Measure Before You Buy

Measure Before You Buy

There are few things worse than finding a beautiful piece of handmade furniture and taking it home, only to discover that you don’t actually have space to fit it inside your house. Yet this happens surprisingly often—especially when someone is purchasing larger furniture pieces, such as wooden desks or bedsets.   Thankfully, avoiding this furniture mishap is relatively easy when you simply measure before you buy. While taking measurements in your home may seem somewhat inconvenient, it’s an absolute must when purchasing large wood furniture pieces.   Start by measuring the available space you have in the room where you wish to place the new wood furniture piece. Measure the length, width, and height of the area where the furniture will go to ensure you don’t purchase something that is too big. It’s also worth considering how much extra floor space will be left in the room after you install your furniture piece—you’ll still need room to walk!   However, this isn’t the only area you should measure. Chances are, your wood furniture will need to pass through several doors, halls, and possibly even a staircase or two before arriving at its destination. Measuring now to make sure you have enough space to fit a wood furniture piece through the front door or turn it around a corner will save you some major headaches later.   By taking these measurements in advance, you can have a better idea as to what handmade furniture piece will be the best fit for your home and have greater confidence in your...
Furniture Your Child Can Grow With

Furniture Your Child Can Grow With

Finding furniture that will be usable for more than just a year or two is one of the biggest challenges many new parents face. After all, it hardly seems worth it to pay for a new crib when your child will soon outgrow it! At Swiss Valley Furniture, however, we have a different approach. That’s because our handcrafted cribs are designed to grow with your child—allowing you to continue using our wooden cribs for years to come.   How do we do this? Every one of our wooden cribs is fully convertible. This means the crib can be adjusted to fit different configurations as your child grows. With the help of add-on conversion kits, our handcrafted ribs can be transformed into a toddler-sized bed or even a full-size bed. Wooden components can be easily rearranged to form these larger bedding options.   A single purchase of one of our wooden cribs could very easily provide your family with a furniture piece that will last for the entire time your child lives in your home. With high-quality wood and beautiful finishes, our handcrafted cribs are the perfect bedding solution for your growing...
Display Your China With Our Handmade Hutches

Display Your China With Our Handmade Hutches

When you own beautiful china pieces, it’s only natural that you would want to display them in a location that allows you to highlight their appearance while also protecting them from potential damage. This perfect display combination can be hard to find—unless you purchase one of our wood hutches, that is.   At Swiss Valley Furniture, we offer several hutches that are perfectly suited for displaying fine china and other accessories. Our Abigail two door hutch and Old World hutches are just a few of our hutches which feature spacious glass display cabinets that allow you to showcase fine china, photographs, and other valued items. The solid glass doors used in our hutches allows you to display your china with peace of mind, as your items are given a solid layer of protection. Our durable wood construction also ensures that each individual furniture piece is built to last.   Of course, our hutches further complement your fine china with their high-quality craftsmanship and unique wood grains. Available in cherry, elm, oak, and other wood types, our hutches can be handcrafted to perfectly match the style of your home, adding further beauty to your china display. Many of these displays also feature pre-installed lighting to better highlight your fine china.   With handcrafted hutches from Swiss Valley Furniture, you’ll have the perfect display location for your prized...
Tips and Tricks for the Perfect Holiday Table Settings

Tips and Tricks for the Perfect Holiday Table Settings

When preparing to host a dinner party, few things do a better job at setting the mood than beautiful holiday table settings. When paired with a handcrafted dining set, adding holiday flair to your dining room can make your holiday party a truly memorable experience for everyone involved.   Many of the things you can do to add holiday spirit to your dining room are surprisingly simple. For example, adding a few small Christmas tree branches to dining tables can create a more festive appearance, while also bringing a fresh pine scent to the room! Sparkling napkin rings—or even tying napkins with a red bow—can also add some extra light and color to a holiday meal. And of course, you can never go wrong with holiday-themed candles.   Other DIY decorations can really show off your decorating skills—all the better to match your handcrafted dining set! For example, a red runner topped with mini Christmas trees and other ornaments can create a colorful decorative set. You could even create your own “snow globe” using a cake stand, Epsom salt, and winter figurines! As long as you stick with holiday colors and themes, almost everything you do is sure to add to the festivities   Still need some help coming up with holiday table setting ideas? Check out our holiday table settings Pinterest board https://www.pinterest.com/SwissValleyFurn/inspiration-holiday-table-settings/—it’s full of great ideas that are sure to bring the holiday spirit to your dining...
Find the Perfect Gifts for the Holidays

Find the Perfect Gifts for the Holidays

Black Friday has already come and gone, but if you’re like most people, you probably still have a few people left on your holiday shopping list. If you’ve been having trouble finding the right gift for the special people in your life, Swiss Valley Furniture is here to help with unique and affordable wood products.   Our team produces more than just handmade furniture—we also craft a wide range of wooden living accessories and kitchen accessories to fit almost any gift-giving need. Looking for a gift for your football-loving husband? Our sofa servers are the perfect place to put game day snacks! Could mom use some help organizing the kitchen? Our paper towel holders, Lazy Susan’s, and kitchen shelving can help keep the kitchen neat!   Our handmade wood products aren’t just practical—they’re also durable and stylish. Each of our wooden living accessories is made using high-quality maple, oak, cherry, and other woods to provide a distinctive look to each piece. These durable woods ensure that the gifts you give this year will last for years to come, even with the extensive use they’ll undoubtedly receive.   Whether you give your loved one a magazine rack, a bread box, or even a candy dispenser, there’s something for everyone on your holiday shopping list at Swiss Valley...
Hosting for the Holidays

Hosting for the Holidays

Hosting family or friends for holiday get-togethers can be one of the most enjoyable parts of the winter season—but also one of the most stressful. Between the tasks of childproofing your home, preparing the guest bedroom, and stocking up on extra snacks, it can be easy to forget to create the right holiday ambiance in your dining room.   Setting a festive mood goes beyond putting up decorations or lighting scented candles—though these steps can certainly help kick start the holiday spirit. The furniture you use to host your dinner guests goes a long way in creating a cozy, inviting atmosphere. For example, a handcrafted dining set can add a distinctive level of class to your holiday gathering, while also providing ample space for serving dinner. Making sure your table is large enough so that guests don’t bump elbows while eating is a must for a pleasant dining experience.   The arrival of guests almost always means that you’ll need extra chairs—and your visitors probably don’t want to eat their holiday meal while sitting on a rickety folding chair. Handcrafted wooden dining chairs are sturdy and comfortable, further adding to a positive overall experience and reducing potential sources of stress or discomfort.   Of course, large dining tables don’t have to be used exclusively for meals—they can also serve as the perfect place for decorating cookies, wrapping gifts, and other fun holiday activities that can help your guests draw closer together. As you incorporate your handcrafted dining set into your holiday festivities, you’ll find that everyone will be better able to enjoy the holiday...
Gifts Kids Will Love

Gifts Kids Will Love

Swiss Valley Furniture, we don’t limit our work to adult-sized furniture—we also enjoy crafting a variety of wood products that serve as the perfect holiday gift for your children! And if you’re still looking for presents to put under the tree, we have a few ideas that can help you out.   Our beautiful rocking horses are among our favorite handcrafted children’s products. This classic children’s toy comes in several unique styles, including painted and unpainted finishes. The gentle rocking motion is perfectly safe for your children, and this fun toy is built using quality materials that can last for generations.   We also specialize in wooden doll furniture. From miniature bunk beds and cradles to rockers and gliders, we produce a wide range of handcrafted furniture that fits perfectly with your child’s dolls and other toys.   These wood products stand apart from other holiday gifts thanks to their handcrafted design and durability. Unlike cheap plastic toys that can break after only a few hours of use, our wood toys are built to last—meaning your child will still be enjoying these gifts when next Christmas rolls around.  ...
Get Ready for Your Guests

Get Ready for Your Guests

For many families, the holiday season involves much more than shopping for presents. It’s a time to see extended relatives and others that you don’t always get to spend time with during the year. Of course, if you’re playing host to large groups of family or friends, you’ll more than likely have some overnight guests. How can you make things comfortable when you have family visiting from the other side of Ohio? Wooden bedsets from Swiss Valley Furniture are your solution.   Making your guest bedroom a comfortable place to stay is key to creating a positive experience for your visitors—and the bed you use to furnish the room will ultimately make all the difference. Comfort is the most important thing to consider. You don’t want your guests to feel like they’ve been sleeping on a rock all night! At Swiss Valley Furniture, we offer comfortable mattresses that perfectly accompany our handmade furniture pieces.   Be sure to consider who will be using your guest rooms before you purchase new guest bedding. If the grandparents are staying at your house, a queen-sized bed will probably do the trick. But if your sister and her children are staying for the holidays, you may wish to add smaller child beds to the guest room as well so the kids can also get a good night’s sleep. And of course, it doesn’t hurt to add a few holiday decorations to the room to further spread the holiday cheer.   When your holiday guests see that their room includes beautiful handmade furniture and a comfortable mattress, they’ll feel loved and appreciated—and they’ll be...
Spread the Joy This Holiday Season with a Hardwood Bedroom Collection!

Spread the Joy This Holiday Season with a Hardwood Bedroom Collection!

The holiday season is in full swing, bringing festive cheer to the chilly winter months. Of course, with the winter holidays also comes the giving and receiving of gifts. If you’re stuck trying to figure out what would make a truly memorable present for the special people in your life (or even for yourself), Swiss Valley Furniture has the perfect solution: stylish pieces from our hardwood bedroom furniture collections.   Beautiful hardwood furniture can completely transform any room in your house, and this is especially true of bedroom furniture. For many families in Northeast Ohio, bedroom furniture includes much more than just a bed—it also extends to dressers, nightstands, and other furniture pieces that create a cozy and comfortable environment.   Our hardwood bedroom collections—such as the Abigail and Brooklyn collections—are both stylish and practical. With classic and modern designs, these beautiful handcrafted furniture pieces add a unique personality to any bedroom, while their sturdy materials ensure that they will perfectly suit your needs and last for years to come.   While there are many gifts you can give this holiday season, there are few that will receive continual use and appreciation in future years. By giving beautiful handmade bedroom furniture from Swiss Valley Furniture, however, you can show your loved ones just how much you care with a gift that will truly stand the test of time....
Do Your Kids Share a Room? Maximize Their Space With Bunk Beds!

Do Your Kids Share a Room? Maximize Their Space With Bunk Beds!

If your kids share a room, you know how hard it can be to make room for their toys, clothes, and other possessions—especially if you’re trying to fit two full-size beds in there! Thankfully, our Ohio wooden bedsets don’t just come in standard twin and full-size beds. At Swiss Valley Furniture, we also offer bunk beds that maximize the space in your kids’ room.   We know how limited space can be challenging for your kids to deal with—especially as they grow older and accumulate more stuff. Finding space can be even more difficult if your kids use their room for homework. But our Holmes County bedroom furniture sets go a step beyond traditional bunk beds to make the most of your kids’ available space.   Our bunk beds come in a wide range of styles, including loft beds that come complete with storage shelves and space for a pull-out computer desk. This allows you to consolidate multiple pieces of furniture into our Ohio wooden bedsets so your kids don’t have to feel cramped and crowded between several pieces of furniture.   Our bunk beds are available in both twin and full-size, ensuring that your kids have the right amount of space so they can sleep comfortably through the night. With high-quality bunk beds from Swiss Valley Furniture, your kids will actually enjoy spending time in their...