Manchester Wood’s 2013 In Review

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With only a few short hours left in 2013 here on the east coast at our mill in the Adirondack foothills we wish to share with you some benchmark accomplishments, initiatives, and insights that have made 2013 a special year here at Manchester Wood. We can’t express our gratitude enough for how great a year its been for us as a business, especially with ManchesterWood.com, a growing quality American made furniture source online for our exclusive furniture made right here.

This list is as much our success as it is yours, because without our customers, friends, and Manchester Wood community, we wouldn’t have had…

  • Over 40 new products added
  • 7 new collections
  • Expanded Shaker and Mission lines
  • Complete redesign of our Contemporary collection
  • New product developments in nesting, space-saving, convenience, and practicality
  • Improved shipping times
  • Continued free monthly product giveaways (nearly 3 years running)
  • A Company Video
  • Over 5,000 new Facebook likes
  • 400 new Twitter followers
  • Nominee for the 2013 Martha Stewart American Made Audience Choice Award
  • A remodeled, shop-friendly ManchesterWood.com
  • Opened a Factory Seconds Store inside Camelot Village in Bennington, Vermont
  • Our many wholesale customers and their many, many great customers happy with our products yet another year
  • Also, our many, many direct retail customers who have been amazing, pleased, patient, and supportive yet another year of our growing business
  • And, regardless of competition and the unfortunate domestic disposition, it’s also another proud year of making you 100% Made in USA solid wood furniture locally right from our mill in upstate New York

Our family business of hardworking craftspeople has had many years in woodworking, and we can’t help to think 2013 was a special one. We look forward to serving you the finest in affordable sturdy, long-lasting American made furniture in 2014 and the many more years to come ahead.

Happy New Year!

Have a blessed one,

Ed & Priscilla Eriksen

Manchester Wood: American Made Furniture


‘New for 2014′ Product Showcase Collection

new-for-2014-collection-bannerWe’re proud to kick off 2014 with a “product showcase” featuring all-new Manchester Wood products for the New Year. The general themes of these pieces has been “nesting,” “space-saving,” “convenient,” “practical,” and most importantly “unique,” and “hard-to-find” anywhere else. We’ve scoured through antique shops and old draft books this past year reinventing the old, as well as completely renovating with the new. Items such as the Compact Workstation Table, which originated from a “gossip bench” concept but has become something entirely new and fresh for the modern day. The Multipurpose Coffee Table Nesting Set of 4, which carries a long name and even a longer list of ways to use it, incorporating TV tray table ideas with coffee table function creating a truly unique and practical offering. Nesting sets in the Shaker table category with Chairside Nesting Tables Set of 3 and 2, the vintage Log Rack also finds a revival, and a few items that came late in 2013 also find a home here.

On our social media and blog you’ll find product spotlights as the weeks go on, including a rotating cast of each products unique back-story.

At Manchester Wood we truly feel honored to provide you the most affordable handcrafted solid wood furniture items entirely ‘Made in the USA’ on the market today. We hope you enjoy these new products as much as we enjoyed making them for you! Happy 2014!


5 Reasons to Shop Manchester Wood Furniture & Gift Items this Holiday Season

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1.     100% Made in USA

We craft all of our furniture right here in our own factory in the backyard of the Adirondacks and Green Mountains. Creating completely American made products is important to us – it means local jobs, supporting our economy, and honestly, it’s what we’ve always done. We’re proud of the fact that we live, raise our families and work right here.

2.     Free Shipping Always

Every order on ManchesterWood.com or through our Amazon outlet is shipped in the continental US absolutely free. Yes, that’s correct, we ship sturdy, sometimes heavy solid wood furniture completely free anywhere in the country…. We think that’s pretty great too.

3.     Solid Wood

Each piece is masterfully designed for style and function, then crafted with precision and care by our skilled craftspeople. Continuous inspections throughout all processes ensure quality – from sourcing quality local lumber to our stringently tested durable finishes. Every step of our process is designed to create heirloom quality solid wood furniture that will delight our customers and last for generations.

4.     Quality Guarantee

We are dedicated to crafting the finest solid wood furniture available. This is why every piece of furniture that we sell comes with our 100% Quality Guarantee. Should your furniture arrive with any defects, we guarantee that we will replace the defective part or the entire product if necessary.

5.     A True American Heritage Brand

Manchester Wood is a true family-owned American heritage brand. Starting with our founder’s ideas in a basement, to a bustling factory floor and shaking hands with J.C. Penney, our entire legacy is hands on. I can tell you our founder (my grandfather) and my father (our current owner and president) isn’t in too big of a position for the small stuff. It’d be easy to find either one of them in the dust collector on a Monday morning if it was acting up …with khakis on or not. There’s nothing more American than that. You’re not buying from a large corporation; you’re buying from the heart and soul of American commerce.

To shop our online catalog, click here, and be sure to visit our Holiday Gift Guide & Sale page this season for handpicked items perfect for you.