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Retro Solid Wood Furniture

Retro Solid Wood FurnitureOur Retro solid wood furniture is sure to excite the mid-century enthusiast in new home design. Made from solid hardwood in America with a 100% Quality Guarantee plus Free Shipping!

Manchester Wood has recently reproduced Retro solid wood furniture that we fondly remember our parents and grandparents had in that “Golden Age” of American history, Post-World War II America. High spirits and a booming economy gave birth to the American Dream. Everything seemed a movie back then… it was all about Jackie and Marilyn. JFK and the Beatles. It was a hay-day in American life, and Manchester Wood has brought back a piece of that era with the Retro solid wood furniture collection – the perfect union of past and present design and functionality.

The center piece of the collection is our 2 Tier End Table, a quintessential retro inspiration re-imagined in solid wood. Combined with the Retro Rectangular End Table, Rectangular and Square Coffee Tables and beautiful Console Table, this collection represents a staple in mid-century modern furniture. A step back in time, made perfect for design enthusiasts looking for a more timeless retro style at home. Handcrafted from solid wood and finished in mellow tones of Honey and Auburn, this collection is designed to last for generations.

What’s your favorite thing about ‘retro’ furniture? Does it fit in your current home design?

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Back to School Lap Desk Giveaway!

Lap Desk GiveawayWin a FREE Lap Desk by sharing, what’s your favorite childhood school memory? It will automatically enter you to the raffle drawing the end of the month.

A favorite teacher? Favorite sport? A memory from winning a state championship game, or getting into the school of your choice? In the month of August we’re still enjoying summer, but the school year is quickly upon us too. In the spirit of the season, along with our Back to School Sale, Manchester Wood is making this month’s giveaway a FREE Lap Desk with entry by way of commenting on this blog, emailing us (service[at]manchesterwood.com), writing on our Facebook page, or mentioning us on Twitter (@manchesterwood) with answering the question, “what’s your favorite childhood school memory?”

You’ll be automatically entered into to the drawing for the Lap Desk, with the winner announced and contacted on September 1st.

The Lap Desk is ideal for working while sitting in a chair, on the couch, or upright in bed. It blends mobility, comfort, and style with productivity in one compact package. It is also part of our Gifts for U.S. Jobs Collection, which aims to stimulate the domestic economy and boost job creation.

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Made in the USA: Are You Sure?

Made in the USAA Yuma Arizona journalist uncovers a “Made in the USA” seal of approval to be misguided. What’s really ‘Made in the USA’? Well one thing is for sure, don’t always trust the sticker.

Lesley Fair of YumaNewsNow.com in their recent article Keep your Made in USA claims red, white, and trueuncovers claims that a Made in the USA-origin seal for businesses may not be credible. At Manchester Wood, we’ve always been weary of companies that supposedly “boost credibility” by giving them money in return for a logo and some marketing materials to help consumers recognize that our product is Made in the USA.

Fair found that an “Ohio-based Made in the USA Brand [who] markets a U.S.-origin seal for businesses to use to boost the credibility of their ‘Made in USA’ claims. According to one promotional brochure, ‘When printed on labels by accredited manufacturers, consumers are able to identify at a glance which products are made in the USA.’  …The company’s website included one licensee’s explanation that the certification mark was important ‘because it stands for buying American products produced by American workers.'” BUT… “the part where [the] Made in the USA Brand conducted a careful evaluation to make sure products bearing its mark really are of U.S origin [had been skipped]. A “complaint alleges that all a company had to do display the seal was self-certify that it was in compliance with the guidance set forth in the FTC’s Enforcement Policy Statement for U.S. Origin Claims. What about objective evaluations or audits to confirm ongoing compliance? There weren’t any. And you won’t be hearing about companies that were denied the certification mark because according to the FTC, Made in the USA Brand handed over its seal to any business whose check cleared.

Over the past year, we’ve been putting on our own materials that we’re “100% Made in USA.” It’s actually a tricky thing to state for most “American made” companies. With a global economy it’s hard to find anything truly made from the ground up in America. It may be assembled here, or packaged here, but materials and sub-assemblies could be done overseas… so could that really make it Made in the USA still? It’s been a hot debate, but one thing is for sure, Manchester Wood is, and always has been 100% made in America.

What’s your thoughts? How do you know something is made in America?

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