There’s a Smarter Way to Shop for Furniture

In a world where everyone is in a hurry and consumers want things fast and cheap, at least one local furniture store takes a different approach.

Located in downtown Huntley, Strode’s Furniture has a 6,500-square-foot showroom that’s full of American-made furniture. The quality craftsmanship inside is far and above what you’ll find in a big-box competitor.

“Customers appreciate the quality, attractiveness and durability of our furniture,” says owner Bob Wozniak. “When you have a quality product to start with, there are fewer problems and there’s greater satisfaction.”

Wozniak and his team take the time to help customers understand how this furniture is made and what makes quality furniture stand out.

“Real wood furniture feels solid, heavy and stable,” he says. “It does not wobble or creak if proper joinery is used.”

Strode’s carries furniture for every room of the home, including special-order outdoor furniture. There are also area rugs, lamps, artwork, ceramics and other home decor. Delivery is free anywhere in the Chicago area.

Best of all, what’s available on the floor is only a starting point.

“We do a lot of special orders because there are so many options to choose from,” says Wozniak. “For example, customers wanting a dining room table can choose from eight different woods, 30 different finishes, numerous styles, and their own number of leaves and hardware.”

Amish craftsmen are known for quality products made of real wood. They’re distinctly different from the imports you’ll find elsewhere.

Most importantly, they don’t take shortcuts. The Amish use a multi-step process that includes sanding several times, staining, drying and sealing before applying a final top coat with a hardener for durability. The thick top coat levels out for a smooth finish.

“They are very hardworking people who take pride in what they do,” says Wozniak.

Strode’s Furniture is located at 11707 Main St., in downtown Huntley. For more information, call the store at (847) 669-3500.