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Space Saving Furniture Solutions

May 27, 2014

Space Saving FurnitureWhen you Google Space Saving, Furniture is the next word to pop-up to assist you in your search. That’s because big and clunky doesn’t work for us.

Space saving furniture is a must for practical appeal and function in home design-friendly living. At you don’t have to look far to find the conventional wisdom of past American furniture making with a modern-day twist for the 21st century home. For example take a look at our space saving furniture piece, the Compact Workstation Table. It’s an ideal space-saving furniture item, transforming a small living space into a temporary home office. An end table, desk and chair combination. However unique in the marketplace, the piece takes after the “gossip bench,” which found popularity in the mid-century. For generations, people have used nifty, quirky, and unique items that not only fit perfectly in their home, but also in their lifestyle.

Manchester Wood’s solid wood coffee tables, end tables, and media stands and bookcases can be found on the more space saving side. Our wood desks, and a few others however range from large to compact; so our tried and true space saving furniture can be found on our Small Space Solutions page.

We live in a world nearly always on the go. We need light, sturdy and durable furniture pieces that fit the sometimes narrow spaces we have for them. For example, the popularity of folding TV Tray Tables. We sometimes need work spaces that can fold up and go away to make room for what’s next. Or a more permanent fixture, like the Compact Shaker Desk, that fits perfectly in the corner or nook that we need it in. Also, small sturdy solid wood bookshelves that we can fit under windows or other shelving that doesn’t tower high over our space can make great additions to the home.

Space saving furniture may seem new to some, common for many, but big and clunky only works for certain things in furniture. And at you’ll find the practical, unique, beautiful, and hard-to-find affordable hardwood American made furniture right at the click of a button.

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The Quality Fight: Furniture Made in the USA

January 27, 2014

Manchester Wood - Furniture Made in the USAHow is Furniture Made in the USA still Manchester Wood’s hallmark staple?

Manchester Wood has long since been a solid wood furniture manufacturer strictly producing furniture made in the USA from our mill in the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains in upstate New York. So when we read the article Made in USA’ means little to furniture buyers on we couldn’t but differ as the little engine that could. “Ken Smith, a furniture analyst with BDO Seidman in High Point… said ‘Made in the USA’ tags don’t have a lot of marketing power, since the vast majority of consumers are mostly interested in price… ‘A lot of people talk about it’ he said. ‘But they vote with their pocketbook… Once in a while we will get someone who comes in asking for something that is made in the USA” [although]… ‘I’d say 90 percent of people don’t know or care where something came from. And very few ask.’”*

If Ken Smith’s analysis is correct then Manchester Wood produces ‘Made in the USA’ furniture for the 10% who has made up 100% of our loyal customer base for the last 38 years. And although this article was published a few years ago, it’s sad to find that “a decade ago, imports made up less than a third of all-wood furniture sales in the U.S. They are now at about 55 percent, and industry analyst Jerry Epperson predicts they will rise again… [to] about 75 percent of all furniture sold in the U.S. was produced overseas.”*

So after thousands of lay-offs in the furniture industry over the last decade we hold true to our values of American workers making quality American products, whether the model is highly profitable or not. And our customers seem to know the price equates with quality, in not only the material and practice we use, but the craftsmanship as well.

Shop our assortment of furniture made in the USA, from our popular TV tray tables, cherry tables, TV stands in wood, narrow end tables, and more at

*‘Made in USA’ means little to furniture buyers – Business – US business | NBC News.
Accent Tables, American Made Wood Furniture, Solid Wood, Top Posts

Discovering The Joy of Tables Solid Wood

January 13, 2014

Quality, affordability, the essential ingredients of what makes Manchester Wood’s American made furniture some of the most popular made in USA products on the market today. To provide our customers the best in quality and affordable pricing for solid wood furniture made in the USA is our tried and true mission, and when it comes to solid wood tables we believe you’ll discover the joy of owning new heirloom quality furniture with an antique mystique.

A couple of our newest solid wood coffee tables, the Multipurpose Coffee Table Nesting Set of 4 and Retro Square Coffee Table (featured this month in Yankee Magazine) are both in a bracket of solid wood home furnishings all their own.

Multipurpose Coffee Table Nesting Set of 4Versatile. Multi-functional. Stylish. Limitlessly catering specifically to the modern needs of daily life. The Multipurpose Coffee Table Nesting Set of 4 can easily store away in its “pie-shape” to a corner of the room, while taking each piece out as you need, or bring them all together to form a full solid wood coffee table. The Retro Square Coffee Table is reimagined vintage. A beautiful handcrafted coffee table with a sleek, minimalist retro-inspired design – a flavor from the California coast. Crafted from solid sustainable Northeast beech hardwood, a rare species we use here at our mill in the Adirondack foothills of New York.

Our new Chairside Nesting Tables, in both sets of 2 and 3, are shaker tables that withstand the test of time as the roots of their design. Stylish. Convenient. Practical. These solid wood stands are the perfect look for function and display. As both, narrow end tables and small end tables, the practicality with the size options and that they neatly nest with beautiful shaker lines provides the sleek, convenient, and practical appeal for space solution living.

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Manchester Wood: American Made Furniture designs and produces quality, affordable, eco-friendly solid wood furniture in the Adirondack foothills of New York.