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My name is Gerrie Wydeven doing-business-as Wydeven Designs. I have been conducting this small GREEN business since 2004. Wydeven Designs, based in the Atlanta, Georgia area, sells CHAIRS, LOVESEATS, CHAISES, SETTEES and other fine, well-constructed refurbished upholstered pieces. I love to travel, cook, take photographs and generally follow style and decor topics as well!

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Honoring American Workmanship - Lee Industries

In my quest for great heirloom quality upholstered pieces, I have a set of "go-by's" that help me determine whether a particular piece is worth the expense and effort to reupholster.  This is an important question in this age of mostly-imported furniture that is readily available to the American consumer and often at a pretty cheap price. As I often tell people who ask for this advice - do not spend the money on fabric and upholstering labor unless you know the piece warrants the expense - and YOU appreciate the difference.

Lee Industries Chairs and Ottoman in Robert Allen Fabric - link to my website - also available on Etsy and eBay!
One sure way to tell if a particular piece is worth redoing is to look at the label.  If it has a well-known USA furniture label like Lee Industries, you cannot go wrong - link to company website.  Located in Newton, North Carolina, Lee Industries uses top-notch manufacturing standards and produces exceptional furniture STILL MADE IN THE USA!  They are also dedicated to green/eco-friendly design standards and proudly promote their support for environmental sustainability.

I only have one set of chairs (plus ottoman) that are Lee Industry pieces in my current inventory but have had quite a few over the years.  I wish I could find many more!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for sharing ideas and views of green/eco friendly furniture.