Anne Quinn the Handstone furniture dealers Toronto expert. Looking for a Handstone furniture dealer visit our showroom featuring Handstone solid wood dining and bedroom furniture with over 500 five star reviews.
Our showroom features Handstone’s most popular lines such as the Contempo, Rafters and Phillipe. We work closely with Handstone and know their products well. If you’re looking for great Handstone pricing and expert advice make sure to visit one of the more experienced Handstone furniture dealers in Toronto.
Handstone makes custom-made Canadian solid wood furniture. We are the only Handstone furniture dealers Toronto with over 500 five-star reviews. We feature many Handstone pieces in our Markham showroom. We have been working with Handstone for over 10 years now.
Handstone offers hand-select kiln-dried cherry, maple and red oak hardwoods. Handstone continually invests in the latest manufacturing equipment at their workshops. The amazing thing about Handstone is their attention to detail. When you see the pieces in-person you’ll see the amazing quality that comes with combining modern manufacturing with old world craftsmanship. Handstone practices lean manufacturing methods and each piece is built just for you. You’ll see your name on it!
Handstone Furniture is different. It takes a little longer to build. You’ll wait a little longer to get it delivered. But we think you’ll agree…it’s lasting beauty is worth it.
Handstone dining tables feature pedestal dining tables. The benefit of the pedestal tables is that you can fit more chairs and how the chairs fit in with the corner legs getting in the way. Some pedestals allow the chairs to fit in better than others. With single pedestal tables you have to be aware that after a certain table size the table can get tippy. We have many pictures on the website of Handstone tables and the chairs, so you can see if you’re okay with how far in, or out, the chairs tuck in. We also several of the tables and chairs at the showroom so you can see how the chairs work around the table.
Although most of the Handstone tables are rectangular, we also sell many round tables and oval tables and even some square tables. You can get counter height and bar height tables. You can also customize things with your tables such a rounded edges if you are worried about kids bumping their heads on sharp edges.
Handstone features maple (smooth and wormy), red oak and cherry. They are all good options, and it comes down to personal preference and understanding how the stain will look on the different wood types. All three types of woods are hardwood and are durable. Maple is a popular choice. With your maple dining table you can decide between a wormy maple, or smooth maple. The wormy maple is a less expensive option. The wood has small worm holes in it. It creates a more rustic look that some customers like but some do not. With the cherry wood, there is often small holes as well (not as much as wormy maple), called pitting that you need to be aware of. With the red oak, there can be a red undertone with certain planks of wood which especially come out if you pick a lighter stain.
With your Handstone table you can add a texture to the table. You can pick a smooth finish, but many customers decide on a texture. Some of the more popular textures is a brushed finish which looks exactly how it sounds. This brushed texture looks modern but is also very practical being a durable user friendly surface. Another popular texture is Heritage maple which is a distinct plank look. This is a more rustic look. The ability to chose smooth, brushed or heritage finish, makes the table unique to you. Often customers will take a modern base and mix it with a textured top. We have many samples of the different finishes at the showroom, so you can see them in person.
The great thing with the Handstone furniture pieces is that you can customize the size, so you can fully utilize the space you have to work with. Sometimes even a few inches difference can allow for you to fit chairs in better and make your guests feel very comfortable. With really narrow tables we recommend a four-legged table.
Many of our Handstone furniture customers select tables with extensions. The quality-built center extension system smoothly glides in and out. With their clever system you’ll be able to store the leaves inside the table. Their end leave system also works out well, and is simple to use. You just pull out the end caps and drop in the leaves.
Handstone furniture offers a wide range of quality-built chairs. Many times the chairs can add up to be more than the table itself. Although the alternative is buying chairs from Wayfair or winners, I can tell you these are quality built-in-Canada chairs, and you get what you pay for. Chairs that are imported are often knock down chairs where the legs are bolted on, which tend to get wobbly after 3-5 years of use. So in the long run, you are getting a much better chair that will last a lifetime. We have many of the chairs on display in our showroom, so you can try them out for style comfort and see the quality firsthand. You also have the option of getting a bench. Benches offer a lot of flexibility with seating and can create a great unique look, with a bench on one side and chairs on the other.
Handstone furniture also offers an impressive amount of sideboards and buffets which not only look great, but are very practical for storing also your dining items.
Handstone builds solid wood bedroom furniture. Over the years, we’ve had customers that bought veneer beds from the big box stores. These beds look good when they first get them but even after the first year of wear they start chipping and showing the particle board underneath, so the looks go downhill quickly.
You can customize the height of the headboard if needed. More likely is customizing the width of the dressers.
With the Handstone dressers, they come with nice deep drawers, and quality glide mechanisms. We’ve had customers who ordered from other such as Wayfair, to be so disappointed as the pieces have issues shortly after they receive them.
With the nightstands, they can be customized to fit your space. So, if the space is tight, you can make it narrower to fit perfectly.
If you are looking to furnish your home office, Handstone also sells beautiful desks and bookcases.
Why Anne Quinn as your Handstone furniture dealer? We have over 10 years of experience selling Handstone products. Especially if you are looking to customize, we can show you all the options. Also, our unique business model, allows us to give you the best pricing for Handstone products. If you’re looking for a quality product at a fair price, make sure to visit our Anne Quinn furniture.
There are so many advantages to buying locally made furniture. Our suppliers’ comes from just outside of Kitchener Waterloo, so it’s an added bonus that they are just 2 hours away. When you purchase local, you are not paying for expensive shipping fees and excess packaging. All your money is going into building quality furniture. Part of what we offer is custom made pieces and having the ability to easily communicate without any language barriers, or time zone makes a big difference. Also, if there’s ever an issue, because the supplier is just a few hours away, we can easily bring the pieces back to the supplier and get the issue fixed. The good thing with the made in Canada furniture is that is built by the Mennonites. The Mennonites have been building furniture for hundreds of years, and their skills and techniques have built up over time.
The Mennonites hand-select the kiln-dried cherry, maple and oak hardwoods. You would think that Mennonites are stuck with the old way of doing things, but that isn’t true and they continually invest in adding state-of-the-art manufacturing equipment to their facilities. The process starts with Computer Aided Design (CAD) systems to ensure every piece is designed with accuracy and consistency. New world and old worlds combine with the use of both automated sanding and hand sanding of each piece before applying a finish using advanced technologies including post-catalyzed vinyl sealers and post catalyzed conversion varnishes that give our pieces the high quality, consistent finish.
Handstone’s (Made in Canada) Heritage Maple is an excellent choice if you are after the barn board/rustic look. (Ideal for your kitchen). It’s durable and contains natural small holes/beauty marks, so you don’t have to worry if the table suffers a little wear and tear from every day use. What we like about Heritage maple compared to what other barn boards is that there are no grooves between the boards for food to get caught in. You have the option of having the hand planed look (pic 1 -5) , or having it sanded smooth(pic 6). Heritage maple is also known as wormy maple.
Here’s a great article that everyone should who is considering buying furniture, should read. It reveals a lot of shortcuts taken by the big name stores and poor construction of their mass-produced furniture. Why the shortcuts? Because they prefer to spend their money on print catalogs, expensive advertising and high priced real estate.
Did you know …
* A $400 Pottery Barn coffee table features a one-fortieth of an inch veneer (about as thick as a paper towel). One slip of a fork on something like this would reveal the ugly fiberboard underneath.
* A $900 Crate & Barrel chair has hollow plastic legs, which will crumble within a few years if used on a hardwood floor .
* $1,200 Crate and Barrel bed has particle board core and is held together by screws.
Click here to read article published by Start Money magazine.
Now here is something we can call Mother Nature’s work of art! Check out the Decorating & Accessories section of our website to see our Petrified Wood Decor. These pieces are preserved for millions of years by a millennia-long process called petrification, where wood transforms miraculously into quartz crystal. As hard at steel, petrified woods are renowned for their enormous range of exquisite colours, textures and designs. You can showcase Mother Nature’s unique handiwork by adding one of these beautiful accent pieces to your home.
Many dining room chairs built and sold at mass retail stores such as Brick, Leons and some high-end stores arrive in pieces – knock down chairs. This is because four times as many chairs fit into the same cargo space, reducing shipping fees.
Hint: Identify potentially dangerous knock down chairs by looking underneath. If a chair’s legs are bolted on, you’re looking at a knock down chair. The wood on these chairs tends to be quite soft, and the insert bolt eventually falls out, making the chair unstable. Knock down chairs are basically slap together chairs that will be thrown away after a few years.
At Anne Quinn, you’ll find solid wood, fully-assembled chairs made the traditional way by true craftsmen, with solid wood pieces, mortise and tenon joints and strong, thick corner braces. Workmanship and craftsmanship like this are hard to find today. Your new Anne Quinn chairs will be noticeable, remarkable, conversation pieces because they’re beautiful, comfortable, and sound—and each one is unique.
Made to last a lifetime—generations, in fact!— it costs more to make a chair like this, but we sell quality products, not cheap, cookie-cutter knock-down chairs that convince no one they’re made to traditional, Old World furniture standards.
Compare costs across time. Knock down chairs are usually mass-produced and slapped together. They must be replaced every 3 -5 years. At Anne Quinn, you’ll find only solid wood, Old World-crafted classics—ones can enjoy as long as you live and pass along as heirlooms to your loved ones.
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