Small Space? Check Out this Vanity!

Every bedroom could benefit from a dressing area, but it can be hard to imagine how you could make room for such a space when you have a smaller floor plan. Thankfully, with the Shaker Dressing Table from Swiss Valley Furniture, a small space doesn’t have to keep you from enjoying a vanity of your own. This handmade furniture piece is specially designed for smaller rooms, with a width of only 29.5 inches. This allows it to fit snugly into almost any bedroom, even when space is limited. This handmade furniture piece may be smaller than other vanities, but that doesn’t mean it sacrifices the quality features that make a vanity such a prized possession. The compact mirror is perfect for checking your reflection or putting the finishing touches on your makeup, while the tabletop area is well suited for storing some of those “getting ready” items. The single drawer included with this vanity is another essential feature that makes it easy to keep your smaller jewelry collection organized. With key features such as wooden dividers, a ring holder, and a velvet fabric covering, this drawer will make it easy to keep your jewelry safe and organized. As you can see, a small space doesn’t mean you have to give up on the idea of owning a vanity. With the Shaker Dressing Table, you can still make that dream a...

Don’t See Something That Will Fit in Your Space? Let Us Custom Build it!

When you go furniture shopping at a typical retailer, it can be frustrating when you can’t find a quality furniture piece to fit your space. At Swiss Valley Furniture, this is never a problem, as our team is always ready to produce handcrafted furniture that perfectly meets your needs. Custom-built handcrafted furniture offers many distinct advantages that you won’t find elsewhere. The most obvious benefit, of course, is that you won’t need to worry about whether a particular furniture piece will fit into your living room or provide all the storage space you need. Our handmade products are crafted in accordance with your specifications to ensure they fulfill your requirements. This dedication to producing quality handcrafted furniture goes beyond meeting the appropriate dimensions and design specifications. It also emphasizes producing a visually appealing piece that will match your stylistic tastes. This makes it easier than ever for an ordinary piece of furniture to become a treasured heirloom. When you choose to get a custom-built furniture piece from Swiss Valley Furniture, you can also have confidence that your furniture will receive a level of attention and care unheard of with mass-produced furniture. Each handcrafted furniture piece is treated like a work of art—and as such, provides you with a beautiful, functional result that will last for generations to...

Finish Off the Look of Any Room With a Bookcase

Whether you’re furnishing a home office or a living room, almost any part of the house can benefit from the addition of a wooden bookcase! And best of all, you don’t even have to be an avid reader to take advantage of these beautiful handcrafted furniture pieces. It’s true that many of us associate bookcases with libraries or offices that are filled to the brim with books. But if you have a small book collection or are even looking for a way to display some of your favorite memorabilia, a wooden bookcase may ultimately be the best way to finish the look of your room. Not all bookcases are towering behemoths. At Swiss Valley Furniture, we offer bookcases as short as 36 inches tall—perfect for storing cookbooks in the kitchen or organizing your DVD collection in the living room. Many of our taller bookcases make use of additional features that stand out from the typical “library” look. For example, our Master Bookcase and Master File Cabinet have larger drawer areas for storing additional odds and ends, as well as a tabletop surface that is perfect for displaying memorabilia or jotting down a few notes. Whether you’re looking for a place to keep your book collection or simply need a versatile option for displaying family photos and other knick-knacks, you can’t go wrong with a wooden bookcase. These elegant and durable handcrafted furniture pieces will keep you organized while helping any room look its...
Make Use of Your Space With the Master Corner TV Stand

Make Use of Your Space With the Master Corner TV Stand

These days, it seems that no home is complete without a TV stand or entertainment center. But what if you have a smaller living room or the placement of your other wood furniture pieces makes it impossible to squeeze in a bulky entertainment center? In these situations, a Master Corner TV Stand may be the perfect way to get more out of your space. Unlike a standard TV stand, the Master Corner TV Stand isn’t meant to go in the center of the room—rather, it’s designed to make use of the corners, an area that is frequently neglected or under-used. The unique design of this handmade furniture piece allows it to slide neatly into the corner of any room. Corner cuts ensure that it fits snugly against the walls without creating awkward gaps. By fitting into an area that would otherwise go unused, you can leave more open space for your family’s other activities while still enjoying your favorite entertainment. With this wood furniture piece, you can make room for your TV and other electronics, even when the layout of the room normally wouldn’t allow it. Don’t subject yourself to a cramped floorspace or let yourself go without your favorite shows! With a Master Corner TV Stand, you’ll get more use out of your room than ever...
TV Stands Also Offer Extra Living Room Storage

TV Stands Also Offer Extra Living Room Storage

For some families in Northeast Ohio, wooden TV stands are primarily meant to be a way to keep the TV out of reach of children, or to make it easier to watch a favorite show from the couch. At Swiss Valley Furniture, however, our TV stands are much more than that. In fact, these wood products are also an excellent way to maximize your living room storage. Our Northeast Ohio wooden TV stands come with a wide range of storage options to help you get more from your living room space. For those who don’t need that much extra storage space, our smaller wood products (such as the Classic 36” TV Stand) feature a small upper shelf and two spacious cabinet-style doors. This is the perfect setup for storing a DVD player and a small movie collection. Our larger TV stands can easily accommodate those with more expansive entertainment storage needs. For example, the Alexander 70” TV stand features two pull-out drawers and four cabinet-style doors (including two doors with a glass front). The pull-out drawers are the perfect place to store a larger collection of movies and video games, while the cabinet-style doors offer plenty of space for video game consoles, DVD players, and even decorative memorabilia. At Swiss Valley Furniture, we can also custom-build wood products to meet your exact specifications. No matter what type of storage you need from your TV stands, we can craft a solution that will allow you to get the most out of your living...
What is the Best Place to Put a Gun Cabinet?

What is the Best Place to Put a Gun Cabinet?

Owning a quality gun cabinet from Swiss Valley Furniture is one thing, but finding the right place to store it is another. The right location will ensure that your gun cabinet provides the protection your firearms need; the wrong location could entirely compromise the benefits offered by these handmade products.  So which factors should you watch out for when finding a place to store your gun cabinet? The first thing to avoid are areas where fire or water damage pose a risk. Because of this, storing your gun cabinet close to the kitchen, a fireplace, or in the garage is never a good idea. Proximity to gas lines, water pipes, or fuel storage significantly increases the risk of exposing your Swiss Valley Furniture gun cabinet to these threats.  You should also take steps to prevent burglary. The garage, a home office, and the living room are common targets for thieves, making them less-than-ideal options. The master bedroom is another popular target; however, bolting down a gun cabinet inside the master bedroom closet may ultimately be your best storage option.  Basements are typically ignored by burglars, making this another good choice for gun cabinet storage. However, you should make sure that your basement has a good dehumidifier in place and that you don’t live in a flood-prone area. Otherwise, basement storage could expose your firearms to severe water damage.  Finding the best place to store your gun cabinet isn’t always easy, but by examining these factors, you can find a location that works for...
What are the Benefits of Having a Gun Cabinet?

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

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!

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?

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...
Provide the Perfect Gathering Spot for Family

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...
Maximize Your Storage With a Hall Bench With Storage!

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...
Tips to Organizing your Office Space

Tips to Organizing your Office Space

Whether you’re starting from scratch in a brand new office or working to make your current space more efficient, organizing is often easier said than done. The first step? Simplify. Start by making sure your space, whether large or small, isn’t being wasted. Start by taking the time to de-clutter and remove anything that isn’t essential. You can add things back in at the end if you have the space, but it’s always easier to start by removing the nonessentials. Find furniture that fills the roles you need. If you need lots of storage for important documents, a wooden file cabinet will work much better than letting everything get buried in desk drawers. If your work requires multiple computer monitors, a large, spacious desktop may take priority over unneeded drawers. Maintenance is key in the long run. Once you have your space cleaned out, it can be easy to let things pile up. Don’t let your desktop or drawers become catch-alls. Make sure to routinely clean out unused or unnecessary items and papers at least once a week. You can set yourself up for organizational success by starting with a solid framework. And folks who are in “in the know” will tell you: When you’re looking for furniture near Wayne County, Ohio, start at Swiss Valley. The quality and longevity of handmade wood furniture simply can’t be replicated....
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...
Feature: Small Writing Desk

Feature: Small Writing Desk

Life can be complicated enough; the classic simplicity of a wood workspace is just what you need to help you get back to basics. The small writing desk is one of our favorites here at Swiss Valley Furniture. From the detailing on the legs of the desk to the smooth, level finish along the top, this little beauty makes an impact that’s anything but small. Handcrafted desks come in all shapes and sizes; while the idea of wooden desk might bring to mind something large and imposing, the small writing desk is just the opposite. Measuring in at 30 inches tall, 30 inches wide and 20 inches deep, the small writing desk can help you to create a functional workspace without sacrificing a ton of floor space in your home or office. The small writing desk is available in a wide variety of woods, including Brown Maple, Cherry, Elm, Hickory, Oak, Quarter Sawn Oak, Rustic Cherry, Rustic Quarter Sawn Oak, Sap Cherry. You can also choose the perfect shade for you from our Ohio Certified Stain (OCS) collection. And what’s a desk without a chair? Since there’s nothing quite like the quality of fully customizable Holmes County handmade furniture, let us build you something to match your needs. For example, our wooden chairs can be perfectly stained and finished to match our wooden desks — including the small writing desk from Swiss Valley Furniture, of...

Tips for Decorating Your Bookshelf

Your handmade bookcase can do much more than simply hold your books—when used right, it can also serve as a great decorative feature in your home! So what can you do to make your wooden bookcase stand out? Here are a few ideas to help you get started. Collection Display: From fine china to baseball cards, many of us have unique collections scattered around the house. Gathering these items together and using a shelf on your wooden bookcase as a display area is a great way to show off your collection. Big Objects: Want to make your handmade bookcase truly eye-catching? Try placing a single large decorative object on one of your shelves. This can stand in sharp contrast to the books on other shelves, creating an interesting visual effect. A piece of art or a photograph can also be great for creating this contrast. Unique Book Displays: Obviously, the main point of having a bookshelf is all about the books. But why settle for a cluttered mix of books? Create a more unified look by arranging your books by color or size. Alternatively, you could lay some books on their side on certain shelves. And don’t forget about the power of bookends! A unique bookend can add a lot of flair to your...
Feature: Barnfloor Furniture

Feature: Barnfloor Furniture

When trying to achieve a rustic look for your home, few items are more important than wood furniture. At Swiss Valley Furniture, our Alexander Collection is the perfect option to transform your bedroom style into the classic look you crave.  The Alexander Collection features every piece of bedroom furniture you could possibly need, including a beautiful bed, spacious dressers and chests, and wooden nightstands. These handmade furniture pieces are crafted using large boards that lend a “barnfloor” appearance to your furniture.  Crafted with both style and function in mind, the furniture pieces in the Alexander Collection will serve your family for years to come. Drawers on the dressers and wooden nightstands function perfectly, and by only using the finest quality wood, you can have peace of mind knowing that your furniture will endure for generations.  With the Alexander Collection, you can achieve a truly unique look for your bedroom with furniture pieces that invoke the essence of repurposed barn flooring. Each of these wood furniture pieces is available in rustic cherry, oak, brown maple, and other durable varieties of wood, while our Asbury stain provides a rich, dark color. For classic rustic bedroom furnishing, you can’t beat this collection from Swiss Valley...

Let Us Help You Custom Build Your Table!

At Swiss Valley Furniture, we pride ourselves on our ability to provide custom handcrafted furniture. After all, our furniture isn’t mass-produced by machines—it’s made by real people. Because of this, we’re able to help you get the exact type of wooden tables that you want!  Our team makes it easy for you to design dining tables and other handcrafted furniture that perfectly matches your needs, delivering unsurpassed style and functionality. We can help you choose the table size, shape, and wood species for your project. Even smaller details, like the type of table base and table edge, are completely up to you. By selecting these design elements yourself, your end result will perfectly match your desires.  With custom handcrafted furniture, you can have peace of mind knowing that your dining tables and other wood furniture pieces were designed and crafted by people who knew what they were doing and cared about providing a quality result. Your furniture becomes more than just another random object, similar to what you’d find in anyone’s house. Crafted exclusively for you by a living, breathing human being, it becomes something truly unique for you and your family—an heirloom that will be passed down for...
Creating a Sophisticated Office Space

Creating a Sophisticated Office Space

With more and more people working from home these days, a sophisticated office space has become an increasingly important part of home design. So how can you make the most of your home office? Start by ensuring that your office promotes a healthy work environment. If you need peace and quiet while working, don’t set up your home office in a place where the kids will be running by all day! Even small considerations—like painting the walls a color you like or giving yourself a decent view from the window—can bring a positive energy to your workspace.  Furniture can also play a large role in your office’s style and function. A wooden bookcase or wooden file cabinets are a great way to store important documents, books, and anything else you might need for your day-to-day work. Of course, choosing furniture pieces that match your personal style can also make entering your office a pleasant (rather than dreaded) experience.  When selecting wooden desks, be sure to consider how you would need to use your desk space—many people do much more than just use their computer. Choosing wooden desks that are the right size can make a big difference in your ability to be productive. For example, Swiss Valley Furniture’s Master Corner Desk provides a large L-shaped workspace with room for multiple projects. If you’re short on space, an option like the Modern Shaker Desk w/Hutch can help you maximize a smaller area with above-desk storage hutches.  When you pay attention to both style and function—whether it be in selecting a wooden bookcase or choosing office decorations—you’ll be able to get...