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Manchester Wood’s 2013 In Review

December 31, 2013


With only a few short hours left in 2013 here on the east coast at our mill in the Adirondack foothills we wish to share with you some benchmark accomplishments, initiatives, and insights that have made 2013 a special year here at Manchester Wood. We can’t express our gratitude enough for how great a year its been for us as a business, especially with, a growing quality American made furniture source online for our exclusive furniture made right here.

This list is as much our success as it is yours, because without our customers, friends, and Manchester Wood community, we wouldn’t have had…

  • Over 40 new products added
  • 7 new collections
  • Expanded Shaker and Mission lines
  • Complete redesign of our Contemporary collection
  • New product developments in nesting, space-saving, convenience, and practicality
  • Improved shipping times
  • Continued free monthly product giveaways (nearly 3 years running)
  • A Company Video
  • Over 5,000 new Facebook likes
  • 400 new Twitter followers
  • Nominee for the 2013 Martha Stewart American Made Audience Choice Award
  • A remodeled, shop-friendly
  • Opened a Factory Seconds Store inside Camelot Village in Bennington, Vermont
  • Our many wholesale customers and their many, many great customers happy with our products yet another year
  • Also, our many, many direct retail customers who have been amazing, pleased, patient, and supportive yet another year of our growing business
  • And, regardless of competition and the unfortunate domestic disposition, it’s also another proud year of making you 100% Made in USA solid wood furniture locally right from our mill in upstate New York

Our family business of hardworking craftspeople has had many years in woodworking, and we can’t help to think 2013 was a special one. We look forward to serving you the finest in affordable sturdy, long-lasting American made furniture in 2014 and the many more years to come ahead.

Happy New Year!

Have a blessed one,

Ed & Priscilla Eriksen

Manchester Wood: American Made Furniture

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‘New for 2014’ Product Showcase Collection

December 30, 2013

new-for-2014-collection-bannerWe’re proud to kick off 2014 with a “product showcase” featuring all-new Manchester Wood products for the New Year. The general themes of these pieces has been “nesting,” “space-saving,” “convenient,” “practical,” and most importantly “unique,” and “hard-to-find” anywhere else. We’ve scoured through antique shops and old draft books this past year reinventing the old, as well as completely renovating with the new. Items such as the Compact Workstation Table, which originated from a “gossip bench” concept but has become something entirely new and fresh for the modern day. The Multipurpose Coffee Table Nesting Set of 4, which carries a long name and even a longer list of ways to use it, incorporating TV tray table ideas with coffee table function creating a truly unique and practical offering. Nesting sets in the Shaker table category with Chairside Nesting Tables Set of 3 and 2, the vintage Log Rack also finds a revival, and a few items that came late in 2013 also find a home here.

On our social media and blog you’ll find product spotlights as the weeks go on, including a rotating cast of each products unique back-story.

At Manchester Wood we truly feel honored to provide you the most affordable handcrafted solid wood furniture items entirely ‘Made in the USA’ on the market today. We hope you enjoy these new products as much as we enjoyed making them for you! Happy 2014!

American Made Wood Furniture, TV Tray Tables

What Customers Say About Our Most Popular Item This Christmas: Tray Tables

December 23, 2013

XMASTVTRAYSgreat solid product by Stuart
“This solid wood tray set is great. when opened it set solid on my carpet and hard floor. It took a couple minutes to assemble the stand for the trays by putting in 8 screws into the pre drilled slots and I was ready to go. I highly recommend these.”

Nicest folding tables ever by Judith
“Beautiful tables, well-made in the USA, and sturdy, too! super-fast shipping, so they arrived in just a few days!”

Gorgeous!! by Marnie80
“This is the most beautiful set of tables I’ve seen in many years. Just like the kind of wood furniture we always got in the “old” days. Solidly built, beautiful finish and so well made. They will last many years. They came very well protected in the shipping carton, and only took about 2 days to get here. Thank you.”

excellent work! by Stephen
“This portable desk is a wonderful piece of furniture, both sturdy and beautiful. There is plenty of space for a laptop, cup of coffee, pens/pencils, etc., making it a perfect work table. I definitely got what I paid for!”

Real Wood by Don
“I was looking for a folding table that was larger and heavier than the run-of-the-mill type I was using. Checked out the size, etc. of this one and it was what I was looking for so I ordered it. The price may seem high but once you realize what you have in this folding table it wont be. This folding table will be around for years to come while the “pressed wood” and other types will be in the trash dump.”

Large Rectangular Folding TV Tray Table Set by Molly B.
“These trays are very well made and attractive. We ordered the chestnut finish, the color is as pictured online and works very well with our decor. The order arrived promptly, the stand was easily assembled and we were SO GLAD TO PURCHASE MADE IN THE USA!”

Beyond Excellent by Happy MADE in USA Shopper
“Extremely well made and the stand is easily assembled. More than pleased with the quality and workmanship.”

To shop our TV Tray Tables, click here. All our folding table trays are made of solid wood, backed by our Quality Guarantee, and arrive at your door with Free Shipping Always. Of course too, our folding trays are 100% Made in USA.