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Specializing in unique, customized furniture, Jake's Handcrafted Oak strives to provide your home with pieces that you will love. If you can't find exactly what you are looking for, Jake's will work with you to design the piece of your dreams and create a memorable experience. Jake's also strives to promote the local craftsmen in the community by showcasing their furniture within the store.
Jake's Handcrafted got its start in 1996. "I had worked at a feed mill previously," said Jake Chupp, owner, "and I decided I wanted to do something closer to home." A friend of Chupp's was in the furniture business and suggested he get into it as well. Now fifteen years later, Chupp has created a store well known amongst the locals.
Jake's Handcrafted is located just eight short miles north of Millersburg. Customers can soak up the beautiful countryside along the winding back roads of Holmesville as they make their way to the small furniture store. As you enter the store, you find yourself stepping into a true authentic, Amish atmosphere, as the smell of kerosene lamps fill the small shop. Chupp commented that some shoppers find it to be a unique shopping experience.
Don't let the name of the small shop deceive you. Jake's carries eight different hardwoods from hickory and maple to cherry and of course oak, with up to 14 different finishes and stains. High tech finishes and varnishes are used on all furniture pieces making them resistant to everyday household spills and making for an easy clean up.
Jake's provides furniture for every room in your household. Dining and living room pieces and bedroom sets of all styles are available. Chupp finds it hard to keep up with the popular trends in the furniture business as he enjoys a more traditional style. Everyone seems to be drifting toward the more modern and contemporary styles explained Chupp.
At Jake's, Chupp is always looking to improve his furniture line. Along with keeping up with the modernization of his furniture line, Chupp's biggest selling point is his ability to customize furniture pieces to match his customers needs. "We make custom pieces to work for each individual person," said Chupp. Alongside his wife, Chupp will design furniture pieces that are unique to their store.
"Being small like this you can be more of a one-on-one business," said Chupp. Making friends with his customer base has helped him to improve the quality of the furniture he carries. He enjoys meeting new people and maintaining relationships with returning customers and creating custom pieces that will mean more to his customers.
Chupp keeps a positive relationship with his community. "We get as much furniture as we can from the builders at the local church." Chupp strives to patronize the local artisans within his own community and maintain respect among his neighbors.
Jake's Handcrafted Oak is located on 8239 Township Road 562 in Holmesville. For more information call 888-388-5650 and find out how Chupp can help you create a unique piece for your home.