Why buy American made furniture

Why buy American made furniture
By Patricia Stephens

Most furniture sold at Oak For Less is American-made, with builders in California, Arizona, Wisconsin, and Michigan and Amish builders in Indiana, Illinois, and Ohio. Oak For Less sells a couple of select imports from builders in Indonesia and Mexico, but the furniture at Oak For Less is primarily American-made.

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Buying American-made furniture has many benefits, including...

Support of the US economy

When you buy American-made furniture, you support our economy and help create jobs for Americans. With a more robust economy, local communities can experience growth for their residents.

Higher quality products

Consumers today want to know the origin of the products they buy. So, more often than not, they will choose American over foreign-made. This is because American furniture and other goods are known to be of higher quality and made with superior materials and artistry.

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Help for the environment

Only a few know that American furniture manufacturers are subject to strict environmental regulations. As a result, the furniture you buy will likely be made from sustainable materials, using eco-friendly production methods. When you purchase American-made furniture, you help reduce your carbon footprint and promote sustainability.

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Better working conditions

Buying American furniture supports companies that care about the well-being of their employees. American furniture manufacturers are subject to labor laws that protect workers' rights and ensure fair working conditions. Unfortunately, safety standards for furniture in some foreign countries are not as strict as in America, which can compromise the health and safety of workers and consumers of the products they make.

More options

American furniture manufacturers often offer customization options, allowing you to create furniture pieces that meets your exact specifications. This can be especially helpful if you have unique needs or preferences that cannot be met by mass-produced furniture. Whereas imported furniture is likely only to offer pre-made designs, buying American gives you choices with design, wood finish, and colors.

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Overall, buying American-made furniture delivers various benefits, from supporting the US economy to promoting sustainability and high-quality craftsmanship.

Oak for Less is family owned and operated, not a national chain. When you contact us, you don't speak with someone from a call center; you get personal service and the confidence that you are dealing directly with the owners. Customer happiness is our goal. Originally opening in 1993, Oak For Less® provides our customers superior customer service and low discounted prices on beautiful furniture.