Tag Archives: American-made

Tronk: Modern Design, Made in America

As the ICFF (International Contemporary Furniture Fair) Opens in New York, we continue to highlight exhibitors whose products are Made-in-USA.Tronk Design is a relatively new company, founded in 2013 by a couple of friends from Ohio. Based in Cincinnati, the company combines minimalism with quality materials and good craftsmanship.According to owner/designer Brad Musuraca, “The beauty of the material speaks for itself. We try to keep our pieces as slim and elegant as possible without sacrificing functionality. The style is minimalist, but each item has subtle details that add a little pop to catch the eye.”These clever Franklin shelves can be installed on the inside or the outside of corners.

Check out the Tronk website to see more.

 

Yinibini Baby: Made-in-USA

Soyini George started her business, Yinibini Baby, immediately after college graduation in 2010. She made it her full-time job 4 years later and is still going strong today.Her love of art, design and color shows through in the charming shirts, bibs, onesies, bandanas and more. The products are made of 100% cotton, 100% organic cotton, or an organic cotton blend. Most of the organic cotton is grown, knitted and sewn in the USA. The designs are screen-printed by hand in Washington, D.C.

If you have a baby shower or baby birthday party coming up, you’re sure to find a charming gift!

Regards, Kathy

Clearing Storm Debris and Confusion: Which Stihl Chainsaws are Made in the USA?

This winter, the Northeast has weathered a series of storms that left lots of downed trees and limbs. At the time, most of us were concerned with just getting the power (luckily we have a generator) but now the aftermath is going to have to be dealt with.

I am probably one of those few people that will enjoy getting out there to tackle the cleanup with one of my prized possessions: “Old Orange,” my Stihl chainsaw. Between my chainsaw, splitting maul and wood stove we were able to have lots of cozy evenings by the fire this year, all from downed trees in our own yard during previous storms.

While the Stihl company was founded and headquartered  in Waiblingen,  Germany, there’s a lot of speculating and misinformation online about whether any of its chainsaws are made here. Frankly, the company doesn’t help by having not a peep of info on its website. So, Kathy went straight to the source and got the model numbers of the 13 chainsaw lines that are assembled in the United States. They are:

MS-170, MS-171, MS-180, MS-181, MS-201, MS-211, MS-250, MS-241, MS-251, MS-261, MS-271, MS-291, and MS-311

Hope this helps in your choice of a chainsaw.

Regards,

Paul

The Amazing Creations of Michael Graham: Made in USA

Why should a tabletop be a simple slab of wood or glass and not a means of showing-off things that are important to you?

Disclosure: We’ll get a small commission if you buy through the links in this post: Please do!Michael Graham has the answer with dining tables and coffee tables that can be used to display keepsakes, store wine and more!
He designs and creates his furniture in the Los Angeles Arts District with the help of his faithful companion, Dr. Watson. The pieces are made with wood from 1920’s factories, 90-year-old grape crates and other repurposed materials.I especially love this Shadowbox Table, where I could show off some of my  WWII aviation items. My Dad’s service in the Army Air Corps inspired my collection and it would be great to see the aviator goggles, leather fighter pilot’s cap, and colorful post cards on view every day. Michael Graham says he uses the table he built for himself to display books and hide the TV remote from Dr. watson.

His most stunning design may be this industrial floor lamp made out of wine barrel rings , a vintage surveyor’s tripod and an Edison style LED bulb. Enjoy browsing.

Regards,

Paul

 

Big Sale on La-Z-Boy Furniture: Made in America

Do you have a chair that can rival Martin Crane’s battered recliner on “Frazier?” If you’re ready to trade up, now is a great time.

Disclosure: We’ll get a small commission if you buy through the links in this post: Please do!

La-Z-Boy has a sale going on, where you can pick-up an awesomely comfortable, American-made recliner at a reduced price. Even better, the company now offers many other furniture items also included in the sale. (The link takes you to the La-Z-Boy front page. Scroll down and click on the ad for the coupon event.)Set up your media room with multi-seat recliners.

Refresh your den furniture with some cozy new pieces. And lots more. Check it out!

Regards, Kathy