Editor's Note: Sadly, in September of 2018 Manchester Wood closed its factory doors after 42 years of manufacturing high quality furniture. Please continue to support American companies so they don't have the same fate.
October is Manufacturing Month, a month dedicated to informing the public about the vast field of American manufacturing. What better way for us to start out Manufacturing Month than to celebrate the 40th anniversary of an American furniture manufacturing company, Manchester Wood.
Manchester Wood Furniture: Made in the USA for Forty Years and Counting
Located in the Adirondacks and Green Mountains, Manchester Wood is a family run business that manufactures heirloom quality, solid wood furniture.
Manchester Wood was founded in 1976 by Clifford “Cliff” Pierce as a manufacturer of small wood products, like towel holders and spice racks. In the early 1980s, the company transitioned into making solid wood furniture, which included items like TV trays, and Adirondack chairs. Throughout the 80's Manchester Wood furniture designs were noticed and picked up by major national retailers. By the time the 90's rolled around, the company was in need of larger manufacturing facilities. In 1990, Manchester Wood moved its manufacturing location from Manchester, Vermont to Granville, New York, where it remains today. Over the past 40 years Manchester Wood has manufactured products for LL Bean, Crate & Barrel, JC Penney, Sears, Solution, Pottery Barn, Lands End, IKEA, Plow and Hearth, Macy's and Eddie Bauer. Since 2006, Manchester Wood has sold their own line of furniture online and in select stores.
Best Seller: Multipurpose Cart & End Table
First introduced in 1983, the Manchester Wood Multipurpose Cart & End Table is made from American hardwood. It has 2 open sides and a the 3 shelves have raised edges that keep items from sliding off.
Best Seller: Mission Under-window Bookshelf
The Mission Under-window Bookshelf is a “new” classic , and has been made by Manchester Wood since the early 90's. The Mission Underwindow Bookself was designed to fit in and add useful storage to a space that is usually ignored- under a window. It has adjustable shelves and is made from ash hardwood.
Best Seller: Folding Adirondack Chair
Manchester Wood founder, Cliff Pierce, introduced his version of the Adirondack Chair in 1984. It has since been modified and manufactured for several major retailers. The Folding Adirondack Chair is made in New York from solid maple hardwood. It comes in a variety of colors and folds for easy off season storage.
Best Seller: Contemporary Folding TV Tray Table Set of 4
Since it's creation in 1976, the Contemporary Folding TV Tray Table Set of 4 has been a Manchester Wood best seller, making it the most popular item. When the TV tray set was first introduced to the Manchester Wood product line, it was the largest product that the company manufactured. The Manchester Wood Contemporary Folding TV Tray Table Set of 4 is made from sustainable Northeast hardwood and is built to last for generations.