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It is no doubt that North Carolina is the furniture capital of America. But here at Walter E. Smithe, we have also discovered incredible suppliers in every corner of the United States. Craftsmen exist in every culture, and our design team has discovered some great ones who call Ohio's Amish country home.



Palettes by Winesburg is a third-generation of wood experts who build some of the strongest and most gorgeous pieces on the market today.

Palletes picks the finest wood, finding the best trees in the most lush and healthiest forests. Part of their philosophy is to make use of every part of the tree. So, after selecting the finest grades and colors of wood to be made into our furniture, they use the remainder in constructing excellent industrial pallets. Wood chips are made into landscaping mulch; wood shavings are shipped to paper companies. This is a true and respectful use of our natural resources!

The Palletes family selects and harvests much of their own timber, and hauls it to the sawmill, where their specialists ensure it is cared for and cut into precise and picturesque material. This complete oversight has lead to some of the most physically comfortable and aesthetically beautiful chairs and to one of the most complete custom dining lines in the country. You will be as proud to own Palletes furniture as they are to build them.

Fine furniture is an art, and art requires old-school techniques and new-age engineering. Palletes by Winesburg has brought their successful mix of traditional and modern approach to all of our locations: Arlington Heights, Geneva, Glendale Heights, Lincoln Park, Lincolnshire, Merrillville, Naperville, Oak Brook, Orland Park, Skokie, and Vernon Hills.




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Chicago Illinois Furniture Store

Walter E. Smithe Furniture + Design serves Chicago, IL and Merrillville, IN and features a large selection of quality living room furniture, bedroom furniture, dining room furniture, home office furniture, and entertainment furniture as well as mattresses, home decor and accessories. Walter E. Smithe's corporate headquarters is located in Itasca, IL and 11 store locations are in Chicago and Indiana. Walter E. Smithe serves Chicago and the surrounding areas of Arlington Heights, Geneva, Glendale Heights, Chicago, Lincolnshire, Merrillville, Naperville, Oak Brook, Skokie, Orland Park, and Vernon Hills. If you're looking for the perfect furniture in the Chicago area to suit your needs as well as your lifestyle, stop by Walter E. Smithe in Chicago or Merrillville today!

Interior Designers in the Chicago area:

Walter E. Smithe is proud to have some of the most well-trained, creative, and experienced interior designers in Chicago. To find a designer near you, click the link below.

Interior Designers in the Indiana area:

Walter E. Smithe Furniture + Design has a fantastic Merrillville location. Check out the link below to meet our Designers.