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Why Manchester Wood Furniture Makes the Best Heirloom…

June 3, 2018

An heirloom is a family possession handed down from one generation to the next. Although this is the defined meaning, an heirloom is more about the connection to the memories with the person who passed it down.

Manchester Wood is popular among people who are not only searching for functionality and long-lasting furniture but who are also looking for quality that can stand the test of time. When you purchase a piece of handcrafted wood from us, you’re not just receiving furniture. You’re receiving something where memories can be made. If this sounds like something that you are looking for then you’ve come to the right place.

Family heirlooms are great treasures because more than the economic worth is the priceless story behind it. A solid wood bookshelf may have been where your mother stored all her books growing up, or a coffee table may have been where your parents fell in love after months of long, inspiring conversations. Whether your heirloom portrays a love story, a sad story, a war story, or a story of saying goodbye, these memories should be preserved. Your family heirlooms represent time, achievement, triumph, happiness, success, and above all, love. By preserving these items you are also preserving your family’s memories. And these memoirs are worth more than what money can buy.

Although all of our furniture is made to last and be passed down from generation to generation, here are some great suggestions for heirloom pieces (please note: different color finishes are available in most of our products):

  • Mission Mudroom Bench: The Mission Mudroom Bench is designed for your entryway or “mudroom,” as we say in New England. With seat back and shelving below, this wooden bench provides ample storage for shoes and comfortable sitting. Made in the USA of solid ash hardwood. Built to last. For more information on this particular piece, or to purchase, you can visit it here:


  • Shaker Secretary Desk: Our Shaker Secretary Desk is a solid wood desk that’s handmade for the home office; or perhaps as a great recipe desk in the kitchen. A perfect size for a work nook in a small living space. A universal classic shaker desk with great storage design and strong Americana lines. Made in USA. Quality Guarantee. For more information on this particular piece, or to purchase, you can visit it here:


  • Green Mountain Magazine Rack End Tables: Discreet nesting for your magazines and daily reads with open shelving to showcase and offer ample space for more. This small end table packs a lot of storage in its size with a design to keep things neat and orderly. Crafted from solid American hardwood, it’s built to last. For more information on this particular piece, or to purchase, you can visit it here:

If you are planning on purchasing a product to eventually have it serve as an heirloom, a suggestion may be to write your memories down surrounding the item. Keep a journal, or take any pictures of moments that stand out and put it in an album. This will help you remember things even when you get old yourself. The younger generation will definitely appreciate it and it may make it more valuable if they can be part of the memories as well.

If you are looking for an heirloom piece as a gift for someone you love, then you may want to consider purchasing a Manchester Wood gift card as well. When you give the gift of a Manchester Wood gift card you’re offering someone an array of choices in handcrafted solid wood furniture from a storied American furniture brand.

To purchase a gift card for someone you love, visit our website here:


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Why It’s Beneficial Purchasing from a Small, American Business….

June 3, 2018

In 2018, there’s no denying that the American manufacturing jobs aren’t as common as they used to be. These days, it’s also extremely hard to find American made, handcrafted, quality products as well. With large corporations offering name-brand products at low prices, it can be hard to understand why purchasing from a small business could be a better idea. When you are considering where to spend your money, here are some reasons why going with an American, small business is the best choice:


  1. Manufacturing companies in the USA must adhere to strict environmental standards before they can produce. Elsewhere in the world, this isn’t the case. Buying American helps protect our fragile environment.


  1. The conditions in which the product was manufactured may be better if you buy from the USA. Mass-produced products outside of the USA have more of a chance of being built in factories that have inhumane working conditions or may contain unhealthy materials.


  1. When there’s a problem with a product, a USA small business owner is more likely to take the time and make the effort to make it right with you, the consumer. They want to keep their individual customers happy and returning.


  1. When you buy a product that is made in the USA, you are supporting the jobs of other Americans. Over time, that will help create even more jobs in our country. More jobs means more money being injected into our economy and, over time, that means a better quality of life for everyone who lives here. Putting your money back into the American economy stimulates prosperity. More money in the community leads to more success for everyone.


  1. Many people are trying to make their budgets stretch as far as possible in tight times. Paying a bit more for a product that is American-made can actually help your budget because it is unlikely that you will need to replace the item as quickly as you might if you purchased a lower-quality, mass-produced version from elsewhere.

You can also be sure that all of the points mentioned above, are truly what Manchester Wood believes in and practices. Manchester Wood only uses 100% natural methods for growing our wood and all materials used in production are in accordance with USDA organic standards.

When it comes to affordable USA, quality hardwood furniture, Manchester Wood is a leader in the industry. Since our creation, we have understood the value of quality American craftsmanship. We have never outsourced overseas because we are guided by the firm belief that the American worker is the single most productive force this world has ever seen, and we, like our customers, realize that products made in the USA last longer and perform better.

As far as customer service, we are a family run business and very easy to get a hold of. You won’t get the run-around when you need assistance!

If you share our belief in America’s tremendous potential, we urge you to consider purchasing something from this affordable American made home décor gift collection, which features items that are small in terms of size but large in terms of utility. Listed below are just a few of our customer favorites, but you can check out rest of the collection by visiting our website here:

Portable Folding Work and Laptop Desk: Our Portable Folding Work and Laptop Desk has a unique design to fit the present mobile lifestyle with its large workspace and light, durable solid wood construction. Bring this folding worktable to wherever you need it! For more information on this particular product, you can visit our website here:

Wall Magazine Rack Simply mount this Wall Magazine Rack on your wall and have your favorite magazines and books in easy space-saving reach. Designed perfect for the country home lifestyle. It’s also part of our Gifts for US Jobs Collection, which aims to stimulate the domestic economy and boost job creation. For more information on this particular product, you can visit our website here:

Lap Desk: The Lap Desk is ideal for working while sitting in a chair, on the couch, or upright in bed. It blends mobility, comfort, and style with productivity in one compact package. It is also part of our Gifts for U.S. Jobs Collection, which aims to stimulate the domestic economy and boost job creation. For more information on this particular product, you can visit our website here:

Manchester Wood’s Gifts for U.S. Jobs category is a wonderful way to purchase a reasonably priced piece of American hardwood furniture while simultaneously encouraging the production of quality jobs right here in the United States. As with all our furniture, the pieces in this collection are built using only sustainably harvested North American hardwood; built to last generations.

Happy Shopping!

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How to Choose the Perfect Furniture For Your Home or Remote Office Space

May 15, 2018

Today, more and more employees are beginning to work remotely at home. According to a recent study, 43 percent of employed Americans spend at least some time working remotely every week. Of these people, 34 percent spend four to five days working outside the office and that is increasing every year. While there are pros and cons to everything in life the pro to working at home is that you’re able to design the most comfortable office for yourself. Feeling comfortable in your office space will get the best out of your productivity and workflow.

The most suitable furniture for your home office will be what feels comfortable and what helps you focus most. Besides just matching the style of your all around house decor, you will need to consider the actual space you have in your room, budget, and how long you will use the office throughout a day. Here are guidelines for choosing the perfect home office furniture.

Assess how much space in the room you actually have: A big mistake when ordering and picking out furniture is not being truly aware of how much space you actually have. An empty room always may look bigger until you put a desk and a chair in it and then you realize how much room you don’t have. Make sure that you always measure your space and be aware of the windows and the doorways that surround the area. This will make a big difference in how the all around design will look. When considering the windows, think about the view. One window may be looking out at an empty parking lot and the other one is looking out at a field of flowers. With this in mind, you may want to think about the window with the flower view as a great space to put a desk. Then, you can create the space around that accordingly.

Listed below are just some suggestions of customer favorites for your room (please note: different color finishes are available in most of our products):

  • Compact Workstation Table: We feel this might be the most unique item on the market today: A chair, desk, and end table combined.An ideal space-saver, transforming a small living space into a temporary home office; offering a spacious shelf underneath for a laptop, notebooks, or anything else. Crafted at our mill in the Adirondack foothills of New York. For more information on this particular piece, or to purchase, you can visit it here.


  • Mission Compact Desk: The desk you’ve been looking for: solid American ash hardwood construction, beautiful Mission style and compact enough to fit anywhere in your home or apartment. For more information on this particular piece, or to purchase, you can visit it here: here.


  • Compact Cherry Shaker Desk: The compact version of our new Cherry Shaker Desk collection, our Compact Cherry Shaker Desk is beautiful, sleek, and trim, but entirely solid wood out of the finest Cherry hardwood. Great for the home office, or perhaps as a recipe desk in the kitchen, this classically timeless shaker desk with solid American Cherry hardwood construction sets it apart. Made in USA. For more information on this particular piece, or to purchase, you can visit it here.


Determine how long every day you will use your home office: This is an important tip because you may be too distracted at home and you are only planning on using your space on the weekend, at night, or to answer an email here and there. You may decide that you’re going to spend more time at a coffee shop to avoid distractions such as your dog, or your television, etc. In this case, you may just want something with more style and less about comfort. If you’re planning on spending 7-10 hours a day in this space then you need to think more comfort. Also, will you be having meetings with clients here? Is it necessary to have a table in the middle of the room for a meeting of the minds? All of these questions are important to ask yourself when designing your home office area.

How much budget do you have to spend on your office: Like anything in life, you can spend as much as you want or as little as you have. How much you have to spend is completely up to you, but this will make all the difference when picking out important pieces. If you only have a little then you may just want to focus on a desk and keep adding throughout time. If you have an endless budget then the world of home office décor is at your fingertips, literally.

With the digital age and technology evolving rapidly each day, home offices are very popular and can pretty much be found in all homes. To ensure you will be productive, follow these tips above to choose comfortable and stylish furniture.

If you are not sure the overall look and feeling that you are going for then buy one piece of furniture at a time. Get to know what you think you will like. Often times, we may feel like we have to do everything all at once, but when it comes to your home office it’s important to take the proper steps to insure that your day is filled with focused work and productivity so you can make the money to buy the furniture. Happy Shopping!