by Juanita | Jun 5, 2018 | Events, George's Furniture
Experience York, PA’s annual Made in America Tours Event with the entire family! The 20th anniversary of this event will be taking place June 13th to 16th, 2018. This annual celebration is a load of fun for you and the kids, and offers an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at various companies in our county.
From production floors to an alpaca farm, you will be able to explore the inner workings of the businesses who make our beautiful county thrive. George’s Furniture is happy to announce that we will be one of the stops on this exciting tour. Our commitment to high-quality American craftsmanship has allowed our business to flourish for almost 50 years.
While visiting George’s Furniture on the tour, you’ll be transported to a different world where hardwood furniture is made by skilled craftsmen. These craftsmen take great pride in their work, adding their signature to each solid wood piece they create. Enjoy watching handmade, one-of-a-kind furniture being built and imagine the possibilities while walking through our showrooms.
30-40 minute tours will be available the following days and times:
Wednesday, 8am to 4pm
Thursday, 8am to 4pm
Friday, 8am to 2pm.
See the full list of participating businesses on the York, PA website: https://www.yorkpa.org/events/made-in-america-event/
by Juanita | Mar 14, 2018 | Forestry Management, George's Furniture
As we gear up for National Forestry week (March 20-25), we believe now is the perfect time to think about what items in your home are environmentally sound. Here at George’s Furniture, we are passionate about sustainable products—those that are good for the earth and hold great quality in your home.
Products from George’s Furniture are one-of-a-kind, and are handcrafted with the finest hardwood furniture made from trees grown in Pennsylvania’s forests. Locally made right here in Lancaster, PA, buying from George’s Furniture is naturally the most sustainable choice.
Unlike other materials—such as plastic, steel, or other metals—wood is a renewable resource as trees grow back! Using only the best trees for your furniture, the wood being used actually helps to offset the carbon emissions in the air.
In addition to reducing pollution, harvesting and manufacturing wood doesn’t produce wasted materials. While the main bulk of the wood is used to build our beautiful hand crafted furniture, the by-products are then used to produce mulch, wood pellets, and paper pulp. Additionally, the forest products industry is responsible for generating 77 percent of the country’s biomass energy. They are the largest producer of renewable energy and exceeds the nation’s solar and wind energy combined.
You may be wondering what we do with the wood waste, which we actually use to heat our air drying kiln which dries our walnut woods. Slowly air drying the walnut wood helps maintain the natural beauty of walnut grain, making it beautiful and unique!
So the next time you’re looking for eco-friendly, sustainable furniture, think of George’s Furniture. Come visit our woodshop and get a tour!
For more information on wood harvesting in the Pennsylvania Forests be sure to check out their website: http://paforestproducts.org.
by Juanita | Jan 29, 2018 | George's Furniture, Rocking Chairs
In 1972, when George was young, he tipped his mother’s rocking chair so far back he hit his head! He made it a life goal to create a rocking chair that would not tip. Here at George’s Furniture, our “Won’t Tip Over” Rocking Chair solves this problem!
This rocking chair comes in various sizes and you can even choose the style of arms, woods, and finishes. All of our rocking chairs are the most comfortable chairs you will ever sit in due to their low center of gravity, allowing for a slow and gentle rocking motion. The comfortable contoured seat means no cushion is necessary. The spindle-back style cylindrical bars give plenty of support to your back, ensuring a comfortable and high quality rocking experience.
For more information about our rocking chairs, or to place a custom order for one, call us today at 1-800-799-1685!
Watch the video here: http://ow.ly/sPo630g6hft
by Juanita | Oct 16, 2017 | George's Furniture, Team Bio
Craftsman Caleb Druck has been working at George’s Furniture for four years. His interest in furniture was sparked during high school when he began an apprenticeship at the company.
He loves his coworkers, flexible work hours, being able to build his own furniture, and creating quality pieces he knows will last. Caleb’s favorite piece of furniture he ever built was a customized cherry coffee table with walnut butterflies and an x-brace pedestal.
In his free time, Caleb enjoys being outdoors hunting and farming.
by Juanita | Oct 2, 2017 | George's Furniture, Team Bio
Craftsman Gordon Allen has been with George’s Furniture for 20 years. He first became interested in the furniture making industry in shop class during 8th grade, where Gordon constructed a cherry stained oak nightstand with pull-out drawers.
His favorite part of working for George’s Furniture is the satisfaction that comes with making a product from start to finish by hand, watching all of the parts and pieces come together to form a beautiful piece of furniture. Gordon’s favorite piece of furniture he ever built was the George’s “Gossip Bench,” a spindle-back side chair with an attached small desk, complete with a drawer. He also truly enjoyed created a seven-foot long maple settee with six legs.
In his spare time, Gordon enjoys reading—his favorite authors being John Grisham and James Patterson. He also loves any and all Star Trek novels by various authors. Gordon enjoys latch hook and crocheting projects, as well as bicycling. His favorite TV shows are Star Trek, Law and Order, Chicago, Bones, Dallas, Knots Landing, and Knight Rider.