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...