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Our L.L. Bean Adirondack Chair featured in Oprah Magazine!

January 24, 2017
Awesome to see @Oprah enjoying the Adirondack chair we make for @llbean in her latest magazine issue! Shop it now at LLBean.com #madeinusa #llbean #oprah

The Adirondack Chair we make for L.L. Bean is featured in the latest Oprah Magazine! That’s pretty cool!

We were delighted to find Oprah enjoying the Adirondack chair we make right here in Upstate New York for L.L. Bean.

If you’ve followed our blog at all, you know how much we love to tell the story of how our folding Adirondack chair was started with L.L. Bean (read The Legacy of the Adirondack Chair and the Rebirth in Local Family Business).

Whenever anyone features our product like this, whether as L.L. Bean, Manchester Wood, or any other company we make products for, we feel truly grateful. It provides us with acknowledgement and praise, something to tack up on the wall in the mill for all of us to get behind.

On behalf of Manchester Wood, we want to thank Oprah, L.L. Bean, and whomever else was involved in making this happen. We have many great catalog covers around our office featuring our products, and I’m sure this one will make its way as one of them.

To our customers, thank you for supporting quality, American made furniture. We enjoy everyday making products for you that are both beautiful and long lasting.

An American-made solid wood furniture maker and retailer since 1976.

Manchester Wood is a family owned business that designs and crafts honest, beautiful solid wood furniture for your home. And we we do it well. Each piece we make at our mill nestled between the Green Mountains of Vermont and the Adirondack foothills of New York is a source of pride for us. We have been a long time home furnishings manufacturer for a bevy of prominent leading retailers.

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40th Anniversary!

October 18, 2016
Today (a day early) we celebrate 40 years at the mill! Here is Bev Hewes getting her corsage this morning, a tradition on the day we celebrate 10, 20, 25, 30, 35 year, and now for the first time this year... a 40 year employee!

Today (a day early) we celebrate 40 years at the mill! Here is Bev Hewes getting her corsage this morning, a tradition on the day we celebrate 10, 20, 25, 30, 35 year, and now for the first time this year… a 40 year employee!

In typical anniversary fashion we started off the morning with Mrs. Murphy’s donuts and coffee (our old morning spot when still in Manchester, VT), lunch prepared, “Vermontsters” for dessert, and a special presentation for employee milestones.

Charlie Curtis, celebrating 10 years (almost 11) at Manchester Wood.

 

Debbie Murphy, not in attendance, was honored with an antique block plane and plaque given to 20 year employees.

Debbie Murphy, not in attendance, was honored with an antique block plane and plaque given to 20 year employees.

 

John Thomson, celebrating 25 years of dedicated service to Manchester Wood.

John Thomson, celebrating 25 years of dedicated service to Manchester Wood.

 

Bev Hewes, our one and only, day one employee. Celebrating 40 years at Manchester Wood.

Bev Hewes, our one and only day one employee (Ed started 6 months after her). Celebrating 40 years at Manchester Wood.

 

We wouldn’t be anywhere without these fine folks, and the 40+ others (with half of them being with us 10+ years) at Manchester Wood. It’s because of them we produce the highest quality American made furniture. Thank them with us in the comment section below!

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40 Years of Business: A List Of Our Vendors So Far

October 11, 2016

We wanted to share a list of larger companies we’ve made furniture for through the years. Some are names from long ago, some are prominent today… all are familiar to those of us who have been around for the 40 years we’ve been in business.

Our President, Ed Eriksen, wanted to share with you the list of vendors we’ve made furniture or other wood products for through the years. We started with table saws and hand sanders, and these businesses believed in us. Growing us into the business we are today.

  • Macy’s
  • Service Merchandise
  • Best Products
  • Top Value
  • S&H Green Stamps
  • J.C. Penney
  • Marshall Fields
  • Sears & Roebuck
  • Spiegel
  • Crate & Barrel
  • Eddie Bauer
  • Hambleton & Carr
  • Yield House
  • Plow & Hearth
  • General Mills
  • USAA
  • American Express
  • Fingerhut
  • Solutions
  • Gold Violin
  • Hechingers
  • Value House
  • LaBelles
  • K’s Merchandise
  • Modern Merchandising
  • Ace Hardware
  • Ikea
  • Hammacher Schlemmer
  • Fresh Finds
  • L.L. Bean
  • Sterns
  • Pottery Barn
  • Pottery Barn Kids
  • Orvis
  • Camping World
  • Avon
  • Shopko
  • Figis
  • True Value
  • Home Decorators Collection
  • Seventh Avenue
  • Thomas Baker
  • Lands’ End
  • Restoration Hardware
  • Naked Furniture
  • Vermont Country Store
  • Miles Kimbal
  • Martha Stewart
  • Steinhafels
  • Art Van Furniture
  • Nebraska Furniture Mart
  • Sturbridge Yankee Workshop
  • Country Curtains
  • BJs Wholesale Club
  • Restoration Hardware
  • Fortunoff’s
  • Lillian Vernon

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