MOUNT HOPE — A seed dropped in fertile soil, watered with scores of ideas, is apt to flourish and produce.
Jr. Yoder has been in the furniture business for many years and he has turned his attention to providing unique, quality products, from the heritage of fine woodworking skills of Amish craftsmen, through The Cabin Store.
Along with his wife, Marilyn, and their family, the business began on the top floor of his family barn for a couple years, but grew into its new location in the winter of 2015.
The Cabin Store, which is now at 7928 State Route 241, features rustic furnishings, including log furniture, fireplace mantels, lodge rugs and reclaimed barn wood furniture, as well as maple syrup and many accessories.
The Cabin Store is environmentally friendly, re-using lumber from old barns to create quality wood products, such as bedroom sets, kitchen tables and fireplace mantels.
"We take reclaimed lumber from barn beams and clean them up," Yoder said. He carves leaves into the logs or inspirational messages such as ‘Faith, family, friends’ or ‘To God be the Glory.’
"We have exotic woods from all over the world," Yoder added. "My goal was to have a unique and intriguing store, not just what everybody else has. We focus on lodges and cabins, or that single room a guy has in a townhouse that he wants to turn into a man cave."
He explained because of the nature of wood, when you go into your special room after a tough, stressful day, it is naturally relaxing.
The Cabin Store also provides special orders.
"We can do custom work," Yoder said. "If you bring in ideas or sketches, we can have it made and then ship it anywhere."
Among the many unique items the Cabin Store features is a fire pit that burns 30 percent hotter and emits less smoke. They also carry special stain resistant braided rugs that absorb coffee or Gatorade spills. Stop in for a demonstration.
The Cabin Store is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday. They gladly accept Mount Hope Merchant gift cards.
They also offer lodging at the cabin in the woods on the property. For more information, call 330-674-1838.
Reporter Kevin Lynch can be reached at 330-674-5676 or firstname.lastname@example.org.