Wood Cleaning Tips

Wood Cleaning Tips

At Swiss Valley Furniture, we pride ourselves on our ability to craft beautiful wood furniture pieces that are built to last for generations. Of course, you also want to keep your handcrafted furniture looking great so that it’s worth saving for generations—and that requires the occasional cleaning. These tips will help you keep your wood products in top shape.   First, be sure to dust often. For the best results, dust your wood furniture with a microfiber cloth that will more effectively pick up the dust. Moving your cloth in the same direction as the wood grain flows will also help your wood furniture maintain its appearance over time.   As tempting as it may be to use a spray polish to give your wood furniture some extra shine, overuse of this product can actually dull the wood’s appearance. You should also be careful to not use inappropriate cleaning products for the type of wood furniture you own. For example, wood furniture with a stained finish should never be waxed—it should only be treated to a damp dust.   You should also be careful when removing sticky spots from your wood furniture, as the chemical compounds in some cleaning products could actually damage the wood. A safer cleaning option is to dilute a small amount of white vinegar in water and rub the sticky surface with a damp cloth that has been dipped in the solution.   By following these simple steps, you’ll be able to keep your wood furniture looking great for years to...
Things to Consider When Purchasing a Mattress From a Home Furniture Store

Things to Consider When Purchasing a Mattress From a Home Furniture Store

Many who come to our store looking for handmade Ohio wooden bedsets are surprised to discover that Swiss Valley Furniture also sells mattresses that are made right in Sugarcreek, Ohio! While this can speed up the process of purchasing and installing new furniture in your bedroom, it’s also important to take a few extra factors into consideration when purchasing a mattress.   After all, you may not even need a new mattress! If your new bed frame matches the size of your current mattress (and your current mattress still helps you get a good night’s sleep), you might not need to make an additional purchase. However, many families purchasing new Ohio wooden bedsets do so in part to upgrade to a larger bed frame or because they want a more comfortable bed—and as such, you’ll need a new mattress to go along with it.   The overall quality of the mattress (such as the materials used to construct it) is one of the most important things to consider when purchasing a new mattress. Much like you expect wood furniture to last for several years, you also want a mattress that will be durable and stand up to nightly use. A good manufacturer’s warranty can give you peace of mind in this regard.   Comfort is another essential aspect of purchasing a mattress. When it comes to comfort preferences, no two people are exactly alike. Mattresses offer varying levels of firmness or softness, and you’ll want to find one that matches your preferences. In this case, your best bet to find the right mattress is to simply test the mattresses...
Swiss Valley Furniture, A One Stop Shop!

Swiss Valley Furniture, A One Stop Shop!

When it comes to furnishing your home, you shouldn’t settle for just any piece of furniture. After all, the furniture you purchase sets the tone for your entire house—and the last thing you need is ugly, poorly-made furniture. That’s why Swiss Valley Furniture is your one stop shop for all your furniture needs.   What makes Swiss Valley Furniture so great? For starters, each of our handmade furniture pieces is crafted to the highest possible quality standards, using traditional furniture manufacturing methods. We use solid hardwood and high-quality finishing products to ensure that each of our furniture pieces will stand the test of time.   But the value of our offerings extends beyond the quality of our handmade furniture—we also have a wide variety of products to help you fill any room in your house! Whether you’re looking for dining sets, bedroom furniture, or wood workspaces, you’ll be able to find exactly what you need at Swiss Valley Furniture. Our products range from bunk beds and convertible cribs to TV stands and kitchen barstools.   Whether you need to furnish a single room or an entire home, our wide range of handmade furniture products—and our ability to craft custom furniture pieces—ensures that you’ll be able to find everything you need to make your house a home. No matter what type of furniture you need, you can find it at Swiss Valley...

Successfully Displaying Your Items in a Curio Cabinet

Of the many types of wood furniture you can use to beautify your home, there are few better than a curio cabinet. With spacious shelves and large glass display doors, these handcrafted furniture pieces are perfect for displaying fine china and other memorabilia.   So how do you get the most out of displaying your items in a curio cabinet? Here are a few tips to help you get the most out of this wood furniture.   First, keep in mind that what you display in your curio cabinet will say a lot about your home and your personal style. As such, this is hardly the place to store old documents or tablecloths. Rather, use your curio cabinet to display pieces of art, crystal, and other similar items. Keep in mind that to adequately display some of these objects, you will likely need a small stand. Overhead lights can also improve the display.   Place the largest objects in your curio cabinet first. These big objects will generally be the focal point of the display, just like a large handcrafted furniture piece is often the focal point of a living room. Centering these items and spreading them evenly throughout the curio cabinet’s shelves will give your display a balanced look.   Don’t limit yourself to displaying one type of object, either! Mixing in family photos with your fine china display can liven up your curio cabinet and help it stand out even more. Just be sure not to overload your cabinet, as this could make it look cluttered.   If you want to change your display later on, that’s...

Reasons Why You May Prefer Traditional Furniture

The furniture we choose to fill our homes says a lot about us, but in many cases, families have a hard time finding quality furniture that looks great and is built to last. All too often, those mass-manufactured furniture pieces will only last so long before they fall apart or go out of style. And that’s not what you want inside your home.   At Swiss Valley Furniture, we completely understand these feelings, which is why our wood furniture is made using traditional construction methods. We want each of our handmade furniture pieces to last a lifetime—so your furniture won’t just look great, but will also continue to perform perfectly in the years to come.   If the idea of “traditional handmade furniture” sounds like it could limit your style options, we’ve got good news for you: traditional furniture doesn’t mean your wood furniture has to look like it’s from the 1700s (though many of these designs have outlasted modern fads). Traditional furniture comes in a wide range of styles and designs to perfectly match your own personal tastes.   The main difference rests in the manufacturing quality. And at Swiss Valley Furniture, we stand behind every piece of handmade furniture we produce, 100 percent. If you want wood furniture that will stand the test of time, traditional furniture manufacturing is sure to provide the results you...