers a flip-up top for easy and discreet storage. End tables are often more decorative than functional, but both of these options pack plenty of use and style into a compact package.

If space is not a major concern, we also have larger wood end tables like our 22” Round End Table. It offers a bit more space on top as well as stylish curved lines that go well with other round or oval pieces of furniture. End tables in general are great for complementing other pieces of furniture, so make sure you pick one that will go well with your current space.

All of our furniture is 100% made in America, so you can be sure that anything you buy from us will feature exemplary workmanship. Furthermore, we get all our lumber from certified sustainable forests because we are committed to green furniture.

 


TV Trays for the Warmer Months!

One of our favorite features about our solid wood TV trays is their versatility. Due to their light weight and clever folding design, they can be easily moved about the house to fill a wide variety of needs. With the advent of summer, it’s time to start taking TV tray tables out on the patio or deck to maximize their potential.

Although folding TV tables are usually associated with indoor activities (they are called TV trays, after all), they are also very useful for better enjoying the great outdoors. For example: bird enthusiasts can keep a copy of their favorite guide and a pair of binoculars close at hand or families can enjoy dinner outside without an outdoor dining table. They are also great for outdoor cocktails.

Unlike our line of outdoor furniture, our tray tables aren’t meant to be left outside for extended periods to suffer from rain and other environmental hazards. Fortunately, when it comes to tray tables, the folding design makes it quite easy to take them back inside and put them somewhere out of the way.

Our new Urban Camp Tray Top Sofa Table
Our new Urban Camp Tray Top Sofa Table

We are also excited about our new Urban Camp products. They are great for providing some extra surface area either indoors or out. They feature removable tops; which is great for serving food or drinks, plus it makes them easier to clean.

If you decide to purchase one of our solid wood TV trays or Urban Camp pieces, you can be sure of a few things. First, you are buying quality, American made furniture: we make everything we sell in our Granville, NY factory, which is snugly nestled in the foothills of the Adirondacks. Second, you are making a responsible environmental decision: 100% of the lumber we use comes from certified sustainable North American forests. Finally, you can be sure that your purchase will last for generations with proper care. We are proud to have a very high standard of craftsmanship and treat every single thing we make like a potential family heirloom.

Happy springtime: enjoy the warm weather!

 


The Resurgence of American Manufacturing

From the mills of colonial New England, to the steel plants of the Midwest, manufacturing has long been a key component of the American economy. Unfortunately, the general trend since the middle of the twentieth century has been downward. After taking a particularly stiff drubbing during the so-called Great Recession, American manufacturing has finally started to show signs of improvement over the past couple of years.

What’s remarkable about Manchester Wood is that we started making solid wooden furniture during the mid 70’s, just as American manufacturing was entering its long slide and jobs were starting to be shipped to places like Mexico or Taiwan and later China. Despite the general trend of outsourcing, we remained committed to American made furniture.

The Hanover Media and Gaming Stand
The Hanover Media and Gaming Stand

One recent encouraging sign for the U.S. economy is a growing for enthusiasm American made products. A recent study indicated that more than of 80% of Americans are willing to spend additional money on an American product instead of paying less for a comparable foreign product. This is great news for us: instead of cheap, foreign, particle board coffee tables, solid wood American furniture is coming back into vogue. Furthermore, as people start to tire of their foreign-made furniture deteriorating and breaking due to poor workmanship or materials, they are realizing the sense in spending a bit more money on durable, quality furniture made in the U.S.A.

If you are interested in U.S.A. made furniture, check out our solid wood TV stands. These stands are designed to enhance your home entertainment setup while still preserving the traditional charm of solid wood furniture.

Not only is our furniture 100% made in the U.S.A., it is also green. All of our lumber comes from certified sustainable North American forests, so you can be sure that you are supporting the American economy without jeopardizing the environment.