In a day of instant access to anything we want, we forget the timeless characteristics such as craftsmanship, detail, quality, and durability. Sometimes, the best gifts, cherished heirlooms, are not bought from a franchise, or added to an online shopping cart.
Cherish – Hold Dear
To hold as dear, to treat with tenderness and affection is the meaning of the word cherish. When we cherish something, it is important to us, special and irreplaceable. Often, the things we cherish cannot be bought from a store. We cherish family, friends, and the memories we make together. Similarly, heirlooms are cherished because they remind us of the good times.
Common Thread – Well made
An heirloom is a piece of furniture, an article of jewelry, a special dish, or other movable item. Heirlooms, passed down from generation to generation typically share a common thread — they are well-made, designed by craftsmen to withstand the test of time. Heirlooms, that are passed on were used regularly by their original owners. As a result of the quality and skill craftsmanship, Heirlooms survived hard use and are still able to be passed from generation to generation.
Adjusts to moisture changes
At George’s, we design custom made pieces to become cherished heirlooms. That’s why we give so much individual attention to each project. It’s the small important details that make a piece last for generations. For example, each piece is constructed to adjust to moisture changes — between seasons and different climates. Because each piece is constructed with solid hardwood and uses time-tested joinery methods, the wood furniture adjusts as the seasons change, even if you decide to move to a different climate! George’s furniture is assembled to allow adjustment to moisture changes without affecting the construction of the piece.
Lasts to long
For more than 47 years, our owners and craftsmen have watched as our furniture pass from one generation to the next. A common question is how it is possible for the furniture to last so long! The answer is by working with the natural characteristics of solid wood. Solid hardwood moves naturally. Construct furniture with the ability to move and you have a piece of furniture that will endure for many years. A great example is our dining tables. A young families purchased their dining room table from us. When the children grew up, the table passed to the next generation. This new generation carries on the legacy of gathering around the table, just as they did when they were young!
It’s our hope that the same excellence, beauty, and craftsmanship that inspired the initial generation to purchase from George’s Furniture will result in a gift given to the next generation as a cherished heirloom—a keepsake for generations to come.