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...

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!

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...

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...