Furniture You Won’t Find Anywhere Else

Photo of an Enrico Bartolini table.
Coffee table by Enrico Bartolini.

While the big box stores are stocking the same old furniture styles that everyone else carries, at Van Gorders’ we’re sourcing unique, handcrafted rustic pieces by skilled local artisans.

Visit any of our three spacious showrooms to find furniture that features gorgeous natural materials like wood and river rocks complemented by fine metal accents.

This gorgeous Enrico Bartolini coffee table, for example, is crafted right here in Northeastern Pennsylvania from spalted maple and petrified wood from Madagascar.

Photo of the signature on an Enrico Bartolini table.
Hand-signed by the artist.

It sits atop burnished metal legs, and is stamped and hand-signed.

This amazing heirloom-quality piece is available right now in our Lake Wallenpaupack showroom.

Stop by for a power browse!

 

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Customize Your Furniture to Fit Your Style

Your home is an expression of your personal style. Your furniture should be, too!

Customize your bedroom furniture hardware at Van Gorders' Furniture.
Unique hardware can enhance the style of your home furnishings.

At Van Gorders’ Furniture, we offer a variety of ways to customize your home furnishings.

  • Fabrics
  • Hardware
  • Wood species
  • And more!

Stop by one of our welcoming showrooms in Honesdale, Milford or at Lake Wallenpaupack, in PA to see the options.

Customize Your Country Value Bedroom Set

Customize your Country Value Woodworks bedroom furniture at Van Gorders' Furniture.
Customize your finely crafted Country Value Woodworks furniture.

One example of how you can customize your bedroom furniture selections is with our Country Value Woodoworks brand.

These beautiful pieces are finely constructed by Amish craftsmen in Pennsylvania.

Customize the wood species on your bedroom furniture at Van Gorders' Furniture.
Select the wood species that fits your home décor.

Truly, you can have it YOUR way! Choose your favorite wood species, finish and hardware to fit your preferences.

Our courteous staff are ready to help you choose the color, style, and size that fits your personal style and your living space. Most of our staff have been with our family owned business for many years. So when you ask a question, you will receive a knowledgeable answer.

Contact Van Gorders’ Furniture to learn more. Or, visit one of our big furniture showrooms for a power browse. You’ll find a unique selection of classic and rustic styles for every room of your home.

Furniture to Make Your Holidays Merrier

The holiday season is here! It’s a special time of year when family and friends gather together for meals, merriment and extended visits.

At Van Gorders’ Furniture, we’ve got classic and rustic furnishings, for every room of your home, to help simplify your life… and your celebrations.

La-Z-Boy iClean Fabric

Family gatherings are great, but they can sometimes be messy! You’ll spend less time cleaning up with La-Z-Boy iClean Fabric. It repels spills and resists stains! Plus, it’s:

  • affordable
  • beautiful
  • easy to clean
  • great for active households with children or pets

We carry hundreds of La-Z-Boy recliners and sofas in all three of our showrooms in Honesdale, Milford, or at Lake Wallenpaupack, in Pennsylvania.

And, we offer the best prices in the northeast!

Watch our own Scott Mosher demonstrate how it works.

Expandable Dining Room Tables

Have some last minute additions to your guest list? An expandable dining room table can add flexibility to your holiday gatherings.

  • Butterfly leaves are great for smaller spaces. The removable centerpiece can be placed at any time to accommodate a large group at your dining room table.
  • Drop leaf dining room tables feature end pieces that can be folded down to save space, or up to add more place settings.
  • Storage leaf tables help to protect your table leaves when not in use.

If you really want to make things easy, try this solid oak model by TEI. Once again, Scott will show you how it works.

Reclining Sofas

When things quiet down and it’s time to watch your favorite holiday movie, there’s nothing like a comfy reclining sofa to help you relax. But if you think reclining sofas are made for man caves, think again!

At Van Gorders’ Furniture, we carry this stylish power reclining sofa by La-Z-Boy. It makes it easy to kick back while maintaining your home’s aesthetic.

Watch Max Van Gorder Demonstrate How it Works

For more information, check out our website or visit one of our three welcoming showrooms in Honesdale, Milford, or at Lake Wallenpaupack, in Pennsylvania.

Find Quality Furniture Made in the USA

Did you know that at Van Gorders’ Furniture we offer a wide selection of quality American-made brands? That’s right. Made in the USA.

Come on in and check it out!

Visit any of our three big showrooms in Milford, Honesdale, or at scenic Lake Wallenpaupack, in PA. You’ll find beautiful classic and rustic furnishings for every room of your home. Living room, dining room, bedroom, bar, and patio. And, that’s not all!

Made in the USA Brands

Photo of a Made in the USA Fireside Lodge bar set.
Unique Fireside Lodge bar set.

You can select from La-Z-Boy, Sealy Posturepedic, Stearns & Foster, Vaughan-Bassett, Fireside Lodge, Green Gables, Old Hickory, and more!

This American-made furniture is of superior value. It looks better because it is better. It’s made in the USA and it does not cost more.

Stop by one of Van Gorders’ three welcoming showrooms this Labor Day weekend to compare, and enjoy storewide savings. You’ll soon see that our 80-year-old family-owned business is not at all like the cookie cutter big box stores.

Friendly Staff

Photo of a Made in the USA La Z Boy sectional.
Get your La-Z-Boy in time for football season!

Our friendly and knowledgeable staff are ready to answer your questions. But there’s never any pressure, just a relaxing shopping adventure.

Each of our showrooms feature Sealy Posturepedic and Stearns & Foster mattress galleries. You can test out the mattress that’s right for you. And, save hundreds of dollars on America’s premier luxury mattress.

Plus, you’ll find a La-Z-Boy Comfort Studio at our historic flagship store in downtown Honesdale. We feature the best recliner prices in the northeast.

Get your La-Z-Boy recliner or sectional in time for football season!

For more information, visit us online or call one of the showrooms at 570-296-9610, 570-253-1860 or 570-226-9726.

Celebrating 80 Years

Be sure to enter the Van Gorders’ Furniture Facebook contest. It runs monthly through 2016 in honor of our 80th year in business!

Click here to get all the details you’ll need to win an $80 gift certificate.

And, watch the video below to catch a preview of our unique furniture showrooms.

You’ll like what you find!

Beautiful Barnwood Furniture

Barnwood furniture is more popular than ever these days. We understand why. For decades, Van Gorders’ Furniture has specialized in this unique style of heirloom quality rustic furniture.

You’ll find barnwood furniture for every room of your home in all three of our spacious and welcoming showrooms. We offer pieces such as dining tables, bed frames, dressers, and bars.

The Barnwood Furniture Story

Photo of a barnwood furniture bed frame at Van Gorders' FurnitureIt’s interesting to note that a selection of the quality American-made rustic furniture that we carry is constructed from salvaged old growth barnwood timbers reclaimed from structures out west. Each piece of rustic barnwood furniture tells a story of America’s history. Materials with the right look and quality are handpicked and recycled into beautiful furniture that carries timeworn greys and brown tones, saw marks, nail holes, exposed joinery, and metal work that makes it one-of a-kind.

Back in the day, when the barns were first constructed, a 2 x 4 actually measured 2 inches thick, and the tight-grained wood from ancient trees cut on a circle sawmill maintained the tell-tale half circle marks from the blade. Those kinds of quality timbers aren’t available in the new lumber produced today.

Heirloom Quality Barnwood Furniture

Photo of a barnwood furniture dining table at Van Gorders' Furniture.Reclaiming old growth timbers to construct rustic barnwood furniture produces bold, sturdy pieces that are built to last. Owning a piece of barnwood furniture ensures that you will have something beautiful to pass on from generation to generation.

Each piece is unique, with a natural patina that only Father Time and Mother Nature can create. Support beams that once sustained the weight of the season’s hay stocks are transformed into massive dining room table legs or bedposts. Antique roof trusses and siding boards are reimagined into doors, drawers or table tops.

Bring the Outdoors Inside

Photo of a barnwood furniture bar with stools at Van Gorders' Furniture.At Van Gorders’ Furniture, we maintain a deep respect for the majesty of the great outdoors as well as the many fine traditions that are part of our nation’s past.

Stop in to any of our welcoming showrooms — in Honesdale and Milford or at Lake Wallenpaupack, in Pennsylvania — to experience the beauty of barnwood furniture firsthand.

Our helpful staff are always ready to answer your questions but are never pushy. It is our pleasure to host your relaxing furniture shopping adventure!

You can also submit a comment or question for Van Gorders’ Furniture right here…

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It’s Our 80th Anniversary!

Photo of Van Gorders' Furniture Honesdale showroom to celebrate the business's 80th anniversary.
Our Flagship showroom at the corner of Church & 6th Streets in Honesdale, PA.

Eighty years ago, Van Gorders’ Furniture began business as the Honesdale Furniture Exchange. Founder Ralph Van Gorder rented the bottom floor of the Jenkins Building on Honesdale’s Main Street in 1936 and placed an ad in the Wayne Independent saying he would buy anyone’s used furniture—“a single piece, an attic full or a house full.”

Today, our fourth-generation family-owned business sells new furniture, specializing in the finest American-made rustic home furnishings, as well as flooring and Sealy Posturepedic and Stearns & Foster mattresses. We have consistently grown and changed with the times, now serving the tri-state region with the Lake Region’s three largest furniture showrooms, located in Milford, Lake Wallenpaupack and Honesdale, PA.

80th Anniversary Facebook Contest

To celebrate our 80-year milestone, we’re awarding an $80 gift certificate every month in 2016 through a Facebook contest. Participants must “like” our page to earn a chance to win by correctly identifying various aspects of a photo we will post monthly on our Facebook page.

Check out our February winner as selected by our own Scott Mosher!

Decades before social media came into existence, Ralph Van Gorder began building a customer base the old fashioned way. Reflecting on Ralph’s business acumen, his son Don Van Gorder wrote, “I have always heard that the Dutch were avid merchants, so Dad evidently came into his calling naturally.”

It wasn’t long before Ralph realized the need to expand, and purchased a sprawling four-floor historic landmark in Honesdale, which we still use today. Originally the National Hotel, it has stood at the corner of Church and Sixth Streets since 1865.

Although the business survived the devastating flood of 1942, some artifacts, like its first ledger, are permanently stained with flood mud. The ledger reveals that the first customer bought a “Wash Boiler” for $1.00, to be paid within two weeks. The next was a “battery radio with speaker,” at a cost of $2.50—“to be worked out.”

Growing and Changing with the Times

Photo of the Van Gorders' Furniture team showcasing rustic furniture at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts Rustic for the Home Harvest Festival.
Max, Greg, Derek (holding Jack), and Dylan Van Gorder.

As the business continued to grow, Don opened a modern second showroom on Route 6 at beautiful Lake Wallenpaupack, PA in 1978. His son Scott joined the business and brought a distinct focus on lodge- and Adirondack-style furnishings that reflect the natural beauty of the Pocono Mountains, Catskills and Delaware River Highlands.

Scott’s three sons Derek, Dylan and Max have since entered the business, and in October 2014 Van Gorders’ Furniture expanded into its third showroom in Milford, PA. “We have staying power, a unique product mix, and an honest approach to business,” explains Scott. Grandsons Greg and Jackson are already involved in sustaining the family reputation as a longtime community business with their winning personalities.

Photo of Van Gorders' Furniture staff members at the Milford, PA showroom.
Our great team of staff members. Left to right: Jeff Beddoe, Darrell Lavoie, Casey Dmochowski, Scott Mosher, Sean Davis, and Joe Ayres.

Another factor contributing to our 80-year success story is our caring and knowledgeable professional staff—some of whom have been with us for more than 35 years—who provide excellent and dependable service to devoted customers. As in the early days, every team member is dedicated to providing an enjoyable and relaxing shopping adventure, which means being helpful without being pushy.

Today, Van Gorders’ Furniture is proud to serve the Pennsylvania, New York and New Jersey regions as the fifth generation of Van Gorders learns the art and craft of a multi-generational family business.

Visit our website to see more. And, don’t forget to “like” our Facebook page to follow the monthly contest and learn about upcoming sales or special offers.

3 Space Saving Tips to Get You the Perfect Dining Room Table

The holidays are right around the corner. Soon, it will be time for special gatherings and meals with family and friends!

Right now is the perfect time to spruce up your home with a new dining room table. At Van Gorders’ Furniture we carry quality American made brands like Country Value, Old Hickory and Green Gables.

And, we’ve got many dining room table options to fit your home décor, and your space.

Dining Room Tables – 3 Space Saving Tips

Here are 3 stylish and convenient space-saving options.

Photo of a Green Gables dining room table at Van Gorders' Furniture in Milford, PA.
This beauty is handcrafted in the United States from reclaimed barnwood timbers.
  • Butterfly leaves are great for smaller spaces. The removable centerpiece can be placed at any time to accommodate a large group at your dining room table.
  • Drop leaf dining room tables feature end pieces that can be folded down to save space, or up to add more place settings.
  • Storage leaf tables help to protect your table leaves when not in use.

We also carry a selection of base options, some of which provide extra storage. Or, a lazy susan option for ease of serving your guests.

Dining Room Table Finishes

At Van Gorders’ Furniture you can choose from a variety of wood species, like barnwood, oak, hickory, chestnut, and even pine.

Photo of a dining room table and chairs at Van Gorders' Furniture in Milford, PA.
Look at the quality craftsmanship in this Green Gables chair.

One of our most popular dining room table styles is made of reclaimed barnwood timbers by Green Gables Furniture in Illinois. These finely crafted pieces are sturdy and stylish. Their form and function create a family heirloom to be loved for generations to come.

So stop by any of Van Gorders’ 3 big showrooms for a relaxing shopping adventure—in downtown Honesdale, historic Milford or at scenic Lake Wallenpaupack. There’s never any sales pressure, just a relaxing experience in our unique and welcoming showrooms.

Our experienced staff is ready to answer your questions or offer help only when you need it.

Or, visit us online at VanGorders.com.

You’ll like what you find!

You can also submit a comment or question for Van Gorders’ Furniture right here…

Get a Comfortable Recliner for the Big Game

Football season is here, and the best seat in the house for college or pro games is a comfortable recliner.

At Van Gorders’ Furniture, we carry a variety of quality recliner brands like La-Z-Boy, England, Flexsteel and Best—most are made in the USA. They’re comfortable, durable and affordable.

Photo of comfortable La Z Boy recliners at Van Gorders' FurniturePlus, we’ve got a variety of great recliner options for you to choose from…

If you want to go big, we’ve got reclining loveseats and sofas, so the whole family can watch the big game.

For extreme comfort, try a power or lift recliner. Or, how about a massage recliner? It can really take the edge off when your team is having a bad week!

You can customize your selection with an array of fabrics or leather applications to fit your home décor or personal style.

Van Gorders’ Furniture has hundreds of recliners in stock and the lowest prices around. Test one out in our La-Z-Boy Comfort Studio in our Honesdale showroom.

Or stop by any of Van Gorders’ 3 big showrooms for a relaxing shopping adventure—in downtown Honesdale, historic Milford or at scenic Lake Wallenpaupack.

You’ll like what you find!

Here’s a preview…