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During this holiday shopping season and in the spirit of gift-giving, Manchester Wood is offering 10% off ALL our handcrafted solid wood furniture items. Ranging from TV tray tables to TV media stands, unique coffee tables and top end table designs, and as beautiful wooden desks for the home and office, we have great gifts for everyone on your list this year.
The sale will be offered starting Black Friday (Nov. 23rd) through Cyber Monday (Nov. 26th) by entering the coupon code “GiftGiving2012” at checkout.
Be sure to follow us on Twitter (@ManchesterWood) and Facebook (facebook.com/ManchesterWood) as we use the hashtag #GiftGiving2012 during the holiday season to explore gift options, inspiration, and possibly some other surprise offerings along the way!
Take advantage of our 10% off sale this coming weekend, and follow along as we celebrate #GiftGiving2012!
Continued blessings to you this holiday season,
Manchester Wood: American Made Furniture
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Because of the enduring stellar reputation surrounding American craftsmanship, the phrases “American Made” and “Made in the USA” have come to symbolize that a product exhibits quality workmanship and materials. Unfortunately, some disingenuous businesses try to mislead their customers about the origins of their products. Accordingly, the Federal Trade Commission issues guidelines as to which products can be called American Made and which cannot. If a company flaunts these rules, the FTC has the authority to prosecute. Consumers should be careful to differentiate between the labels “Made in the USA” and “Assembled in the USA”, which is a lesser distinction that means that the components of the product in question are from foreign countries and they were merely put together in this one.
When we say our furniture is solid wood, we mean that it is made out of plain lumber, not plywood or particle board. These types of processed building materials are known as engineered wood. Solid wood is the much more durable of the two, to say nothing of its aesthetic superiority. These advantages make solid wood the clear choice for quality furniture.
Although it may be cheaper to produce furniture overseas using engineered wood, we know that no such product can hope to compete with our American made solid wood furniture. We endeavor to make the best product possible, and this means using the best materials and the best workers we can find, both of which are right here in America, as our satisfied customers can attest to. We hope everyone will continue to buy American, thereby supporting our domestic economy and American manufacturing.
Tthe month of November at Manchester Wood is a good time to reflect on the close of another year and the gratitude we’ve had for it. We find it fitting that Thanksgiving is a time of celebration and families coming together.
In the spirit of Thanksgiving, Manchester Wood is offering a FREE Chairside Bookshelf to the winner of this month’s giveaway. To enter the raffle email, or tweet, or write on our Facebook wall with an answer to: what you are grateful for this year?
Let us know what you are grateful for this year and enter the drawing to receive a handcrafted American made Chairside Bookshelf, a $199.95 value, absolutely free –
including free shipping!
Celebrate Thanksgiving with us and be reminded of another year in gratitude.
Blessings to you this holiday season,
Manchester Wood: American Made Furniture
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“Once upon a time, here in the great land known as America, everything was made by hand, everything was made from scratch, from simple foods to complicated machines that would change the world and the way we lived, communicated and developed,” began business tycoon Martha Stewart in her recent USA Today article ‘American Made’ salutes innovation.
At Manchester Wood we constantly champion the importance found in quality locally made goods, and are happy to see that Martha Stewart is helping to reach out to a wider audience in need of deeper awareness. As we consume products with no ethical standard more and more, we mark the extinction of well-crafted items with heartfelt practices as they are swept under by the epidemic of our country’s over-consumption.
Stewart continued, “As commerce grew, people started to do less and less of the handmade and the homemade, and manufacturing consolidated the making of things. “American Made” started to become “Made in China” and other foreign lands where labor is cheaper and more plentiful…
…I am not alone in thinking that we are in the midst of a shift in the culture, a moment when a generation of creative entrepreneurs are defining a New American Economy.”
We couldn’t agree with you more Ms. Stewart, and we believe that Manchester Wood, our family-run, handcrafted solid wood furniture business, is part of this unfolding definition that is becoming our “New American Economy.”
Be a part of the resurgence in conscious American consumerism and support American made furniture by visiting and shopping at ManchesterWood.com.
To read the whole article Martha Stewart: ‘American Made’ salutes innovation, published by USA Today, please click here.
Our Mission Pedestal Stand, available in varying heights, adds a beautiful touch to any home during foliage season. And as this winter quietly begins to roll in, it’s perfect for holding indoor plants – which brings life and vitality to any home during the cold winter months.
Accent and enliven your home with Manchester Wood’s handcrafted American made furniture. To view our Mission Pedestal Stands, click here.
We’ve been discussing this past week how the paradigm of TV tray tables as a genre has shifted. No more is the foldable tray table seen – as it was initially intended – for dinners in front of the television with the family gathered around.
Would it still be modern thought to consider our TV tray table sets actually TV tray tables? We don’t necessarily believe so but we’re also well aware the term has been around since the 1950’s, yet you’ll begin to find Manchester Wood has been slowly progressing past the namesake to something more contemporary in folding tray table design.
The ‘TV’ tray table in the age of advancing technology age has become a more portable folding tray; a mobile desk for laptops and tablet computers. This is exactly what our popular Portable Folding Work and Laptop Desk has been providing since its inception a few years ago.
At Manchester Wood, we’ve been a solid wood furniture provider for over 35 years. We pride ourselves on innovation in which classical inspiration meets present fashion. Alongside our traditional ‘TV’ trays, we also offer an array of newly designed tray tables that include folding wood and laptop desks .
From our Contemporary designs, to our Contour, Oval, and Rectangular tray sets, all are available in either quantities of 2 or 4 trays. They all display the distinguished quality and handcrafted precision that has made Manchester Wood the leading provider of solid wood American made furniture.
Although we’re well aware the ‘TV’ aspect of our tray tables is fading away, we acknowledge and accommodate these changing needs with open arms and creative minds to offer you the best in portable folding tray tables as we have been since 1976.
To view our TV Tray Tables, please click here.
As the leaves turn, the temperatures drops, and we enjoy clear, crisp, and peaceful foliage air, Manchester Wood is excited to offer this month’s giveaway prize. In keeping with the spirit of the season this month of October we’re offering our Step Stool FREE of charge to the best Halloween costume – past, present, or future – from childhood to adulthood, with submissions accepted via email (firstname.lastname@example.org), Twitter (@manchesterwood), or Facebook with 5% off ALL our solid wood furniture items to the runner-up.
As with the rest of our hardwood furniture, the Step Stool is 100% made in the USA using sustainable North American timber. It is also part of our $64 Gifts for US Jobs Collection, which endeavors to provide ours customers with affordable products while simultaneously boosting the US economy.
Our Step Stool can help you reach that top shelf or cabinet with ease. It’s also great for helping children reach the sink or the phone. Featuring a durable, solid wood design, the Step Stool is sturdy and stable, so you won’t have to worry about your footing while using it. Despite its sturdy design, it is also extremely light and portable.
We look forward to seeing your costumes!
God bless you,
Ed & Priscilla Eriksen
Manchester Wood: American Made Furniture
Manchester Wood designs and produces quality, affordable, eco-friendly solid wood American furniture in the Green Mountains of Vermont and Adirondack foothills of New York.
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Developing wood desks for home is one of our specialties at Manchester Wood thanks to the care and attention to quality that we put into the both the design and production processes. Our new Mission Compact Desk is no different. This American made solid wood desk is crafted for many uses: in the home office, perhaps for use as a great recipe desk in the kitchen, maybe as a laptop computer desk in the study, or just the perfect size for a work nook in a small living space.
Our Mission Compact Desk is designed for those who need a good work area in a smaller space. With a surface of over four and half square feet and classic mission lines, this hardwood desk stands out from cheaper outsourced knock-offs.
Whether the Mission Compact Desk is used in a work area for adults or by children for homework and play, its heirloom quality construction ensures that it will last for generations. A durable stain coats the finish — with either choice of Golden Oak or Chestnut — and prevents discoloration from accidental spills.
Like all of our American made furniture pieces at Manchester Wood, the Mission Compact Desk comes with our 100% quality guarantee.
Enjoy it for a lifetime and pass it on to your grandchildren.
To view and purchase our new Mission Compact Desk, please click here.
Manchester Wood is proud to announce the new Mission Secretary Desk, a solid wood desk that’s handmade for the home office. Crafted from solid ash with heavy-duty hinges for a sturdy pull-down writing surface, our Mission Secretary Desk provides convenient storage and workspace no matter what the setting. Use it in the kitchen for cookbooks and recipes, in the home office for paying bills and staying organized, or as a laptop desk in the living room or study.
The Mission Secretary Desk is built from sustainably raised American solid ash wood and undergoes multiple inspections during its construction to ensure that it meets our high quality standards. This desk is designed to last for years, if not generations. We back up our commitment to quality with our 100% quality guarantee.
Like all of our American made furniture at Manchester Wood, this solid wood desk is handmade by our skilled and loving workers and it is available in either Golden Oak or Chestnut stain-resistant finish for the price of $389.95.