Spread the Joy This Holiday Season with a Hardwood Bedroom Collection!

Spread the Joy This Holiday Season with a Hardwood Bedroom Collection!

The holiday season is in full swing, bringing festive cheer to the chilly winter months. Of course, with the winter holidays also comes the giving and receiving of gifts. If you’re stuck trying to figure out what would make a truly memorable present for the special people in your life (or even for yourself), Swiss Valley Furniture has the perfect solution: stylish pieces from our hardwood bedroom furniture collections.   Beautiful hardwood furniture can completely transform any room in your house, and this is especially true of bedroom furniture. For many families in Northeast Ohio, bedroom furniture includes much more than just a bed—it also extends to dressers, nightstands, and other furniture pieces that create a cozy and comfortable environment.   Our hardwood bedroom collections—such as the Abigail and Brooklyn collections—are both stylish and practical. With classic and modern designs, these beautiful handcrafted furniture pieces add a unique personality to any bedroom, while their sturdy materials ensure that they will perfectly suit your needs and last for years to come.   While there are many gifts you can give this holiday season, there are few that will receive continual use and appreciation in future years. By giving beautiful handmade bedroom furniture from Swiss Valley Furniture, however, you can show your loved ones just how much you care with a gift that will truly stand the test of time....
Do Your Kids Share a Room? Maximize Their Space With Bunk Beds!

Do Your Kids Share a Room? Maximize Their Space With Bunk Beds!

If your kids share a room, you know how hard it can be to make room for their toys, clothes, and other possessions—especially if you’re trying to fit two full-size beds in there! Thankfully, our Ohio wooden bedsets don’t just come in standard twin and full-size beds. At Swiss Valley Furniture, we also offer bunk beds that maximize the space in your kids’ room.   We know how limited space can be challenging for your kids to deal with—especially as they grow older and accumulate more stuff. Finding space can be even more difficult if your kids use their room for homework. But our Holmes County bedroom furniture sets go a step beyond traditional bunk beds to make the most of your kids’ available space.   Our bunk beds come in a wide range of styles, including loft beds that come complete with storage shelves and space for a pull-out computer desk. This allows you to consolidate multiple pieces of furniture into our Ohio wooden bedsets so your kids don’t have to feel cramped and crowded between several pieces of furniture.   Our bunk beds are available in both twin and full-size, ensuring that your kids have the right amount of space so they can sleep comfortably through the night. With high-quality bunk beds from Swiss Valley Furniture, your kids will actually enjoy spending time in their...
Benefits of Wooden Furniture

Benefits of Wooden Furniture

From handcrafted dressers to dining sets, many families continue to choose wood furniture for their home furnishings—even with plastic and other modern furniture products attempting to enter the marketplace. Why do so many people select wood furniture? The answer lies partly in some of the unique benefits that only wood furniture can offer. For starters, wood furniture offers a unique, beautiful natural appearance. Every piece of wood comes with unique grains and patterns, and when combined with a high-quality finish, can serve as a fantastic focal point for any room. Different types of wood offer their own varied appearances to match almost any style. But wood furniture doesn’t just look great—it’s also strong and durable. You won’t need to worry about replacing your furniture after only a few years, because these furniture pieces are built to last. They won’t fall apart after a few bumps! New products also enable treated wooden furniture to resist termites, water damage, and other issues, making your furniture easy to care for. Many wood furniture pieces require little more than regular dusting to maintain a quality look. Finally, wood furniture serves as an excellent investment. By maintaining its function and appearance throughout the years, you’ll never need to worry about shopping for a replacement...

Benefits of Getting Your Furniture Delivered

It’s a common problem many homeowners face when purchasing new wood furniture: trying to figure out how to get it from the store to their home. After all, moving heavy objects can be hard work, and the last thing you need is to accidentally injure yourself while transporting a heavy piece of handmade furniture.   Even more challenging is the fact that many families simply don’t have the right kind of vehicle to get their furniture home. Renting a moving van or truck can be stressful and expensive, and if you’re not careful, the moving process could result in damage to your furniture. With our furniture delivery services, however, you can avoid these furniture pitfalls.   We work with professional furniture delivery teams to ensure that your wood furniture gets to your home in one piece—and without forcing you to do the heavy lifting. Our local delivery team will safely transport your furniture and set it up in your home so you don’t have to deal with the physical strain of transporting heavy furniture or worry about damaging your items.   Locally, we work with Hershberger Transport to deliver our wood furniture products. These professionals will deliver your furniture and set it up in your home at a low rate of $1.75 per mile (based on your distance from our store). Custom quotes are available for deliveries over 200 miles away. For long-distance deliveries, we work with PackShip USA to provide curbside drop-off and in-home set-up deliveries.   Our handmade furniture is typically delivered within one to two weeks of when you complete your order, allowing you to enjoy...
3 Basic Tips for Taking Care of Your Furniture

3 Basic Tips for Taking Care of Your Furniture

Here at Swiss Valley Furniture we believe a high-quality wood furniture piece is meant to last for generations—and with proper care, it can! While the thought of caring for your furniture may sound like it requires a lot of work, most of the things you need to do to keep your handcrafted nightstands and wooden chairs in good shape are relatively simple. Here are three basic tips to help you care for your wood furniture.   First, try to keep your furniture away from heat sources or direct sunlight. When exposed to too much heat (such as what is produced by a wood stove or radiator), wood furniture is likely to dry out. This could eventually cause the wood to split.   Another important tip is to maintain consistent humidity levels in your home. Wood furniture should generally be kept in rooms with a humidity level between 35 and 45 percent. This helps prevent the wood from expanding, shrinking, or cracking. Most homes require either a humidifier or dehumidifier to maintain these humidity levels.   Finally, be cautious about what objects you allow to come into direct contact with your wood surfaces. Coffee mugs and other hot objects, moist ink (such as from a newspaper), and even cleaners containing ammonia, wax, or bleach could damage the finish of your wood furniture.   Following these simple tips will keep your wood furniture pieces in top shape so they can last for...
Create Your Dream Living Room With Swiss Valley Furniture

Create Your Dream Living Room With Swiss Valley Furniture

Few parts of your house get more activity than your living room. Whether you’re having a family movie night, playing games, or simply relaxing and talking with each other, your living room is a central gathering place in your home. It’s only natural that you’d want to transform this room into the ultimate entertainment/relaxation center—and our unique wood products at Swiss Valley Furniture can help. These handcrafted furniture pieces can help you create your dream living room.   TV Stand: We know there are plenty of entertainment stores in Northeast Ohio. Wooden TV stands probably aren’t going to be found at many of them, though. Our wooden TV stands add great style to any living room, while also providing plenty of storage space for your Blu-Ray player, video game system, and other electronics. Our TV stands give you the best of both worlds—a practical place to put your big screen that also looks amazing.   Bookcases: Just about every family has a bookworm or two, and there’s no better way to store all those well-read books than a handmade bookcase! Like all of our wood products, our bookcases are made completely from scratch, giving you a great-looking location to store your books. Best of all, keeping a handmade bookcase in your living room makes it easier than ever to grab a novel, curl up on the couch, and read.   Couches: Of course, no living room is complete without a place to sit and relax! Our unique couches combine sturdy wood frames with high-quality fabric for the ultimate combination of style and comfort. No matter what your family’s favorite...
Why Our Furniture Stands Out From the Rest

Why Our Furniture Stands Out From the Rest

When it comes to purchasing new furniture, it’s understandable that you would want something that stands out from the rest, but is also built to last. And if you’re looking for the perfect combination of quality and style, you can’t go wrong with handcrafted furniture from Swiss Valley Furniture.   What makes our furniture stand out from other manufacturers? It starts with our family history. Swiss Valley Furniture has been making handcrafted wood products for three generations. As a family business, our core values guide every step of the furniture production process. In addition to dedicating ourselves to producing the highest-quality handcrafted furniture possible, we also believe in developing a strong relationship with each of our customers.   We stand behind each of our wood products, and believe in doing the right thing, even when it may not be easy. We strive to give you more than you’d expect in order to satisfy your needs, and are more than willing to do what is necessary to make things right if you’re ever unsatisfied with one of our wood products.   By purchasing from Swiss Valley Furniture, you not only receive a beautiful piece of furniture that will be part of your family for generations; you also build a relationship with our team that will be just as valuable in the years to...
Which Mattress is the Best Fit for You?

Which Mattress is the Best Fit for You?

As wonderful as it is to have a beautiful, handcrafted in Northeast Ohio bed frame for your home, there’s no denying that a quality mattress is even more important for getting a good night’s rest. But how can you determine which mattress is right for you? The team at Swiss Valley Furniture has your answers.   A comfortable mattress is key to helping you sleep well, but it can also affect whether you feel achy or sore in the morning. Because of this, medical experts recommend that you choose a mattress that will provide adequate support for your body. This can sometimes be tricky to figure out, as mattresses that are too soft can be just as problematic for your back as those that are too firm. In general, it’s recommend to sleep on a medium/slightly firm mattress to reduce back pain.   If at all possible, it’s a good idea to test out a potential mattress before buying by laying on it in the same position that you would normally sleep. This can give you a better feel for how soft or firm it is, and whether or not it would be a comfortable fit.   At Swiss Valley Furniture, we offer several quality mattresses to match our handcrafted Ohio wooden bedsets. Check them out for yourself and see how our wood furniture can make a difference in your home!...
What is a Pie Safe?

What is a Pie Safe?

If you’re on the market for rustic furniture, you’ve no doubt come across a pie safe or two. But what exactly are pie safes, and what purpose do they serve? The Swiss Valley Furniture team has the answers.   As the name implies, pie safes were originally used to safely store pies, bread, and other perishable food items. Typically about 18 inches deep, these storage cupboards feature multiple shelves that are protected by two hinged doors. The doors are often made with perforated tin or use screens to allow for ventilation, while still providing protection from animals, insects, or young children. These doors are usually left open when animals aren’t around and food needs to cool more quickly.   Pie safes provide a practical and stylish way to protect perishable foods or cool freshly baked goods. Some homeowners use pie safes for storing dishes or other valuable items, as the unique door designs make pie safes a unique and stylish storage option. The extra drawer located above the main cabinet area makes a pie safe perfect for storing silverware and other small items.   For a unique and stylish kitchen storage solution, you can’t beat a pie safe! Come by Swiss Valley furniture to find a unique piece that will compliment your home....
Things to Consider When Buying a Crib

Things to Consider When Buying a Crib

There’s a seemingly endless list of things you need to buy when preparing for the arrival of a baby. Of everything on your new baby shopping list, however, there are few things more important than just buying a crib, making sure it is safe is key. Here are a few things you should consider when shopping for cribs.   First, you can generally have peace of mind during the purchasing process (as long as you’re buying new, that is). All cribs are now government-regulated for safety purposes to prevent injury to your child. Of course, even then, not all cribs are created equal. For example, handcrafted cribs that offer higher workmanship are a much better option for protecting your child. These cribs won’t have a loose frame or any loose slats or cracking wood.   Measurements are also important for crib safety. Slats should be no more than 2 and 3/8 inches apart, and corner posts should be at least 16 inches higher than the end panels to prevent potential injury to your child. In addition to these features, new parents should make sure the mattress and sheets they purchase are a good fit for the crib. Mattresses and sheets should fit snugly to prevent risk to your baby.   At Swiss Valley Furniture, our handcrafted cribs adhere to these safety guidelines to provide a safe place for your little one to sleep, giving you one less thing to worry about as you begin the adventure of...
A Guide to Choosing the Right Bar Stool

A Guide to Choosing the Right Bar Stool

There are countless items that go into remodeling your kitchen, and one thing that should never be overlooked are your kitchen’s bar stools. Wooden bar stools serve as a great seating option that still comes at a reasonable price. But how do you find the perfect match for your kitchen? Here are a few things that can help you out.   Essentially, the most important factors to consider when purchasing wooden bar stools are style, space, and comfort. After all, as nice as it is to have wood furniture that matches the rest of your kitchen, it is just as important that your furniture provides comfortable seating for your family.   Thankfully, there are plenty of options for wooden bar stools. For example, backless stools fit perfectly in narrow kitchen areas by sliding underneath countertops and islands. In addition to standard round-top bar stools, Swiss Valley Furniture also manufactures what are known as saddle bar stools, which have a curved seat. These seats add extra comfort and encourage good posture, while also providing a distinct vintage look to your kitchen.   We also manufacture full-back bar stools, perfect for kitchen areas with a bit more space. You can sit in these wooden bar stools just like you would in a standard kitchen chair, but the extra long legs provide the necessary height for sitting comfortably at a kitchen island or bar counter. Like our backless bar stools, some chairs come with a swivel option for easier use and come in several vintage and modern styles.   At Swiss Valley Furniture, our wooden bar stools are crafted with your needs...
How to Recognize Quality Furniture

How to Recognize Quality Furniture

When you purchase a wood furniture piece, you’re making an investment in your home. After all, these aren’t pieces of furniture that you plan on replacing after only a few months or years. Chances are, when you purchase a handmade furniture product, you’re hoping that your purchase will last a lifetime. But how can you recognize quality furniture? Here are a few key tips from the team at Swiss Valley Furniture.   One of the best ways to recognize quality wood furniture is to test it out before you buy! When you sit on a furniture piece or lean against it, it should feel sturdy. If it shakes or feels flimsy to the touch, you’re likely better off purchasing something else. Quality wood furniture is typically rather heavy, but feels quite sturdy as a result.   A close examination of the construction materials can also help you determine if a piece of handmade furniture is of appropriate quality or not. For example, any visible glue, staples or screws are likely indicators of lower-quality work. Pay special attention to the furniture joints as well—dovetail and mortise-and-tenon joints are strong joints that provide a solid foundation for your furniture piece.   At Swiss Valley Furniture, we dedicate ourselves to producing only the best handmade furniture. With high-quality wood and sound building techniques, our furniture will last a lifetime. Come on by our showroom today and see the quality we...
Give Your Entry a Farmhouse Look With Our Handmade Benches and Storage

Give Your Entry a Farmhouse Look With Our Handmade Benches and Storage

Despite the many advances that have been made in technology and home-building over the years, many of us still long for a more rustic appearance for our homes. The farmhouse look, in particular, has become especially popular in recent years. Our handmade products can help give your entryway the throwback look you desire.   One key aspect of the farmhouse entry is storage space. From storage cubbies to wall hangers, the implementation of these handmade products is vital if you wish to have an attractive storage solution for the many shoes, coats, and other items that can accumulate in your entryway. Custom designs from Swiss Valley Furniture can perfectly complement your available space so you can get the greatest amount of storage possible.   In addition to storage, handcrafted furniture also plays an important role in establishing a stylish and functional farmhouse entry. A wooden bench is the perfect spot to sit down and take your boots off, but it can also provide an interesting visual contrast to the storage areas in your entryway.   By utilizing both benches and handcrafted storage areas in your entryway, you can achieve a stylish rustic appearance for your home that is just as practical as you need it to be. Let Swiss Valley Furniture customize a design for you today!...
Football Season is Back! Get Your Perfect TV Stand From Swiss Valley Furniture

Football Season is Back! Get Your Perfect TV Stand From Swiss Valley Furniture

Leaves are changing colors, a cool breeze is in the air, and that can mean only one thing: football is back! Whether you root for the Bengals or the Browns (or if you prefer the winning ways of Ohio’s college football teams), the start of football is an exciting time of year in Northeast Ohio. Wooden TV stands are the perfect way to turn your living room into a football haven.   At Swiss Valley Furniture, we offer several varieties of wooden TV stands to perfectly complement your home entertainment experience. Whether you need a large surface for your super high-def flat screen, or you need some extra storage cabinets for those times when you want to watch a movie instead of the big game, we have the stand for you.   We know how important a top-notch entertainment area can be in Northeast Ohio. Wooden TV stands complement your other wood furniture, while displaying your TV at the perfect height for maximum enjoyment. No matter how good your favorite team does this fall, you can be sure of one thing: everyone in your home will be a winner with a wooden TV stand from Swiss Valley Furniture!  ...
Differences Between a Buffet and a Server

Differences Between a Buffet and a Server

When it comes to furniture, there are plenty of storage and serving options you can purchase for your home. But as great as this selection can be, it can sometimes be confusing when you don’t understand the differences between certain furniture pieces. To help you out, here are a few key things you should know that can help you decide between buffets and servers.   Buffets — Buffets are essentially the dining room version of a sideboard. These storage pieces stand on relatively high legs, leaving the top-level surface at an easily accessible level. Quite often, buffet tops are used for setting out drinks or food while serving, while the lower cabinet area is used for storage. Some buffets use glass doors so the lower area can be utilized as a display case, rather than a typical storage cabinet.   Servers — Servers are very similar to buffets, however, they are usually smaller and more elegant in appearance. Servers have a smaller serving table that rests atop tall legs, with small cabinets or drawers underneath. Servers generally don’t have as much storage or display space as a buffet, but their elegant design makes them quite popular and useful for formal dining rooms.   At Swiss Valley Furniture, we offer a wide range of buffets and servers to match your dining room, which you can check out in our showroom or...

5 Benefits of a Kitchen Island

Of all the features you can add to your kitchen, fewer are more versatile (or flat-out useful) than kitchen islands. But what makes these kitchen features so great? Here’s a quick look at five key benefits of a kitchen island.   1.     Extra Storage Space — If a lack of cabinet space is a problem in your kitchen, an island can be the perfect storage solution. The inclusion of drawers, shelves, and cabinets provides all the storage space you need. 2.     Additional Seating — Whether they serve as an informal place to eat breakfast or provide extra seating space for when you have guests over, the additional seating area provided by kitchen islands is a major plus. 3.     More Amenities — From refrigerator drawers to extra cooking areas, the customization available for wooden islands makes it easy to add new amenities so you can get even more out of your kitchen. 4.     Kid-Friendly — Wooden islands are the perfect place for kids to have an after-school snack or work on homework while you’re preparing dinner—keeping them in sight, but not in the way of your cooking. 5.     A Stylish Center — Kitchen islands aren’t just practical—they’re stylish, too! These areas can further highlight your kitchen design or even serve as a display area for flowers or artwork, helping this room stand out anytime someone comes over to visit.   At Swiss Valley Furniture, we’re proud to offer a lineup of fully customizable wooden islands to perfectly match the needs of your kitchen. Come by our warehouse to check out our practical and stylish designs...
The Kids are Back in School. Find the Perfect Writing Desk for Them!

The Kids are Back in School. Find the Perfect Writing Desk for Them!

School is back in session, and as nice as it may be to have a bit more peace and quiet around the house, one thing is certain: heavy homework loads are on the way. And there are fewer things better equipped to help your kids do a good job on their homework than a writing desk from your favorite Northeast Ohio furniture manufacturer.   At Swiss Valley Furniture, we offer a wide selection of wooden desks that serve as the perfect workstation, no matter what grade your child is in. From simple writing desks to more elaborate computer desks, these furniture pieces provide a sturdy and spacious area for your kids to complete their work.   The time and care that go into crafting our wooden desks ensures that your child’s workspace will be built to last—in fact, you’ll be able to use these desks for yourself after your child has graduated and moved out of the house! But best of all, our wooden desks perfectly complement any workspace, providing a dedicated area where your children can focus on their homework, free from distractions. With Swiss Valley Furniture, a successful school year is just around the...
3 Kitchen Accessories That Will Instantly Make Your Life Easier

3 Kitchen Accessories That Will Instantly Make Your Life Easier

For many families, the kitchen is one of the busiest parts of the home. Whether you’re packing the kids’ lunches for the next day of school or you’re prepping a family dinner, there’s a lot of work that goes into preparing and serving food in your kitchen! Thankfully, there are a few kitchen accessories that can help ease the burden of these household chores.   Breadbox: There’s nothing worse than finding out your bread has gone stale or moldy just when you’re about to start making a sandwich. Breadboxes are key kitchen accessories that help prolong the life of your bread (especially if you bake your own bread). By keeping your bread at room temperature and allowing for a reasonable flow of air, a breadbox will help bread stay fresh for much longer.   Lazy Susan: Serving food at the dinner table—or even trying to gain access to all your spices and cooking supplies—can sometimes be a cumbersome task. Not so with a Lazy Susan! These wooden kitchen accessories rotate with ease, making it easier than ever to access those hard-to-reach spices or serve dinner, helping you save time and reduce the risk of potential spills.   Paper Towel Shelf: Kitchen cleanup can be a pain, especially if your cleaning supplies are hard to find or keep rolling away! A paper towel shelf provides a sturdy storage location for your kitchen cleaning supplies so you’ll never need to worry about losing track of them during cleanup.   At Swiss Valley Furniture, we’re proud to offer these and other wooden kitchen accessories that can help make your life a little...
Stain Options We Offer

Stain Options We Offer

When it comes to producing great-looking wood furniture, selecting the right stain to accompany your chosen type of wood is key to getting the best results. At Swiss Valley Furniture, our great selection of wood stains ensures that each of our handmade products will look exactly how you want.   While we offer several varieties of natural stains, dark stains, and other finishing options, it is important to note that the type of stain you should apply varies depending on the type of wood that was used to construct the furniture. For example, while a dark stain like Acres is a great choice for covering up color variation in brown maple pieces, white pine is likely to become blotchy if a dark stain is applied. Because of this, our available stain options vary by wood type so as to preserve a quality appearance for your wood.   With multiple stain options available for oak, brown maple, cherry, and other types of wood, we’re confident that each of our wood furniture products will provide a great look for your home. Whether you simply wish to accentuate your wood’s natural appearance or go for a darker, more even tone, our wood stain options will help your furniture look its...
Let Us Customize It!

Let Us Customize It!

At Swiss Valley Furniture, a prized part of our legacy is our ability to design and build custom handcrafted furniture products. In fact, the Mullet family first got started in woodworking when Jake Mullet began crafting custom kitchen cabinets in 1959—and this heritage continues to this day.   While we now offer a wide selection pre-designed products, we have also continued to serve our customers by providing custom work. After all, every piece of handcrafted furniture we produce is made completely from scratch, so custom work comes naturally to us! Whether you want a unique set of dining chairs or need custom measurements for one of our jelly cabinets, we’re willing to work with you to create exactly what you need.   Customization is so deeply engrained into our work that there is no extra fee if you wish to customize one of our existing handcrafted furniture products with altered measurements or design features. We want to create something that will suit your needs and serve your family well for years to come.   If you want to take customization one step further, feel free to bring any ideas, drawings, or schematics you may have for a custom furniture piece. We’re perfectly willing to discuss your ideas and work with you to create a unique piece of handcrafted furniture that is truly one of a...