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March 12, 2011, 09:37:56 AM
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I was wondering if anyone here knows anything about or has had any experience with Craftmaster furniture.  I'm asking because last night, Sarah and I put a deposit on a corner sectional for the living room so we could think about it over the weekend, and we have to let them know Monday if we want it or not.  If we tell them we want it, then they'll deliver it on Wednesday.
 
In my searches on the Internet, I've discovered that Craftmaster is based out of North Carolina and they do manufacture the furniture there, but in 2006 they we bought out by a company named "Lacquer Craft" based out of China, which is owned by a conglomerate based in the Cayman Islands!  Gives whole new meaning to the phrase "Made in the USA".  :shifty:
 
Also, I was only able to find about a half dozen or so negative reviews online, and about as many positive reviews.
 
The sectional we saw in the store is the one we would get, since it's their last one, and it was on clearance.  We looked it over pretty thoroughly and we didn't see anything wrong with it, and it didn't show any signs of wear or use.
 
Anyway, if anyone knows anything or has had any experience with Craftmaster furniture, I'd appreciate your input.
 
Also, if anyone knows anything about furniture construction in general, if you could look at this page (http://www.cmfurniture.com/our-quality.asp) which explains how their frames are built and tell me what you think, I'd appreciate that too.
 
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March 12, 2011, 10:29:23 AM
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What's a 'sectional'?


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Hi Pete!
 
Wow; i think it speaks well of that company that they would offer such detail about how their furniture is made!  I live in NC, but never worked with furniture, and what i have was made before the internet existed :) , so I can't be of much help in that regard.
 
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What's a 'sectional'?


 
It's something very similar to this (http://www.cmfurniture.com/products.asp?ShowNext=true&PageToShow=3)
 
Basically, it's 2 couches or a couch and a loveseat held together by a corner "wedge".  It would provide seating around the entire corner, instead of the dead space we have now.
 
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Do you have peace about buying the couch (is it the option with least turmoil)?

Sort of.  ;)
 
I should clarify.  Any time I'm about to drop a couple thousand dollars on something, I always feel some apprehension.  The furniture store is offering me 4 years interest free financing, which is more than sufficient, because I planned to pay it off within 12 months anyway.  So in that regard, it's not costing me any more to finance the purchase.  We liked the sectional, and it seemed like very good quality (compared to other stuff we looked at).
 
The only thing I am questioning is, if the quality of the furniture merits the higher price tag.  Most of the sectionals we looked at were between $1,000 and $1,500, and this one is about $2,000.  I want whatever we buy to last a long time, but at the same time, I don't want to buy super expensive, top of the line furniture with 2 kids and 2 dogs.  ;)   Basically, I'm trying to find that perfect balance between quality and budget for our family.
 
After talking about it some more, we've decided to go back to the store today and look it over very closely again, in addition to going to a few more furniture stores this afternoon.  I'll keep you up to date.
 
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It's something very similar to this (http://www.cmfurniture.com/products.asp?ShowNext=true&PageToShow=3)
 
Basically, it's 2 couches or a couch and a loveseat held together by a corner "wedge".  It would provide seating around the entire corner, instead of the dead space we have now.
 
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You mean this kind of thing?



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You mean this kind of thing?



 
Yep.
 
And actually, that's very close to what we decided to get.
 
After running around all day long (literally), we've come to the conclusion that the piece we put a deposit on was by far the nicest piece of furniture (having looked at nearly every sectional in a 50 mile radius!) that we could get at the price we were getting it.  All of the bargain furniture stores were obviously cheaper in price, but they were also very obviously inferior quality, and after sitting on about 40 or more different sectionals today, the one we originally put the deposit on felt better, sturdier, and all around higher quality than anything else we looked at.
 
So, we're a go for Wednesday, when they will deliver and set up the sectional for us.  Our old, ripped furniture, that sometimes pokes you in the hiney with a protruding spring, will finally be replaced!  ;D
 
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I just bought this lamp too;
 
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0019CII6Q/ref=ox_ya_os_product
 
Our living room is going to be awesome!  ;D For the first time in the almost 12 years we've been here, everything in that room will be items of our choice.  We're so excited!  Of course I'll post pictures Wednesday evening, after it's all here and set up.
 
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 :shifty:
 
That's odd.  It worked for me...
 
Try this one;
http://www.cmfurniture.com/Detail.asp?QSCatID=060044097
 
That's the model we got, except not in that color, nor in that configuration.  We just have 2 sofas and a corner wedge.  No chaise.
 
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Looks really good. With your new carpet as well the room will look great! Can't wait to see your pictures.

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I had one of those!

That unit and the lamp look great! Can't wait to see it installed.


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You will probably be fine with it - with that price it has to be good or the company will not be in business.  You can't go by 'Made in the USA' - I worked with someone whose father worked at the Buick dealership - they advertised 'made in the USA' - the only thing made in the USA was the legal papers it took to bring it all together.
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You will probably be fine with it - with that price it has to be good or the company will not be in business.  You can't go by 'Made in the USA' - I worked with someone whose father worked at the Buick dealership - they advertised 'made in the USA' - the only thing made in the USA was the legal papers it took to bring it all together.

We went through literally HUNDREDS of labels where I work for our ladders and other products and had to revise them to remove the "Made in USA" designation from the label.  In some cases, we changed it to "Made in Mexico, Assembled in USA", and in some cases, we just remove the "made in" designation from the label all together.
 
There are repercussions for companies that incorrectly identify where a product is made, which is why we had to change all of our labels accordingly, and it's very frustrating when manufacturing moves from Mexico to China, and we have to make another label to reflect that, so that's why we've started not including where stuff is made at all in some instances where we can.
 
In any event, I do believe this furniture was actually made in the USA, but I just hope that means it has North Carolina Quality standards and not China quality standards.  ;)
 
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The lamp showed up today, so it's already in the living room.  It's HUGE!
 
(Sorry, but you are not allowed to access the gallery)
 
The furniture store called and said we're delivery number 11 of 11, so they'll probably deliver the new sectional sometime in the afternoon tomorrow.  We also found out that they made an error in inventory, and they still had one new sectional in the warehouse in addition to the one on the floor.  So, we get the brand new sectional at the closeout, as-is price.  We're OK with that.  ;)
 
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That looks like something out of Close Encounters, Pete!


btw, I'm sure your photos show up with a complete view on your screen but on mine, about one third is hidden by a scroll bar. How about reducing your images so we with smaller screens don't have to view your lovely improvements a bit at a time?


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The new sectional is here!
 
For those of you with smaller screens (click to see them larger) ;) ;
 
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And the full size pics;
 
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It's lookin' pretty snazzy in here!
 
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Awesome, Pete and Sarah!  Looks very comfy and sturdy!  Enjoy! ;)
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Wow! I think all four of you could stretch out and snooze on that!


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