Old Hickory Furniture Company has been widely known for furnishing the lodges and great rooms in many of America’s State and National Parks, so it’s not surprising that this legendary rustic brand has found new fame on the Paramount Network series Yellowstone.
If you’ve been streaming Yellowstone and watching the drama unfold around the Dutton Ranch, you’ve likely noticed some Old Hickory pieces that truly set an authentic scene.
At Van Gorders’ Furniture, we’ve been carrying Old Hickory furnishings for decades. In fact, our family business is one of a select group of Old Hickory Premium Dealers authorized to bring this slice of American history to you.
These beautiful pieces are finely constructed by Amish craftsmen in Pennsylvania.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
It’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
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
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.
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.”
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
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.
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.