Thanks for the thorough details and great insights in your previous answer. It’s quite daunting trying to work through all the options, variations and differences without expert guidance.
This time around I intend to buy quality furniture that will last. Based on your comments it’s clear that Smith Bros. will provide the quality I’m looking for.
Are there other manufacturers of the same caliber you suggest I look at before making a final decision?
Oct. 10, 2020
There are quite a few, but they can get pretty expensive. Many of these companies are leather specialists, but all have a selection of fabrics as well.
Solid hardwood frames and 8 way hand-tied coils used to be requirements to be considered “high end” upholstered furniture.
Gradually some of the high end companies are increasing production efficiency by eliminating these luxury features with alternatives that are still very durable but far less costly.
- Well-built plywood frames (that are thicker and more durable than cheaper plywood frames) can now be found on some high end brands.
Smith Brothers is actually at the lower end of true high end furniture. Just a few of the other high end upholstered furniture manufacturers (in no particular order) would be:
Bradington Young (Plywood frames)
Highland House (Plywood frames)
King Hickory (Plywood frames)
King Hickory, Highland House and Bradington Young are probably the closest matches in quality and price to Smith Brothers. The others listed may all be more expensive.
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