June 29th, 2013 by Peggy Farabaugh
Patriotism isn’t the only reason why consumers are limiting their search to American Made Furniture this Fourth of July.
Fourth of July week has become a popular time to shop for furniture. With the Made in America movement if full swing, many customers are confining their search to furniture made in the USA. Patriotism isn’t the only reason for this trend but it’s a big one. Here’s a list of what our customers tell us are their Top 5 reasons for buying American Made Furniture rather than imports.
Top 5 Reasons to Buy American Made Furniture
- Quality and Craftsmanship – American made furniture is well known for it’s high quality and craftsmanship. States like Vermont, Massachusetts, Maine, Pennsylvania and Ohio have a long tradition of making heirloom quality furniture from local wood. In Vermont, fine furniture making has been a part of our heritage for over 200 years and that translates to superior quality, sophisticated style and great values in handmade furniture.
- Local Jobs and Local Economies – The American furniture maker has suffered over the past 5 decades as most large, quintessentially American furniture companies moved to China, Vietnam and other third world countries. Consumers are weary of seeing their communities struggle to recover from the loss of skilled jobs. Small manufacturers like Vermont’s Lyndon Furniture, Copeland Furniture and Pompanoosuc Mills remained in the USA during the age of outsourcing and maintained their commitment to local communities. Their loyalty and integrity has not gone unnoticed by consumers.
- Reliable Customer Service – Ever try getting a piece of furniture fixed after purchasing it from IKEA or Pottery Barn? Not. That furniture is more than likely going to head out to the curbside rather than get repaired. American made furniture companies stand behind their quality, with many companies offering a lifetime guarantee.
- Sustainable Furniture from Well Managed American Forests – Where does your furniture come from anyway? Americans have become more aware of where their food comes from over the past couple decades. Now it’s time to learn where other things come from, including wood furniture and flooring. Kendall recently posted information about how the world’s rapidly disappearing rainforests are being converted into curbside furniture. As consumers become more aware, they are seeing the value of acquiring sustainable furniture for their homes.
- Healthy, Natural Furniture with Non-Toxic Finishes – American furniture companies are subject to strict laws and regulations governing product safety as well as safety and health for the craftspeople making furniture. Consumers don’t want to worry about lead based paint or formaldehyde in the coatings of the furniture. American companies are leading the way in the area of safe, non-toxic furniture finishes. Vermont Natural Coatings is one of our favorites– their furniture finish is made from a by-product of our dairy industry–whey (as in curds and…).
I hope this gives you food for thought when shopping for furniture this Fourth of July. Stop back on Monday and enjoy a 6th reason: our Fourth of July Furniture sale offers storewide savings of 20%!
A cautionary note: most furniture sold in the USA is still imported. Many manufacturers will bring imported furniture to a factory in the USA to have a final step (for example application of the finish) completed so they can label the furniture Made in America. Don’t be fooled– ask your furniture sales person exactly how much of the furniture was actually made in the USA.
December 13th, 2012 by Kelsey Eaton
Tis the season to be jolly! Why? Because it’s the season to save! We are offering our customers a special dining room promotion for six days. With the purchase of a dining table, you will receive 20% off dining chairs. This special promotion will run concurrent with our Home Office & Living Room Sale.
Our online gallery has a large variety of solid wood dining tables and chairs for you to choose from. We have an assortment of styles ranging from modern, mission, and Shaker dining furniture for your home. All of our furniture can be crafted in your choice of natural Cherry, Maple, Oak, or Walnut woods.
Our solid wood dining tables and chairs are made right here in Vermont from sustainably harvested wood. Woodworking is a craft that has been in Vermont for over 200 years, so you know that every piece our craftspeople create is high quality. Not only is Vermont furniture something that will never go out of style, our heirloom quality furniture is guaranteed for life.
You can conveniently shop from our online gallery 24 hours a day. If you need any assistance feel free to contact our furniture specialists through the live chat option located in the top right corner of our gallery, or by giving them a call at 888-390-5571.
This dining promotion will end on Tuesday, November 18, so act fast!
*Note that your discount will only show up in the shopping cart once you have added a dining table.