There isn’t much nicer than Cherry Wood Furniture. Manchester Wood’s President writes about the Contemporary Furniture collection. It’s transformation into affordable Solid Cherry Wood Furniture pieces, namely with our popular Oval Cherry Coffee Table. Featured in this month’s Holiday Gift Guide.
Several years ago we developed a new contemporary series of tables to fill that need in our product assortment. Since our main hardwood species is Ash, we came up with a round, rectangle, and oval shaped coffee table line to solve the look for more contemporary styled room settings. This new design was well received and since we introduced a Solid Cherry collection, we felt this new look would work nicely in cherry too.
Since we have been using hardwoods for over 35 years now, it was a natural progression to start making solid cherry furniture since this hardwood is found near our mill, and it is a well known wood in higher quality furniture pieces. We believed a line of solid cherry occasional tables would be a natural fit to our existing product line. We have been working with cherry for 5 years now and really enjoy using it.
Our Solid Cherry collection is made from American Black Cherry and the wood is harvested mainly from the New England area which is right in our backyard. Cherry is a very rich wood in that it has unique tight grain patterns, natural pitch pockets, and strong red-brownish coloring. It is very strong and workable. Our natural cherry items will actually darken in color with a very rich dark amber-brown patina coloring. We also offer the table in our heritage cherry finish which is a common reddish color that much of cherry furniture is finished with today. Either finish will give you a very unique piece of furniture that you will enjoy for many years to come.
by Ed Eriksen, President of Manchester Wood
Stylish…Convenient…Practical… The perfect look for function and display, our Nesting Shaker Tables offer an array of uses around the home. Ideal for small space solutions and built to last from American solid hardwood.
In the late 1970’s and early 1980’s we made TV tray tables, sets of 3 stacking tables and basic nesting tables. Each of these items allowed people to be able to quickly expand their living space to accommodate friends and extended family to enjoy visits while creating extra serving/table space for dining, cocktail parties, games, and snacks.
The nesting sets come with 3 different sized tables to slide under each other to take as little space as possible while being able to quickly pull out and move around the room or home to give you more serving/usable tabletop space. They were basically designed to take the place of an end table in a room and have the 2 additional tables hidden underneath the largest table.
Shaker has been a tried and true design that fits in with all decors, contemporary, as well as traditional settings. Our newly designed nesting set is based on the success of the chairside tables we developed to fit in narrow, tight spaces in your room and allow you to have usable tabletop space. We decided to offer another chairside option, but this time bring back the nesting table design and make it to fit narrow spaces since our chairside tables have been so popular. These tables not only are used as expanded table space but are designed even to be used as extra seating space, or to be used as stools based on the sturdy design with heavy metal corner brackets and 6/4” solid ash legs. We also decided to offer the traditional set of 3 as well as add a set of 2 for people who wanted the extra table but didn’t find the need for a third.
Nesting tables have been used as plant stands, stools, end tables, game tables, serving snack tables, party tables, stack your magazines or books on them, and now your electronic devices – all while using very little floor space in your rooms.
We hope you enjoy them as much as we’ve enjoyed making them for you.
by Ed Eriksen, President of Manchester Wood
During the holiday season, check out our gift guide page at Manchester Wood featuring products that make great gifts for anyone on your list. We’re also offering discounts on select solid wood furniture items including popular TV tray table sets, our famous folding Adirondack Chair, and new items such as our Retro 2 Tier End Table and Montauk Double Seat to name a few. On our social media and blog you’ll find product spotlights as the weeks go on, including a rotating cast of each products unique back story in the holiday guide, as well as what some customers have felt made them so practical for their home or office through the years.
We feel the holidays are a great time to give back and give thanks (as this month’s FREE product giveaway suggests). At Manchester Wood we truly feel honored to provide you the most affordable handcrafted solid wood furniture item that’s entirely ‘Made in the USA’ on the market today.
Be sure to visit our Holiday Gift Guide & Sale page on our website and the “The Mill” News (our blog) throughout the upcoming season to shop a great selection handpicked for you.
Happy Holidays, God bless,
Ed & Priscilla Eriksen
Manchester Wood: American Made Furniture
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