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March 2013

American Made Wood Furniture

The Advantages of American Made Furniture

March 29, 2013

When we started our company in 1976, American manufacturing was still on top. Then a little something called globalization happened. Companies began to realize that it was cheaper to make things in other countries with cheap labor and lower quality standards and then ship these inferior products back into the country where they could charge higher prices thanks to America’s strong economy. Throughout all this, we remained patient because we knew that we offered a superior product. As America turned its attention towards foreign, inexpensive furniture, we continued to make solid wood tables and chairs that met the highest standards of craftsmanship.

Slowly, as our landfills started to overflow with cheap and broken products made out of particleboard and plastic, America would start to change its habits. Over the past decade or so, there has been a real shift towards buying American again and our patience is being rewarded. Unlike all the new companies that are cropping up to take advantage of the renaissance of American manufacturing, we have almost four decades of heritage behind our USA-made furniture.

There are many advantages to buying our American made furniture. The first, and most obvious, advantage is the superior workmanship and materials that are used to make our products. A related advantage is our willingness to stand behind our products with our 100% quality guarantee.

Another important consideration is our appreciation for the rich heritage of furniture that is made in the USA. For example, our Shaker and Mission collections are both modeled on historically popular styles of design in this country. Another good example is our Adirondack Chair, which we see as the classic piece of upstate NY wood furniture.

Adirondack Chairs are a great example of classic American furniture

Adirondack Chairs are a great example of classic American furniture

Another advantage to buying our furniture is our level of environmental awareness. All of our furniture is made out of North American hardwood from certified sustainable forests across the Northeast. Also, since our furniture doesn’t have to be shipped internationally, less energy is wasted on transport.

Remember to buy American, and we hope you consider Manchester Wood for your next furniture purchase.


American Made Wood Furniture, Solid Wood

Solid Wood Bookshelves

March 29, 2013

Manchester Wood's Mission Bookcase

Manchester Wood’s solid wood bookcases offer a number of options for keeping things organized while bringing authentic, Americana styling to any home or office setting. Built from renewable American hardwoods and designed for durability, our assortment of solid wood bookshelves will last many generations.

A popular solid wood bookshelf, the Mission Bookcase, is designed for any small spaces around the home. From the family room to the living room, bedroom, or even home office. This solid wood bookshelf is excellent for storing books and other items. There are three fixed shelves to allow for books, software, CDs, plants, toys, towels, or even framed photos of varying sizes.

The new and stylish Mission 3-Shelf Table is a classic piece of solid wood furniture that offers ample storage space with three shelves. As with our entire American made furniture collections, it’s resourced from sustainable American solid hardwood ash. This solid wood bookshelf is 100% made in the USA by our skilled employees and comes with our quality guarantee.

Our Mission 30″ Bookcase is the perfect height for fitting larger items that could not be placed on other solid wood bookcases. Inspired by our popular Mission Underwindow Bookcase design, these solid wood bookcases are likewise a great piece of furniture to use for storage below windows.

The Mission 30″ Bookcase can be used as a hallway table, sofa table, or for storage in a home office. The middle shelf is adjustable, so there is the versatility to customize the bookcase to fit your exact needs.

Accent Tables, American Made Wood Furniture, Solid Wood, TV Tray Tables

Made in USA TV Tray Sets

March 18, 2013

During the 1950s due to the advent of television, folding tray tables became a popular item with the American public due to their versatility and convenience. At Manchester Wood we pride ourselves on our classically designed folding tray table, as well as the other varying types of solid wood furniture made in the USA we carry. From our wood end tables, bookshelves, desks; our TV tray sets are some of our most popular items.

Whether the Portable Folding Work and Laptop Desk, which is a single folding tray table designed for a mobile workspace with laptops and tablets, or one of our TV tray sets, like the Rectangular Folding TV Tray Table Set of 2, or the Contemporary Folding TV Tray Table Set of 4, we offer several different designs for the perfect function necessary in folding trays for your home over the last 36 years.

Manchester Wood’s made in USA furniture is a stamp of true domestic production. From the lumber, to paint, to the hardware, and of course the craftsmanship, all is entirely produced in America from the foothills of the Adirondacks of New York. If you’re looking for the mobility, versatility, and convenience of folding tray tables, you can seek no further. We believe Manchester Wood is the finest designer and supplier of made in USA TV tray sets in the Americana style, and that’s carried by our family business belief in three principles as a business: Value, Honesty, and Community.