Showroom Reopening on Monday, 6/22!
We’re so excited to share that starting Monday, 6/22, our showroom doors will be open again for shopping! While we love that people can shop Furnish Green’s complete inventory online from the comfort of home, we’re happy to be able to offer the option of seeing a piece in person before purchase.
Our showroom hours are Monday through Friday from 10am-6pm. We aren’t yet in a position where we can offer weekend availability. Anything larger than a shopping bag is required by our building to go out the freight elevator; please note that the freight elevator is closed between 5pm-6pm.
Never visited our showroom before? We’re located on the third floor of a commercial building at 1261 Broadway between 31st St and 32nd St. The building is currently doing construction on the facade, so the door may be a little tricky to spot, but it is in the middle of the block. It’s less than a five minute walk from the 34th St – Herald Square subway stop on the B, D, F, M, N, Q, R, and W lines (we’re also close to the A, C, E, 1, 2, and 3 lines).
Did you know that you can also schedule appointments to visit a piece or pick up your order from our warehouse? Located in East Rutherford, NJ, the warehouse is a great option for customers living in New Jersey, as well as New Yorkers who have cars and would prefer to avoid parking in Midtown Manhattan. Our warehouse team is happy to show you “Online Only” pieces on weekdays between 10am-4pm. Please email or call to schedule an appointment (same-day appointments available)!
Please follow New York’s guidance regarding safety precautions when shopping and picking up at our showroom and warehouse. Masks will be required to enter both locations. We’re a small team of six people who are adapting as we go, so feel free to reach out via email with any questions regarding our practices.
The Differences Between Solid, Genuine and Veneer
We recently found an issue of Better Homes & Gardens from 1963, and it has some amazing content! The photos are quintessentially 1960s and the issue has plenty of helpful tips to instruct the 1963 furniture buyer.
We wanted to share some of the wealth of information that maintains relevance today for the modern furniture enthusiast.
An excerpt from “The Beauty of Fine Woods” section:
“An understanding of the terms solid, genuine and veneer will also
help you buy wisely. When a piece of furniture is marked ‘solid,’ it
indicates that it is made from solid hardwood. The label ‘genuine’
shows that the furniture is made of a single hardwood, veneered on
flat surfaces, and solid in structural parts, such as the legs.
Much fine furniture today is no longer made from solid wood, but
from veneers. Many people still believe that veneers are not as
strong as solid pieces. However, quite the contrary is true; the
finished product is much stronger and more resistant to warping.
A veneered plywood panel is actually a wood “sandwich,” usually
made of five, seven, or more layers. The center is solid lumber, and
on both sides of this core thin sheets of strong hardwood are placed
at cross grain to fit for strength and to prevent warping or splitting.
Finally, a ‘face’ veneer of fine cabinet wood is placed over the layers,
again at cross grain. A backing sheet of the same hardwood on the
reverse side completes the panel.”
In honor of the lovely blue skies above, and in hopes of having them stay, we’ve compiled a list of some of our lovely blue pieces in the showroom.
Colum 1 (top to bottom):
Rand McNally Vintage Globe // Selig Blue Green Mid Century Lounge Chair with Ottoman
Column 2 (top to bottom):
Gar Products Blue and Chrome Retro Bar Stools // Robin’s Egg Blue Enamel Top Desk