At Manchester Wood we stand behind 3 Principles – Value, Honesty, and Community – and today we celebrate those three core ingredients in our family-operated business by announcing a partnership with another like-minded family-run business in quality and value, the Kilpatrick Family Farm.
Although we are an American furniture manufacturer by trade, this partnership is outside the activities taking place inside the mill, and instead applies to 10 of the surrounding 23-acres we inhabit, here, in the Adirondack foothills of upstate New York. We have plenty of land, most of which in the past has been rented out to farmers for corn. But we’ve decided this year to instead have the local organic Kilpatrick Family Farm transform it into organic soil. They will work the fields to grow and raise all sorts of organic produce on our behalf. As a furniture manufacturer and soon-to-be organic food provider for our employees, we more deeply align with our eco-friendly, eco-conscious solid wood furniture efforts; which hold a valued direction in how we manufacture our furniture made in the USA.
To learn more about the Kilpatrick Family Farm, CSA Farming (like this), as well as all the other benefits of organic farming and its process visit their site: kilpatrickfamilyfarm.com
‘USA Made’ furniture is Manchester Wood furniture; and as American furniture manufacturers we recognize the importance of things made in America – here – at home. It provides a level of rootedness in tradition and stability, remembering who we are and what we can do as a people with our own hands. It’s not a flag-toting nationalist perspective, a “rah-rah” thing…it’s about not losing sight of each other. Not forgetting the craftsmanship and resources so bountifully available to us through products made in America.
Instead of deals and steals, chopped down prices outsourced to sweat-shops to make due for America’s overzealous consumption hunger, we stand in a new America and say “we want quality, affordability, and a sense of where things we support come from.” This revolution in thought touches on all aspects of our lives, and even with those who supposedly run it in Washington. By touching on tradition, by remembering each other, we reconnect with the pride of who we are – as people of earth and as family of America. In this family, as both a country, and as this business, Manchester Wood now being a 3rd generation family-run business (excluding our woodworking history outside Manchester Wood since 1891) we take pride in what we make. We produce solid wood furniture, American made furniture in fact, as our brand claims. And we wish for nothing more.
May the desire of quality ‘Made in USA’ furniture run forever more; and if you’re contemplating the extra few dollars it may take, or where it’ll fit in your home – we promise it will, because this type of quality solid wood furniture is made from your home. Born, raised, and produced in America; from a tree seed to a TV Tray Table; Desk, or Adirondack folding chair. It’s all here for you. Keep it Made in America today.
This Month’s FREE Raffle…
the Chairside Drawer Table
Chairside Drawer Table
To enter this month’s free giveaway please comment on one of our blog entries in the month of May. You’ll have from May 1st to May 31st to add your thoughts in the mix of our discussions around ‘Made in USA’ furniture, product spotlights, historical moments in our brand, and day-to-day news around “the mill,” our home.
Visit our blog site and leave a comment where you see fit. We’ll be notified as soon as you do so, and your name and email will be entered into the random raffle drawing for this month’s free solid wood furniture piece handcrafted by Manchester Wood.
This month’s free item is our popular Chairside Drawer Table, a $199.95 value given absolutely free, including shipping to the winner of the raffle.
Contribute to our active blog by simply saying hello, or sharing your thoughts on a particular topic.
We’re excited to hear from you,
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This Month’s FREE Raffle Giveaway…
Kid’s Adirondack Chair
Our Kid’s Adirondack Chairs with Tuesday and Levi!
As springtime arrives we take a look towards the outdoors and the furniture we’ll use in the joy of the warmer seasons ahead. For our month of March giveaway we’re offering our Kid’s Adirondack Chair free; which is the more youthful variation of Manchester Wood’s trademark product, and a “must have” for families with all ages to enjoy Adirondack Chairs.
Our Adirondack Chairs are made from solid maple and have a very durable exterior acrylic finish. The hardware is rust-resistant to ensure easy folding for storage during winter months. These chairs are designed to last generations. Handcrafted and entirely made in the USA in the Adirondack foothills of New York.
To enter the raffle drawing for a free Kid’s Adirondack Chair email us (email@example.com), mention us on Twitter (@manchesterwood), or write on our Facebook wall (facebook.com/ManchesterWood) how you plan on spending spring with your kids (or the kids in your life)!
The winner will be drawn at the end of the month!
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Manchester Wood’s #GiftGiving2012 In Review
Last night was our annual holiday dinner at The Barn Restaurant & Tavern in Pawlet, Vermont. We thank you for making #GiftGiving2012 such a successful campaign. As we bustle around to fill these orders for you, all we can do is simply say THANK YOU for another great year of business.
We marvel at the feedback we’ve received, the joys of holiday memories you’ve shared with us in this month’s giveaway, and the amount of orders coming in for our quality-handcrafted furniture made in the USA. We planned on continuing to promote our products this week, but the truth is, we’re oversold this season! Any orders coming in today and the rest of the holidays will be received after the New Year.
Manchester Wood, with a family lineage of woodworking that dates back to 1891 couldn’t be more excited for our plans for 2013, and we can’t wait to fill you in on all of those details, so please stay tuned.
May you and yours be touched by the blessings of this season; and if an American made furniture piece from Manchester Wood is under your Christmas tree this holiday, we give our deepest gratitude of thanksgiving to you. Let the gifts continue to be given!
Manchester Wood: American Made Furniture
Manchester Wood’s #GiftGiving2012 Collection Spotlight
Earlier this year Manchester Wood started a specialty collection entitled $64 Gifts for U.S. Jobs featuring some of our American made furniture at a flat rate of $64 dollars with FREE SHIPPING. It was added on to bring a deeper awareness of quality furniture made in the USA at a reasonable price. Why $64? We chose this amount based on a study conducted by ABC World News with Diane Sawyer, which found that if each person in the country spent $64 dollars on American made items it would create 200,000 new American jobs. In light of this study, Manchester Wood offered this collection of affordable hardwood furniture at just $64. Since our creation, Manchester Wood has understood the value of quality American craftsmanship and believes in the American worker who produces products made in the USA that last longer and perform better.
It’s a perfect collection to shop for gifts this holiday season! And for your item to arrive on time for Christmas please place all of your orders by Friday December 14th.
Support Made in USA Furniture, the American Worker, and give your loved ones a quality gift that will last a lifetime! And it’s only $64!
To view our $64 Gifts for U.S. Jobs collection, click here.
To view our entire catalog of American made furniture, visit ManchesterWood.com.
All of the solid wood furniture that Manchester Wood produces is made entirely in the USA.
When describing our furniture, there are two terms that we are particularly fond of: “American Made” and “Solid Wood”. These phrases don’t just sound good; they actually have specific definitions that we adhere to rigorously when making our furniture. What does it really mean to produce solid wood furniture that is made in the USA?
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.
Rectangular Folding TV Tray Table Set of 4
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.
If you could design a piece of furniture what would it be?
This month of September we’re offering a very special and creative sale for all the artists and visionaries out there as a part of our monthly giveaway series. For the entire month, we’re asking you, our beautifully intuitive customer to submit design ideas for potential new furniture that could be handcrafted in America by yours truly, Manchester Wood.
Tony, one of our sample makers at work on a new design.
Sketch, paint, draw pictures, or perhaps actually craft a sample of the perfect solid wood furniture piece you could imagine, and email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’d prefer detailed information like dimensions, influences, and ways in which you feel it could be made.
With us tapping into your creative juices to help us grow, we humbly offer in return with deep gratitude a coupon code (which we’ll email back) that will grant you 10% off ALL Manchester Wood furniture made right here in the USA in the foothills of the Adirondack mountains of upstate New York.
Peace and blessings, God bless you always,
Manchester Wood: American Made Furniture
At Manchester Wood we are proud to produce the best quality solid wood construction furniture accents. Accent furniture is a staple at Manchester Wood and every piece that we make is completely American made, eco-friendly, and of heirloom quality.
One of our most popular selling accent tables, the Chairside Storage Table, offers more than first meets the eye. The Chairside Storage Table has a hidden storage drawer space for conveniently holding all those necessary but cluttering items. As it is narrower than normal side tables, this feature is a great space saver.
Novel applications and uses as well as convenient design features are what truly make home accents come alive. For instance, consider our new Tray Top Coffee Table. As a featured item from our yet-to-be named and released collection, the Tray Top Coffee Table is a uniquely and beautifully designed coffee table with a slatted tray top that can be easily carried off, and placed back, with a large shelving space at the base for magazines, books, or collectibles. The Tray Top Coffee Table adds diversity and style in your home or vacation cabin. No longer do you have to use a separate tray to bring snacks or drinks to your coffee table. Now you can simply lift off the top, take it to the kitchen, and then bring it back to put right back on the base.
Our Periodical End Table with Drawer.
We know furniture accents the ‘feeling’ of a room in a whole new way, and at times can work well to change the ambiance of an environment. With our Periodical End Table with Drawer, we find just that. The Periodical End Table with Drawer was created when we added a drawer with more shelving to our popular Periodical End Table & Magazine Rack to increase the table’s storage capacity and versatility. As they say, ‘this too shall pass,’ and while great furniture pieces are always great furniture pieces, we sometimes need to freshen up and find a new vibrant feeling to bring a room. Perhaps the Periodical End Table with Drawer will do just that.
At Manchester Wood, we offer a wide range of quality wooden accent tables in many different styles and with several design options to choose from. We know accent furniture and we understand how furniture accents rooms much in the way that art hangs on the wall. Be sure to shop all our solid wood furniture collections at ManchesterWood.com. All furniture made in the USA!