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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…
Apr 3, 2020
While wood furniture can last for generations, its longevity ultimately depends on the type of care it receives. Though our handmade wood furniture doesn’t require much maintenance, being consistent about needed care will help the wood and stain retain their qualities for a long time. Allow Your Item to Cure The finish for your wood furniture requires up to 30 days to fully cure. Curing ensures that the finish will be better able to protect the wood from damage. While you can still use your new…
Mar 21, 2020
Much like a living room set, solid wood bedroom furniture looks best when it is part of a matching suite. So, if you are considering upgrading a piece in the bedroom, it’s well worth considering getting a full set. Here’s why. Enjoy a Matching Style Your home always looks nicer when you have matching handmade wood furniture. We have several distinct bedroom collections, ranging from the Shaker-inspired Abigail Collection to the contemporary themes of the Allister Collection. Pick your favorite…
Mar 10, 2020
Peruse Amish furniture reviews online, and you’ll likely find a recurring theme — consistent, high-quality craftsmanship. While there may be cheaper furniture options available, there is a big difference when you buy handmade wood furniture. At Swiss Valley Furniture, craftsmanship still matters. Low Maintenance A well finished furniture piece is built to withstand the test of time. As long as liquid spills are wiped up within 24 hours, hardwood is quite durable, lasting for several decades…
Feb 19, 2020
Quality dining tables help create the desired ambiance for your room, while also serving as the ideal gathering place for family and friends. A custom dining table can even become an heirloom piece that is treasured for generations. Here at Swiss Valley Furniture, we make it easy to design your own table with our straightforward building process. Table Size Our dining tables are available in standard widths of 36 to 48 inches, and standard lengths of 48 to 72 inches. You can also expand your…
Feb 10, 2020
At Swiss Valley Furniture, our craftsmen use only high-quality, solid wood pieces to construct our furniture. If it won’t stand the test of time, we’re not interested in it. By using solid wood to construct our furniture, you can have confidence that you’ll get custom handmade furniture that is built to last. Hardwoods Make the Difference Creating an heirloom-quality piece starts with selecting the right wood. Each wood has its own characteristics that impact available stains and the final look…
Jan 30, 2020
Sometimes you need to make the most of your space — and only select handmade wood furniture pieces will do the trick. The good news is that at Swiss Valley Furniture, we can help you get more out of your space by combining a bench and storage chest into a single unit. Benches Are Back The design choice of using a bench is once again rising in popularity, and a storage bench serves as an innovative way to make the most of your seating. The storage chest area is perfect for blankets, books, or…
Jan 21, 2020
Even the best solid wood bed frames require a great mattress to get a good night’s sleep. That’s why at Swiss Valley Furniture, we’re proud to sell handcrafted Monarch Rest mattresses from Rainbow Bedding Co. Here’s what you should know about these great mattresses. What is a Monarch Rest Mattress? Monarch Rest mattresses use a unique “replaceable pillowtop” design. This features a natural Talalay foam that is affixed to the top of the mattress. This pillow top foam is fully customizable with…