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Unlike many established furniture businesses in the area, upon entering Yoder's Oak and Cherry you won't feel out of place stepping into a fancy, over priced show room of furniture. Marvin Yoder, manager, uses the tag line "no fancy building, no fancy prices," to set the scene for his furniture business.
Set inside a large shop, Yoder's furniture does not lack in quality or craftsmanship. Most of Yoder's pieces are custom designed by Yoder himself or purchased from the local craftsman in the area. Yoder is always looking to improve upon his designs and create something new and unique his customers will enjoy.
Marvin Yoder began his career in the landscaping business. As the winter months approached, Yoder found himself looking for work to keep him busy.
"I've always had an interest in the furniture business," said Yoder. He began his venture with a store in Norwalk and spent three years driving back and forth from Holmes County.
The store was looking to reach out to the Holmes County market in order to sell their furniture to the large tourist crowd there. Once the opportunity to start his own store came around, Yoder couldn't pass it up.
Today you will find furniture pieces such as; bedroom sets, kitchen and dining sets, vanities, jewelry holders, living room furniture and much more. Oak and cherry are not the only wood finishes available, in fact Yoder's Oak and Cherry offers up to 10 different species of hardwoods.
As you walk around the shop, you will notice catalogues displaying different styles and stains for furniture options. Upholstery pieces are laid out to help you pick a piece that will fit perfectly in your home. Physical wood displays of different types, stains and paints are strung out to help the customer find the perfect finish to compliment their latest interior design project.
Can't find exactly what you're looking for? Sit down with Marvin and share your ideas on the perfect kitchen island or your dream entertainment center. He can work with you to customize a piece exactly to your liking.
To make your shopping experience even more convenient, Yoder's Oak and Cherry offers the availability of home delivery and shipments.
You will also find a variety of other small home décor items. Small wooden trinkets and sculptures are available such as; handcrafted motorcycles sculptures, Cat's Meow Village Collectables and other small toys and décor pieces. Fake hall trees and plants and unique candle holders and table toppers are also sold at the store.
Yoder said his bedroom sets have been best sellers for his business and can be found in rustic and modern styles. While Yoder has no current plans of expansion, he is always "trying to come up with new ideas."
Curios and kitchen islands are drawing more of an interest and Yoder hopes to design and develop more in his store.
Business has been good for Yoder's Oak and Cherry. Yoder says he has seen a steady line of traffic as the tourists months begin. Yoder relies mostly on his tourist customer base and sees a lot of repeat customers throughout the season. "We tend to cater more toward the travelers," said Yoder.
"We have received good feedback on our low prices," said Yoder. "Just because the furniture is custom made, doesn't mean it's expensive."
Yoder's Oak and Cherry is located at 6018 County Road 77, located across the street from Heini's Cheese Chalet in Bunker Hill. Hours of operation are 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Saturday. The store may be contacted by next-day fax at 330-698-3200.