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
If I had a quarter for every time I have heard this I’d have a ton of quarters! Most recently a customer messaged us on a $150 end table and insisted it was outrageous and he could build it for half. The truth is, I’d love for them to go for it. If you really… Read more → about YOU CAN BUILD IT FOR LESS?
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
It seems every time I turn around there is another dreaded email announcing back orders. In the beginning of the pandemic the joke was about being told multiple times your furniture has been back ordered but in reality it is NO JOKE! We laughed about it at first when the thought of people needing more… Read more → about ARE WE ALMOST OUT OF FURNITURE??
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)
I’m not from ’round here. Growing up in small town Illinois I often spoke of Texas while growing up. It continued into my teens and ultimately my 20’s. Clueless as to where that came from I answered my call to venture south. I packed a rented van, bought an old rickety horse trailer, loaded my… Read more → about Challenge & The State of Texas
It started with a little chatter at the January 2020 World Furniture Market in Vegas. People were getting sick? I looked up the word, normal. “The usual, average, or typical state or condition.” Let that sink in for a moment. Will we ever go back to “normal?’ It’s going to be a long time. The… Read more → about Define Normal
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?
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
There is an echo out there in the silence of our streets: We will support our local restaurants,shop locally, and honor Mom and Pop businesses, we will buy more Made in the USA. Our family continues to be humbled by the countless customers reaching out to us, wanting to make sure we are fine, checking… Read more → about Never a Better Time to SHOP LOCAL
We look forward to showing the newest in our Cabinet Bed line up. The San Antonio Home and Garden show is among the top rated shows in the nation. This show allows us the opportunity to show the newest and most innovative sleep solutions available. Whether you are outfitting a tiny home, a vacation home,… Read more → about San Antonio Home and Garden Show 2020
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
Each year we find more and more non profit organizations needing help during the holidays. The biggest void we found over the last years is the need for assistance with our disadvantaged youth. More now than ever there are brilliant kids in the adoption system who need our help. This help is not just holiday… Read more → about Warm Holidays for All
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
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
They call them antiques, collectibles, heirlooms. Sold at auction, handed down in wills, and fought over at estate sales, you may call them what you like but there is all one common trait: they are made of wood and they have and hold their value. You will never have the opportunity to hand down an… Read more → about Wood is and always has been Eco Friendly
Over the last 15 years the retail environment has certainly changed. One thing that does not change is our focus on real wood and commitment to deliver furniture to last a lifetime. In today’s internet world studies show most of us research products prior to visiting a physical store. Our online presence is backed up… Read more → about The Future of Furniture Buying
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!
Protect your all wood investment
The 2 West Wide Chest with Blanket Drawer is a contemporary Amish made piece that features a solid wood floating top that is one inch thick.
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
I want to invite you to the San Antonio Home & Garden Show on February 26-28 and the Alamodome.
Customer Miriam Robb and her husband are Furniture in the Raw customers from San Marcos, Texas. The couple’s home was devestated by flooding last fall. Their home was ruined by several feet of rushing water and lost almost everything. But Miriam emailed recently to report that one thng made it through the storm: Their Furniture… Read more → about All wood furniture survives floods
Last year we completly remodeled our Austin showroom floor so that customers could see and expierence more furniture. Now we have opened up even more room for customers by relocating our service counter. It’s all wood and made in Texas.