The Bradley Lumber Company was founded in 1902 in Warren, Arkansas. It
survived the Great Depression of the 1930’s, tornadoes in 1949 and 1975,
several devastating fires, and the ups and downs of many market cycles.
In World War II, “The Bradley” made ammunition boxes, military crates,
timbers and even hardwood ski blanks (for the Finnish army). For many
years the largest flooring mill in the world was at the Bradley Lumber
Company. Furniture, wall panels, decking, cabinetry, stairs and many
other products were proudly and painstakingly made at “The Bradley”.
In 2002, after more than 100 years of continuous operation, “The
Bradley” was closed. I had many friends and patients that I had treated
for over 20 years who lost their jobs. They had put their heart and
soul in an institution that was almost as old as the town of Warren. It
was just not right to see it closed. I, along with my wife Michelle,
bought it in September of 2002. We bought logs and dutifully the skilled
and competent workers returned and began sawing lumber in November 2002.
We have continued to expand and are once again building solid, 100%
American made, heirloom furniture. Our master craftsmen use the finest
hardwood. We build each piece by hand and we build it to last. We do not
use any particle board, MDF, paper or plastic. It is heavy, stout and it will
last several lifetimes. You can not wear it out and you will have a
difficult time tearing it up. WE GUARANTEE YOUR SATISFACTION OR YOUR
can only build so many quality pieces of furniture in a year. We do not
mass produce a jillion pieces——every piece is unique. We will custom
build to your specifications or you can choose from our developed
product line. We do not pay any import fees or any shipping across the
ocean. We do not have a television advertising budget.
We make things to last generations — by hand— out of solid hardwood, and
sell it for a fair price. It is not cheap. It is valuable. We do ask
that you show our furniture to your friends and neighbors. If they like
it, give them our number or website. Word of mouth and a satisfied
customer is our best advertising. This obviously makes it imperative
that you be completely satisfied with our product. If you are not,
please contact me.
David Chambers, M.D