Monday, October 29, 2012

Sneek Peeks

The factory is closed today due to Sandy, but that doesn't mean the ideas stop.

New pieces can come from just about anywhere. Here is a tree stump that will hopefully be given new life. It has potential to be a long list of things. Leave your suggestions below and check back in the future to see if your vision comes true.

Here is another piece of furniture being worked on. I won't reveal what it is yet, but it will definitely be a head turner.

Lastly, stay safe!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Christmas Wish List

Though some of us are reluctant to admit it, the holiday season is getting closer and closer. Is a product from Flat River Furniture on your wish list? Even better, give someone you love something they don't have. 

If you have something in mind that you just can't seem to find in the store, contact me. We can make a custom item. Don't settle for the generic items they can get anywhere. Make this year special with a handmade locally made gift made just for them. 

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Made in the USA

Every customer and admirer of Flat River Furniture is greatly appreciated. You prove that Americans still appreciate quality products that are made in their own backyards. The current trends of going green, re-purposing old items and supporting small businesses is fantastic. When your make conscious choices about the products you buy it speaks volumes. Not only do you express your individuality by buying handmade items, but you support your neighbors and keep money in your local economy.

Did you know, according to studies, for every  $100 spent at a chain store only $12 is circulated back into the local economy? When spent at a local business, that same $100 gives $45 back.

There are other benefits to buying local as well.

Your reduce your environmental footprint. 
Many people are environmentally conscious and want quality products that do more good than harm. Local purchases limit pollution created from transportation. In the case of our products, it also means you might get something that has been transformed from something old into something new again. One more item is being kept out of the landfill.

Your invest in your community.
Local business owners are more likely to give back to the community. Here at Flat River Furniture we support the Coventry West Greenwich Lions, a wonderful organization.

Your receive great customer service.
Small business owners know their customers are the key component in their success. They work harder to create great products and provide good customer service. One-on-one interactions make the buying process an experience.  

Support your family, friends, and neighbors. Buy local. Buy small business.


Contact Flat River Furniture today if you see something you like. If you have an idea that you would like to see come to life that's great too! I can make it happen. The furniture and accessories you put in your home should reflect you. With pieces made from found and re-used materials you are sure to get something that is special.

The following items have recently been sold. What will you bring home?


Thanks Larry!!


Sunday, October 7, 2012

Antique Blow Torch Repurpose

In 1879 Thomas Edison invented the light bulb using a carbonized filament and a glass globe . Using a vintage birds nest style bulb and a antique wall blow torch with a Bake-o-lite pistol grip handle this unique lamp was created.

Friday, October 5, 2012

Natural Wood Beauty


There is nothing that compares to natural wood furniture. All our natural furniture designs are 
handcrafted from solid wood - no veneers are used. 
Our natural w
ood furniture is crated from sustainable woods
are planted. Trees are a renewable resource, and if managed correctly we can simultaneously increase 
the number of trees on this earth while enjoying real natural furniture in our homes and offices. Each 
piece of natural furniture has its own inherent character - no two pieces could ever be exactly alike. We 
welcome custom orders so if you have an idea for a piece of natural wood furniture, let us know, and we 
welcome the opportunity to discuss the possibilities.

Custom Window Boxes

Flat River also custom makes window boxes to enhance your curb appeal . Let us design some just for you.