Solid Wood, TV Tray Tables

Why It’s Now Time For You To Purchase Those TV Tray Tables You’ve Been Thinking About…..

May 14, 2018

If you have been thinking of buying some TV Tray tables and are starting to get excited that the days of watching television, while balancing a dinner plate on one knee – are potentially over, then you’ve come to the right place! These handy little, foldable tables will make your relaxing time a lot easier and more enjoyable. They are great for serving dinner or snacks, but also convenient when you need extra space for large family gatherings on holidays or big events. Also, a student’s favorite for setting up their laptop and working on that research paper in between commercial breaks. Not only is it multifunctional, but always a perfect birthday, graduation, or holiday gift for that “hard to shop” for person in your life.

A TV tray table, a TV dinner tray table, or a laptop table can all be relatively similar in that they are all usually some type of smaller, collapsible furniture that functions as an easily portable table.

TV tray tables first became popular in the early 1950s during the times when “TV dinners” became an iconic term and families watched shows together like “American Bandstand” or “I Love Lucy.” National advertising for TV tray tables first appeared in 1952, a full year before Swanson introduced the TV dinner in October 1953.

The actual inventor of TV tray tables is unknown. The original, popular model of TV tables consisted of two pieces: a metal tray with grips mounted on its underside, and a set of tubular metal legs with rubberized tips at the bottom. As times changed, so did construction techniques and design.

Fast forward to today, take a look at our rectangular folding TV tray table. It can be considered a “modern” design, but it has been a customer favorite of over thirty years. It is crafted from sustainable Northeast hardwood at our mill in the Adirondack foothills of New York and built to last for generations. This piece comes in a set of four so no one in the family is left out and we offer a variety of different finishes to be sure to match any type of décor that fits your taste. Our finishes come in golden oak, chestnut, espresso, driftwood grey, and rustic whitewash! For more information on this particular piece, or to purchase, you can visit it here

Maybe you live alone and don’t entertain or maybe you just have a spouse who you like to have dinner with. Whoever or whatever is in your life, we have the piece of furniture just for you! You can buy them in a set of two or just a stand-alone piece. Listed below are just some other suggestions of customer TV table favorites (please note: different color finishes are available in most of our products):

  • Oval Folding TV Tray Table Set of 2: folding table tray can be an essential item at home. Perfect for playing cards, eating dinner, doing work, or providing more table space for big family gatherings. The Oval Folding TV Tray Tables bring style with a sturdy solid wood construction. Produced locally from select American hardwood; built to last generations. For more information on this particular piece, or to purchase, you can visit it 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 piece, or to purchase, you can visit it here
  • Tray Table Party Cart Set of 4: The “party cart” takes tray tables and combines them with a drop-leaf buffet table that stores them away instantly. Great for large gatherings and a quick set-up for when the party’s underway. Built to last with a Quality Guarantee. 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, wooden desks, 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  our website here

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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!