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!


Bring The Hamptons Home This Summer

Hamptons Summer Montauk CollectionThe Hamptons, the epicenter of cutting-edge east coast vacation style for metropolitan New Yorkers. As woodcrafters from the Adirondack foothills of New York – the “North Country” – we’ve combined the appeal of coastal living with Adirondack sensibility in the Montauk Collection.

The Montauk Collection features sturdy, solid wood furniture. Handcrafted from solid American ash hardwood and protected with a tough durable exterior finish; each piece reflects the quality and timeless design Manchester Wood: American Made Furniture is known for. The unique foldable design features two-piece construction for easy transport and storage. From indoor to outdoor, lake house to beachfront, patio to the park for a soccer game… furniture that’s as portable or stationary­ as you want to be.

Hamptons Montauk ChairThe Montauk Collection includes the Montauk Chair, the Montauk Double Seat (Love Seat), the Montauk Side Table (End Table), the Montauk Coffee Table, and Montauk Youth Chair (recommended for children 3 to 8). In addition to being ideal for outdoor activities, all pieces function as great stationary furniture in any part of the home and are particularly ideal for small spaces in the apartment or condo. When it’s time to go or to stow away, simply pull apart the two pieces and slide them together, transforming the furniture piece into a carrying case for easy storage. And like all Manchester Wood solid wood furniture, every piece of the Montauk Collection is made in the U.S.A.

What are your summer plans? Could you see the Montauk Collection in them? Shop now


Quality Isn’t The Point, It’s Guaranteed.

We care about Quality. Just take a look at our finishing line and you’ll find the stringent testing and rework to make a piece of furniture perfect.

We care about how our furniture arrives at your door. Simple as that. Quality is key, and affordability to the value of our product is second-to-none. On ManchesterWood.com you’ll find quality, affordable priced solid wood furniture made in America. But what else?

SQuality - Seth Godineth Godin wrote “Quality, like feedback, is a trap. To focus on reliably meeting specifications (a fine definition of quality) is to surrender the real work, which is to matter. Quality of performance is a given, it’s not the point.” Seth has a way of words we enjoy to read when it comes to business advice. And well, it always seems to strike us in a positive way.

In short, the real work is to matter. The quality product we provide is guaranteed.

At least when you’re talking about a business with integrity and commitment that extends beyond the bottom line. When quality is actually a given, something much larger happens… significance. Manchester Wood matters because we employ a local community of 60-plus woodworkers. We matter because we care about American jobs rather than outsourcing our work to dramatically cut costs we stayed here instead, just as our forefathers did. Because it felt right. We matter because our company founder believed in jobs over profit. We matter because we’re a small piece of what’s left in an American made economy with simple ingenuity and refinement. Now couple that tradition with modern products, and you’ll find why we matter today at Manchester Wood.

Beyond the quality and design of a product, what do you think matters?