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Testimonals at Manchester WoodOur furniture isn’t easy to find unless you know us. And if you’ve found us, you’ve discovered something very hard to find.

We recently had a consultant come into the factory who mentioned the famous JFK speech on going to the moon. It was about how JFK as a leader stood up and said essentially, we’re going to the moon… we don’t know how we’ll do it, we haven’t the slightest idea exactly how it’ll all work out… but we will do it regardless of obstacles. Casting out the high expectancies of a dream not knowing when but knowing someday in earnest it will be vindicated is what being a visionary leader is all about. As he said:

Why choose this as our goal? And they may well ask why climb the highest mountain? Why, 35 years ago, fly the Atlantic? Why does Rice play Texas? We choose to go to the moon. We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard, because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone, and one which we intend to win, and the others, too.

At Manchester Wood why do we choose the goal of producing 100% Made in USA furniture? Not because it’s easy, but because it’s hard. Why do we choose to sell truly authentic solid wood furniture rather than from cheaper materials? Not because it’s easier, because it’s harder. Better, stronger, long lasting, and affordable quality. This is the challenge that we’re willing to accept and not postpone as NASA and JFK had done with going to the moon.

Against all odds, determination will prevail. As it always has done. It’s not easy to find companies like Manchester Wood online. We’re not a big company with a wide reach. But the customers that find us aren’t looking to discover something easy, they discover us because they’re looking for something that’s hard to find. The simple notion that quality and care go hand-in-hand.

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Testimonial: Hardwood Coffee Table

Hardwood Coffee TableWe love hearing our customers say exactly how we feel when marketing our furniture. This hardwood coffee table is not only affordable and similar to one at Pottery Barn, it’s made out of solid wood – not MDF!

I bought this table in chestnut color [pictured above] for my small living room. I wanted something casual, solid and made in USA. This table fits every criteria that I have! It is also hard to believe that the cost is not through the roof for a solid hardwood table that’s made here. The quality is great. I was debating between this table and a similar one from Pottery Barn, which was made of MDF and some solid wood. I’m glad I chose this one! -Michelle

Our assortment in the solid hardwood coffee table category is always growing, and like the rest of our solid wood furniture it’s built to last with a Quality Guarantee that only a family company like Manchester Wood could offer. Our factory rests in the foothills of the Adirondacks where we produce 100% Made in USA furniture that’s entirely solid wood. From TV Tray Tables to Folding Adirondack Chairs, we have you covered in the best affordable American made furniture on the market today.

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American Made Furniture Today

There’s a few of us still making truly American made furniture. Instead of looking at it as competitors it’s more like counterparts in a great revival of American craftsmanship.

American Made Furniture: Manchester WoodWhen you take a look around our neighborhood it’s easy to find craftspeople. It’s a storied tradition here in the Slate Valley region nestled on the Vermont-New York border. From the mines to the barns, mills, and factories, you’ll find people still making products today. American made furniture is what a few of us still bring to the table of American crafts. From nearby Dorset, Vermont we have Dorset Custom Furniture. In the frozen tundra of up-upstate New York near Syracuse we have Harden Furniture, and in the far rolling hills of Northern Vermont you have Lyndon Furniture. Each of us has a story; and our stories are just a few of the one’s told by the many people who keep the American made furniture legacy alive (more include Gat Creek, Vaughan-Bassett, Canal Dover, Copeland, etc.) Surrounded by fellow craftspeople, we furniture makers find a love and dedication to the crafts of enriching your home with beautifully authentic solid wood furniture.

It’s something you may know we take great pride in at Manchester Wood. After all, American made furniture is in our name. Take a moment, click the above links, check out the artisans to the mass manufacturer and you’ll discover a piece of America is still alive in crafting much like our ancestors did. This was the American made furniture of yesterday, and it’s American made furniture of today too.

Read our story here. Do you have a story to tell around crafting anything in America? Either yourself or family member? Share with us now in the comment section below!

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