The Quality Fight: Furniture Made in the USA

Manchester Wood - Furniture Made in the USAHow is Furniture Made in the USA still Manchester Wood’s hallmark staple?

Manchester Wood has long since been a solid wood furniture manufacturer strictly producing furniture made in the USA from our mill in the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains in upstate New York. So when we read the article Made in USA’ means little to furniture buyers on we couldn’t but differ as the little engine that could. “Ken Smith, a furniture analyst with BDO Seidman in High Point… said ‘Made in the USA’ tags don’t have a lot of marketing power, since the vast majority of consumers are mostly interested in price… ‘A lot of people talk about it’ he said. ‘But they vote with their pocketbook… Once in a while we will get someone who comes in asking for something that is made in the USA” [although]… ‘I’d say 90 percent of people don’t know or care where something came from. And very few ask.’”*

If Ken Smith’s analysis is correct then Manchester Wood produces ‘Made in the USA’ furniture for the 10% who has made up 100% of our loyal customer base for the last 38 years. And although this article was published a few years ago, it’s sad to find that “a decade ago, imports made up less than a third of all-wood furniture sales in the U.S. They are now at about 55 percent, and industry analyst Jerry Epperson predicts they will rise again… [to] about 75 percent of all furniture sold in the U.S. was produced overseas.”*

So after thousands of lay-offs in the furniture industry over the last decade we hold true to our values of American workers making quality American products, whether the model is highly profitable or not. And our customers seem to know the price equates with quality, in not only the material and practice we use, but the craftsmanship as well.

Shop our assortment of furniture made in the USA, from our popular TV tray tables, cherry tables, TV stands in wood, narrow end tables, and more at

*‘Made in USA’ means little to furniture buyers – Business – US business | NBC News.

Top End Table Designs: Small End Tables & End Tables with Storage


Through a quick browse in our Accent Tables category on our website you’ll soon find the practicality and uniqueness of the quality solid wood furniture we provide. From narrow end tables with storage in well thought layouts like our popular Chairside Storage Table or Chairside Bookshelf, both small end tables at only 11” wide yet packed with storage solutions for small spaces.

End tables with drawers, like our Periodical End Table with Drawer and Urban Camp End Table solicit a simple function with classic Americana heritage. Two new end tables great for storage, uniqueness, and a sleek layout are the Retro 2 Tier End Table and Retro Rectangular End Table, both from our most recent Retro Collection.

The possibilities are endless with the options we provide in solid wood end tables. All are entirely handcrafted and delivered FREE to your door with our Quality Guarantee to back the heirloom “built to last” quality you’ve come to know us by.

Manchester Wood prides itself on being solely furniture made in the USA too, so when you’re purchasing one of our end tables, or any of our other pieces of wood furniture, you’re boosting the local economy, creating more jobs, and finding quality furniture at your doorstep, from our home to yours. Let our assortment of top end tables warm your home this autumn season.

Mission Solid Wood Bookshelves

Mission 46" Bookshelf
Mission 46″ Bookshelf

Our solid wood furniture options at Manchester Wood are extensive. From solid wood TV stands to solid wood desks, coffee tables, end tables, and beyond, our assortment is vast and always growing. So when you’re thinking of shelving storage options we’d love for you to consider our solid wood bookshelves. You’ll find items like our Mission 46” Bookshelf, a classic piece of solid wood furniture that offers ample storage space with three fixed shelves. As with most all our American made furniture, it’s crafted from solid American hardwood at our own mill in the Adirondack foothills of New York.

At 30 inches high, our Mission 30” Solid Wood Bookshelf is designed to fit into larger vertical spaces than our original “underwindow” design, providing extra height for larger items and versatility to make the bookcase fit your needs exactly. The “underwindow” Mission Solid Wood Bookcase was originally designed to sit under a window, its compact profile means it can fit in any number of tight spaces. The adjustable shelf allows maximum book storage regardless of size.

The Mission solid wood bookshelves we produce feature a simple, yet elegant, design and are available in either our dark Chestnut or Golden Oak finish. The net result is a subtle, beautiful and durable solid wood bookcase that fits perfectly in nearly any room or situation. Shop these bookshelves and the rest of our wood furniture at