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July 2013

Accent Tables, American Made Wood Furniture, Solid Wood

The Gift of Small End Tables

July 19, 2013
Chairside Magazine Rack

Chairside Magazine Rack

At Manchester Wood we craft top end tables in solid wood furniture. With simplicity in Americana flavoring and thoughtful, practical design, our Chairside series of narrow end tables (Only 11” wide!) are truly space-saving storage end tables. Although similar in width, height, and depth, each Chairside solid wood end table carries its own appeal.

For instance, the Chairside Storage Table is an end table with storage found in what appears to be a very typical way for a narrow end table, however the top lifts! Uncovering a whole secret compartment to place items that can build up on the surface of furniture in your home living spaces, cluttering your environment. The Chairside Magazine Rack offers similar convenience in a narrower design that doesn’t compromise on storage. It’s the perfect wood end table for the reader seeking quick, convenient access to their current literature in a compact space.

The Chairside Drawer Table, currently being featured in Yankee Magazine, is a fun and quirky design with a pull-through drawer making it available on either side, providing a perfect space-saving end table for open area living spaces. The current final piece of the Chairside series is the Chairside Bookshelf, which combines the versatility of the other small end tables with two compact bookshelves making it a great compact narrow end table with storage for the everyday living room reader.

To view our handcrafted solid wood end tables, click here.

Manchester Wood is a family owned and operated company that has been designing and producing quality solid wood furniture in the Green Mountains of Vermont and Adirondack foothills of New York for over 35 years.  Since Manchester Wood’s inception in 1976, the company has worked to sustain jobs for American workers and is proud to offer truly American made furniture.


American Made Wood Furniture, Solid Wood, TV and Media Stands

TV Stands in Wood

July 17, 2013
Example of "particleboard" NOT FOUND in Manchester Wood's solid wood furniture.

Example of “particleboard” NOT FOUND in Manchester Wood’s solid wood furniture.

Many of the “wooden TV stands” on the market today are not actually wooden, they’re “composite wood,” which is a fancy way of saying particleboard.
Also known as “chipboard,” particleboard is an engineered wood product manufactured from wood chips, sawmill shavings, or even saw dust. It’s been the demise of quality solid wood furniture and future heirloom antiques. It’s cheap, so it’s tempting. If yet we can consider truly wooden TV stands for a moment, the decision to choose solid wood stands can prove beneficial in both long and short-term use.

Mission Media Stand

Mission Media Stand

At Manchester Wood we produce solid wood furniture built to last the years with a sturdy natural resource in authentic solid wood lumber. We’re not using the shavings to make your product; we’re using the solid wood that creates those shavings. The premium nature of our furniture made in the USA can seem daunting in price, yet if you look around our site you’ll find the affordability as a factor in purchasing an heirloom American made piece. It is a quality untouched by the particleboard wood furniture you’ll find in most major retailers.

In viewing our TV media stands, take a look around at our TV stands in wood. For instance our Mission Media Stand, solid wood like all the rest of our furniture. The Shaker Entertainment Console, a piece of Shaker style furniture that features great Shakers furniture lines that have stood the test of time, with an excellent home for your flat screen television and media accessories. Also, the Farmhouse Media Stand, built from rugged American solid ash hardwood with 8/4 solid ash legs to hold up any entertainment unit with elegant Americana design.

These are just a few spotlighted options of TV stands in wood, and we’re proud to offer these and all our other TV media stands, end tables, coffee tables, TV tray tables, and beyond entirely of solid wood, guaranteeing you the best furniture experience.

American Made Wood Furniture

Check Out Our Shaker Tables and Desks

July 15, 2013

Shaker furniture has long been synonymous with quality, simple design, and aesthetic appeal. These values align nicely with our own, and we are proud to carry on the legacy of Shaker craftsmanship.

The Shakers were a Christian sect that emigrated from Manchester, England to upstate New York during the second half of the 18th century. Once they arrived in what is now the town of Watervliet, they set about building a strong community. One important aspect of that community was its industrious nature: Shakers held hard work as an important tenet of their religion and soon became known for the quality of the goods they produced. In particular, their furniture became wildly popular during the middle of the 19th century. Soon, other furniture makers began to capitalize on this popularity and began producing their own versions of Shaker tables and chairs.

Our Large Shaker Desk

Our Large Shaker Desk

Shaker continues to be a popular American made furniture style. At Manchester Wood, we feature an extensive collection of Shaker furniture, such as our Large Shaker Desk, which features a broad working surface with two ample drawers for storage. Were also offer a nice selection of Shaker tables, including coffee tables and end tables.

While we appreciate the tradition and history associated with Shaker furniture, we also recognize the need to look forward and innovate. This is the thinking behind our Shaker Entertainment Console. It is designed with traditional aesthetics and modern functionality in mind. It is capable of supporting a large flat screen and also has an open back for easy wiring.

We pride ourselves on producing only 100% USA made furniture, and our Shaker pieces are great examples. Our factory is just a short drive from the location of the original Shaker community and we feel compelled to uphold their traditions of fine craftsmanship and honest labor. So please, check out our Shaker Collection and support American made furniture.