Why Choose Solid Wood Furniture?

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.


Manchester Wood’s Gratitude Giveaway!

Manchester Wood Gratitude Giveaway

 

It is with great pleasure that Manchester Wood is offering this month’s free product giveaway with a gift in gratitude. The month of November is about Thanksgiving, feeling grateful for all the things in our lives, most importantly our family and friends. At Manchester Wood we’re especially grateful for you, the loyal customers who buy our products, and help keep our jobs and business producing quality, handcrafted truly American made furniture. And as we begin to think about everyone else this season, and what they’re grateful for we simply ask… What are you grateful for?

To enter our FREE November ‘Gratitude Giveaway’ email service@manchesterwood.com with a response to the question, “What are you grateful for?”

You can also write it on our Facebook wall or mention it to us on Twitter.

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*Giveaway Item* Portable Folding Work and Laptop Desk

The giveaway item this month is our popular Portable Folding Work and Laptop Desk. Practical… Sturdy… Portable. The Portable Folding Work and Laptop Desk has a unique design to fit the present mobile lifestyle with its large workspace and light, durable solid wood construction. Bring this folding worktable to wherever you need it! Crafted from sustainable Northeast hardwood at our mill in the Adirondack foothills of New York; built to last generations and backed by our Quality Guarantee.

Our folding TV tray tables have been a longtime customer favorite for over thirty years. The TV trays feature a double glide design that allows for easy folding and storage. Set up or store it away in seconds. These tables are versatile pieces of furniture, and have an easy wipe-off stain resistant lacquer finish.

Peace and blessings, God bless you always,

Ed & Priscilla Eriksen
Manchester Wood: American Made Furniture

PS. we may compile your responses to the giveaway at some point for a post filled with your gratitude, but we promise to only use your first name.

Manchester Wood designs and produces quality, affordable, eco-friendly solid wood American made furniture in the Green Mountains of Vermont and Adirondack foothills of New York.


What Quality Furniture Means

Quality Furniture Manchester Wood

Providing Quality Furniture at reasonable prices has been Manchester Wood’s honest mission for nearly 40 years.

Quality furniture isn’t so much about where it’s made… it’s how. Yes, 100% of our furniture is American made (and we’re very proud of that). Yet, we believe it’s the process of sourcing quality local hardwood materials and timeless design that has kept customers coming back for 39 years. Quality furniture at reasonable prices that sits between the inspirational small custom American furniture makers, and the mass “down-and-dirty priced” box stores. Because like Henry Ford, and the early pioneers of American manufacturing and commerce, we believe everyone deserves quality products that last a lifetime.

Do you agree with this simple thought on business practice? Should more companies be paying attention to quality? Share your comments below!

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