Located in the furniture mecca of High Point, North Carolina, Stanley is in the business of creating. They don't simply create furniture - they also create a lifestyle and an entire look. Each piece of furniture they manufacture is part of a greater whole, a series that - when put together - makes your home look like a professional decorator has been involved.
Stanley creates their stylish furniture using only the finest-grade woods and high-quality, well crafted joints and hardware. Their hand-crafted designs - both solid wood and veneer on a solid wood core - focus on grain quality and a superior cut for a result that is remarkable in its quality. Stanley's wood is air dried for up to six months, depending on thickness, and then further drained of moisture in a dry kiln for two to eight weeks. The result? Stable, well-acclimated furniture that is as dependable in dry climates as it is in humid regions.
When each piece of Stanley furniture is ready to be finished, it goes through a 30-step process. Stanley's process results in a durable, lustrous finish. Even the pieces that are antiqued or distressed are given protective coatings by hand at the end of the process. Then, as a final step, they are hand waxed and rubbed before final inspection. Stanley is rigorous in their inspection process to ensure that you receive only the best furniture for your home.
Stanley Furniture was founded in 1924 by Thomas Bahnson Stanley (who later became Governor of Virginia). During the Great Depression, Stanley was able to stay in business, even though it had recently gone into debt to expand, without having to let any of its workers go. Everyone - even the founder - took a pay cut. By the end of the period, Stanley was poised to become one of the nation's greatest furniture manufacturers.