Why Free Shipping Matters

Why Free Shipping MattersOur solid wood furniture ranges from $20 to over $80 in shipping costs… but it’s Free Shipping always for you, and our prices are still reasonable.

It’ll be hard to find another American made furniture maker who offers Free Shipping always no matter if there is a sale or not. It’s not a special promotion. It’s a promise. And that promise is not to tack on fees after you’ve agreed with a price. To not be surprised when checking out to discover a huge cost added on to dampen the experience.

We don’t believe in buyers remorse at Manchester Wood. We feel a $50 end table will act like a $50 end table and it’ll soon find us shopping for another $50 end table to replace it. We sell $200+ end tables, and you’ll be giving them to your kids or grand kids if you wanted to. We don’t make furniture good for a year or two, we make furniture good for a lifetime.

Solid wood furniture is the benefit of that. Along with quality craftsmanship entirely done here in America. The issue found with solid wood furniture is it’s heavy, and the shipping costs can be astronomical. That’s why industry people are always surprised we offer our Free Shipping always promise to our customers with even our heaviest products. It easily can save 10-20% on each order. That’s a lot, and in the era of deals and steals our Free Shipping always promise might be easily overlooked, but it shouldn’t be.

Affordable prices at a high quality level, Manchester Wood is the American made furniture maker for the smart customer seeking smartly crafted solid wood furniture designed for timeless appeal with most any home decor choice. Now that’s American.

Buying Not Because It’s Easy

Testimonals at Manchester WoodOur furniture isn’t easy to find unless you know us. And if you’ve found us, you’ve discovered something very hard to find.

We recently had a consultant come into the factory who mentioned the famous JFK speech on going to the moon. It was about how JFK as a leader stood up and said essentially, we’re going to the moon… we don’t know how we’ll do it, we haven’t the slightest idea exactly how it’ll all work out… but we will do it regardless of obstacles. Casting out the high expectancies of a dream not knowing when but knowing someday in earnest it will be vindicated is what being a visionary leader is all about. As he said:

Why choose this as our goal? And they may well ask why climb the highest mountain? Why, 35 years ago, fly the Atlantic? Why does Rice play Texas? We choose to go to the moon. We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard, because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone, and one which we intend to win, and the others, too.

At Manchester Wood why do we choose the goal of producing 100% Made in USA furniture? Not because it’s easy, but because it’s hard. Why do we choose to sell truly authentic solid wood furniture rather than from cheaper materials? Not because it’s easier, because it’s harder. Better, stronger, long lasting, and affordable quality. This is the challenge that we’re willing to accept and not postpone as NASA and JFK had done with going to the moon.

Against all odds, determination will prevail. As it always has done. It’s not easy to find companies like Manchester Wood online. We’re not a big company with a wide reach. But the customers that find us aren’t looking to discover something easy, they discover us because they’re looking for something that’s hard to find. The simple notion that quality and care go hand-in-hand.

American Made Furniture Today

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.

American Made Furniture: Manchester WoodWhen 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!