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May Blog Comment Giveaway

May 3, 2018

To enter this month’s free giveaway please comment on one of our blog entries.

You’ll have from May 1st to May 31st to add your thoughts in the mix of our discussions around ‘Made in USA’ furniture, product spotlights, historical moments in our brand, and day-to-day news around “the mill.”

Step Stool - Manchester WoodVisit our blog site and leave a comment where you see fit. We’ll be notified as soon as you do so, and your name and email will be entered into the random raffle drawing for this month’s free solid wood furniture piece handcrafted by Manchester Wood.

This month’s free item is our Step Stool. It’s a part of our Gifts for U.S. Jobs Collection, which aims to stimulate the U.S. economy while providing our customers with affordable products.

Contribute to our active blog by simply saying hello, or sharing your thoughts on a particular topic.

Manchester WoodWe’re excited to hear from you!

Ed & Priscilla Eriksen

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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.