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...

Fall is Right Around the Corner, Get Your Home Ready!

With the end of summer comes cooler temperatures and the return of school—is your family ready for these changes? The things you do at home can ultimately help set the tone for a successful school year. Creating a designated study area is one of the most important things parents can do to help their kids get a good start to the school year. Use wooden desks with plenty of drawers and open space to help your kids stay organized as they work on their homework. Some wooden desks are even small enough to fit in the kitchen or living room—don’t be afraid to set up a study area where you can keep track of your child’s progress! Make sure your child’s desk provides easy access to pens and other supplies they might need to finish their assignments. Organization is also essential for helping your children have a smooth transition into fall. The start of the school year often results in seemingly endless schedules, announcements, and other forms getting sent home from school. Store these papers in wooden file cabinets so you don’t lose track of anything. You can also help your children stay organized by establishing a designated space where they can leave their backpacks and other school supplies. Even going through the clothes in your child’s closet can help them save time as they get ready for school. By providing your kids with a designated study space and helping them get organized, you will set them up for a successful school...

Why the Small Writing Desk is Perfect For Your Child

Most parents understand that setting aside a designated study area can make a big difference in their child’s homework performance. However, parents can sometimes feel lost when trying to decide which wooden desks would really be the best option for their child. With that in mind, here are three reasons why the small writing desk from Swiss Valley Furniture is a great choice for your child: Size – It can be hard to find space for your child to study. Children’s rooms are often quite small, and kitchens generally don’t have much extra floorspace available. The smaller size of these wooden desks allows them to fit comfortably in rooms with limited space, ensuring that there is enough room for homework and other activities. Comfort – Comfort is key for maintaining your child’s focus and energy. Small wooden desks erase many barriers to comfort. For example, your child will be able to reach the floor while seated. They won’t need to strain to reach across the desk. While these might seem like minor benefits, they can have a big impact on concentration and homework performance. Price – There’s no denying the obvious: smaller wooden desks will almost always cost less than larger models. You can save hundreds of dollars by purchasing a small writing desk for your child. When your oldest outgrows their desk, this handmade furniture piece’s great durability ensures it will still be in top condition, leaving it ready to be passed on to your next...

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...
What Makes the ‘Perfect’ Homework Spot?

What Makes the ‘Perfect’ Homework Spot?

When school gets underway, figuring out how to create the “perfect” homework spot is a top concern for many parents. But what exactly goes into creating a quality educational environment for your child? Here are three ways wooden desks can help you create the perfect homework spot. Location – Distractions can make it much harder for your child to finish their work on time. As such, many parents find that creating a designated study area in a quiet room can greatly improve their child’s homework performance. However, it’s worth noting that some kids prefer to be closer to the rest of the family, and can even perform better with a bit of background noise. Choose a location that is best suited to your child’s study needs (and that will provide space for their study desk). Comfort – Comfortable wooden chairs can make it much easier for your child to concentrate on their work, but this isn’t the only comfort factor your should consider. Make sure wooden desks have enough space for your child’s worksheets and textbooks. In addition, setting chairs and desks at a comfortable height will allow your child to reach everything they need. Storage – Your kids require a lot of school supplies to get their homework done. Depending on your child’s age, they might need a ruler, index cards, a calculator, sticky notes, paper, or even a computer. Wooden desks utilize drawers and open shelves to keep these supplies organized so your child has no trouble finding what they...
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...

Homework: Where & When?

It’s only natural that you’d want your children to do well on their homework. While you shouldn’t do your child’s homework yourself, there are a few key things you can do to help your children perform their best. The Right Place The first thing parents should do is create a designated study area where children can complete their homework. Comfortable wooden desks and wooden chairs can make a big difference in your child’s ability to stay focused on their work. Find other ways to eliminate distractions from your child’s homework area. For example, you might have your child turn off their cell phone prior to starting work or limit computer use while working on homework. A distraction-free study area is an absolute must. The Right Time As valuable as well-crafted wooden desks can be in helping your child perform quality work, the time of day that homework is completed is also important to consider. In general, the earlier your child can complete their homework, the better. Most elementary school teachers recommend that children finish their homework before dinner, because they are often too tired to do quality work afterwards. Because of this, parents should encourage their children to finish homework before watching TV or going to play with...
Finding a Desk the Fits your Needs

Finding a Desk the Fits your Needs

If you’ve already narrowed down your search for a new desk to Northeast Ohio furniture, then you’re certainly starting in the right place. HIgh quality handmade wooden desks stand the test of time, no matter how many hours you log working there. So now that you’ve found the right place, how can you find the right wooden desk? Here are a few important questions to ask yourself before selecting a desk: Where will your desk be? If you have a spacious office at your place of employment or dedicated room for a home office, you can accommodate a larger desk and/or accompanying pieces. If you’re looking to fit your desk into another room and create a workspace in your den, kitchen or living room, you’ll most likely want a desk with a smaller footprint to utilize space effectively. What kind of work will you be doing? If you need a lot of desktop space for large materials or room to work, you’ll certainly want a different model of desk than you would if all you need to work is a small laptop or tablet, with very little accompanying paperwork or materials. What are your storage needs? Do you have a lot of paperwork and materials or virtually none? If you don’t have a need for lots of storage, unused drawers can become places for clutter to collect unnecessarily; in this case, a desk with a larger work surface but fewer drawers would be the perfect option for...
Check out our Master File Cabinet with Bookcase

Check out our Master File Cabinet with Bookcase

The Master File Cabinet with Bookcase is a combination of classic styling with modern functionality that can add storage and style whether it sits in an or office or a living room. It’s versatility truly shines, and we’re happy to share more about this piece of hardwood furniture. The bottom half of the piece features with spacious filing drawers that can be used to store hanging files or any other paperwork or items depending on your needs. Sitting atop the drawers are beautifully finished shelves that can meet your needs whether you’re looking to store your favorite paperbacks and photo albums at home or important documents and items at work. The example piece seen here on our website is constructed out of Rustic Quarter Sawn Oak Wood and finished with a Michael’s Cherry Stain, and can be made for the listed price in Oak, Brown Maple, and Sap & Rustic Cherry Wood. Other wood options are available but may alter the cost to be higher or lower depending on your selection. You can also choose the drawer pulls you’d like on the filing cabinet drawers from a wide selection. We’d be happy to help you design the look you’re hoping to achieve. Come pay us a visit to see the beauty of classic Holmes County...
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...
Spruce Up Your Office Space With a New File Cabinet from SVF

Spruce Up Your Office Space With a New File Cabinet from SVF

Organization is the foundation to using your time effectively and efficiently. Sifting through stacks of paper, losing important documents, and having a desktop too cluttered to work on? We have a solution as simple as it is elegant. At Swiss Valley Furniture, we offer two-drawer, three-drawer and four-drawer wooden file cabinets to fit a variety of needs, from large organization projects to small ones. All of the file cabinets at Swiss Valley Furniture are made with beautiful natural woods that are made to last the test of time. Drawers are constructed carefully by hand to ensure that it opens and closes smoothly while maintaining integrity for years to come. Lateral file cabinets are great for legal and letter desk purposes. And as with all of our hardwood furniture, each wooden filing cabinet is customizable to fit your needs and style. You can choose from a variety of natural woods, Ohio Certified Stain colors and a range of hardware to create the wooden file cabinet you need. If you’re not sure where to start, we’d be more than happy to show you examples and walk you through the options any time you’d like to visit our showroom. We’re a family business; we take pride in our work and we know you do to. That’s why we know a functional file cabinet that doesn’t sacrifice form to get the job done will help you organize and set yourself up for...
Update Your Office Space!

Update Your Office Space!

If you enjoy your work space, you’ll want to spend more time there — and chances are you’ll even be more productive! So how you can you update your office space to be both inviting and comfortable without sacrificing functionality? Wood furniture brings the beauty of nature indoors and our high-quality handmade wood pieces are thoughtfully designed to meet your needs. Here are three tips to update your office space with the unique look and lasting quality of handmade Northeast Ohio furniture. Start with a solid desk. It’s the backbone of any office space, so a sturdy and long-lasting handmade wooden desk sets you up for success. The quality of hardwood furniture is an investment that will pay off for years to come. Utilize bookcases effectively for storage and style. Shelves aren’t just for books and files. Use them to display framed artwork, a unique clock, meaningful objects or decorative pieces. Organize paperwork and clear clutter with a wooden file cabinet. Clutter can easily overwhelm your workspace and, in turn, you. Control the paper clutter and have everything neatly in its place with a wooden file cabinet. Not only will this simple solution free up workspace, but it certainly saves time if you know where important papers are instead of having to dig for them each time they are...
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...
Feature: Jackson Raised Panel Convertible Crib

Feature: Jackson Raised Panel Convertible Crib

When preparing for the arrival of a new baby, few things are more important than setting up a place for them to sleep. And when it comes to handcrafted cribs, you can’t go wrong with the Jackson Raised Panel Convertible Crib from Swiss Valley Furniture. These wooden cribs utilize the same design style that has made our American Baby Classics line so popular. Crafted from the wood of your choice (such as oak, sap cherry, or brown maple), the beautiful design and stain options allow these cribs to fit any home decor style. Of course, safety is of paramount importance when planning for your newborn’s sleeping arrangements, and the Jackson Raised Panel Convertible Crib fully accounts for this important issue. These cribs actually exceed the standards put in place by the Consumer Products Safety Commission, with a durable design and appropriately spaced slats that will prevent any unfortunate accidents.  Best of all, though, the Jackson Raised Panel Convertible Crib is designed to grow alongside your child. These handcrafted cribs won’t become useless as soon as your child starts walking and talking. Rather, with the addition of a youth conversion kit and even a full bed conversion kit, this beautiful furniture piece can get continued use throughout your child’s life!  These long-lasting and gorgeous wooden cribs are the perfect fit for your growing...