Benefits of Wooden Furniture

Benefits of Wooden Furniture

From handcrafted dressers to dining sets, many families continue to choose wood furniture for their home furnishings—even with plastic and other modern furniture products attempting to enter the marketplace. Why do so many people select wood furniture? The answer lies partly in some of the unique benefits that only wood furniture can offer. For starters, wood furniture offers a unique, beautiful natural appearance. Every piece of wood comes with unique grains and patterns, and when combined with a high-quality finish, can serve as a fantastic focal point for any room. Different types of wood offer their own varied appearances to match almost any style. But wood furniture doesn’t just look great—it’s also strong and durable. You won’t need to worry about replacing your furniture after only a few years, because these furniture pieces are built to last. They won’t fall apart after a few bumps! New products also enable treated wooden furniture to resist termites, water damage, and other issues, making your furniture easy to care for. Many wood furniture pieces require little more than regular dusting to maintain a quality look. Finally, wood furniture serves as an excellent investment. By maintaining its function and appearance throughout the years, you’ll never need to worry about shopping for a replacement...

Benefits of Getting Your Furniture Delivered

It’s a common problem many homeowners face when purchasing new wood furniture: trying to figure out how to get it from the store to their home. After all, moving heavy objects can be hard work, and the last thing you need is to accidentally injure yourself while transporting a heavy piece of handmade furniture.   Even more challenging is the fact that many families simply don’t have the right kind of vehicle to get their furniture home. Renting a moving van or truck can be stressful and expensive, and if you’re not careful, the moving process could result in damage to your furniture. With our furniture delivery services, however, you can avoid these furniture pitfalls.   We work with professional furniture delivery teams to ensure that your wood furniture gets to your home in one piece—and without forcing you to do the heavy lifting. Our local delivery team will safely transport your furniture and set it up in your home so you don’t have to deal with the physical strain of transporting heavy furniture or worry about damaging your items.   Locally, we work with Hershberger Transport to deliver our wood furniture products. These professionals will deliver your furniture and set it up in your home at a low rate of $1.75 per mile (based on your distance from our store). Custom quotes are available for deliveries over 200 miles away. For long-distance deliveries, we work with PackShip USA to provide curbside drop-off and in-home set-up deliveries.   Our handmade furniture is typically delivered within one to two weeks of when you complete your order, allowing you to enjoy...
3 Basic Tips for Taking Care of Your Furniture

3 Basic Tips for Taking Care of Your Furniture

Here at Swiss Valley Furniture we believe a high-quality wood furniture piece is meant to last for generations—and with proper care, it can! While the thought of caring for your furniture may sound like it requires a lot of work, most of the things you need to do to keep your handcrafted nightstands and wooden chairs in good shape are relatively simple. Here are three basic tips to help you care for your wood furniture.   First, try to keep your furniture away from heat sources or direct sunlight. When exposed to too much heat (such as what is produced by a wood stove or radiator), wood furniture is likely to dry out. This could eventually cause the wood to split.   Another important tip is to maintain consistent humidity levels in your home. Wood furniture should generally be kept in rooms with a humidity level between 35 and 45 percent. This helps prevent the wood from expanding, shrinking, or cracking. Most homes require either a humidifier or dehumidifier to maintain these humidity levels.   Finally, be cautious about what objects you allow to come into direct contact with your wood surfaces. Coffee mugs and other hot objects, moist ink (such as from a newspaper), and even cleaners containing ammonia, wax, or bleach could damage the finish of your wood furniture.   Following these simple tips will keep your wood furniture pieces in top shape so they can last for...
Create Your Dream Living Room With Swiss Valley Furniture

Create Your Dream Living Room With Swiss Valley Furniture

Few parts of your house get more activity than your living room. Whether you’re having a family movie night, playing games, or simply relaxing and talking with each other, your living room is a central gathering place in your home. It’s only natural that you’d want to transform this room into the ultimate entertainment/relaxation center—and our unique wood products at Swiss Valley Furniture can help. These handcrafted furniture pieces can help you create your dream living room.   TV Stand: We know there are plenty of entertainment stores in Northeast Ohio. Wooden TV stands probably aren’t going to be found at many of them, though. Our wooden TV stands add great style to any living room, while also providing plenty of storage space for your Blu-Ray player, video game system, and other electronics. Our TV stands give you the best of both worlds—a practical place to put your big screen that also looks amazing.   Bookcases: Just about every family has a bookworm or two, and there’s no better way to store all those well-read books than a handmade bookcase! Like all of our wood products, our bookcases are made completely from scratch, giving you a great-looking location to store your books. Best of all, keeping a handmade bookcase in your living room makes it easier than ever to grab a novel, curl up on the couch, and read.   Couches: Of course, no living room is complete without a place to sit and relax! Our unique couches combine sturdy wood frames with high-quality fabric for the ultimate combination of style and comfort. No matter what your family’s favorite...
Why Our Furniture Stands Out From the Rest

Why Our Furniture Stands Out From the Rest

When it comes to purchasing new furniture, it’s understandable that you would want something that stands out from the rest, but is also built to last. And if you’re looking for the perfect combination of quality and style, you can’t go wrong with handcrafted furniture from Swiss Valley Furniture.   What makes our furniture stand out from other manufacturers? It starts with our family history. Swiss Valley Furniture has been making handcrafted wood products for three generations. As a family business, our core values guide every step of the furniture production process. In addition to dedicating ourselves to producing the highest-quality handcrafted furniture possible, we also believe in developing a strong relationship with each of our customers.   We stand behind each of our wood products, and believe in doing the right thing, even when it may not be easy. We strive to give you more than you’d expect in order to satisfy your needs, and are more than willing to do what is necessary to make things right if you’re ever unsatisfied with one of our wood products.   By purchasing from Swiss Valley Furniture, you not only receive a beautiful piece of furniture that will be part of your family for generations; you also build a relationship with our team that will be just as valuable in the years to...
Which Mattress is the Best Fit for You?

Which Mattress is the Best Fit for You?

As wonderful as it is to have a beautiful, handcrafted in Northeast Ohio bed frame for your home, there’s no denying that a quality mattress is even more important for getting a good night’s rest. But how can you determine which mattress is right for you? The team at Swiss Valley Furniture has your answers.   A comfortable mattress is key to helping you sleep well, but it can also affect whether you feel achy or sore in the morning. Because of this, medical experts recommend that you choose a mattress that will provide adequate support for your body. This can sometimes be tricky to figure out, as mattresses that are too soft can be just as problematic for your back as those that are too firm. In general, it’s recommend to sleep on a medium/slightly firm mattress to reduce back pain.   If at all possible, it’s a good idea to test out a potential mattress before buying by laying on it in the same position that you would normally sleep. This can give you a better feel for how soft or firm it is, and whether or not it would be a comfortable fit.   At Swiss Valley Furniture, we offer several quality mattresses to match our handcrafted Ohio wooden bedsets. Check them out for yourself and see how our wood furniture can make a difference in your home!...
What is a Pie Safe?

What is a Pie Safe?

If you’re on the market for rustic furniture, you’ve no doubt come across a pie safe or two. But what exactly are pie safes, and what purpose do they serve? The Swiss Valley Furniture team has the answers.   As the name implies, pie safes were originally used to safely store pies, bread, and other perishable food items. Typically about 18 inches deep, these storage cupboards feature multiple shelves that are protected by two hinged doors. The doors are often made with perforated tin or use screens to allow for ventilation, while still providing protection from animals, insects, or young children. These doors are usually left open when animals aren’t around and food needs to cool more quickly.   Pie safes provide a practical and stylish way to protect perishable foods or cool freshly baked goods. Some homeowners use pie safes for storing dishes or other valuable items, as the unique door designs make pie safes a unique and stylish storage option. The extra drawer located above the main cabinet area makes a pie safe perfect for storing silverware and other small items.   For a unique and stylish kitchen storage solution, you can’t beat a pie safe! Come by Swiss Valley furniture to find a unique piece that will compliment your home....
Things to Consider When Buying a Crib

Things to Consider When Buying a Crib

There’s a seemingly endless list of things you need to buy when preparing for the arrival of a baby. Of everything on your new baby shopping list, however, there are few things more important than just buying a crib, making sure it is safe is key. Here are a few things you should consider when shopping for cribs.   First, you can generally have peace of mind during the purchasing process (as long as you’re buying new, that is). All cribs are now government-regulated for safety purposes to prevent injury to your child. Of course, even then, not all cribs are created equal. For example, handcrafted cribs that offer higher workmanship are a much better option for protecting your child. These cribs won’t have a loose frame or any loose slats or cracking wood.   Measurements are also important for crib safety. Slats should be no more than 2 and 3/8 inches apart, and corner posts should be at least 16 inches higher than the end panels to prevent potential injury to your child. In addition to these features, new parents should make sure the mattress and sheets they purchase are a good fit for the crib. Mattresses and sheets should fit snugly to prevent risk to your baby.   At Swiss Valley Furniture, our handcrafted cribs adhere to these safety guidelines to provide a safe place for your little one to sleep, giving you one less thing to worry about as you begin the adventure of...
A Guide to Choosing the Right Bar Stool

A Guide to Choosing the Right Bar Stool

There are countless items that go into remodeling your kitchen, and one thing that should never be overlooked are your kitchen’s bar stools. Wooden bar stools serve as a great seating option that still comes at a reasonable price. But how do you find the perfect match for your kitchen? Here are a few things that can help you out.   Essentially, the most important factors to consider when purchasing wooden bar stools are style, space, and comfort. After all, as nice as it is to have wood furniture that matches the rest of your kitchen, it is just as important that your furniture provides comfortable seating for your family.   Thankfully, there are plenty of options for wooden bar stools. For example, backless stools fit perfectly in narrow kitchen areas by sliding underneath countertops and islands. In addition to standard round-top bar stools, Swiss Valley Furniture also manufactures what are known as saddle bar stools, which have a curved seat. These seats add extra comfort and encourage good posture, while also providing a distinct vintage look to your kitchen.   We also manufacture full-back bar stools, perfect for kitchen areas with a bit more space. You can sit in these wooden bar stools just like you would in a standard kitchen chair, but the extra long legs provide the necessary height for sitting comfortably at a kitchen island or bar counter. Like our backless bar stools, some chairs come with a swivel option for easier use and come in several vintage and modern styles.   At Swiss Valley Furniture, our wooden bar stools are crafted with your needs...
How to Recognize Quality Furniture

How to Recognize Quality Furniture

When you purchase a wood furniture piece, you’re making an investment in your home. After all, these aren’t pieces of furniture that you plan on replacing after only a few months or years. Chances are, when you purchase a handmade furniture product, you’re hoping that your purchase will last a lifetime. But how can you recognize quality furniture? Here are a few key tips from the team at Swiss Valley Furniture.   One of the best ways to recognize quality wood furniture is to test it out before you buy! When you sit on a furniture piece or lean against it, it should feel sturdy. If it shakes or feels flimsy to the touch, you’re likely better off purchasing something else. Quality wood furniture is typically rather heavy, but feels quite sturdy as a result.   A close examination of the construction materials can also help you determine if a piece of handmade furniture is of appropriate quality or not. For example, any visible glue, staples or screws are likely indicators of lower-quality work. Pay special attention to the furniture joints as well—dovetail and mortise-and-tenon joints are strong joints that provide a solid foundation for your furniture piece.   At Swiss Valley Furniture, we dedicate ourselves to producing only the best handmade furniture. With high-quality wood and sound building techniques, our furniture will last a lifetime. Come on by our showroom today and see the quality we...
Give Your Entry a Farmhouse Look With Our Handmade Benches and Storage

Give Your Entry a Farmhouse Look With Our Handmade Benches and Storage

Despite the many advances that have been made in technology and home-building over the years, many of us still long for a more rustic appearance for our homes. The farmhouse look, in particular, has become especially popular in recent years. Our handmade products can help give your entryway the throwback look you desire.   One key aspect of the farmhouse entry is storage space. From storage cubbies to wall hangers, the implementation of these handmade products is vital if you wish to have an attractive storage solution for the many shoes, coats, and other items that can accumulate in your entryway. Custom designs from Swiss Valley Furniture can perfectly complement your available space so you can get the greatest amount of storage possible.   In addition to storage, handcrafted furniture also plays an important role in establishing a stylish and functional farmhouse entry. A wooden bench is the perfect spot to sit down and take your boots off, but it can also provide an interesting visual contrast to the storage areas in your entryway.   By utilizing both benches and handcrafted storage areas in your entryway, you can achieve a stylish rustic appearance for your home that is just as practical as you need it to be. Let Swiss Valley Furniture customize a design for you today!...