Without furniture, pets would have no physical boundaries to separate them from their human companions, eventually leading them to seek employment in our poker halls and on the National Crime Prevention Council. Put overstepping pooches in their place with today's Groupon: for $50, you get $100 toward furniture at Buck's Furniture Stores, Inc. in Bloomington.
The dedicated brothers who operate Buck's Furniture have been presenting customers with a vast selection of high-quality, solid wood furniture for more than 50 years. Available unfinished, factory finished, or custom finished by in-house professionals, the majority of Buck's room fillers are wrought from maple, pine, or oak, with a few items crafted from still-decorated Christmas trees. A flexible number of supper guests may comfortably surround a kitchen table with metropolitan legs ($559.95), which extends from 60 inches to 75 inches long, and a steam-bent Windsor chair ($109.95–$139.95) invites after-dinner lingering by cradling backs in subtly curved solid wood. A comfy eucalyptus adironack chair ($199.95) inspires lazy chats and afternoon gossip about which milkman is secretly lactose intolerant, and painted rocking chairs ($169.95) outfit dens in creaky chic comfort available in both white and black.
The furniture experts at Buck's burnish bare woods using water and oil-based products from General Finishes. Their careful application ($35+) of stains, glazes, lacquers, and topcoats creates color and texture that can match wood to the tint of other pieces. For customers who wish to finish furniture themselves, the helpful owners also dispense detailed advice, such as “Always sand in the direction of the grain” and “Never look a howler monkey in the eye.”