By car, by bike by plane

By car, by bike by plane

Birth of quality furniture

George first began his business in 1972.  He made furniture in an old dairy barn wood shop and marketed it at a small stand in Lancaster County.  The Gurnsey Barn, was a local venue for country music and local theater nestled along the tourist stretch of Route 30.  It was there that George met many tourists and his customer based expanded throughout the east coast.

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While the customers loved the quality they also wanted to watch the furniture building process.  So, in the late 1980’s, George transformed on old 5 car garage, on the farm, into a showroom.  The wood shop and showroom together invites the public to watch the craftsman building wooden heirlooms.  Tour the wood shop and discover the thought and the skilled design each piece of furniture receives.  The craftsman signs and dates his carefully created heirlooms.

Bus, motorcycle, airplane

Many people visiting Lancaster County enjoy the excursion through the rolling farmland of western Lancaster County.  They tour the wood shop and purchase solid wood furniture created to their specifications.  Although customers often come by car, motorcycle or tour bus, some more adventuresome ones have arrived by bike. They follow the many historical bike routes throughout the county. One couple even landed their small plane at a local airport 5 minutes from George’s Furniture to place their order for furniture.

So with access to the internet, Georgesfurniturepa.com contains videos about how our furnituremission 4 drawer coffee table is made. Explore the many samples of quality furniture, to inspire new furniture design. Although the website contains a lot of pictures to view, it is only a small sampling of the furniture we make.  Each piece of furniture is carefully designed, allowing for the natural wood to adjust to moisture changes.  Then it is assigned a skilled craftsman to build.  The final step is the application of the craftsman’s signature and dated. Bring in your own ideas and George’s craftsmen will bring those dreams to a reality.

 

Our Crafting Process

Our Crafting Process

We pride ourselves on our efficient and quality crafting process, bringing an artisan touch to every single piece that goes through our shop. We provide an unwavering commitment to delivering superior quality to all of our customers. Let’s walk through our crafting process to see how our talented craftsmen achieve those elegant styles for each piece.

Drying the Lumber

We slow dry the rough-sawn lumber in our kiln video (which is heated using wood trimmings from projects) to reduce stress cracks that may occur in the grain if it dries too quickly.  Over time, the moisture in the wood can lead to loose joints, splits and even warping. Some lumber will even dry for several years before it is ready to be crafted into furniture. Our lumber is then stored in a climate-controlled building until it is needed to retain the integrity of the lumber.

Construction

Each and every piece has a craftsman that is chosen to handcraft that piece from start to finish. Our craftsman will review the plans, select the boards and processes the boards (Video) through our joiners, planers and table saws until the pieces are ready to be glued. The craftsman will then carefully cut, turn and sand each piece to the exact customer specifications. Each table leg and bed finial is then individually hand turned on a lathe. Precise hand sanding throughout the assembly process ensures proper fit and finish.

Finishing

After the piece of furniture is assembled, it is taken to the staining station where the craftsmen will hand rub the color-specified stain into the wood. After the stain has thoroughly dried, the piece will be taken into the dust-filtering spray booth where two coats of a premium-quality clear, water-resistant finish are applied (video) to the entire piece to protect it from moisture. The first coat of finish is dried and sanded and after the second coat, the piece is closely inspected for smoothness and coverage.

Final Inspection

Each piece is very carefully inspected to make sure it exceeds George’s Furniture quality standards. The furniture is then dated and signed by the craftsmen to show pride in the artisanship of the piece.

Our Entertainment & TV Stand Pieces

Our Entertainment & TV Stand Pieces

Your living space will be inviting for guests and family with our variety of quality Entertainment Centers and TV Stands. Each style boasts elegance and longevity as a perfect addition to your living room for family movie nights or watching games with friends.

 

Entertainment Buffets

These buffets are adjustable and provide shelving for easy storage boasting charm and relaxation to your living space for your next family evening together.

Entertainment Buffets With Hutch Top

These Entertainment Centers provide storage space for all of your gadgets and entertainment accessories without the fear of looking cluttered. Your accessories will be protected from dust and damage with our multiple shelving design.

TV Stands

These stands are simplistic for easy use in any room. Each piece is handcrafted for optimal quality and can be customized to fit your exact specifications.

Entertainment Centers

These unique entertainment centers exhibit clean lines and will be the hub of your family living space. Customize your dream entertainment center and watch your craftsmen bring your vision to life

A Perfect Mother’s Day Gift

A Perfect Mother’s Day Gift

Are you looking for a perfect Mother’s Day gift? Give mom the gift of George’s Furniture this Mother’s Day.

There are several ways in which you can make this Mother’s Day very special with us:

  1. Schedule a tour of our woodshop so mom can see our skilled craftsmen in action.
  2. Visit our showroom to see a variety of options that your mother can choose from.
  3. Your mom will have the option of various natural woods and high-quality, water-resistant finishes to choose from. All of our furniture is customizable, from our gorgeous extension table to our rocking chair with matching slanted footstool.

Visit George’s Furniture for the perfect Mother’s Day gift this year! Call 1-800-799-1685 to schedule a tour today!

Caring for Your Piece of George’s Furniture

Caring for Your Piece of George’s Furniture

Caring for your piece of George’s Furniture is not like caring for just any piece of furniture. The finish used on each of our pieces is a durable, high-quality finish—and it is the best we have found for the following reasons:

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       NO MORE WATER MARKS

High Quality, Catalyzed Water-Resistant Finish

  • The finish is both heat and water-resistant
  • You do not need to use coasters for hot and cold drinks.
  • Warm dishes will not make white rings on the table (however, when taking items directly from the oven, stovetop, or microwave, a hot pad is suggested)
  • A good rule is:

    If it is not too hot for your fingers, it will not harm the table.

Weekly Care

  • Furniture can be washed with a damp cloth.
  • Duster spray may be used (however, sprays that contain wax may cause an undesirable build-up over a period of time)

Occasional Care

  • Polishing or to remove fingerprints, use a good grade furniture polish. Our favorite is Old English Lemon Oil, but Guardsman is also a good choice!

Note Worthy

  • The finish will have a chemical reaction if it comes in contact with rubber cement, airplane glue, or similar products.
  • Permanent magic markers and cigarette burns cause permanent damage to the finish.  
  • The finish will scratch and the wood will dent, so be careful not to slide heavy objects across the table, counters, dressers, etc. A staple or even a hard crumb could cause a surface scratch or indentation.
  • This is solid wood furniture, and it can be refinished.

Damage Repair

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         Made in 1983. Refinished like new.

If the damage is a deep scratch or dent and the finish is broken, the damage can be minimized.

  • First, soak the dent with a water saturated washcloth for several hours.
  • Then, while protecting it with a damp washcloth, apply a steam iron to the dent and process will help swell the dent out to the original level.
  • Please call us for advice on this process.

Restore to New

Having been in business more than 50+ years, we have families who bought a table when their children were small.  Then, when their family grew up or the table passed to the next generation, they brought the table back to us and we refinished the tabletop to look as good as new.

If you have any questions, please call us! Our furniture is built to endure the test of time. A great heirloom to be shared over the generations.