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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: https://goo.gl/XhizBk

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: https://goo.gl/RNCWNe

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: https://goo.gl/J3rKEX

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: https://goo.gl/pPB73S

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 Tell the Difference Between Quality Furniture and the Cheap Stuff

May 2, 2018

You just ordered a beautiful coffee table and you’ve wanted this piece for your living room since you bought your house. It took a little while to purchase it because you had to wait until the absolute right cherry wood coffee table came into your life. You finally found it during an Internet search and finally it’s been ordered. You are now tracking it every day and eagerly await its arrival, believing that once it comes, your living room will finally feel complete.

Finally it arrives and when you put it together, you notice that there’s a huge scratch on the side and it doesn’t look anything like it did in the picture. The wood isn’t wood at all but garish laminate or particleboard, nothing like the image you saw online. When it comes to furniture, online shopping can be our best and worst enemy. Sometimes, even pieces that you buy in person may look great on the surface but are carelessly made underneath.

The number one sign that a piece of furniture is made cheaply is its finish. Whether it’s the color or sheen of a wood stain, the touch or feel of a fabric, or the polish on a piece of metal, this is the first and biggest red flag. Most of the time, there is something inherently ‘fake’ looking and feeling about inexpensive furniture.

Wood Finishes | Manchester Wood

At Manchester Wood we make sure that our finishes are the highest quality possible. Our indoor and outdoor furniture finish styles are designed to keep your furniture looking good through spills and outdoor weather. Durable and lasting, our protective wood finishes will resist almost any normal spill, from water or wine to hot coffee, while enhancing the natural beauty and grain of our select American hardwoods. We’ve perfected a five-step finishing process that includes carefully applied layers of stain, hand sanding, protective sealer, and a final coating of satin lacquer for a rich, smooth, easy-to-wipe-off stain resistant finish. For more information and to view the full selection of finishes check out our website here.

Sometimes you strike the lottery when it comes to high-quality, inexpensive furniture, but more often than not, cheap means cheap. Having a knowledge bank of which materials are cheap and which are high-quality can help you make the right choice. Quality furniture is generally made from hard and solid woods and that is where our specialty lies.

Handcrafted furnishings are generally made with more care and attention to detail than their mass-produced counterparts. Both can be durable and last a long time, but handcrafted pieces will be more refined, unique, and special. Whether you’re looking for solid wood TV trays, a chairside magazine rack, shaker end table, or a shaker style desk – you know you’re getting the most quality furniture that is guaranteed or we will replace the defective part or the entire product if necessary. Plus, free shipping!

Our furniture is also eco-friendly so you can feel good about your purchase. The hardwood lumber that we use to manufacture our furniture grows in sustainably managed forests in the Northeast by suppliers that meet strict State and National standards for forest management. These “best management practices” have been developed by the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI). Our goal is to create top quality furniture from beautiful American hardwoods for our customers’ homes and offices with minimal impact on the environment. It just doesn’t get any better than that!

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!

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Choosing the Right Furniture for Your Patio/Balcony Space

April 26, 2018

Spring is in the air and as the weather warms you may be thinking of pool parties and barbeques with loved ones. Outdoor spaces and patios will most likely be the place where you spend a lot of the warmer spring and summer nights. If you’re in the market for some new patio furniture then you’ve come to the right place. Patios hold the promise of relaxation, entertaining, and overall more enjoyment. Buying outdoor furniture involves much the same steps as buying indoor furniture, but there are some additional considerations as well.

Make sure to consider how much space you have, and how it is shaped. Is it a long and narrow balcony or a broad and wide deck? Use the area and shape of your balcony, patio or porch to determine the size of your outdoor furniture. Make sure to leave enough space around your furniture to be able to walk comfortably. Apply the same principles for traffic flow that you would use indoors.

Is your patio or outdoor space exposed to the elements or do you have any overhead covering? Will your furniture rest on soft ground and grass or on a hard surface such as a wooden deck or a paved patio? This helps you choose materials that are a good match for your environment and surroundings. You obviously don’t want a material that won’t stand up to your weather conditions. This is why we recommend our Adirondack chairs. They come in different designs and colors and are sure to withstand even the hardest weather patterns. Some of our customer favorites are listed below:

 

Wooden Adirondack Chair Deluxe Set

  • Adirondack Chair Deluxe Set: The ideal 3-piece set of solid wood Adirondack furniture in one simple offer: one Adirondack Folding Chair, one Adirondack End Table and one Adirondack Footrest at a reduced price when purchased together. Crafted from locally harvested and sustainable solid ash hardwood. For more information on this particular piece, or to purchase, you can visit it here.

  • Adirondack Deluxe Deck Set: The complete Adirondack collection for your deck, dock, or patio in one set and at a reduced package rate: one Adirondack Folding Chair, one Adirondack Love Seat, Coffee Table and End Table. Crafted from locally harvested, sustainable solid ash hardwood. The finishes come in a variety of different colors to match all types of décor. Finishes include: Pure white, lemon yellow, forest green, firehouse red, sky blue, green apple, sturdy brown, and tango orange. For more information on this particular piece, or to purchase, you can visit it here.

The Adirondack chair is probably the most all-around useful style of outdoor furniture. The extra wide armrests are the main reason for this. You can use them for so many different purposes. If you want to a meal in your backyard, the armrest makes a useful mini table. Maybe you just want to sit and watch the sunrise while drinking your morning coffee? Why sit inside when you can enjoy the outdoors and rest your coffee mug on the arm of your Adirondack chair. The armrests are also a perfect place to set down a cold beer or a nice glass of wine when you’re unwinding in the afternoon.

The beauty of our Adirondack chairs is that they can look great on a Florida beachfront property, a North Carolina mountain cottage porch, or on the top of a New York City loft apartment. You’ll be sure to get the most quality chair made from 100% solid wood made in USA. You can even check out folding Adirondack chairs if you’re looking for something that is easily able to be stored away for the Winter months or in case you’re looking for something you just want to pop it in the back of your car to bring back and forth from your Cape house.

 

  • Adirondack Folding Chair: One of the most comfortable outdoor wood Adirondack folding chairs you can buy. Made in the Adirondack region of New York from locally harvested solid ash hardwood with an exceptionally durable finish and rust-resistant hardware – it’s authentic. And it’s 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 patio or balcony space (or any other room in your house for that matter) with the highest quality craftsmanship while also using the highest-grade woods to be enjoyed for years to come. Plus, it’s a family owned and operated company so you can have satisfaction in knowing that there are family roots and top notch customer service, plus free shipping!

To check out some more styles of Manchester Wood Adirondack chairs or to go shopping visit our website here.