LARAMIE, WY – Mountain Woods Furniture, Inc., a leading producer of American rustic furniture, has been acquired. The company's sustainably built furniture made from local and reclaimed woods is sold at Cabela's
Buyers Daryl and Maureen Joy of Peshtigo, WI say they had been seeking to purchase a manufacturing company, and after visiting the Wyoming plant in last year “fell in love with the quality of the product.” Daryl Joy started his career in the family trucking business and worked his way up to president in 2003.
Daryl Joy says he recognizes the importance of rebuilding the United States manufacturing base, and feels growing one of the most respected American brands in the rustic furniture industry is a good way to further that goal. He plans to expand Mountain Wood’s current furniture product lines and “introduce new tooling and additional machinery that will help produce a quality product at the lowest cost possible,”
A Founding Member of the Sustainable Furniture Council, the manufacturer has been in the forefront of the Green movement. Mountain Woods Furniture pieces have always been created by hand in Laramie of reclaimed wood and sustainably-sourced local hardwoods. Committed to using mostly reclaimed or "dead-standing" wood, where necessary supplementing those wood sources with sustainably sourced, locally harvested aspen trees.
Mountain Woods also uses wood scraps to efficiently heat their facility and utilize low-VOC stain and water-based finishes during construction to minimize indoor air pollution. The pieces in the Wyoming Bedroom Collection sold at Cabela's surpass Built Green standards, the company says.
Dovetail drawers and European hinges and glides are used exclusively. Casegoods are made with skirting on the front and sides, for stability and strength. Visible edges of tabletops and casegoods showcase the natural wained edge curve of the log. Custom work of unique sizes and designs for dining room tables, hutches, entertainment centers and bedroom furniture is also offered.
Tops have three coats of a hand-brushed polyurethane; the rest of the piece is hand-rubbed with a beeswax and linseed oil combination. Furniture can be custom stained or delivered unfinished.
The Mountain Woods Furniture brand serves consumers, interior designers and hospitality markets. Its lines of rustic-design wood furniture products are found in log homes, ranches, ski chalets and traditional homes throughout the United States and Canada.
“We are perfectly positioned to take advantage of the improving economy and preference for American-made products,” Joy says.
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