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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 Right Furniture for Your Living Room Space

March 17, 2018

When getting ready to buy new furniture for your house or apartment it may be a daunting task. Some people aren’t made with the interior designer gene so we’ve come up with a couple of tips and suggestions to help make the process a little smoother for you. If you’re not exactly sure what you’re looking for and you need a little inspiration and guidance, then you’ve definitely come to the right place.

Your living room is most likely one of the most important spaces in your home. In most houses, it’s often one of the first rooms guests come across upon entering, and it maybe where you and your family spend a lot of time whether it be holidays, birthdays, dinner parties, etc. For all of these reasons mentioned, it’s crucial to feel proud of this space and have it feel and look inviting for everyone who enters.

When picking out the right furniture for your space, it should also relatively match the rest of your houses’ over-all style as well as reflect your spirit and warmth. Therefore, it definitely takes a little planning and some extra time for some tender loving care and décor.

When choosing the main, larger pieces for your living room: sofas, love seats, entertainment system, etc. Make sure you measure the furniture-to-wall clearance so you have plenty of room to move around and you don’t end up with pieces that don’t fit well in your space. Also, remember to step back and take note of the whole size of the room. You don’t want furniture to look huge and overbearing. You also don’t want small chairs and other small items to look strange either, in a big room.

In the case of furniture that’s shared by more then one user, it’s also important to place these pieces in accessible spots to ensure all the family can use them. For instance, placing the coffee table in the center of the room is far better than placing it beside a chair that’s only used by one individual. However, end tables can also be a great fit. Listed below are just some suggestions of customer favorites for your room (please note: different color finishes are available in most of our products):

Expressions Coffee Table

  • Expressions Coffee Table: A beautifully crafted solid wood coffee table that’s narrow, and fit for practical use in-and-around the living room or den. 100% Made in the USA at our factory in Upstate New York. Quality Guarantee. For more information on this particular piece, or to purchase, you can visit it here.Rectangular Cherry Coffee Table


  • Rectangular Solid Cherry Coffee Table: Our Rectangular Cherry Coffee Table with a modern look adds character to a wide variety of rooms. It features a solid American cherry hardwood construction and a shelf for convenient storage. 100% Made in USA and built to last. For more information on this particular piece, or to purchase, you can visit it here.

Expressions Square End Table

  • Expressions Square End Table: A strong, simple solid wood end table with elegantly curved moldings on the legs and surfaces. A finely crafted, time-tested piece made of solid ash hardwood. Plenty of shelving height below leaves storage of books and decorative items easy. For more information on this particular piece, or to purchase, you can visit it here.





Adding some storage units is a wonderful way to keep your room from being full of clutter as well as helping to make the space look bigger. It’s very important to find the balance between making the room feel as spacious as possible, and ensuring it’s full functionality. For this reason, utilizing bookcases and shelving is crucial, and so is adding in furniture that has storage potential. For example, a table with shelves can make an excellent replacement for a regular end piece. Some great examples of customer favorites that Manchester Wood has to offer are listed below:

Chairside Magazine Rack

  • Chairside Magazine Rack: This Chairside Magazine Rack is based on the best-selling Chairside Storage Table. It offers similar convenience in a narrower design that doesn’t compromise on storage. This is the perfect end table for the reader seeking quick, convenient access to their current literature, all in a stylish and sturdy package. Made from solid American hardwood; built to last. For more information on this particular piece, or to purchase, you can visit it here.


  • Mission 3-Shelf End Table: This stylish Mission 3-Shelf Table is a classic pieceMission 3-Shelf End Table of solid wood furniture that offers ample storage space with three shelves. Crafted at our mill in the Adirondack foothills of New York; built to last generations. For more information on this particular piece, or to purchase, you can visit it here.

Chairside Storage Table

  • Chairside Storage Table: Space-saving.. practical.. a uniquely designed item. At just 11″ wide with its hidden storage for stashing all those necessary but cluttering items around the chairs, this ideal narrow end table along with a lower shelf for additional storage more than delivers the namesake. The Chairside Storage Table is an attractive, functional piece that won’t crowd your home. A customer favorite. Built to last. For more information on this particular piece, or to purchase, you can visit it here.

Manchester Wood specializes in natural solid wood furniture made in the USA and can provide your living room (or any other room in your house for that matter) with everything from: solid cherry end tables, chair side magazine racks, glass display coffee tables, wood tv trays, and much more! Plus, it’s a family owned and operated company so you can have satisfaction in knowing that there are family roots, on top of the most quality craftsmanship and highest grade hardwoods to be enjoyed for years to come.

For more ideas on furniture for your living room or other spaces in your house you can visit here.