American furniture manufacturers

alutzApril 2, 2009

I'm in the middle of some major redecorating and ran across the following article: http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/specials/chi-china-timber-htmlstory,0,1381395.htmlstory

"Made in China" wasn't my first choice, but I wasn't going out of my way. This article really put things in perspective for me about the timber industry in China and how it affects others.

So I'll do my best to buy "locally". What are your favorite American manufacturers (or Canadian?)? Are there American furniture makers that don't use American grown timber? At the risk of overlogging, I'd rather get American grown wood in quality furniture that will last.

Thank you!

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jrdwyer

Mobel for USA made using 95% domestic wood (drawer bottem is often imported plywood) and Durham from Canada which uses a majority domestic wood.

    Bookmark   April 2, 2009 at 6:29PM
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mogator88

Anything made in the USA will be made with North American wood when a North American species is used - woods like maple, oak, walnut, cherry, poplar.

    Bookmark   April 2, 2009 at 6:49PM
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bobismyuncle

Harden has their own forests in upstate NY. I believe Tom Seely (in WV) uses local timber also. Their factory is just up the road from my brother in law (in Virginia).

http://www.gatcreek.com/

    Bookmark   April 2, 2009 at 8:43PM
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dnickason

Chatham Furniture Inc in Massachussetts. 100% solid cherry construction, all hand made. Harden as well. There's also some manufacturers in Jamestown NY. Some Stickley pieces are being made in Vietnam now so be careful.

    Bookmark   April 4, 2009 at 1:24PM
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briant73

Which ones are in Jamestown NY? I don't live too far from there and would consider driving out if they have showrooms.

    Bookmark   April 5, 2009 at 11:59AM
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jake5

Most of the products from these manufacturers are made in North America

Hinkel Harris
Tom Seeley
Century
Stickley
Bermex
Canadel
Harden

    Bookmark   April 9, 2009 at 6:20AM
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cozmo214

I am confused as to why briant73 would say that about post.
I sincerely recommend Standout Designs.
Have you checked out their website at all, briant?
You would be as impressed as I was the first time I saw it.

    Bookmark   April 13, 2009 at 12:47PM
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briant73

The reason I said what I did is your post doesn't sound like it's from an owner of the products but from marketing for the company. You just joined today and already jump in telling everyone not only about this company being great but telling everyone to browse it and buy it.

But since you asked me to check out the website and how great they are I did. My findings left me none too impressed with a few things. No warranty I could find mentioned for said products. Then if you have a problem or just don't like the product you have a whole 7 days to return the product. Of course not only do you not get back the original shipping charge you have to pay freight back to the company and the company selects who picks the item up not the customer. So an internet order company that has no warranty and a whole 7 day return policy where you end up eating shipping to and back if you do have a problem. No thanks.

    Bookmark   April 13, 2009 at 10:25PM
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cozmo214

Hi,
To respond, I certainly had to join sometime and that time was a as good as any. Sometimes people are lurkers long before feeling a need to post, as I am sure you know.
Sorry you did not trust my very honest recommendation.
Hopefully others will check out the site and read the testimonials and feel the way we do.

Good luck to alutz in finding what he/she wants.

    Bookmark   April 15, 2009 at 4:17PM
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briant73

I hope we can list some more American Manufacturers too.

Cozmo - As to Standout desings it looks decent enough but not being able to see it in person, no warranty information, and a return policy only lasting 7 days that doesn't include shipping costs either way I have trouble taking the plunge regardless of what the testimonials say.

    Bookmark   April 16, 2009 at 9:28AM
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hotboi

I would like to know the American manufacturer that provides the Laurent Table, Laurent Sideboard, and the Ella Side Chairs sold by Crate and Barrel (2009). I would like to find the quality of the manufacturer's pieces.

    Bookmark   April 19, 2009 at 3:33PM
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chaifreak

I have been looking for a sofa/sectional for about a month now...very painful!
We have been told that Massoud is one of the best out there but for a sectional it will run about $7300.00

So do we go Massoud, Bernhardt, Flexsteel or something from P Barn?

I have read on this forum that Rowe and Masterfield are also good.

Any help out there?

    Bookmark   April 25, 2009 at 11:31PM
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