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.
When 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!
We celebrate American Independence Day on the Fourth of July every year. We think of July 4, 1776, as a day that represents the Declaration of Independence and the birth of the United States of America as an independent nation. But July 4, 1776 wasn’t the day that the Continental Congress decided to declare independence (they did that on July 2, 1776).
It wasn’t the day we started the American Revolution either (that had happened back in April 1775).
And it wasn’t the day Thomas Jefferson wrote the first draft of the Declaration of Independence (that was in June 1776). Or the date on which the Declaration was delivered to Great Britain (that didn’t happen until November 1776). Or the date it was signed (that was August 2, 1776).
So what did happen on July 4, 1776? [click to continue…]
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This July reminds us of the joys of summer, and also 4th of July when we celebrate Independence Day as a Nation. We may reflect on those who have sacrificed their lives, who have served in bettering our communities and armed forces, the fireworks, food, and parades. Although our November giveaway is typically about gratitude in honor of Thanksgiving we feel July marks another great occasion to do so.
Let us all know what you’re grateful for. You’ll be entered into our monthly raffle drawing for a FREE solid wood furniture piece from Manchester Wood; you might just walk away with our new Montauk Chair.