Wellington’s fine leather furniture has sold McKinley leather furniture from their inception over 25 years ago in 1989. In fact we were probably their first furniture dealer in North Carolina. Even before the start of McKinley leather we had a professional relationship with the owner as he was with another leather furniture manufacture until he decided to start his own family leather business. Mr. Mitchell along with his daughter Lori have built McKinley leather furniture into one of the highest end leather and respected furniture manufactures in North Carolina. Between the two of them they have over 50 years’ experience in manufacturing and designing high end furniture. A huge part of their success is keeping it local.
McKinley leather prides itself on their American leather tradition. Most of their employees have also been with them from the beginning. All of their furniture builders take tremendous pride in the quality of the high end furniture they produce. There is nothing left out of the quality furniture they build. They use the finest thread to sew, the cleanest knot free solid hardwoods (mostly maple) for all frames, all are 8 way hand tied, and have solid brass nails that are driven each one indivisibly by hand. All of these fine raw materials are used to assemble their furniture by seasoned craftspeople that understand and use only the finest materials and manufacturing techniques. There is nothing omitted when McKinley makes your custom leather furniture.
McKinley leather offers wonderful soft supple leathers from around the world. Their base grade leathers are far nicer than other manufactures higher grades. They can do this because of a lifelong relationship they have with the tanneries that provide the top grain leathers they use for the manufacturing of their products. This includes a full top grain cowhide or perhaps a crocodile print. From distressed brown leather to a pure white with no shade variation McKinley leather will have it. Mr. Mitchell’s daughter, Lori, has impeccable taste and the eye for making a certain color or pattern of leather turn a plain wooden frame into a one of a kind heirloom piece of leather furniture. When choosing the leathers for their custom leather furniture line they look for the best value for the dollar. There is not another line we offer that makes it easier to get any color of leather or specialty leather you can imagine. McKinley leather experts know how to buy quality leathers for upholstering furniture.
McKinley leather will make custom leather furniture for you. If you are unable to find one of their living room furniture sets to your liking, then customize it. They are willing to add to the size, reduce the size or even make a seat deeper for you. Did I leave something out? Yes they will do that too! Bench furniture that is handmade in North Carolina allows you to create what you have only imagined. To change a frame will take longer to manufacture than just a cosmetic change by a few weeks. Adding or deleting nails, changing a leg or anything cosmetic will not cause any delay to an already quick manufacturing time of only 3-4 weeks. So remember no request is too much, just ask us if it can happen and if it can, we will.
Our designers here at Wellington’s have a keen eye for attention to detail or finishing touches. McKinley leather is the perfect line to work with to achieve this. Here is a sketch of a sofa we had McKinley make for one of our clients.
McKinley leather furniture is for those folks who really want a quality piece of leather furniture. These products are not made on an assembly line. Every piece is custom made for you with your requests. There is a difference. Some folks drive a Honda and some drive a BMW. They both are really nice cars, but the BMW has more attention to detail and the engine makes the vehicle run faster. McKinley leather furniture is closer to the BMW. My point, they both drive on the same roads but you should be more comfortable in the larger luxury car. There is nothing wrong with lower end furniture, as long as you go into the purchase knowing that it will not last as long as the better product. Partial wood vs a hardwood frame….Look at it this way…You would never use partial wood to build a house. Enough said, you get it now!
This Carolina blue chair is another great example of custom leather furniture. This customer purchased 3 of these for a special application. Notice the attention to detail. There are chairs that look close to this from other manufactures but they are not the same on the inside or outside. The back and sides features tooled or embossed leather that contains the same blue color as the inside of the chair. We used the larger pewter nails spaced on the side, while using the smaller pewter nails on the front bottom boarder with no spacing. Then finished these leather chairs with the warm brown mahogany wood finish and a matching throw pillow. This is a great example of how custom you can make leather furniture. There is always a difference.
McKinley concentrates more on transitional and traditional furniture styles. Although there are many sofas and loveseats, recliners or sectional sofas that in the right color would lend itself more towards the contemporary furniture style. Their fine furniture includes styles that are exclusive like sectional sleeper sofas, parson’s chairs and even home office furniture. Other companies have similar styles, but each piece of McKinley leather furniture is as indiviual as the person making the purchase.
McKinley leather offers a number of different pillows upholstered in leather or fabric. They will even make them out of your fabric. Choose from a square throw pillow, round, bolsters or a kidney pillow in a standard size or they will make them in any custom size for you. Sofa pillows add that finishing touch to any leather set.
You can find leather sofas for around $999.00 but we all know by now it is not all top grain leather. It is bonded leather or split leather or even leather/vinyl. It boils down to you get what you pay for. There is a market for lower end leather furniture. McKinley leather fits into the medium/high division. Their prices are more than fair for the product they produce. Only 100% genuine top grain cowhide everywhere, the finest construction materials, combined with the TLC and pride that each craftsperson puts into every single piece of leather furniture they build creates each extraordinary product. No corners are cut. Did I mention they use the finest in seat cushions? Well, they do. Choose from a firm, extra firm, spring cushion or even a down cushion. Wellington’s knows leather furniture and we endorse McKinley as one of our top three suppliers. They have all the bells and whistles of the much higher priced national name brands without the inflated cost.
McKinley leather manufactures the very best value in American made leather furniture, hands down. Wellington’s offers the complete line of all their quality furniture products. If you are in the market for custom leather furniture like barstools bar or counter height, a complete living room furniture set that includes leather sofas and loveseats, a club chair and ottoman, storage ottomans or even a leather cocktail ottoman. Quality leather couches with matching parson’s chairs or small chairs. Need extra bedding for that unexpected company? They have sofa sleepers and sectional sleepers that have matching leather recliners. Don’t forget about your home office furniture too. McKinley leather furniture can help you furnish that to. They offer dozens of desk chairs and matching leather accent chairs. Don’t forget the throw pillows for the finishing touch. Remember the difference is in the construction. McKinley furniture is sure to become a family heirloom to be admired and enjoyed for many years. We here at Wellington’s leather furniture are honored to offer this quality furniture line to our customers. Comfort, quality with suburb styling sums up this high end furniture.