This study evaluated current furniture and cabinet industry in Turkey. A survey was used to cover 680 of 2250 companies in the country. Some of the problems of small- and mid-sized furniture and cabinet manufacturers such as procurement of raw material, inventory capacity, reasons of insufficient raw material inventory, production types, marketing problems and their reasons were analyzed based on the response to the survey. Possible suggestions to solve the above problems of the manufacturers were made to understand the mechanics and improve overall quality of the industry. (c) 2006 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.