A customer called yesterday asking if we sold solid wood furniture. When we explained to him that all of our furniture is handmade of solid wood that is harvested locally and regionally he couldn't believe it. He had been searching for solid wood furniture for quite awhile and was frustrated by the fact that upon closer inspection, none of the companies he had contacted actually did sell solid wood furniture.
The problem is, there is no universally agreed upon definition for solid wood furniture. So, as with claims that furniture is American made, we find that so called solid wood furniture is often made of particle board, pressed cardboard and thin sheets of fake wood veneers.