What happens when it comes time to downsizing?

Moving from a large house to a smaller house requires many decisions. What should I keep and what things to pass on. The downsizing challenge brought Don and Sue back to Georges Furniture after many years of enjoying their furniture made by George.

It is hard to pinpoint exactly how Don and Sue first came to Georges Woodcrafts in the 1990’s. Maybe a friend told them about Georges. However it happened, they are glad to find such quality furniture. Their first item uniquely designed was a stereo cabinet. Don had drawn up a sketch with specific dimensions for his stereo cabinet. Georges confirmed the sketch that included 4 drawers and an adjustable shelf, clarifying the small details needed to build it out of solid hardwood. Building with solid hardwood – not plywood or other processed material- requires designs that allow for the wood expansion and contraction. They picked out the wood and stain and gave a deposit to start the building process.

New Design Discovered

In 1992 they were back with another request for a coffee and end table set. They remember asking George for an oval coffee table. Georges said, “Yes I can do that”. Next, they asked for a shelf under the table. “Humm,” George hesitated, “I will have to think about that.” After several minutes of designing the table in his head, he said, “I think I can do that, I have never designed a oval coffee table that way.”

The coffee table set was made and delivered by George. George joyfully brought the newly designed table into the Lewis’ house. “This ready turned out very nice,” George commented. “May I take a picture of your table. This is my first oval coffee table with a shelf.” (See the picture in the Lewis’ living room.)

Non Tipping Rockercountry rocker rocking chair with small arm neck pillow

During a visit to George’s showroom and woodshop tour, Don and Sue remember hearing about an amazing rocking chair that did not tip over. George urged them to try it. They did and what an amazing “ride”. It leaned way back but did not tip over. Now the rocking chair is the most fought after piece in the living room.

“I was so impressed with the workmanship where the person who built that particular piece signs and dates it.”    –Sue

Recently the Lewis family came back looking for furniture because they are downsizing and moving to a retirement community. Their old house had a nice entertainment center with just one problem. It is built into the house. They sat down with Anthony to discuss their ideas for a new entertainment center for their new apartment. From the dimensions of individual components to the size of the TV and drawer space.

Custom made from 100% solid hardwoodYes, signed and dated by one craftsman.

Come and see for yourself what the Lewis’ discovered at Georges Furniture. Take the time to see the craftsmen creating masterpieces and browse the two showrooms. You will never look at furniture the same.