Meet the Makers: Smith Brothers of Berne

Head Springs Depot is excited to bring you Smith Brothers of Berne! This exclusive line is known for making beautiful, comfortable and durable upholstered furniture in the heart of the USA, where the sense of pride in quality craftsmanship runs deep. Meet the makers behind this renowned, American-made brand!

History of Smith Brothers


History of Smith Brothers


While Smith Brothers of Berne was officially founded in 1926 by Orv and Les Smith, the company was originally started in the early 1900s by L.L. Dunbar and Homer Niederhauser. Fun fact: Dunbar was one of the first to use leather in upholstery for rocking chairs!


The company has a rich history of brotherly love, beginning in the 1920s when Orv and Les Smith were hired. They would later change the name to Smith Brothers Furniture. When they retired in 1960, they sold their shares to the Muselman brothers who changed the name to Smith Brothers of Berne. The Lehman brothers took the reins in the 1970s and Steve Lehman still owns the company today. 

Quality Craftsmanship


Quality Craftsmanship


Today, Smith Brothers of Berne combines old-world craftsmanship with modern technology to create nothing short of the best in custom upholstered furnishings. A team of highly skilled engineers and craftsmen design each item with the utmost care and precision. From their excellent frame construction to the Qualux Ultra® seat foam (the best in the industry!), no expense or detail is spared to provide supreme comfort and lasting quality. 


Made with top-of-the-line materials, such as hardwood maple, steel coil springs, luxurious textiles, top-grain leather and more, each sofa, chair and ottoman is designed to be a treasured part of the home for years to come. Click here to learn more about their dedication to quality construction. 

Endless Customization


Endless Customization


Their wide selection of customizable living room furniture is the perfect balance of timeless and on-trend with its modern yet classic style. Whether you’re looking for a comfy sectional or chic accent chair, there are endless possibilities. Choose your style, upholstery, pillow covers, leg wood finishing, nailhead trim (or none) and so much more. But don’t let these stylish options overwhelm you! Our expert team can help you craft the perfect piece to match your home and lifestyle. 


Ready to create your custom piece from Smith Brothers of Berne? Head Springs Depot is proud to be your Franklin, Tennessee furniture dealer and one of of the ONLY providers of this exceptional furniture line in Middle Tennessee. Come on over to our furniture warehouse in Downtown Franklin or contact us to learn more.
Meet the makers