Experience the Best Kept Secrets Tour of Lancaster County

Experience the Best Kept Secrets Tour of Lancaster County

Summer is winding down, and while we LOVE all things summer here at George’s Furniture, we’re ready for cooler days and fall treats.  We’re excited for all the great fall festivals and activities happening all over the county. One such fun event is The Best Kept Secret Tour which is scheduled for October 4th – 20th. 

What better way to explore Lancaster Country then visiting hidden treasures like jewelers and boutiques to wineries, farmers markets, and creameries!

So while we can’t say who all is participating we’re happy to give you a minuscule hint…. Your favorite handmade furniture store is in the lineup! That’s right, George’s Furniture is excited to be one of over 40 tour stops on The Best Kept Secrets Tour of Lancaster!  

Stop by our showroom for a ticket/tour bag to discover the hidden secrets of Lancaster County. Only ticket holders will see the 40 businesses selected.  Each tour bag includes a guide and coupons along with many items from the participating shops.

While exploring, each tour-goer will experience a wide range of entertainments, gifts, refreshments, raffles, tours, demos, and games.  A Best Kept Secret tour sponsored drawings for over $1,100 in gifts cards is part of the secret! Tour bags are $10 each and limited in quantity.  Visit our showroom at Georges Furniture, 9 Reich’s Church Rd, Marietta, PA or reserve your bag by calling 717-426-1004. 

Showroom Hours M-Sa 9-5.  Wood Shop tour hours M-TH 9-4, F 9-2.

We look forward to seeing you in October!. 

 

George’s Furniture featured at Sugarloaf’s fall crafts shows

George’s Furniture featured at Sugarloaf’s fall crafts shows

The Sugarloaf craft show season will be here before you know it and George’s Furniture is thrilled to be part of it again this fall. We meet so many wonderful people and we have so much fun showing off all the wonderful pieces we’ve created.

The Festival brings together over 300 talented artists from across America displaying their creations and attracts over 200,000 total shoppers each year. Shoppers enjoy the unique experience of fine craftsmanship all under one roof and can choose to come for one day or all three. Come meet the artists who are excited to share their passion!

Discover Skilled Artists near you!

2018 Schedule:

October 12-14, Timonium, MD

October 19-21, Chantilly, VA

November 2-4, Oaks, PA

November 9-11, Edison, NJ

November 16-18, Gaithersburg, MD

December 7-9, Chantilly, VA

Some items you can look forward to seeing this year from George’s Furniture.

 

This year we’ll be showcasing our NEW LED light. The Cascading Lamp features a levered construction with an LED light illuminating the natural wood grain of the levels below. This design is reminiscent of the beautiful style found at Frank Lloyd Wright’s Falling Waters House.

Display a favorite picture, medal, or keepsake on the smaller shelf while enjoying the ambient light and natural beauty. The levered design is also available as a modern wall shelf.

Our world famous extension table will be on display, come experience an extension table that begins as a 4 person table for small gatherings but can later extend over 13 ft with ease and gracefulness to accommodate families and friends. Our table is so easy to open, you simply just grab the end of the table and open the table to your desired length. Seating everyone around one table has never been easier and more comfortable. Stop by our booth to see first hand the natural wood grain beauty and craftsmanship characteristic of George’s furniture.

If you can’t make it out to the festival this year, don’t worry! We’re happy to meet you in our showroom and show you these lovely items one-on-one.

Hope to see you out at the Festival!

RV Butler At Your Service

RV Butler At Your Service

For many adventurous travelers, RVing is a way of life and has proven to be a relaxing and rewarding experience! Whether you’re taking a weekend trip to the beach or an extended drive cross-country, the places you can see and enjoy in an RV are endless.

So while RVing is a great way to get out on the open road, we’ve heard from many RV owners that they face some challenges while exploring the world. What’s one of the biggest challenges? Believe it or not, it’s STORAGE! Where do you store all the essentials? Especially those big bulky items that don’t fold or bend. From frying pans to kettles, the lack of storage for these awkward items can be frustrating. This is where our new custom RV Butler comes in and is ready to ease your storage woes.  

A customized butler handmade by our skilled craftsmen at George’s Furniture is designed to meet your specific needs.  We’ll work with you to make sure you get the perfect fit. All we need from you are measurements of your largest items you would like hidden away and George’s designers will take it from there, creating a unique one-of-a-kind butler for your RV. 

Not only does the butler help with storage, the top also increases your workspace while conveniently storing those large items and essentials keeping them close at hand when you need them. A handy door on both sides of the butler allows for access from either side. And of course, the RV Butler wouldn’t be complete without the adjustable shelf inside that allows for ever-changing storage requirements.

This butler is designed to fit into your unique space and can be accessorized. For example, combine your new piece with a table, and store in your dining area. To save on space, you simply place the table on top of the butler and secure them to the floor.

So as you plan your next great RV adventure, let us take care of those storage woes. Visit our showroom or contact us today and we will design an RV Butler just for you! Want to see our new RV Butler in person? We’ll be debuting this beautiful piece at the PRVCA, America’s Largest RV Show, September 12-16, 2018 in Hershey, PA at the Giant Center.

Shop George’s Furniture for Wedding Season

Shop George’s Furniture for Wedding Season

Wedding season of 2018 has begun! If you’re looking for a locally handcrafted gift for the new couple, George’s Furniture has several options in various price ranges. From buffets and servers, to keepsake boxes and hand turned wooden bowls, we invite you to take a look around our showroom at the many choices we provide for gift giving.

Not only can you customize any piece of our furniture to your exact specifications, you can also take a tour of our woodshop to see our skilled craftsmen in action. We believe in connecting our customers to witnessing the crafting of our unique hardwood pieces.

Buffets and Servers

When it comes to gatherings and entertaining, every new couple appreciates a handcrafted buffet or server. The precision of designing each piece of George’s Furniture shines through our time tested joinery methods. These gifts will serve many happy guests in the couple’s home for years to come.

Keepsake Boxes

Our keepsake boxes can be utilized in several creative ways. They are large enough to keep your favorite recipe cards or wedding keepsakes safe, and small enough to tuck away. These boxes are the perfect gift for a new couple to keep their special items within.

Hand Turned Wooden Bowls

The initial rough turning of our bowls is done while the wood is still wet, and is then placed in a stable environment where they dry for one year. The finished product is completed in a variety of shapes and sizes. These bowls are the perfect gift for a special occasion, and since they are hand rubbed with a food-safe finish, the new couple can serve a heaping bowl salad to their family and guests!

Gift Registry

Did you know that you can put George’s Furniture on your gift registry list and collect contributions towards a selected piece of furniture? Imagine your first specially design piece of furniture for your new home. Your guests can call or mail their gift amount which will then be placed on the bride’s account. Later, the bride will have her own unique piece of furniture made her way! We also offer cutting boards treated with mineral oil, bedside tables, walnut and maple pen holders, vanity benches, strong foot stools, drop leaf tables, multi grain coaster, lazy susans, and so much more!

Give the gift of George’s Furniture this wedding season! Stop into our showroom to see these products in person.

Hand Turned Wooden Bowls

Hand Turned Wooden Bowls

George’s Furniture specializes in customizable hardwood furniture—but did you know we also make accessories that will light up any room in your home? From cutting boards, to hand turned wooden bowls, to keepsake boxes, our craftsmen’s careful precision and skills are unmatched.

Our gorgeous wooden bowls are hand turned using the following steps:

  1. Initial rough turning: this first step takes place while the wood is still wet (before starting the drying process). The rough turning is complete when the bowl’s thickness is about 1” all around.
  2. One year of drying: the wood then dries for an entire year. For the last four months of drying, the wood is brought into a stable environment (like your home) for the final drying time.
  3. Remounted to lathe: The rough turned bowl can then be remounted to the turning lathe. You will notice the slightly oval shape due to the drying process. By letting the bowl fully dry, you will have a bowl that keeps its perfectly round shape for life!
  4. Thickness achieved: Hand turning continues and, depending on the skill of the craftsmen, the bowl will be turned into a very narrow thickness all around—giving it a beautiful shape and feel. The turning isn’t quite finished until the craftsman takes varying grades of sanding paper to provide the smooth touch to the bowl.
  5. Final product: The final product is then rubbed with a food-safe finish made for items such as butcher blocks and salad bowls.

Visit our Lancaster County showroom today to see a variety of solid wood accessories, created and customized by our skilled craftsmen!