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ISBN NO. 1543-3803
August 2017
Volume 9 No. 8


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1331 Harper Ave. SW, Lenoir, NC 28645.
tel: (828)758-5571
fax: (704)758-0211
Traditional upholstery including specialty chairs, sectionals and sleepers.

6101 Knott Avenue
Buena Park, CA 90620
(714) 338-1170, Fax: (714) 338-1171
Home and office furniture, bedroom, dining room, casual dining, accents and occasional.

AL 945 Monument Drive
Lebanon, IN 46052
P. 765-482-2055
F. 765-482-5215
Specializing in unique ceiling fans, you will find nothing ordinary about Fanimation® products. From the Belt and Pulley driven ceiling fans inspired by designs from the New Orleans French Quarter, to units such as the Islander ® ceiling fan featuring real palm leaves, the Palisade™ with its vertical rotation and the Punkah™ fan with its side to side synchronized motion, everything at Fanimation® is a special creation. Over 25 years of ceiling fan design and manufacturing experience goes into every fan. Founder Tom Frampton put together his first belt driven ceiling fan in 1973 and continues to fill the niche for those who are looking for something truly different.

5950 W. 51st St, Chicago, IL 60638.
(708)458-1800, Fax (800)753-0934
Fashion Bed Group makes beds, daybeds and accessories in brass, metal, iron, wicker and wood. Choose a brass plated bed for moderately priced value or solid brass bed for your next family heirloom. Their web site has very little on it, which is a real shame. This is one very nice company with great quality and great prices.

P.O. Box 5335 High Point, NC 27262 p. 336-434-3460, f. 336-434-4059
English Country and French Provincial antique-style furniture created in England. Fauld specializes in quality new furniture which has the look and feel of antiqued and aged fine furniture. Fauld is known for their chairs, tables, servers and huntboards, dressers and bookcases. However, they are also proud of their ability to produce custom size furniture to meet customers specifications.

PO Box 10
Morganton, NC 28680
tel: (828) 584-0664
fax: (828) 584-0993
Traditional and transitional styled case goods and upholstery. Founded by ex-Henredon executives, the company was established to compete with the likes of Thomasville and Drexel Heritage. Ferguson Copeland is the perfect line for finding quality pieces that can be matched and coordinated to create your own unique style.

115 year old company known for its quality construction and its numerous finishes which are hand-applied. Wicker, rattan and pine in bedroom, dining room, casual dining, occasional, entertainment centers. What sets Ficks Reed apart is their quality construction and finishes. Ficks Reed is also a licensee of the Historic Newport collection of fine merchandise.

5770 Miami Lakes Drive East
Miami, FL 33014
tel: (305) 821-3850
fax: (305) 821-1564
Designers and decorators have favorite companies they like to promote. It's usually because over the years they have come to trust the quality and service the company offers and know they aren't going to be surprised, and their customer probably won't be disappointed. Fine Art Lamps is one of those companies. The salesperson always know what to expect and knows their customer will be happy too.
Founded in 1941 by Jack Blumberg, Fine Art has a long history of craftsmanship and atistry. With almost 400,000 square feet of manufacturing and warehouse space, they remain one of the largest lighting companies in North America. They are also one of only a handful of accessory companies that can legitimately claim that all their products are made in America.
Fine Art Lamps has a historical commitment to high quality. All it takes is a few minutes of admiring the fabulous finishes on beautiful crafted forms of metal, glass and resin to appreciate the talented artisans who produce these fine works. Look for new designs to come out about every three months.

1107 N Main St
High Point, NC 27262
Tel: 336.883.9918
Fax: (336) 883-2376
Fine Furniture has one of the best management and design teams in the business. Geoff Beaston, formerly one of the genuises behind Lexington's success went out on his own in early 2000 and started this company.

212 S. 14th Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Phone: (800) 407-9008 or (225) 408-8207
Fax: (225) 344-2974
A brilliant collection of lamps and chandeliers that combine functional art and design, courtesy of renowned New Orleans designer Paul Gruer. Flambeau unites sophisticated silhouettes with distressed finishes of gold and silver; transforming lamps into works of art.

PO Box 93507
Atlanta, GA 30377-0507
Tel: 800-352-6276

702 Russell Street, P.O. Box 65
Waldron, IN 46182
Phone: (765) 525-5265, Fax: (765) 525-5296
Flat Rock Furniture is a leading maker of hand crafted Appalachian furniture. Made in America by skilled craftsman they continue to lead in producing historic designs and new designs for collectors of this venerable American design. For over three hundred years Americans have constructed furniture from tree saplings. These naturally occurring small trees are stunted, from the shade of larger trees in the forest. They commonly are thirty to forty years old with diameters less than six inches. Abundant in supply, their dense wood is perfect for steaming and bending to create perhaps the strongest wood furniture made today. The choice specie of wood for this purpose is Hickory a dense and fibrous wood valued for its strength and durability. Known as nearly indestructible, Hickory Furniture has become prized by collectors who seek examples of early American hand crafts. Since 1986 Flat Rock Furniture has been the preferred maker of Hickory Furniture. Combining craftsmen and modern manufacturing techniques they create a superior quality rustic furniture. With renowned furniture designer Jim Peed they set the standard for rustic furniture design. By combining quality with classic rustic designs, their custom design service and Jim Peed's new designs, Flat Rock Furniture offers more choice and value than any competitors. Flat Rock Furniture is not only found in homes across America but in hotels, restaurants, resorts and private clubs throughout the world. Their broad range of designs, custom goods, fabrics and finish selections allow you to create a setting that is a pleasing, comfortable and a tasteful reflection of your style.

PO Box 877, Brunswick Industrial Block, Dubuque, IA 52001.
(319)556-7734, Fax (319)556-8345
Major manufacturer of stationary and motion upholstery. They produce just about every style from country to formal traditional. Designs include recliners, sleepers, sectionals, wing back chairs and loungers.


Florida Furniture Industries, Inc. went out of business in 2003. I understand from the Chamber of Commerce in Palatka, Florida where the factory was located, that Rooms To Go took over a lot of their inventory. Don't call Rooms To Go though asking for Florida Furniture, everything was simply absorbed into their company and I doubt anyone at a local store level would know what or who you were talking about.

Florida played an important role in the industry until they closed shop. It was chartered on August 1,1930 BY Howard L. Gardner, Sr., Fount H. Rion, Sr., and Charles M. Tanner, Jr. They started making cypress outdoor garden furniture including wooden benches, chairs, ornamental fencing and rose trellises. In 1933, with the great depression at its worst, garden furniture was considered a luxury by the consumer. About that time, because of poor sales of garden furniture, Florida Furniture converted the factory to production of kitchen, breakfast room, novelty tables, and chairs. Around 1936 they added bedroom furniture, and by 1942 the line consisted of bedroom, breakfast room, and dinette furniture. In 1942, production of furniture was sharply curtailed in order to devote production capacity to support the War effort. During this period Florida Furniture produced wooden parts for U.S. Coast Guard picket boats, and wooden machinery boxes and ammunition boxes for the U.S. Army.

After World War II the company began manufacturing only bedroom furniture and since that time Florida Furniture has been exclusively a bedroom case goods manufacturer and has become well known in the industry for all-wood construction in medium and low price ranges. At their height they employed about 700 in three manufacturing plants and sold to about 2,400 retail furniture stores, distributors, and rental companies in 40 states and Canada.

PO BOX 16383
Tel: 336.389.0101
Fax: (336) 389-0201
Called "Fine Furniture for the bath," these sinks and counters turn any bathroom into a fashion statement. Their selection of 12 stone tops are of 1 1/4" granite and exotic stone from across the globe. Countries as far reaching as Brazil, Saudi Arabia and Zimbabwe comprise this unique offering. Each unit is offered complete with a stone back splash, stone top drill for faucets, vitreous china basin and beautiful wood furniture base. Carvings are of wood solids, highest grade veneers and inlays hand worked in exotic woods of ebony, satinwood and tulip wood. They make furniture not cabinets, and they will become the treasures of tomorrow.

Four Seasons Furniture
P O Box 10
236 North Broad Street
Seagrove, NC 27341
tel: (800) 543-9808
fax: (336) 873-7247
"Four Seasons Furniture prides itself on stylish comfortable slip covered sofas. Each piece is individually made to order especially for you in Seagrove, North Carolina. Our unique system allows you to easily take your slip cover on & off for easy access. No matter what sofas you have owned in the past, once you have experienced the satisfaction of Four Seasons Slipcovered Furniture you will never be truly satisfied. We give you the freedom to change your 4 piece slipcover whenever you want, whether it be a little dirty, a new season, or you are just bored with your current cover. We believe in quality at Four Seasons and in order to obtain the ultimate piece of furniture you have to start with the frame. Our frames are constructed of 7/8" hardwood. All wood joints are interlocked and glued. Then we glue and nail corner blocks to reinforce the joints. Four Seasons uses a newly designed Drop-In Coil Unit, which supplies our sofas with the most luxurious seating ever. The Drop-In Coil Unit allows the retailer or consumer to put a sleeper in their sofa later if desired without having to order a new sofa. The Sleeper Mechanism has cross wires in seat and shoulder section to prevent hammocking and help to eliminate crowning. The mattress supports 299 springs resulting in one of the best sofa mattresses ever. The FoamCoil Cushion is the standard offering of the Four Seasons Slipcovered Line. This exceptional seat offers the best combination of component products available in the Upholstered Furniture Industry. We start with a durable 1.8 Density High Resilient Foam called EnduroPlush. We insert tempered double-cone coil springs into the foam, resulting in the most durable and exquisite feeling imaginable for a cushion core. We surround the core with 3 ounces of luxurious slick polyester fiber and secure the cushion with a high quality "three hundred thread count"; UFAC approved, Down Proof ticking. This high quality "sewn in thick" cushion, offers the strength and memory of tempered steel and the plushness of a feather bed, all built into one great feeling. The most durable and yet luxurious feeling cushion of all is the upgraded FoamCoil FiberDown Cushion. This combination of durability and comfort, is the best seat cushion available anywhere! The combination of strength and memory from the tempered double-cone, Bonnell Coil, surrounded by the comfortable Enduro Plush Foam and 3 ounce slick polyester fiber, yields a cushion core that is unsurpassed in the industry. Adding the channeled, DownProof ticking, containing the special blend of 10/90 FiberDown, results in a marvelous seating surface that will last a life time. Four Seasons Fabrics are carefully selected to give our furniture a very casual appeal and softness like no other. All of our fabrics should be dry cleaned and some are even machine washable. We have a wide variety of soft cotton twills, cotton prints, great linens, plush velvets, and cuddly chenilles. Whatever your lifestyle, we have a slipcover for you."

PO Drawer 569, Houston, MS 38851.
(601)456-4286, Fax (601)456-3156

5750 W. Bloomingdale Ave.
Chicago, IL 60639
Tel: 773.384.0800
Fax: (773) 384-7526
Frederick Cooper stands for superlative design and traditional craftsmanship. Their goal is to search the world for lost arts and interpret them into illuminated art. There is no compromise in the integrity of media - pure brass, genuine wood and exotic fabrics. "Frederick Cooper-built for generations."

Fine Furniture

16423 Summer Hill Drive
Covington, LA 70435
Tel: 985-674-0087
Fax: 985-674-0089

9015 NW 105 Way, Medley, FL 33178.
(305) 887-2454 fax
Great source for mirrors and decorative accessories. Friedman is not for the buyer on a very tight budget though, any more than a Lexus is for the person looking for a low monthly payment. Their quality is impeccable and their selection is the finest.

6035 Church Road
Taylorsville, NC 28681
Phone: 828-632-9836
Fax: 828-632-4071
Friendship Upholstery has been family owned and operated for more than 31 years. The founding families of Hefner and Miller continue to operate and inspect daily operations to insure quality and pride is put into every piece of furniture manufactured. With over 100 years of experience between the founding members, every product is created with a little extra family touch. Although family tradition is very important, as the name says....they have developed great friendships with customers along the way. Every piece of furniture they make is 8-way hand tied for the best in quality and durability.

Phone - 757-627-4844 or 1-888-325-7888 FAX - 757-623-2084 EMAIL - 2308 Granby Street
Norfolk, Virginia 23517
tel: (757) 627-4844
fax: (757) 623-2084
email: It's the old "80/20" rule. Most companies have a small number of items which are their actual "best sellers" and make up the large percentage of their total business. The trick as a consumer is wading through all the other stuff to find those gems. Furniture Classics wants to make it easy by picking through centuries of accessory and furniture pieces and reproducing the ones that have become classics or incredibly unusual. Items include bedroom, fire surrounds, a massive free-standing bar and the "crab chair." (Look it up on their website under miscellaneous.)

220 Passaic Street
Passaic, NJ 07055
Tel: 973-473-1000
Fax: 973-473-4416
I don't have personal experience with this company so it isn't fair for me to write about them. But they are an important supplier of motion furniture so I wanted you to know more about them. I asked their Marketing Director to help me out and this is what she sent:

A division of Sharut, Furniture In Motion was developed to meet the ever-changing needs of tomorrow's consumer today. With Furniture in Motion™, Sharut takes their tradition of creating innovative contemporary home furniture solutions to a whole new level.
Furniture is no longer simply used to store or display personal and household items. It’s becoming an integrated multifunctional system for entertainment, computing, sleeping, wardrobe, display and storage. Furniture in Motion™ is both progressive and multifunctional offering unique invention, diversity and customization.
The entire Furniture in Motion™ line was designed on the same premise of diversity and innovation as traditional Sharut products, offering a variety of heights, widths, depths and configurations; and colors and finishes, matte, satin, lacquer, and mirror. Combined with the flexibility to mix and match components of various units and designs, this gives customers a broad range of choices to suit the décor and lifestyle of any home.
The complete line includes:
  • Plasma in Motion™
  • Seating in Motion™
  • Walls in Motion™
  • Bedrooms in Motion™
  • Closets in Motion™
Walls, Bedrooms and Closets in Motion™ offer stylish and innovative designs, unlimited customization, and full extension ball bearing drawers. Keeping pace with ever-changing technology and electronics, Walls in Motion™ provides multifunctional wall systems and entertainment centers with abundant display and storage areas and more than enough space for standard TVs and accessories. Many also feature unique horizontal or vertical slide door panels that operate by remote control.
Plasma in Motion™ reaches new heights in home theaters, featuring entertainment centers with patented motion technology allowing the height adjustment of the flat screen mount panel by remote control from 30” to 80” for optimal viewing whether seated on the floor or in a recliner. Plasma in Motion™ also provides for the easy and seamless integration of the electronics through a partnership with SAEhome, Inc. ( supplying flat screen monitors, high quality surround sound entertainment systems and accessories. Offering distinction and diversity, Plasma in Motion not only satisfies the feature requirements of a traditional home entertainment center with ample drawers, doors, component storage and display areas, but also offers a wide range of options for expanded functionality. Add a home office armoire, wardrobe closet or other complementary unit to create a truly customized furniture solution.
Seating in Motion™ complements Plasma in Motion™ perfectly in the home theater environment. It’s comfortable, stylish and proportional for a typical home interior, available in over 12 colors of leather, and features elevated footrests, recliner backs and drink holders. Plasma in Motion™ and Seating in Motion™ come together for a complete home cinema solution that can be purchased, delivered and installed in one convenient package."

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