The 18 Best American-Made Furniture Companies of 2022

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Not only does buying American-made furniture support our local economy, but it’s also a more eco-friendly purchase, as the goods don’t have to be shipped overseas.

Experts also suggest that materials really count when it comes to American-made furniture. “”There are rigorous industrial and manufacturing standards in the natural materials market within the U.S. that aren’t as stringent everywhere else,” explains Robin Burrill, President and CEO of Signature Home Services.

To find the best Made-in-America furniture, we considered factors such as their materials, craftsmanship, return policies, shipping options, and product variety. Our favorite American-made furniture brands include Floyd and Burrow, which both offer modular furniture for reasonable prices, as well as classic brands like Stickley and Vaughan-Bassett.

Here, the best American-made furniture to add to your home.


Final Verdict

For more contemporary styles that are made in America, we recommend Floyd or Burrow, while Stickley and The Joinery are unbeatable options for top-quality solid wood pieces.

Label

If your goal is to buy American-made furniture, be sure to do your research and check labels, website credentials, and the history of the company for any disclosures to ensure that the products you are buying are fully made in the U.S. Whether you’re buying from a legacy manufacturer or an innovative new company, do your due diligence rather than relying on marketing materials that may gloss over the facts. For example, while North Carolina has long been considered the furniture capital of the US, many of its companies have taken their operations overseas, so be sure to read the fine print.

Local Manufacturers

One of the most compelling reasons to buy American-made furniture is to support your local economy and to cut down on carbon emissions from transport of materials and finished goods. But the U.S. is a big country, so strive to source your furniture from local manufacturers to cut down on the environmental footprint of your furniture and to support your local community of craftsmen and businesspeople. Prioritize manufacturers who use locally and sustainably sourced materials whenever possible, such as felled urban trees. 

Quality and Cost

Buying quality furniture from locally based companies with local materials may cost more than big box stores. One way to mitigate the cost of handcrafted furniture in an age of mass production is to look for companies that use a direct-to-consumer model that are not subjected to retail markups by cutting out the middle man. Look for furniture manufacturers who use quality materials to make goods that are designed to last more than a lifetime with proper care. 

FAQ

  • While the town of High Point, North Carolina still markets itself as America’s Home Furnishings Capital, that is a largely nostalgic title that has gone the way of globalization, outsourcing of manufacturing to Asia, and a decentralization of the furniture industry in the US. Many legacy brands have moved significant parts of their business elsewhere. Today, American-made furniture production is scattered around the country, from North Carolina to Virginia, Tennessee, Vermont, Michigan, and beyond. 

  • From the late 1800s to the 1990s, North Carolina was largely considered the furniture capital of the U.S. North Carolina still capitalizes on its history of furniture-making, but the generations of skilled craftspeople it once produced are dwindling in numbers, and many of the local legacy brands have moved their businesses elsewhere or their manufacturing to Asia. Nevertheless, twice a year since 1909 High Point, NC has been hosting what they call the world’s largest furniture trade show, which is still going strong as an industry event. Rather than a local showcase, the trade show attracts participants from around the world to highlight furniture made around the globe.

  • North Carolina became a bustling center for American-made furniture in the late 1800s. Plenty of available wood from nearby Appalachian forests, cheap local labor, and easy access to the then new Southern Railway for transport helped to sustain a century of production and build up the state’s reputation as the epicenter of U.S. furniture production. But many of the companies that relied on skilled local craftsmen began outsourcing furniture production to Asia, and since the 1990s, the state’s reputation as a furniture capital has been largely a nostalgic idea, with a diminishing number of local companies producing 100 percent made-in-USA furniture. 

This article was written by Camryn Rabideau, a freelance writer and product tester for The Spruce. While researching American furniture brands, she spoke with Robin Burrill of Signature Home Services about the benefits of made-in-America furniture. She also has firsthand experience with a few of the brands on this list, including Stickley and Vaughan-Bassett, and she also used insights from other product testers from The Spruce.

While selecting American-made furniture brands for this list, she evaluated companies on factors such as their product selection, material quality, construction techniques, return policies, customization options, and lead times. She also prioritized brands that use locally sourced materials to make their furniture. 

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