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Sep 23, 2020
At Swiss Valley Furniture, a big part of our customization comes in the wide variety of finishes available for our wood furniture products. Our finish options include stains, paints, and distressing, all of which can work together to complete the look of your furniture set. Stain Options A stain finish is a traditional choice for wood furniture, helping the characteristics of the wood to show through in the finished piece. Stains are available in a wide variety of shades for brown maple, cherry…
Sep 12, 2020
To make the most of your home, it is important to use your available space well. Quality shelving will help you organize your home so it doesn’t feel cluttered. This won’t just help your rooms look nicer — it will also help them feel bigger. At Swiss Valley Furniture, our custom shelving will help you maximize your space like never before. Custom Consultation Each home is different — and so is each family. The shelving installation that works in one space may be too small or too big for another…
Aug 20, 2020
While buying furniture online can be convenient, it isn’t going to be the same as ordering custom handmade furniture. While we don’t sell our custom pieces directly online, our sales team is standing by to answer your questions on the phone. Here are some important things to keep in mind if you are interested in buying custom furniture. Options and Choices If you aren’t given any options for modifying a furniture piece, then it isn’t custom! Our team loves helping customers with…
Aug 12, 2020
Solid wood dressers aren’t just a useful place to store clothing and other items. They can also help make a bedroom feel like home. Here at Swiss Valley Furniture, we believe that it is important to have quality handcrafted furniture pieces to hold the things that matter most. Heirloom Quality Furniture should be built to last. That’s why we pair solid wood with Amish craftsmanship to create an item that will last for many years. Quality hardwood provides a solid foundation for any furniture…
Jul 10, 2020
If you need to save space in your home (particularly when it comes to child bedrooms), bunk beds can make a big difference. Our solid wood bedroom furniture is available in twin and full sizes, and can even have storage doors and drawers added on! Here’s what you should know about these handmade furniture pieces. Product Safety Every furniture piece in your home should be safe and sturdy. This is especially true of furniture for children. You don’t want poor workmanship to lead to an accident.…
Jun 27, 2020
When it comes to your household storage needs, shelving is sometimes overlooked. However, at Swiss Valley Furniture, we know what a difference these wood products can make, whether part of a furniture piece or mounted to the walls.  Shelves Are Versatile Shelves are extremely versatile, allowing you to get things off the floors or countertops. Pretty much anything can be stored on these wood products, as long as the shelves are placed in the right configuration. When properly designed, they can…
Jun 12, 2020
Few furniture pieces compare to a wooden bookcase. After all, bookcases have been the best way to store books for centuries, keeping favorite reads within arm’s reach but still appropriately organized. Our handmade bookcase options allow you to store your collection in style. Plenty of Design Options Here at Swiss Valley Furniture, we offer three distinct bookcase design options. The Traditional Style is ornate and detailed, drawing from early American styles with distinct corners and curves in…
May 27, 2020
The hardware is one of the most important things to consider when making selections for your handmade wood furniture piece. Your choice of knobs, handles, or hooks will have a significant impact on the overall design and feel of the piece. Set the Style Some argue that hardware selection for end tables, hutches, and other items with drawers can be just as important for dictating its style as the type of wood cut and stain used. The right hardware can put the finishing touch in helping a piece…
May 14, 2020
When it comes to kitchen and dining furniture, few pieces can have quite the impact that hutches do. These spacious furniture pieces are a fantastic storage option for homes that need some extra room for place settings, silverware, and other display items. Unique Display of Content The great thing about hutches is that they combine cabinet shelving and a display case into a single space. The lower cabinet space uses doors to provide convenient access to dining supplies. The upper shelves and…
Apr 21, 2020
“Distressing" may be a word with negative connotations, but it can actually be a big positive for your wood furniture. In woodworking, distressing describes a series of processes that create simulated marks of aging and wear for a unique look. This doesn’t lower the quality of your wood furniture — instead, it helps give it distinctive character. Distressed Edges We offer two types of distressed edges for our furniture pieces. Our Hand Worn Edge sands down all the edges along the top of the…