New Hartford welcomes furniture store from Collinsville

NEW HARTFORD – Greg and Kellee Wasoka consider that finely crafted, American-made home furniture from native trees is a superior benefit than much less resilient imported furniture.

At their lately relocated The us the Lovely Country Retail outlet, shoppers often pay out a lot less for Amish-designed hardwood furniture than for home furniture created from inferior elements, co-operator Greg Wasoka claimed.

“Amish furnishings does not just mean costly home furnishings,” he explained. “You can stroll into a massive-box shop, or you can order from a very high-close on-line salesperson or web page, and it will say that it’s American-grown hardwood. … And then you click on the facts and it claims it is a laminate with particle board.”

Greg Wasoka grew up in Naugatuck, where he aided his parents at their antiques shop. The keep eventually commenced stocking Amish furnishings, and about 20 a long time in the past his parents produced the swap to all Amish-manufactured home furnishings and household décor, he explained. 

About 11 several years back, he and his wife, Kellee, moved to New Hartford and opened America the Wonderful Nation Keep in Collinsville. Now, their new spot at 37 Greenwoods Road in the Hurley Company Park has about 3,500 sq. toes, twice as significantly as the Collinsville keep experienced,  Wasoka said.
Like his dad and mom did, they specialize in home furnishings from Amish and Mennonite woodworking stores in Lancaster and Lebanon counties in Pennsylvania, they mentioned.

People include Brage, State Classics, CountryTyme, Forest to Residence, Rustic Nation, Zimmerman, Village Inn, LuxWood and Eden Craft.
They also depict Sonrise Poly, Leisure Garden and Escape for outside furnishings and add-ons.

“We invest in home furniture from men and women we’ve recognised for 20 years, right in the coronary heart of Lancaster County,” he explained. “They’re excellent folks to perform with. They have the ideal get the job done ethic that I have at any time noticed.”

“We have fantastic relationships with all of our suppliers,” Kellee Wasoka claimed. “I’ve achieved so many talented, valuable persons, not just our sellers, but other smaller companies, other women of all ages in company that are very supportive of every other.”

Hutches, eating tables, ladderback chairs, poly Adirondack chairs and assorted present goods are exhibited in a massive showroom with freshly painted, white walls, illuminated by bright overhead lights. A stockroom holds much more stock, together with candles created by Old Candle Barn in Intercourse, Pa., and three other firms. A corner of the home holds home furnishings that is offered and awaiting delivery.

“We provide it within 40 miles of our retailer with a $150 delivery charge,” Greg Wasoka mentioned.

“This is going to Waterbury,” he claimed, pointing to a maple hutch. “And that cabinet is heading to the Highland Lake area.”

In the showroom, a rough-sawn oak dining desk built by Fisher Furniture with a dim-stained planked area stands around a chair built of Morgan maple with a lighter complete. “You can transform the finishes on all the things,” he explained. “It’s all custom made entirely to your liking.”

Customers can decide on a complete from 20 distinct slabs of wood of various shades.

“People obtain us by means of our site a lot, and Fb,” he claimed, introducing that it is greater that customers make their closing conclusions on furnishings by traveling to the retailer somewhat than purchasing on the net. “Everybody’s keep track of is various,” he said, earning shade assortment tough on the internet. “And we like to establish a marriage with the buyer, so that if something goes incorrect, we can be there to support correct the issue.”

The interaction is important, Kellee  Wasoka mentioned. “It’s just good to be equipped to communicate to the persons,” she claimed. “We can tell them a tale of where by (the home furnishings) is coming from and the names of the proprietors.”

“We definitely have a unique product or service than what is usual these days,” Greg Wasoka said. Some organizations construct furniture from illegally harvested rainforest wood, he stated. The home furnishings the Wasokas sell is mostly from lumber grown in Pennsylvania, with some sustainably-grown wood developed in northern New England, he stated.

“I’m generally happy that we have anything for most people,” Kellee Wasoka said. “They usually find a thing that they could acquire and be happy of. I never convey in anything that I would not have in my very own home and be happy of.”

The usa the Wonderful State Keep is open up Wednesday via Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more details, go to www.americathebeautifulcountrystore.com or simply call 860-238-7293.