Our Story

Whitewood Industries, John Thomas Furniture’s parent company, was founded in 1982 as a manufacturer of solid wood, ready-to-finish furniture. As a 40 year-old company, we’ve evolved greatly into becoming a leading supplier of both finished and unfinished furniture throughout the U.S.

We proudly transitioned to an Employee Owned Company in 2017. We are based in Thomasville, NC (a neighboring city to High Point, NC, the city known and widely recognized as being 'the Furniture Capital of the World') where we employ over 300+ dedicated North Carolina craftsmen.

Today, there are four divisions under our company brand: Whitewood Ready-To-Finish (unfinished furniture), John Thomas Furniture (casual dining and custom finish programs), International Concepts (a supplier to specialty retailers), and Custom Contract Furnishings (designer/manufacturer contract upholstery).

With this, we’ve kept one thing intact, one mission… Offer the most beautiful, quality home furnishings at a tremendous value.

We hope you’ll choose John Thomas Furniture to be your next home furnishings. We do appreciate your confidence and trust and will consider it an honor to become a part of your home.

Why buy from us?

John Thomas Furniture has proudly been crafting the finest solid wood home furnishings. We believe in, and are inherently committed to, offering the most beautiful, long-lasting, affordable home furnishings. Our product is made entirely of Parawood, which is part of the maple family. It is valued for its dense grain, minimal shrinkage, attractive light color and ease of finishing. It is also prized as an "environmentally friendly" wood, as it makes use of plantation-grown trees that have been cut down at the end of their latex-producing cycle.

Our Tables... have ball-bearing extension glides making for a seamless, smooth transition from smaller to larger dining. Gap covers that ensure our table aprons are continuous and allow for minor table expansion due to drastic climate changes. They are crafted with folding leaf hinges that enable table leaves to store flat as well as providing leaf apron protection, apron stabilizers that ensure strength and stability of a table, self-storing Butterfly Leaf (Leaves) that save space, and reinforced corner block bolts with locking nuts/washers for maximum stability.

Our Chairs... are built with leg stretchers to ensure the legs do not loosen from the strenuous and everyday used chairs undergo. The leg stretches that are both glued and screwed in place. They are constructed entirely of solid wood (all parts and components). Our custom upholstery seat options are all manufactured in the U.S.

Our Finishing... we use only high-performance, pre-catalyzed sealers/lacquers understanding that you don't just stand around and look at your furniture...you use it!

Whitewood Industries complies with the highest standards for emission minimization as required by California and the Federal Government.