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It’s Just So Dang HOT

This is what the dog days of summer look like.  It seems there is no end in sight!  We’re closer to the holidays than you think.  Several smart shoppers are placing orders for custom, anticipating delays out of our control.  Smart!  The building of new homes and sales of existing has continued to exceed demand. … Read more → about It’s Just So Dang HOT

Happy New Year, Happy New Norm

The New Year brings exciting news for our industry.  While it has been increasingly challenging to predict shipping and availability issues, new product is still in development. An exciting part of the business I always look forward to is BUYING!  Trying to predict what you love is fun, challenging, and rewarding.  Over the last 18-20… Read more → about Happy New Year, Happy New Norm

What A Year (so far)

Regardless of the way 2020 ended, it was one for the history books!  We thought with the slowing of the pandemic, things would normalize somewhat.  It has been far from that, in reality. Here at Furniture in the Raw we want to remind you how much we sincerely value our customers, friends, and family.  We… Read more → about What A Year (so far)


Certainly the last few months have been a test.  While this test is new, the questions and answers are being written as I type.   I read and listen to my industry partners and the news continues to get more troubling every day.  I watch friends make tough decisions to close their businesses after a lifetime… Read more → about AWAKE Yet?

Focus on America Made Products

One look at our website and you see an overwhelming variety of product.  It all has one thing in common being it’s wood.  Living in a global society we always supported sustainably sourced products from around the world.  We have many North American manufacturers.  In addition, Texas is proudly home to our manufacturing and finishing… Read more → about Focus on America Made Products

Bookcase 101

More than any other product category, we build and sell bookcases.  Small single ones to entire walls, mostly made to order.  Few places remain in business as long as Furniture in the Raw with the ability to deliver your made to order bookcases anywhere in the USA.  Few real wood builders remain and as we… Read more → about Bookcase 101

Home & Garden Show Time

It’s time again for Furniture in the Raw to load up the best selling Cabinet Beds to showcase in San Antonio.  The Fall Home and Garden Show is just a few days away and the excitement is mounting!  I love our San Antonio customers reaching out to make sure we’ll be there.  Additionally, our quality… Read more → about Home & Garden Show Time

Why Furniture in the Raw is not Affected by Furniture Import Tariffs

Many years ago FITR (Furniture in the Raw) was at an impasse. We had to make a decision. Either import cheap, particle board Chinese furniture, or take a hard approach and take the stnace to continue on with 100% real wood.  The market was flooded with flat packed, ready to assemble cheap furniture. The Chinese… Read more → about Why Furniture in the Raw is not Affected by Furniture Import Tariffs


Every year we look forward to the holiday season. 2017 has been a challenge and we wanted to thank a few people who make a difference.   For starters we surround ourselves with our friends, family and neighbors.  These are your neighbors as well.  We are proud to be a local real wood store that employs… Read more → about BLACK FRIDAY 2017!

Black Friday Sale 2016

Furniture in the Raw has some super deals Black Friday Weekend and Cyber Monday. Let’s start rocking’!We are offering an unfinished Acacia Porch Rocker on every order over $750. These porch rockers are well made. They’re great indoors and out.Our best Black Friday deals include the espresso stained Lancaster bedroom set. The Lancaster is made… Read more → about Black Friday Sale 2016