Keep Yourself Organized After Baby Arrives

The arrival of a baby changes everything—are you ready? It can be hard to stay organized after baby arrives, especially with the seemingly endless amounts of diapers, clothes, and other supplies that come along with your newborn. But with the right planning (and the help of the right wood furniture), you can keep organized. Making sure you have adequate storage space for your baby supplies is one of the best things you can do before your child is born. For example, handcrafted changing tables with storage drawers can serve as the perfect solution for keeping diapers, lotions, and medicines organized. A toy box or a handmade bookcase will keep favorite playtime items off the floor. Getting the right nursery furniture really can make a big difference. In addition to getting the right wood furniture for your home, learning proper planning and time management skills is crucial. You may want to do nothing more than watch TV after putting baby to bed, but you should use this time to plan for the next day’s activities. This allows you to prioritize what things need to get done (either by yourself or with someone else’s help). This is also a good time to take care of household chores. With the right organizational tools and habits on your side, you’ll be able to stay in control during this time of...

Keep the House Organized With a Toy Box

Kids can bring a lot of joy to your family—but as any parent can tell you, they can also bring a lot of messes. It can be hard to keep your house organized when there seem to be toys scattered everywhere, but thankfully, there are wood products you can depend on to help you out. With a handmade toy box from Swiss Valley Furniture, you can keep your home neat.  A toy box is the perfect addition to a child’s playroom or bedroom. Ranging in length from 30 to 48 inches, these spacious wood products offer plenty of storage space for toys and games. Rather than trying to organize items in a corner or setting them on top of another handmade furniture piece, you can more effectively reduce the clutter by using a toy box for storage. Of course, you’ll need to teach your children why you have a toy box in the first place. Thankfully, young children learn quickly! As you explain how these wood products work and illustrate the importance of cleaning up after themselves, your children will soon learn to use their toy box appropriately. A beautiful design and sturdy construction also ensures that these wood products won’t just help you get organized—they’ll also lend a boost to your home decor, helping your house look better than...

Getting Your Outdoor Space Ready for Summer!

Temperatures are on the rise, which can only mean one thing: summer is around the corner! From neighborhood barbecues to relaxing evenings as a family, the nicer weather also means you will be spending a lot of time outdoors. Is your outdoor space ready? Without a doubt, having the right furniture can make a big difference in your ability to enjoy a patio or other outdoor space. Because of this, maintenance free poly furniture and treated wooden outdoor furniture are absolute musts. These durable products are designed to resist fading, mildew, termites, and other outdoor hazards that can ruin your furniture. Maintenance free poly furniture is particularly noteworthy for not requiring any painting, staining, or scraping to maintain its appearance and functionality. You can simply sit back, relax, and enjoy the outdoors without needing to worry about upkeep. With rockers and gliders, end tables, swings, and patio tables available, there are endless possibilities for decorating your outdoor space. By finding the right furniture combination, you can create the perfect environment for gatherings with family and friends. Don’t delay! The sooner you get started on furnishing your patio space, the sooner you’ll be able to enjoy the beautiful...

Did You Know We Offer Shipping & Delivery?

At Swiss Valley Furniture, we know that it isn’t always easy to pick up your wood furniture at our store. After all, many of our handmade furniture pieces are quite large, and can be difficult to transport if you don’t have your own truck to take care of the hauling.  It’s understandable if the idea of trying to transport a heavy wood furniture piece would stress you out—but you shouldn’t worry! At Swiss Valley Furniture, we can take care of this task for you with our shipping and delivery services.  For deliveries less than 400 miles from our store, we use our own delivery company—Hershberger Transport. This service includes both the delivery and setup so that your new handmade furniture gets exactly where it needs to go.  For orders greater than 400 miles from our location, we work with PackShip USA, which offers both in-home setup and curbside drop-off shipping.  With the help of these services, we can get your wood furniture safely to your home, no matter how far away you might live! While there are extra fees associated with these services, they are well worth the investment to get your furniture delivered without any extra stress or work on your...

Benefits of Storing Your Jewelry in an Armoire

Do you have a good place to store your jewelry? Without a jewelry box, armoire, or dressing table, it can be difficult to keep everything organized as you’d like. But with the help of our wood products, you’ll have the perfect solution for storing your jewelry collection—no matter how big or small it might be. Using an armoire can be especially helpful when you have a large jewelry collection. With the multiple compartments and drawers of this wood furniture piece, it is easy to separate your jewelry by type so that you can keep everything organized. Better yet, many of these compartments can be custom-fitted with hooks, linings, and other add-ons that allow you to store everything properly within each drawer. While having separate storage compartments for your jewelry may not seem like a big deal, this greatly reduces the risk of losing or misplacing your jewelry. It can also go a long way in keeping your valuable pieces safe from scratches and other damage that can occur when everything is tossed into the same drawer.  In addition to armoires, we also have several other wood products available to help you organize and protect your jewelry. Small jewelry cabinets and boxes as well as larger dressing tables ensure that you’ll have the right amount of space for storing your jewelry collection. With the help of these wood furniture pieces, you can preserve your jewelry for future...
Furniture Shopping 101

Furniture Shopping 101

Shopping for furniture can be a tricky task—even when you’re looking for handcrafted Amish furniture! As the team at Swiss Valley Furniture explains, paying attention to a few key factors can help you find the right piece of furniture for your home: Function This is perhaps the most basic element of any furniture piece, but also one of the most important. Quite simply, does your furniture do what it needs to do? Is it comfortable? Sitting on a furniture piece in the showroom or even testing out the drawers can help you determine whether you’d actually enjoy using it or not. Size The last thing you need is to purchase a piece of furniture, only to bring it home and discover that it takes up too much space—or worse yet, that it won’t even fit through your front door. Carefully measure the size of both the furniture pieces you’re interested in and the available space in your room so you don’t waste money on something that is too big or too small. Some Amish furniture pieces even combine two functions in one to help you save space—like a bed with a built-in bookshelf. Durability Buying cheap furniture is never worth it. Carefully consider a furniture piece’s construction and materials before you buy so you can avoid costly repairs or replacements. Amish furniture is always a solid choice, thanks to its reliable handcrafted construction and quality wood materials. Style As important as the above factors are, don’t forget to purchase a furniture piece that matches your desired style! Whether you prefer a vintage or modern look, making sure your furniture...
How to Maximize the Space in Your Home

How to Maximize the Space in Your Home

When you live in a smaller home or apartment, it can be tempting to think you don’t have enough space for everything you need. As the team at Swiss Valley Furniture knows, however, a few simple tricks can help you maximize space without making your home feel cramped.  One effective way of making a small room few larger is to reduce the number of furniture pieces in the room, instead selecting a few larger furniture pieces to fill the space. As Amish furniture builders in Ohio note, a few large pieces will help the room feel more grand and spacious than several small pieces would.  Another tip to make your home feel more spacious is to select furniture with a reduced floorspace. For example, when shopping for wholesale Amish furniture in Ohio, you might find yourself choosing between two dressers for your bedroom. While the two dressers could offer the same amount of storage space, one might be short and long, while the other is tall and narrow. In the case of a small bedroom, the tall and narrow dresser would allow you to save precious floorspace.  Doubling up your furniture’s functions can also help you save space. Instead of adding an extra nightstand to your bedroom, the Swiss Valley Furniture dresser mentioned in the previous paragraph could be the perfect place to store a lamp or other knick-knacks. Finding additional uses for your furniture pieces can help you reduce the amount of furniture you need to fit into a room.  By following these tips, you can make the most of your available...
Wood Cleaning Tips

Wood Cleaning Tips

At Swiss Valley Furniture, we pride ourselves on our ability to craft beautiful wood furniture pieces that are built to last for generations. Of course, you also want to keep your handcrafted furniture looking great so that it’s worth saving for generations—and that requires the occasional cleaning. These tips will help you keep your wood products in top shape.   First, be sure to dust often. For the best results, dust your wood furniture with a microfiber cloth that will more effectively pick up the dust. Moving your cloth in the same direction as the wood grain flows will also help your wood furniture maintain its appearance over time.   As tempting as it may be to use a spray polish to give your wood furniture some extra shine, overuse of this product can actually dull the wood’s appearance. You should also be careful to not use inappropriate cleaning products for the type of wood furniture you own. For example, wood furniture with a stained finish should never be waxed—it should only be treated to a damp dust.   You should also be careful when removing sticky spots from your wood furniture, as the chemical compounds in some cleaning products could actually damage the wood. A safer cleaning option is to dilute a small amount of white vinegar in water and rub the sticky surface with a damp cloth that has been dipped in the solution.   By following these simple steps, you’ll be able to keep your wood furniture looking great for years to...
Things to Consider When Purchasing a Mattress From a Home Furniture Store

Things to Consider When Purchasing a Mattress From a Home Furniture Store

Many who come to our store looking for handmade Ohio wooden bedsets are surprised to discover that Swiss Valley Furniture also sells mattresses that are made right in Sugarcreek, Ohio! While this can speed up the process of purchasing and installing new furniture in your bedroom, it’s also important to take a few extra factors into consideration when purchasing a mattress.   After all, you may not even need a new mattress! If your new bed frame matches the size of your current mattress (and your current mattress still helps you get a good night’s sleep), you might not need to make an additional purchase. However, many families purchasing new Ohio wooden bedsets do so in part to upgrade to a larger bed frame or because they want a more comfortable bed—and as such, you’ll need a new mattress to go along with it.   The overall quality of the mattress (such as the materials used to construct it) is one of the most important things to consider when purchasing a new mattress. Much like you expect wood furniture to last for several years, you also want a mattress that will be durable and stand up to nightly use. A good manufacturer’s warranty can give you peace of mind in this regard.   Comfort is another essential aspect of purchasing a mattress. When it comes to comfort preferences, no two people are exactly alike. Mattresses offer varying levels of firmness or softness, and you’ll want to find one that matches your preferences. In this case, your best bet to find the right mattress is to simply test the mattresses...
Swiss Valley Furniture, A One Stop Shop!

Swiss Valley Furniture, A One Stop Shop!

When it comes to furnishing your home, you shouldn’t settle for just any piece of furniture. After all, the furniture you purchase sets the tone for your entire house—and the last thing you need is ugly, poorly-made furniture. That’s why Swiss Valley Furniture is your one stop shop for all your furniture needs.   What makes Swiss Valley Furniture so great? For starters, each of our handmade furniture pieces is crafted to the highest possible quality standards, using traditional furniture manufacturing methods. We use solid hardwood and high-quality finishing products to ensure that each of our furniture pieces will stand the test of time.   But the value of our offerings extends beyond the quality of our handmade furniture—we also have a wide variety of products to help you fill any room in your house! Whether you’re looking for dining sets, bedroom furniture, or wood workspaces, you’ll be able to find exactly what you need at Swiss Valley Furniture. Our products range from bunk beds and convertible cribs to TV stands and kitchen barstools.   Whether you need to furnish a single room or an entire home, our wide range of handmade furniture products—and our ability to craft custom furniture pieces—ensures that you’ll be able to find everything you need to make your house a home. No matter what type of furniture you need, you can find it at Swiss Valley...

Successfully Displaying Your Items in a Curio Cabinet

Of the many types of wood furniture you can use to beautify your home, there are few better than a curio cabinet. With spacious shelves and large glass display doors, these handcrafted furniture pieces are perfect for displaying fine china and other memorabilia.   So how do you get the most out of displaying your items in a curio cabinet? Here are a few tips to help you get the most out of this wood furniture.   First, keep in mind that what you display in your curio cabinet will say a lot about your home and your personal style. As such, this is hardly the place to store old documents or tablecloths. Rather, use your curio cabinet to display pieces of art, crystal, and other similar items. Keep in mind that to adequately display some of these objects, you will likely need a small stand. Overhead lights can also improve the display.   Place the largest objects in your curio cabinet first. These big objects will generally be the focal point of the display, just like a large handcrafted furniture piece is often the focal point of a living room. Centering these items and spreading them evenly throughout the curio cabinet’s shelves will give your display a balanced look.   Don’t limit yourself to displaying one type of object, either! Mixing in family photos with your fine china display can liven up your curio cabinet and help it stand out even more. Just be sure not to overload your cabinet, as this could make it look cluttered.   If you want to change your display later on, that’s...

Reasons Why You May Prefer Traditional Furniture

The furniture we choose to fill our homes says a lot about us, but in many cases, families have a hard time finding quality furniture that looks great and is built to last. All too often, those mass-manufactured furniture pieces will only last so long before they fall apart or go out of style. And that’s not what you want inside your home.   At Swiss Valley Furniture, we completely understand these feelings, which is why our wood furniture is made using traditional construction methods. We want each of our handmade furniture pieces to last a lifetime—so your furniture won’t just look great, but will also continue to perform perfectly in the years to come.   If the idea of “traditional handmade furniture” sounds like it could limit your style options, we’ve got good news for you: traditional furniture doesn’t mean your wood furniture has to look like it’s from the 1700s (though many of these designs have outlasted modern fads). Traditional furniture comes in a wide range of styles and designs to perfectly match your own personal tastes.   The main difference rests in the manufacturing quality. And at Swiss Valley Furniture, we stand behind every piece of handmade furniture we produce, 100 percent. If you want wood furniture that will stand the test of time, traditional furniture manufacturing is sure to provide the results you...
Measure Before You Buy

Measure Before You Buy

There are few things worse than finding a beautiful piece of handmade furniture and taking it home, only to discover that you don’t actually have space to fit it inside your house. Yet this happens surprisingly often—especially when someone is purchasing larger furniture pieces, such as wooden desks or bedsets.   Thankfully, avoiding this furniture mishap is relatively easy when you simply measure before you buy. While taking measurements in your home may seem somewhat inconvenient, it’s an absolute must when purchasing large wood furniture pieces.   Start by measuring the available space you have in the room where you wish to place the new wood furniture piece. Measure the length, width, and height of the area where the furniture will go to ensure you don’t purchase something that is too big. It’s also worth considering how much extra floor space will be left in the room after you install your furniture piece—you’ll still need room to walk!   However, this isn’t the only area you should measure. Chances are, your wood furniture will need to pass through several doors, halls, and possibly even a staircase or two before arriving at its destination. Measuring now to make sure you have enough space to fit a wood furniture piece through the front door or turn it around a corner will save you some major headaches later.   By taking these measurements in advance, you can have a better idea as to what handmade furniture piece will be the best fit for your home and have greater confidence in your...
Furniture Your Child Can Grow With

Furniture Your Child Can Grow With

Finding furniture that will be usable for more than just a year or two is one of the biggest challenges many new parents face. After all, it hardly seems worth it to pay for a new crib when your child will soon outgrow it! At Swiss Valley Furniture, however, we have a different approach. That’s because our handcrafted cribs are designed to grow with your child—allowing you to continue using our wooden cribs for years to come.   How do we do this? Every one of our wooden cribs is fully convertible. This means the crib can be adjusted to fit different configurations as your child grows. With the help of add-on conversion kits, our handcrafted ribs can be transformed into a toddler-sized bed or even a full-size bed. Wooden components can be easily rearranged to form these larger bedding options.   A single purchase of one of our wooden cribs could very easily provide your family with a furniture piece that will last for the entire time your child lives in your home. With high-quality wood and beautiful finishes, our handcrafted cribs are the perfect bedding solution for your growing...
Display Your China With Our Handmade Hutches

Display Your China With Our Handmade Hutches

When you own beautiful china pieces, it’s only natural that you would want to display them in a location that allows you to highlight their appearance while also protecting them from potential damage. This perfect display combination can be hard to find—unless you purchase one of our wood hutches, that is.   At Swiss Valley Furniture, we offer several hutches that are perfectly suited for displaying fine china and other accessories. Our Abigail two door hutch and Old World hutches are just a few of our hutches which feature spacious glass display cabinets that allow you to showcase fine china, photographs, and other valued items. The solid glass doors used in our hutches allows you to display your china with peace of mind, as your items are given a solid layer of protection. Our durable wood construction also ensures that each individual furniture piece is built to last.   Of course, our hutches further complement your fine china with their high-quality craftsmanship and unique wood grains. Available in cherry, elm, oak, and other wood types, our hutches can be handcrafted to perfectly match the style of your home, adding further beauty to your china display. Many of these displays also feature pre-installed lighting to better highlight your fine china.   With handcrafted hutches from Swiss Valley Furniture, you’ll have the perfect display location for your prized...
Tips and Tricks for the Perfect Holiday Table Settings

Tips and Tricks for the Perfect Holiday Table Settings

When preparing to host a dinner party, few things do a better job at setting the mood than beautiful holiday table settings. When paired with a handcrafted dining set, adding holiday flair to your dining room can make your holiday party a truly memorable experience for everyone involved.   Many of the things you can do to add holiday spirit to your dining room are surprisingly simple. For example, adding a few small Christmas tree branches to dining tables can create a more festive appearance, while also bringing a fresh pine scent to the room! Sparkling napkin rings—or even tying napkins with a red bow—can also add some extra light and color to a holiday meal. And of course, you can never go wrong with holiday-themed candles.   Other DIY decorations can really show off your decorating skills—all the better to match your handcrafted dining set! For example, a red runner topped with mini Christmas trees and other ornaments can create a colorful decorative set. You could even create your own “snow globe” using a cake stand, Epsom salt, and winter figurines! As long as you stick with holiday colors and themes, almost everything you do is sure to add to the festivities   Still need some help coming up with holiday table setting ideas? Check out our holiday table settings Pinterest board https://www.pinterest.com/SwissValleyFurn/inspiration-holiday-table-settings/—it’s full of great ideas that are sure to bring the holiday spirit to your dining...
Find the Perfect Gifts for the Holidays

Find the Perfect Gifts for the Holidays

Black Friday has already come and gone, but if you’re like most people, you probably still have a few people left on your holiday shopping list. If you’ve been having trouble finding the right gift for the special people in your life, Swiss Valley Furniture is here to help with unique and affordable wood products.   Our team produces more than just handmade furniture—we also craft a wide range of wooden living accessories and kitchen accessories to fit almost any gift-giving need. Looking for a gift for your football-loving husband? Our sofa servers are the perfect place to put game day snacks! Could mom use some help organizing the kitchen? Our paper towel holders, Lazy Susan’s, and kitchen shelving can help keep the kitchen neat!   Our handmade wood products aren’t just practical—they’re also durable and stylish. Each of our wooden living accessories is made using high-quality maple, oak, cherry, and other woods to provide a distinctive look to each piece. These durable woods ensure that the gifts you give this year will last for years to come, even with the extensive use they’ll undoubtedly receive.   Whether you give your loved one a magazine rack, a bread box, or even a candy dispenser, there’s something for everyone on your holiday shopping list at Swiss Valley...
Hosting for the Holidays

Hosting for the Holidays

Hosting family or friends for holiday get-togethers can be one of the most enjoyable parts of the winter season—but also one of the most stressful. Between the tasks of childproofing your home, preparing the guest bedroom, and stocking up on extra snacks, it can be easy to forget to create the right holiday ambiance in your dining room.   Setting a festive mood goes beyond putting up decorations or lighting scented candles—though these steps can certainly help kick start the holiday spirit. The furniture you use to host your dinner guests goes a long way in creating a cozy, inviting atmosphere. For example, a handcrafted dining set can add a distinctive level of class to your holiday gathering, while also providing ample space for serving dinner. Making sure your table is large enough so that guests don’t bump elbows while eating is a must for a pleasant dining experience.   The arrival of guests almost always means that you’ll need extra chairs—and your visitors probably don’t want to eat their holiday meal while sitting on a rickety folding chair. Handcrafted wooden dining chairs are sturdy and comfortable, further adding to a positive overall experience and reducing potential sources of stress or discomfort.   Of course, large dining tables don’t have to be used exclusively for meals—they can also serve as the perfect place for decorating cookies, wrapping gifts, and other fun holiday activities that can help your guests draw closer together. As you incorporate your handcrafted dining set into your holiday festivities, you’ll find that everyone will be better able to enjoy the holiday...
Gifts Kids Will Love

Gifts Kids Will Love

Swiss Valley Furniture, we don’t limit our work to adult-sized furniture—we also enjoy crafting a variety of wood products that serve as the perfect holiday gift for your children! And if you’re still looking for presents to put under the tree, we have a few ideas that can help you out.   Our beautiful rocking horses are among our favorite handcrafted children’s products. This classic children’s toy comes in several unique styles, including painted and unpainted finishes. The gentle rocking motion is perfectly safe for your children, and this fun toy is built using quality materials that can last for generations.   We also specialize in wooden doll furniture. From miniature bunk beds and cradles to rockers and gliders, we produce a wide range of handcrafted furniture that fits perfectly with your child’s dolls and other toys.   These wood products stand apart from other holiday gifts thanks to their handcrafted design and durability. Unlike cheap plastic toys that can break after only a few hours of use, our wood toys are built to last—meaning your child will still be enjoying these gifts when next Christmas rolls around.  ...
Get Ready for Your Guests

Get Ready for Your Guests

For many families, the holiday season involves much more than shopping for presents. It’s a time to see extended relatives and others that you don’t always get to spend time with during the year. Of course, if you’re playing host to large groups of family or friends, you’ll more than likely have some overnight guests. How can you make things comfortable when you have family visiting from the other side of Ohio? Wooden bedsets from Swiss Valley Furniture are your solution.   Making your guest bedroom a comfortable place to stay is key to creating a positive experience for your visitors—and the bed you use to furnish the room will ultimately make all the difference. Comfort is the most important thing to consider. You don’t want your guests to feel like they’ve been sleeping on a rock all night! At Swiss Valley Furniture, we offer comfortable mattresses that perfectly accompany our handmade furniture pieces.   Be sure to consider who will be using your guest rooms before you purchase new guest bedding. If the grandparents are staying at your house, a queen-sized bed will probably do the trick. But if your sister and her children are staying for the holidays, you may wish to add smaller child beds to the guest room as well so the kids can also get a good night’s sleep. And of course, it doesn’t hurt to add a few holiday decorations to the room to further spread the holiday cheer.   When your holiday guests see that their room includes beautiful handmade furniture and a comfortable mattress, they’ll feel loved and appreciated—and they’ll be...