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...

The Guide to Which Jewelry Armoire is Best For You

If you have a large jewelry collection, utilizing a quality wood furniture piece to organize and protect your collection is an absolute must. But which type of jewelry armoire is best for you? A closer look at the different types of wood products available can help you make the right selection for your needs. Here are some of the most common options for jewelry armoires: Dressing Tables: For bedrooms with a lot of space, a vanity dressing table is always a fun option. These wood furniture pieces provide much more than a place to organize your jewelry—with a flat tabletop, vanity mirror, and seating space, they are also the ideal location for sitting down to get ready for your day.  Standing Armoires: Traditional standing armoires come in a wide variety of styles — from larger freestanding pieces that can fill the entire corner of a room to smaller dresser top cabinets. Standing armoires can be customized to account for your jewelry collection with wooden dividers, necklace hooks, ring boxes, and more. The wide range of options makes them a consistently popular choice.  Cheval Armoires: A popular and versatile jewelry storage option, a cheval armoire combines a full-length mirror and an armoire into a single functional piece. The standing mirror opens up like a door to reveal an expansive storage area that utilizes necklace hooks and other jewelry storage must-haves. This wood furniture piece is perfect for those trying to conserve...
Caring For Your Swiss Valley Furniture Heirlooms

Caring For Your Swiss Valley Furniture Heirlooms

When you buy a wood furniture piece from Swiss Valley Furniture, you’re not just purchasing something for yourself—you’re buying something that can become a treasured family heirloom. Of course, for your wood furniture to stand the test of time, you need to provide an appropriate level of care and maintenance. So how do you care for your Swiss Valley Furniture heirlooms? Start by making sure your home environment is conducive to the preservation of wood furniture. Our handmade products should be kept away from direct sunlight, wood stoves, and hot air vents. Close proximity to these heat sources can dry and split the wood. Because of this, it is also recommended that you avoid placing hot items on these wooden surfaces. Keeping your home’s humidity between 35% and 45% is another essential element of maintaining your wood furniture. Maintaining an environment that is wood furniture-friendly is half the battle, though occasional cleaning is also a must. In most situations, wiping down wood furniture with a soft damp cloth and then passing over the surface a dry cloth will be enough to keep things clean. Clean up any spills as quickly as possible, and avoid using cleaners that contain ammonia, bleach, or wax, as they could damage the wood. By following these simple guidelines, you’ll be able to preserve the quality of your wood furniture pieces, ensuring that your family will enjoy them for generations to...
Check Out Our Living Accessories!

Check Out Our Living Accessories!

Here at Swiss Valley Furniture, we know that it takes more than wood furniture to make your house a home. That’s why we offer a wide range of living accessories to help you further customize your living space and create a fun environment for your family. Many of our most popular wood products are designed with your little ones in mind. Living accessories such as our flip out step stool, dinosaur piggy bank, and potty chair help your kids with various activities around the house (while also making things easier for mom and dad). Our living accessories aren’t just meant for kids, though. Many of our wood products are designed to help you get organized. Our hall trees provide a convenient place to hang coats and hats, while letter holders, magazine stands, and medicine cabinets make it easy to organize those smaller items that so commonly create clutter. While these smaller wood products may not get as much attention as larger furniture pieces, there’s no denying that they can make daily activities that much easier for your family. Adding a few living accessories to your home won’t just make things look nicer—it will also create a more pleasant, organized atmosphere that everyone will notice the moment they walk through the...

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...
Feature: TV Stands

Feature: TV Stands

Whether you’re settling in to watch some football or enjoying a family movie night, the perfect entertainment setup requires much more than a flatscreen TV. For families in Northeast Ohio, wooden TV stands are an essential part of completing a home entertainment center. While every family is unique, the wide variety of handcrafted furniture options available from Swiss Valley Furniture ensures that you’ll find a TV stand that perfectly meets your needs. Our craftsmen create both modern and rustic TV stands, making it easy to find an option that will fit in with your home decor. Whether you’re sprucing up a getaway cabin or perfecting your modern living room, there’s a TV stand that will match your style. Of course, our Northeast Ohio wooden TV stands are about much more than looks. The different shelving options in our TV stands make it easy to store DVD players, video game systems, movies, and more. Better yet, with sizes ranging from 36” to 70”, you’ll have no trouble finding a TV stand that fits in your available space, while providing the durability and dependability you expect from wooden furniture. Whether you need something to keep your massive flatscreen TV out of reach of the kids or just a smaller stand so you can watch the news while making dinner in the kitchen, our handcrafted furniture pieces will fit your...
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...
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...
5 Benefits of a Hall Bench

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

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

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

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!

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!

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...