About Wayside Workshop - Northeast Ohio's Unfinished Furniture Store
Wayside Workshop is a family owned and operated business that was founded in 1976 by our father and mother, Donald & Eleanor Schulze. We started out in a very small store in Chardon, Ohio where we were located for seven years. When we outgrew that space in 1983, we moved to our present location in Aurora, Ohio at The Aurora Farms Premium Outlet Center, our current "World Headquarters". We love Aurora and enjoy being a part of this community.
Our mission has always been to provide our customers with quality, real wood furniture at a fair and affordable price. We also pride ourselves in our great and ever changing selection of unique accessories and gift items. Real Wood Furniture has always been an important aspect to what we do. That is why we are very happy to be a certified "Real Wood Furniture-Finished Your Way" retailer. This assures our customers of always getting real wood furniture for every room in your home with unlimited choices in finishing.
We are also very proud of our upholstered furniture from Hallagan Fine Furniture. Their quality, style and price are exceptional!
My sister Karen and I have been involved in the company since we were wee little girls. Now, my husband Ken and I manage our Aurora location, while Karen splits her time between the store and managing our custom finishing shop.
Unfortunately, our father and mother passed away in 2012 and 2010 respectively. Karen, Ken and I are now responsible for running the daily operations of the store, as well as helping customers with their furniture needs. You'll typically find us out on the floor on a daily basis, doing what we love most, helping our customers. Our father believed that to truly provide our customers with the styles and options that they need, we need to remain in constant contact with our customers. We continue that tradition today and if we are here in the store, we are available for you.
And now, a little about our extended family: We feel that we have a great bunch of people working with us. Our salespeople are very knowledgeable, friendly, and very helpful. Our finishers have a great deal of experience and are very talented at what they do. A lot of our people have been with us for many years. They all strive to provide the best customer service possible. We are truly blessed to have these great folks working with us.
We hope you will come in and visit us, or stop back if you have been in before. We have many more options available than we can show on our website. You should really come in and see all that we can do. Things are a little bit different here.
To our long time customers, we thank you for your continued patronage and appreciate your business.
To our new customers, we look forward to serving you today and in the future.