McKinley Leather furniture started over 25 years ago, in 1989. Then and still now, they are a family leather furniture business. Mr. Mitchell along with his daughter Lori have built McKinley Leather furniture into one of the highest end leather and most respected furniture manufacturers in North Carolina. Between the two of them they have over 60 years’ experience in manufacturing and designing high end leather furniture. A huge part of their success is keeping it local. Promoting built in America with pride!
Most of their employees have also been with them from the beginning. All their furniture builders take tremendous pride in the quality of the high-end furniture they produce. There is nothing left out of the quality. They use the finest thread to sew, the cleanest knot free solid hardwoods (mostly maple) for all frames, all are 8-way hand tied construction, and have solid brass nails that are driven one by one by hand. These fine raw materials are used to assemble their furniture by seasoned craftspeople that understand and use only the finest materials and manufacturing methods. There is nothing omitted when McKinley makes your custom leather furniture. Each piece they make will have their signature attached. It’s not just furniture is a piece of art!
McKinley leather offers wonderful soft supple leathers from around the world. Their base grade leathers are far better 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. Their leathers include full top grain cowhides, buffalo hides, aged vintage leathers and more. 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’s Leather experts know how to buy quality leathers for upholstering furniture. They self-impose strict guidelines to only use the better parts of the hide and cut around any large scars that may remain within the hide.
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 your new leather chair, you deserve it. 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. 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 and 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.
This is a leather furniture line is for those folks who really want a quality piece of leather furniture that will last for decades. These products are not made on an assembly line. Every piece is custom built for you with your requests. There is a difference. Some folks drive a Honda and some drive a BMW. They both are 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, if you go into the purchase knowing that it will not last as long as the better product. Engineered wood vs a hardwood frame…. Look at it this way…You would never use engineered wood to build a house. Enough said, you get it now!
This Carolina blue chair is another great example of custom leather furniture. Notice the attention to detail. The back and sides feature tooled or embossed leather that contains the same blue color as the body of the chair. We used a larger pewter nail spaced on the side, while using a smaller pewter nail on the front bottom border with no spacing (head to head). Then finished these leather chairs with the warm brown mahogany wood finish and a matching throw pillow. This shows just how you too can build a chair of your dreams.
Traditional classic styles focused on comfort and affordability. Here’s your chance to design leather furniture in the exact style, texture and color you want. Traditional favorite sectional sofas and recliners handmade for you in the foothills of North Carolina.
Leather from the top European tanneries. Wellingtons has exclusive leathers only at their store available on these fine products. Signature leathers, vintage leathers and distressed just to name a few. Lose yourself in luxury when you elect to furnish your home with high quality leather furniture.
McKinley Leather offers several 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 decide the softness from down to poly fill.
To view McKinley Leather sofas and loveseats or Talk to a Leather Furniture Specialist 1-800-262-1049