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A New Beginning

If you’re a Mainer or long time follower of Chilton Furniture Co., you may have noticed some changes in recent years.  Almost five years ago, ownership of our two stores, located in Freeport and Scarborough, ME changed hands, and we began an evolution from a furniture store celebrating traditional styles to a design-led brand offering a selection of traditional and...



Understanding Wood Furniture Finishes: What you need to know

Familiarize yourself with various types of wood finishes before purchasing your next piece of handcrafted wood furniture

Finishing, or the application of a protective or refining coating to wood, is the final step in the making of fine wood furniture. The finish on wood furniture can help bring out the grain and elicit a...



Happy New Year from Chilton Furniture

Happy New Year! Thank you for helping to make 2018 a successful year for Chilton. We experienced several important milestones in 2018, including:



Adding 'Hygge' to your Home

Chilton owners Jen and Jared Levin offer tips on how furniture can help you Hygge up your home this winter.

In recent years, Hygge (pronounced “Hoo-guh”) — the Danish notion of coziness, comfort, and well-being — has captivated the national imagination. Books like Little Book of Hygge: Danish Secrets to Happy Living have become New York Times best sellers. Hygge-themed guides to cooking, fashion, décor,...



Standard or Platform Bed?

We are frequently asked about the difference between a "Standard" (requiring a box spring) or a "Platform" bed frame, and whether one is better than the other. Most Chilton beds can be ordered with either a Standard or a Platform frame, and each one has its advantages and disadvantages.


THE SHAKER CONNECTION TO MODERN DESIGN

In a this collaboration with the Maine Homes publication of DownEast magazine, we discuss how original Shaker design philosophy influences our modern collections.

To come up with their fresh, modern designs, Jen and Jared Levin, of Chilton Furniture, draw inspiration from a 300-year-old religious sect.

When Jen and Jared Levin sat down with Brother Arnold, one of the two remaining...



Thank You From Chilton Furniture Co.

 

Dear Valued Customer,

Yesterday we celebrated our one-year anniversary as the new owners of Chilton Furniture. We cannot thank you enough for helping to make our first year a successful one. The months flew by, but the team managed to accomplish the goals we set ourselves-many driven by the surveys you filled out earlier this year!

We recently launched our