The Furniture Industry is Broken.

Most reasonably priced furniture companies use the same ingredients.
We aren’t like them.

Slim Uses…

Slim indoor is built with Solid Wood

SOLID WOOD

Our indoor furniture’s frame panels are made out of Sustainable Solid Wood.

Slim Indoor is built with Steel

STEEL

Our Indoor furniture’s bases, spring panels, and cushion arms are made out of Powder Coated Steel.

Slim Cushions use HR Foam

HI-RESILIENCY FOAM

Our indoor furniture’s cushions are made of High Density HR Foam.

Slim Outdoor uses a Powder coated Aluminum Frame

ALUMINUM

Our Outdoor furniture uses a Powder Coated Aluminum Frame.

Slim Outdoor is wrapped in UV Stable PE Rattan

POLYETHYLENE RATTAN

Our outdoor furniture is hand wrapped in UV Stabilized PE Rattan which is 100% Recyclable.

Slim assembles with Rtachet Straps Only

NO HARDWARE, JUST RATCHET STRAPS

All of our furniture assembles with Ratchet Straps covered with a lifetime warranty.

They Use…

Particle Board

Also known as chipboard, it is an engineered wood product manufactured from wood chips, sawmill shavings, or even sawdust, and a synthetic resin or other suitable binder, which is pressed and extruded. Particle board is cheaper, denser and more uniform than conventional wood and plywood and is substituted for them when cost is more important than strength and appearance.

We do not use Particle Board. Slim uses Solid Wood.

OSB (Oriented Strand Board)

Also known as flakeboard, sterling board and aspenite in British English, is a type of engineered lumber similar to particle board, formed by adding adhesives and then compressing layers of wood strands (flakes) in specific orientations. The resins used to create OSB have raised questions regarding the potential for OSB to emit volatile organic compounds (VOCs) such as formaldehyde.

We do not use OSB. Slim uses Solid Wood.

Laminate

A thin layer of hardwood (usually thinner than 1/8/inch) that is bonded to a less expensive surface below (often a cheaper wood, particle board, or MDF). This allows the manufacturer to create a beautiful piece for less than it would cost for a solid wood piece.

We do not use laminate. Slim uses Solid Wood.

Cardboard

Cardboard is used in furniture manufacturing purely as a cost cutting measure.

We do not use cardboard except for shipping boxes.

Steel Frames in Outdoor Furniture

Steel rusts. Outdoor furniture manufacturers use steel to give their outdoor furniture rigidity because it is cheaper than using thicker aluminum. Aluminum doesn’t rust.

We don’t use steel outdoors. Slim uses 1.2mm Aluminum on all Outdoor Furniture.

Garbage Hardware

The dreaded bag of hardware. Not only is it usually made for very low-quality materials but most likely it won’t all be there. Slim has two pieces of hardware: a ratchet strap and a ratchet strap. We will NEVER use a nut, bolt, wooden peg, etc.

Slim uses our patented strap assembly.

Slim Furniture’s Patented Assembly/ Disassembly Process.

The furniture industry has been slow to change, aside from adding new gimmicks and holiday sales. Slim was envisioned by our designer Mike while he moved furniture working his way through design school. Day in and day out Mike had to tell people “that ain’t going up there” while he worked to create something entirely new for the industry. Unmatched portability, tool-free assembly/disassembly, and storage in every piece was the result. It’s Slim Furniture and because it can change and adapt to any environment, you’ll always have the space you envision.

Now here is the boring but spooky part.

Furniture Industry Ripoff
Furniture Industry Gimmick

You see, MSRP, manufacturers suggested retail price, is a method of the furniture industry to give the illusion of savings. This number is 100% bull. It is created for the sole purpose of being marked down so if you are unlucky enough to actually buy it at the full MSRP price, we are sorry. Slim has one price that doesn’t go on sale because it is already set at a fair level for you and for us.

Now that you know about MSRP bloat, lets compare what goes into the cost of a chair that’s equally priced to ours.
A corporate retailer will use three margins: manufacturers, wholesale, and retail.
With Slim there is only one.

Slim Breakdown:

Cost to Manufacture: $282.50

Manufacturer Margin: $92.50


Corporate Breakdown:

Cost to Manufacture: $42.50

Manufacturer Margin: $92.50

Wholesale Margin: $52.50

Retail Margin: $187.50

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Typically, furniture is marked up 200%-400% by the time they’re sold. That means you’re mostly paying for gimmicks, unfair retail markups, sales commissions, and wholesaler’s profits. At Slim, we would rather your money go towards the materials used in your furniture and a proper wage for the people building it.

Cost to Produce

This is what it takes to make your furniture. The higher the cost, the better, more sustainable the materials. Often, this is the first thing to suffer when manufacturers do business with many on-line and brick-and-mortar retailers. We use solid wood, high gauge metals, and thick finishes.

Manufacturers Margin

This allows us to continue to innovate furniture, store our product, and treat our employees and customers properly. This margin can range anywhere from 25% all the way to 50% of your total cost.

Wholesale Margin

This is where the MAP abbreviation lives. MAP, or Manufacturer’s Advertised Price, the the lowest price the furniture can be sold for. It accounts for the base commission for sales people, “free shipping,” and overhead for retailers. It can range from 20%-40% of your total price.Slim doesn’t do MAP, discounts, holiday sales, or any other gimmick just furniture you can be proud of at a Fair Price.

Retail Margin

No industry manipulates the meaningless MSRP (Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price) quite like the furniture industry. MSRP or Retail Markup allows the corporate industry to have 70% off sales and still make a killing. We played this game for about 4 months before we couldn’t take it any more. Well made furniture is a right, not a privelege.