HIGH POINT, NC - The fall 2012 High Point Furniture Market, which opened Saturday, will see more than 75,000 attendees by the time it closes Thursday, Oct. 18.

The residential furniture industry is clearly in recovery, with exhibitors announcing many more new furniture line extensions and introductions than last year.

Customization and an emphasis on wood finishing and wood visibility is evident in early  announcements from furniture makers. Designs also expose wood components, such as La-Z-Boy's Malina, which incorporates a delicately turned wood leg.

The High Point Market  The High Point Market Authority is the official sponsor and organizer of the High Point Market in High Point, NC. Expected to attract 75,000 visitors from more than 100 countries, it fills  180 buildings covering 11.5 million square feet of showspace, featuring more than 2,000 furniture manufacturers and home furnishings industry suppliers.

Harden Furniture launched a natural-edge custom table program for its  Cabinetmakers Cherry line which features natural edge tops in solid cherry or walnut. The line keeps the natural layer that lies just under the bark as the edge detail, a feature that can only be accomplished using solid wood.High Point Furniture Mart Sees Lots of Launches

Harden, the largest privately held furniture manufacturer, offers dining tables in the line that can be custom ordered by the inch; and can even be specified to include the bark on the natural edge.

Universal Furniture International Inc., which produces furniture at its dedicated plant in Cina for Paula Deen Home, for Macy's, and for independent retailers and chains  is emphasizing finishes on its lines crafted of poplar solids and figured cherry veneers, or quartered ash and walnut inlays.

Manchester Wood, Winchester, NY furniture producer, says its solid wood furniture is in high demand "as a growing number of consumers pay closer attention to where and how their products are made." At this year's 2012 High Point Furniture Market, Manchester Wood unveiled  several new colors for its most popular solid wood furniture, including its chairside tables designed to fit into the narrow spaces next to chairs. The tables are  available in yellow, white, black, red, light blue, and sage green finishes, in addition to  original chestnut and golden oak.

Norwalk Furniture introduced the Benton Dining Collection reclaimed from barns built by 19th century German immigrants to Holmes County, OH, where Norwalk Furniture is based. Norwalk Furniture is working with Amish craftsmen using the barn wood to create dining furniture.

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Hudson House Celebrates Kincaid's Solid Wood Heritage>>

Lane Furniture Adds Seven Motion Upholstery Collections>>

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Harden Furniture will continue the momentum started in April with an exclusive Natural-Edge Custom Table Program for Cabinetmakers Cherry which features natural edge tops in both solid cherry and walnut along with four base options.  The company is offering a “live edge” top that preserves more of the natural beauty of the tree by keeping the natural layer that lies just under the bark as the edge detail, a feature that can only be accomplished when utilizing solid wood.  Dining tables can be custom ordered by the inch and can even be specified to leave the bark on the natural edge.

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