What are the Benefits of Having a Gun Cabinet?

Among the many handmade products we produce at Swiss Valley Furniture, gun cabinets are a commonly overlooked item. But regardless of whether you use firearms for hunting or personal protection, there’s no denying that these wood products can make a big difference for your family.  Here are the top benefits of having a gun cabinet in your home:  Out of Reach: For families that have children in the home, finding a way to safely store firearms is a chief concern. With a gun cabinet, you can keep your weapons out of sight and out of mind when not in use. Safety locks ensure that your children won’t be able to access your guns when they’re unsupervised.  Environmental Protection: Exposure to moisture and dust can cause your gun to erode over time. Our handmade products protect your firearms from these corrosive elements by providing a controlled environment, which ensures your guns will stay in good condition for years to come.  One Location: Hiding guns all over the house can pose a serious risk that your children or an intruder could gain access to your weapons. By keeping all your guns in one place, you’ll have peace of mind always knowing where they...

Keep Your Guns Safe With One of Our Gun Cabinets

Here at Swiss Valley Furniture, we know that proper storage is essential for keeping your guns safe. Providing a secure storage location will protect your firearms from elemental wear and tear while also ensuring that nobody else gets access to your guns.  So how will you keep your guns secure and safe? Our gun cabinets offer the perfect solution! These handcrafted wood products come fitted with everything you need to keep your weapons safe, including combination access and a secure, tamper-proof design.  You should always completely unload the barrel and magazine, and then gently clean, oil, and polish the gun prior to putting it into storage. Avoid touching your gun with your bare skin while cleaning, as your body’s natural oils can eventually lead to rusting. Following these steps will ensure that your guns don’t deteriorate while in storage.  By thoroughly cleaning your firearms and storing them in a Swiss Valley Furniture gun cabinet, you’ll be able to keep them in top condition for years to come. Even more importantly, you’ll also be able to ensure that children or burglars aren’t able to gain access to your...

It’s That Time of Year Again, Hunting Season!

Fall is in the air, and that means hunting season is back! While the return of hunting season can be an exciting time, here at Swiss Valley Furniture, we know that focusing on gun safety—especially with your children—should continue to be an essential part of what you do.  So what can you do to keep your family safe while storing guns in the home? It starts with keeping your weapons unloaded and stored in a locked box or gun safe. Our handmade products provide the perfect solution to this dilemma, ensuring that your firearms are kept in a secure location where children don’t have easy access.  To further protect your family, another common recommendation is to place a trigger lock or cable lock on your guns when you place them in storage. This way, you’ll have an extra layer of security in addition to storing your firearms in one of our handmade products.  Finally, you should strive to teach children about safe gun use. It’s easy for them to get excited about firearms during hunting season, but as a parent, you should always look for opportunities to teach your kids about safe and responsible gun use. Setting a good example could ultimately make a bigger difference than a gun safe ever...

Did You Know You Can Design Your Own Table With SVF?

While our craftsmen at Swiss Valley Furniture pride themselves on the quality design of their wood furniture pieces, we understand that many homeowners hope to own something that is truly unique. We’re here to help! By working with our experienced team, we can help you design your very own table so you can create a custom masterpiece. In crafting custom wooden tables, our team allows you to select every feature that will impact the design and function of your wood furniture piece. You start with the basics, selecting the size and shape of your table (just be sure to choose an option that will fit your room). You can even add up to four leaves to our custom wooden tables for greater versatility. With the basics out of the way, your next selections focus primarily on the table’s appearance. We allow you to choose from several table edge and table base designs so that you can find the style that perfectly matches your preferences. Finally, you can select from seven wood species to complete your table’s design. With their years of experience in design and woodworking, our craftsmen will have no trouble producing wooden tables that perfectly match your preferences. You’ll have a beautiful wood furniture piece that is also entirely unique—something that your family will cherish for generations to...

5 Benefits of a Hall Bench

Your home’s entryway is meant to be inviting, but all too often, it can turn into a cluttered mess. With the help of a hall bench, however, you can give your mudroom the clean, inviting atmosphere you desire. Here’s how this furniture product can benefit your home. Shoe Storage A pile of shoes is one of the most common problems in a home entryway. Hall benches allow you to eliminate clutter by having family members store their shoes underneath this wood furniture piece to keep them out of the way. Comfortable Seating Most of us don’t have shoes that we can just slip on or off. A hall bench provides a comfortable place to sit as you put on your shoes, helping your daily routine go more smoothly. Coat Racks Some hall benches also feature an area with mounted hooks where you can hang coats and jackets. Individual “lockers” provide a space where each member of the family can keep their coat. Extra Organization This furniture product isn’t limited to helping you organize your shoes and coats. Extra shelves and drawers are perfect for storing other things you might need to grab before heading outside, like scarves, gloves, or even your car keys! Low Maintenance A wooden hall bench has the added benefit of requiring minimal maintenance. Wood furniture pieces have the strength and durability to withstand accidental kicks as your children take off their shoes. Without having to worry about dents and scuff marks, you’ll have a much easier time taking care of your...

Feature: Serenity Bench

A beautiful bench can make all the difference in establishing an inviting atmosphere in your home’s entryway. For a handcrafted furniture piece that combines both style and function, you can’t go wrong with the Serenity Bench from Swiss Valley Furniture. The design of the Serenity Bench combines both modern sensibilities and rustic charm. The smooth top features rounded edges and corners, a distinctly modern touch. The sleek top of this handcrafted furniture piece doesn’t just look good—it is also much safer if your toddler ever happens to bump his head on it! Below the smooth top, intricately carved legs evoke the style of classic vintage furniture. Using different types of woods and stains for the top and the legs further emphasizes this contrast in styles, creating a truly one-of-a-kind appearance that is sure to blend with a wide variety of home decor. With benches available from three to five feet in length, the Serenity Bench can fit perfectly in any room. Regardless of whether you have an entryway that is short on space or a large mudroom that needs filling up, this handcrafted furniture piece is the right fit. For a unique style that will fit anywhere you need, this Swiss Valley Furniture original is sure to do the...

Provide the Perfect Gathering Spot for Family

Few rooms in your home get more use than the kitchen. This versatile location isn’t just a place for preparing meals—for many families, it also serves as the gathering spot for after-school conversations, dinner, and other activities. With a kitchen island and wooden furniture, you can make your kitchen even more inviting, creating the perfect place for family gatherings. Islands are especially beneficial, as they provide added countertop space where your kids can do homework right in the kitchen. Comfortable wooden bar stools slide easily under these countertops to help you maximize your space. Another key method for transforming your kitchen into a gathering spot is to find ways to make it feel more open. After all, nobody wants to spend much time in a cramped room. Even simple tricks like using light colors for cabinets and wood furniture can help the kitchen seem more spacious and inviting. The addition of other kitchen accessories can also enhance your kitchen’s status as a family gathering space. For example, a small shelf or the addition of a small study desk will help keep things organized, reducing clutter and improving comfort. And your kids will love the idea of using a bread box as a snack cabinet! These and other tricks are surefire ways to turn your kitchen into a place where the entire family wants to spend their...

Spruce Up Your Entryway With a Hall Bench

Your home’s entryway is what sets the tone when guests enter your home—don’t you want to give a good first impression? As the expert craftsmen at Swiss Valley Furniture explain, a hall bench can go a long way in sprucing up your entryway and increasing the appeal of your home. This wood furniture piece can have an immediate impact on your home by allowing you to clean up the clutter in your entryway. Even the simplest of hall benches instantly creates an area where family members can keep their shoes organized. More intricate models also feature coat racks and pull-out drawers so you can take further steps to eliminate the clutter. In addition to eliminating much of the mess that is often found in entryways and mudrooms, a beautiful wood furniture piece instantly lends an upscale look to your home. The timeless appeal of a wooden hall bench is sure to impress guests with its simple beauty. With so many types of hall benches available, it’s easy to find one that matches your stylistic preferences while also offering the level of organization that you need. By clearing up the clutter with this beautiful wood furniture piece, you’ll be able to enjoy your entryway like never...

Maximize Your Storage With a Hall Bench With Storage!

Finding a way to clear up the clutter in a mudroom or entryway is a common problem for homeowners. After all, nobody likes to arrive home only to be greeted by a pile of shoes and jackets that fill up most of the floor. While some homeowners may worry that there isn’t a good solution to this household mess, a single furniture product can help you clean up the clutter by maximizing your storage. The solution? A hall bench with storage. When most people think of a hall bench, they tend to think of a simple four-legged bench where they can sit to take off their shoes. Modern hall bench varieties take things further, expanding on this simple design by adding a bevy of organizational features. Hall benches with storage help you maximize your space by adding coat hangers, shelves, cubbies, and other storage options. These features are added to the space directly above or below the bench itself, ensuring that the extra storage doesn’t take up additional floorspace. Perfect for organizing, shoes, coats, and other items you might need when heading out of the house, this allows you to store everything you need without making your mudroom feel cramped. Swiss Valley Furniture offers several varieties of beautiful hall benches with storage to help you get more out of your entryway. With coat hangers, storage baskets, and pull-out drawers, you’ll have no problem maximizing your storage space with this versatile furniture...

What are the Benefits of a Loft Bed With a Desk?

Children’s rooms tend to have fairly limited space in Northeast Ohio. Bedroom furniture doesn’t always fit as easily as parents would like, especially when their child also needs a dedicated study space for their schoolwork.  Fortunately, parents don’t necessarily have to try to find a way to cram wooden desks into their child’s room alongside the rest of the bedroom furniture. By utilizing a loft bed with a desk, you can create more usable space in your child’s room and keep it from getting too cluttered. By placing the bed on a high raised surface, loft beds allow your child to get practical use from the area under the bed. When loft beds are combined with wooden desks, this area serves as an ideal location for completing homework. Best of all, this can make studying a fun and unique experience for your child.  The storage options offered by a loft bed with a desk are another advantage of this wood furniture piece. Spacious cabinets and open shelving can be used to store everything from clothes and school supplies to toys and decorations. This in turn leaves more open floor space in the room, perfect for play and safe movement. By adding this versatile furniture piece to your child’s bedroom, you can create a fun study area that also improves the overall usability of their...
How to Choose the Right Desk For Your Child

How to Choose the Right Desk For Your Child

Having a designated space for homework is one of the best ways to instill good study habits in your child. For the best results, your child’s space needs to be comfortable and functional. As such, choosing the right wooden desks should be a top priority for furnishing your child’s study space. So how can you ensure that you’ve made the right desk selection? First, remember that size matters. Wooden chairs and desks should be sized appropriately so your child can sit comfortably. Comfortable seating can make a huge difference in their ability to focus on their work. It’s also important to consider how your child’s homework load will change in the years to come. As your child’s projects grow, they’ll likely need more space for storing papers and other school supplies. There’s a good chance they will use a computer to complete much of their work. Wooden desks should come equipped with multiple storage drawers for this very purpose. Finally, it also helps to consider how your children will make their study areas into something that feels like it truly belongs to them. Hutches, open shelves, or even the addition of a cork board will make it easy for your child to decorate and customize their desk space and turn a study nook into a fun place for completing their...
Why is it important to Have a Quality File Cabinet and Desk

Why is it important to Have a Quality File Cabinet and Desk

If you do something right, you only have to do it once. We believe in quality because we know there’s just no substitute for taking the time to pay attention to the details such as the integrity of the wood, the measurements in the construction and the care put into every hand-completed step of the process. Your environment can affect your mood and even your health. When you’re somewhere that you feel comfortable, with furniture that fits your needs and style, you’re more relaxed and less likely to be distracted by things such as a desk that doesn’t fit the items you need in order to work or a chair that makes your back and hips ache. Beyond the importance of aesthetics and comfort, when you buy hardwood office furniture from us, you know you’re getting high quality materials that are safe for you, your family and your co-workers. You don’t have to wonder where your furniture was made or what chemicals were used. We do everything and know our furniture from start to finish. Have a question? We can answer it because we did the work. Our quality hardwood furniture is made not just to be beautiful, but to serve a purpose. You work hard and your furniture should, too. All of our desks and filing cabinets are thoughtfully designed to fit a variety of purposes. Come visit us in friendly Holmes County in Northeast Ohio today and let us help you find the one that’s perfect for...
The Perfect Chair for Your Nursery: Deluxe Mission Swivel Glider

The Perfect Chair for Your Nursery: Deluxe Mission Swivel Glider

Many parents put a lot of time and effort into finding the right wood furniture and handmade products to furnish their baby’s nursery, but they don’t always consider on how they themselves will be using the room. As many parents can attest, however, rockers and gliders are a must-have for any nursery. At Swiss Valley Furniture, our Deluxe Mission Swivel Glider serves as the perfect seating solution for your nursery activities. As with other rockers and gliders, the gentle motion is perfect for soothing your child. But this wood furniture piece also takes your comfort into consideration. With its luscious padding and smooth motion, it provides a comfortable place for you to sit while rocking the baby to sleep or conducting a late night feeding. After all, there will be times when you’ll be awake trying to calm your baby for a long time. If nothing else, having a comfortable place to sit will at least make these rough nights somewhat easier to bear.  In addition to its comfort and ease of use, the Deluxe Mission Swivel Glider perfectly complements the appearance of your nursery’s other wood furniture pieces. Beautiful hardwood and stain options and a timeless design create an inviting and rustic atmosphere for your nursery, while also resulting in a sturdy furniture piece that will serve you well for years to...
Nursery Checklist!

Nursery Checklist!

Are you ready for a new baby? Shopping for handmade furniture and other baby products can be somewhat stressful, but when you know what your nursery needs, this process won’t be hard at all. Get ready for baby by purchasing the following items for your nursery: Crib — Cribs are the most basic accessory for any nursery. After all, your child needs a place to sleep! Only consider cribs that adhere to federal safety standards, such as having all slats less than 2 & 3/8 inches apart and a top rail that is 26 inches or higher above the mattress. The mattress itself should fit tightly and only use fitted sheets.  Changing Table — Handcrafted changing tables are another must-have for your nursery. Choose a sturdy handmade furniture piece that will be comfortable to work with while also providing adequate storage space. It will be much easier to change your baby’s diaper when everything you need is stored conveniently nearby. Baby Monitor — A baby monitor is the easiest way to check in on your child during the night. Modern video monitors give you a complete picture of what is going on so you know when your child needs help. Rocking Chair — Rockers and gliders are the perfect seating solution for feeding or calming your baby. The gentle motion has a soothing effect on your child, while also helping you stay comfortable as you care for your...
Feature: Master Desk With Hutch

Feature: Master Desk With Hutch

Keeping a home office properly furnished and organized isn’t always an easy task. But with a Master Desk with Hutch from Swiss Valley Furniture, you’ll be able to turn your home office into a true productivity center.  While we may use traditional methods to manufacture our furniture, these wooden desks are crafted with modern home office needs in mind. The desk is large and spacious, with a keyboard drawer available to facilitate the use of a desktop computer. Even more handy is the wire hole in the hutch just above the desk surface, which provides a convenient solution for keeping computer cables and other wires safely out of the way.  Of course, this handcrafted furniture piece can do much more than simply serve as a computer workstation. With letter filing cabinets on each side of the spacious kneehole area and adjustable shelves in the hutch, these wooden desks provide plenty of space to help you organize business-related files, family documents, and other important papers.  No furniture piece from Swiss Valley Furniture would be complete without an added emphasis on style and beauty. Handcrafted from quarter sawn oak, brown maple, sap cherry, and other beautiful types of wood, our Master Desk with Hutch is sure to add an extra level of style and sophistication to your home office.  By combining functionality and style, the Master Desk with Hutch is the perfect way to complete your home office furnishings. With the right organization in place and stylish decor to match, you can feel—and perform—like a true...

The Advantages of Buying Custom Furniture

In a day and age when it seems like almost everyone purchases bland, identical furniture pieces from “big box” stores, it’s nice to know that there’s a better way to furnish your home. At Swiss Valley Furniture, we believe that providing custom handcrafted furniture options is the best way to help you find high-quality furniture pieces that match your lifestyle and personality.  Without a doubt, one of the biggest advantages of buying custom furniture is the level of quality and craftsmanship that goes into each piece. It doesn’t matter whether you’re buying wooden tables or outdoor seating; our team of experts handcrafts each piece using timeless techniques.  This furniture isn’t cheaply manufactured by a machine. Our wood furniture is built to last, serving your family for generations to come. Even more importantly, each furniture piece will function properly, thanks to the careful attention to detail each of our craftsmen provides. This personal touch lends each custom piece a unique, one-of-a-kind quality  Custom handcrafted furniture also has an intrinsic beauty not found in other furniture products. Every detail is accounted for, from the wood grain and staining to a functional but beautiful design. This allows your custom furniture piece to blend perfectly with your home decor or serve as the perfect starting point for your interior design dreams.  Why settle for less? With custom handcrafted furniture, you’ll have the perfect piece for your...
Make the Most of Your Entryway With a Hall Bench

Make the Most of Your Entryway With a Hall Bench

Is your home’s entryway a disorganized, cluttered mess? Do your kids leave shoes, coats, and other items scattered across the floor, posing a tripping hazard for the entire family? Worse yet, are they tracking mud throughout the house? With the help of the right wood products, it doesn’t have to be that way.  At Swiss Valley Furniture, we craft a wide variety of wooden hall benches designed to help you get organized and make the most of your entryway. With a functional design that combines coat hangers and storage cabinets for shoes and other objects, you can keep your entryway neat and clean, even when space is limited.  These handcrafted furniture pieces range in width from 30 to 62 inches to perfectly fit your available space. By placing these furniture pieces right by the front door, your family won’t have any excuse not to hang up their coats or store their shoes out of the way. Better yet, the inclusion of a bench in this handcrafted furniture piece also provides a comfortable place for putting on or taking off shoes.  Our beautiful handcrafted hall benches will add an extra level of style and class to your entryway, helping you keep your home clean so you can make a good impression when guests come to...
Why is it Important to Buy High-Quality Furniture?

Why is it Important to Buy High-Quality Furniture?

These days, many people are concerned about finding ways to save money. But how do you balance price and quality? When you’re buying off-brand cereal at the grocery store or choosing a less-expensive t-shirt, a drop in quality from more expensive products probably isn’t that big a deal. But when it comes to furnishing your home, buying high-quality Swiss-made furniture can make a big difference—and even help you achieve long-term savings! While you might think that opting for less expensive furniture will help you save money, the unforeseen expenses of cheap furniture simply aren’t worth it. Cheap furniture is poorly made, making it more prone to falling apart or requiring repair work—and those repairs and repeat purchases can really add up. Worse yet, many cheap furniture pieces are ugly or uncomfortable, which can make you feel dissatisfied with your home. Ohio Amish furniture makers understand that quality is everything. Swiss-made furniture pieces are handcrafted from durable materials to ensure they will stand the test of time. In fact, many of these wooden furniture pieces are meant to last for generations. Over time, purchasing high-quality Swiss-made furniture allows you to save on your furniture expenses. You won’t need to frequently waste money on repairs or replacement furniture. Best of all, with superior style and comfort, these are furniture pieces you’ll want to use day after...
Questions You Should Ask Before Buying Furniture

Questions You Should Ask Before Buying Furniture

Here at Swiss Valley Furniture, we understand that buying new furniture pieces for your home can feel like a big decision. And that’s okay! After all, our custom Amish furniture is built to last for generations—as such, you should ask yourself a few key questions before making a purchase so you can be sure you make the right decision. Do I Have Enough Space? This is one of the most important questions you should consider when purchasing custom Amish furniture. Always take accurate measurements of your room to determine how much space you actually have before you go furniture shopping. The last thing you want is to pay for a large piece of furniture that doesn’t fit in your home. What Style Do I Like? Are there particular colors or styles of furniture that you prefer? Are you trying to match the style of other furniture pieces you already own or are you starting from scratch with a new furniture collection? Narrowing down your preferred style will speed up your furniture search. How is the Room Used? The way a room is used should also influence the type of furniture you purchase. For example: do your kids study in their bedroom? A combination desk/bunkbed might be a more practical (and economical) option than separate furniture pieces. Does the Furniture Fit My Budget? While you don’t want to break the bank while shopping for new furniture, it also isn’t worth spending less for low-quality furniture that will need to be replaced in the near future. Custom Amish furniture is built to last for generations, so you can have confidence that...