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Why Choose Solid Wood Furniture?

April 26, 2016

Solid Wood FurnitureSolid Wood Furniture: What does that mean? How do I know it’s solid wood? Why should I pay extra for it?

There’s a lot of unknowns for most shoppers around solid wood furniture. Why should I buy it? What exactly is it? And what are its benefits… At Manchester Wood, we make and sell exclusively solid wood furniture. And here’s why:

  • It brings a feel of quality décor to your home.
  • If it’s well built, solid wood furniture is incredibly durable and can last for generations.
  • There is a sustainability and ethical factor. We believe in Eco-friendly sourcing practices.
  • A common cheaper alternative is “veneer furniture,” and this is what works and what doesn’t:
    • It’s a lower investment, and an easier expense on a tighter budget
    • It gives the appearance of a larger selection of wood finishes and designs
    • It can be easier to match sometimes with a uniformed finish, because of its manufactured “fake” look
    • Commonly used with MDF, particleboard and other materials… BIG problem:
      • These materials are mixed with chemicals and glues to provide “strength”
      • They are lighter, makes it easier to manage, but doesn’t last long with major susceptibilities to damage that cannot be repaired

A lot of furniture retailers want you to buy without really looking at the materials. Be sure to check what the material is, and Google the name if you’re confused by it. As sometimes they put “dressed up” names on furniture materials to make it sound like solid wood. We truly love solid wood furniture at Manchester Wood, and not only do we enjoy making it and selling it to our customers for the last 40 years, but we love it in our own homes too.

American Made Wood Furniture, Top Posts

Wood Furniture Care: Spring Cleaning

April 4, 2016

Wood Furniture Care - Manchester Wood

Dealing with dust bunnies on your Manchester Wood furniture?

Here is a wood furniture care solution:

When approaching wood furniture care, use a damp cloth and high-quality wood cleaner. Check out Seventh Generation’s Wood Cleaner using USDA Certified Biobased Product fragranced with essential oils and botanical extracts from lemon and chamomile. You could also try Method’s Wood for Good Cleaner, another non-toxic, plant-based cleaner that smells like almond.

Apply monthly, or as you see fit, to a clean cloth, and polish in the direction of the grain, then buff. For regular maintenance, a damp cloth does the trick.

Something to avoid: Don’t use household polishes with products that contain petroleum distillates or silicone, common ingredients that can leave residue.

Wood furniture is beautiful, and something we majorly enjoy in our house, as well as design and build for our customers across the country. With a little bit of maintenance, you’ll have your wood furniture looking brand new for years to come.

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American Made Wood Furniture, Giveaways, TV Tray Tables

FREE Set of Tray Tables! Manchester Wood’s April Eco-Act Giveaway!

April 1, 2016

This Month’s FREE Raffle Giveaway…

TV Trays at Manchester WoodLarge Rectangular Folding TV Tray Table Set

What action, big or small, are you willing to take this month to help our environment?

In accordance with Earth Day this month (April 22), Manchester Wood is asking those interested in our FREE monthly giveaway item to enter the raffle by telling us how you plan on initiating environmental action. Whether by simply telling us you’ll throw a piece of garbage away you find on the street, or that you’re planning to organize an event to bring awareness to a certain ecological cause, let us know about your impact in supporting our earth this spring season by emailing us, tweeting us (@ManchesterWood), or writing on our Facebook wall (facebook.com/ManchesterWood).

This month’s giveaway item is our popular Large Rectangular TV Tray Table Set of 2, valued at $169.95. For the past thirty years, our tray tables have been a customer favorite.

We hope you choose to ‘green up’ our planet this month. Be sure to share it with us if you do to spread awareness, and so that you may win this beautiful set of handcrafted solid wood tray tables. Manchester Wood’s eco-friendly furniture standards can be read about here on our website.

Manchester Wood The MillHappy April!

Ed & Priscilla Eriksen

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