Lilly’s Big Boo Boo

Our Granddaughter Lilly can do no wrong. Our little artist loves play dough, colored pencils and crayons. One day she ...
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wool carpet for allergies

Dust in the Wind

Dust in the Wind No, We're not talking about the song from 1977 by Kansas. Winds are blowing all over ...
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Stange's Stressless Zone

Glimpse Inside Our Stressless Zone

How much Stressless Furniture will you find at Stange’s? If you enter through our Washington Street doors you descend directly into ...
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Thomas Edison Console

Thomas Edison Was Here!

An Industrial Console Table With a Whole Lot of History At first glance I saw a well made industrial console ...
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Sam Taylor & Bob Stange

Smokin in the Boiler Room

How Taylor – Stange Furniture began. Back in 1952, teachers Sammy Taylor & Bob Stange, were smoking cigarettes in the boiler ...
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kid proof fabrics

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Lilly’s Big Boo Boo

Our Granddaughter Lilly can do no wrong. Our little artist loves play dough, colored pencils and crayons.

One day she wandered into the sun room with a dark crayon. Before anyone had a clue, there was a new crayon design on the side of the sofa. Oh, Oh!

crypton fabric with crayon

Lilly’s mom sent us this picture of Lilly’s latest art project. She was hoping her Papa would have an easy way to erase Lilly’s Boo Boo. Luckily for everyone the sofa material was a kid proof Crypton fabric.

The crayon came out and everyone lived happily ever after, including the sofa.

Lilly's BooBoo

Come see all our Kid Proof fabrics at Stange’s for your new sofa or chair.

Afraid of white? Our curved Oslo ivory sectional is big kid proof too.

Learn more about Kid Proof fabrics here

kid proof fabrics

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wool carpet for allergies

Dust in the Wind

Dust in the Wind

breathe easy with wool carpet

No, We're not talking about the song from 1977 by Kansas. Winds are blowing all over the place. You've got your Nor'Easter in the East, Norther in the Midwest, Chinook in the Rockies, Santa Ana, Diablo, and Sundowner winds here in California. There's Taku in Alaska and to the farthest of the far west are the Pali and Kona Winds of Hawaii. You can also throw in occasional gales, cyclones, twisters, and dust devils just to make sure we're paying attention. With all this wind, there's all manner of debris flying around pretty much all the time. It kicks up pollutants to enter your nostrils but you can breathe easy with wool carpet.

breathe easy with wool carpet

It is nice to know that carpets of 100% pure wool can help out. Here's how: Wool has an amazing ability to attract and hold airborne pollutants such as sulfur dioxide, and nitrogen oxide among other niceties. It also attracts dust particles, pollen and other allergens and holds them in place until they can be harmlessly vacuumed away. This helps you create a healthier home.

breathe easy with wool carpet - Hedgerow Wool Carpeting

Cumulative evidence strongly suggests that carpets of 100% pure wool have a beneficial effect on people's health.Not long ago a major European Community Respiratory Health study of nearly 20,000 people at 30 centers in 17 countries concluded that wall-to-wall installations of wool carpets in bedrooms were associated with dramatically reduced incidents of allergy and asthmatic symptoms. This effect was consistent over all 30 centers studied.

\breathe easy with wool carpet - Shag Area Rug

 Breathe easy with wool carpet. Wool is ideal for allergy-prone individuals. Allergy to wool is virtually non-existent. Wool carpeting acts as a natural air purifier, does not promote the growth of dust mites or bacteria and is inherently fire safe through its natural flame-retardant qualities.

So when the winds blow in your neighborhood quit wasting money on Allerest, Clariton, and Flonase. Have Stange's install 100% pure wool carpeting or add a wool area rug instead. You can learn more about the wonders of wool here.

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Stange's Stressless Zone

Glimpse Inside Our Stressless Zone

How much Stressless Furniture will you find at Stange’s? If you enter through our Washington Street doors you descend directly into Stange’s Stressless Zone. A huge selection of Stressless furniture is ready for you to test.

The Live Series chairs at the foot of the stairs show you the three available base options. The small shows the rocking Signature Base. The medium has the powered self contained Leg Comfort leg rest. The large is shown in the Classic Base.

huge selection of Stressless furniture inside our Zone

 

A hard right turn leads to these 4 groups of Stressless recliners shown in small, medium and large. There’s one extra Leg Comfort chair thrown into the mix too.

Stressless furniture Stressless recliners

 

A turn to left reveals another 5 collections of Stressless recliners. One style is shown twice showing all sizes in both the Classic Base and in the new rocking Signature Base. You can barely see two ottoman in the bottom right corner of the picture. This is an area where we frequently show whatever closeout or discontinued models we may happen to have.

Stressless furniture Stressless recliners

 

On each side in the center we feature a skeleton of a Stressless chair. Your sales associate will explain how everything works to achieve the most comfortable seating in the world. We ‘ll help you find a Stressless that fills in the curve of your neck, relaxes your shoulders, in a seat depth to give you outstanding back support. We’ll want to fully support your legs without putting any pressure on your knees or back. With all these chairs most people find several that are contenders for their dream recliner.

Stressless furniture Stressless recliner skeleton

 

Even if you are looking for a sofa or sectional we’ll want to start you in the chairs. Getting the feel of a proper fit for your body really helps narrow down which sofa styles will work best for you. Stressless furniture really is made to fit your body. Some Stressless sofas are made to match the seat depths and back heights of large chairs, others match medium chairs.

Here is our Pause low back sofa and high back loveseat. All Stressless reclining sofa styles are available in high and low back versions.

Stressless furniture Stressless Pause High Back and Low Back

 

Our next group shows the Stressless Liberty with an Arion chair. The Arion and the Pause in the previous picture are close cousins. They both use the same seat and back. Only the shape of the arms and the leg options change. The Liberty, Arion and Pause are among the Stressless styles with adjustable height headrests to help fit a variety of people comfortably.

Stressless furniture Stressless Arion

 

Here’s our Como loveseat with a Crown recliner both in Paloma Chocolate, Stressless’ best selling leather.

Stressless furniture Stressless Como High Back

 

Before we leave our Washington Street lower level we skipped over The Stressless Leo Sectional and 2 of our 3 sizes of the View Stressless recliner series. I also skipped over 3 Stressless Office Chairs. Hey, there are only so many hours in the day.

Stressless furniture Stressless Leo Sectional

Going up the 3 steps into our Union Street Lower Level reveals even more furniture from Stressless. Here’s our Manhattan loveseat.

Stressless furniture Ekornes Manhattan Loveseat

 

The Buckingham is a classic Stressless style with it’s exposed wood frame. All Stressless furniture is available 8 different wood finishes and a wide variety of leathers and fabrics.

Stressless furniture Stressless Buckingham High Back

 

The E300 with Ergo Adapt has movement in the seat that changes position depending on where you body lands on the seat.

Stressless furniture Stressless E300

 

Here’s our Oslo sofa shown in Paloma Henna.

Stressless furniture Ekornes Oslo Sofa

 

And just in case you thought we might be afraid of color here are the City and Metro low-back chairs in Paloma Clementine.

Stressless furniture Stressless City and Metro Low Back Chairs

 

There is even more I could have pictured but by now I think you have the idea. Even though our sofa styles may come and go, we will always have a huge selection of Stressless furniture on hand for you to experience for yourself. All our Stressless pieces are marked at the lowest price allowed by Stressless and if you come to us we’ll deliver to you for free. We are really nice people and we know the Stressless products inside and out, so give us a chance. We know you will love what you see.

Learn more about Stressless Furniture here.

Ask us a question. We love talking about Stressless Comfort.

If you'd like to talk on the phone, we'll have a designer respond to your question during our business hours so give us a daytime phone number. You'll find our business hours at the bottom of this page.
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Thomas Edison Console

Thomas Edison Was Here!

An Industrial Console Table With a Whole Lot of History

At first glance I saw a well made industrial console table. But this table is a little piece of Wisconsin history too. Thomas Edison needed a furniture company to make the cases for his early phonographs, so he invested in the Wisconsin Chair Company. They dedicated their New London Wisconsin factory to manufacturing cases for his music machines.

Thomas Edison Industrial Console Table

Our industrial style console table had already had a long life as Edison’s factory floor. The wood has been sculpted by the feet of Wisconsin workers driving silver slivers into the wood. It’s likely Edison himself strode along these planks.

Here’s one of his early phonographs. (courtesy of the New London Public Museum)

Thomas Edison Phonograph

While the console manufacturer, Charleston Forge, is currently only making limited edition Edison Consoles, I was told they would construct a coffee table or end table out of this historic floor in any custom size. While our console is number 069, your custom table could be number 1 or even one of a kind.

I found this on the rise & fall of the original Paramount

How did a Wisconsin chair company, producing records on the cheap and run by men with little knowledge of their audience or the music business, build one of the greatest musical rosters ever assembled under one roof?….By the time Paramount ceased operations in 1932, it had compiled a dizzying array of performers still unrivaled to this day, spanning early jazz titans (Louis Armstrong, King Oliver, Jelly Roll Morton, Fats Waller), blues masters (Charley Patton, Blind Lemon Jefferson, Son House, Skip James), American divas (Ma Rainey, Alberta Hunter, Ethel Waters), gospel (Norfolk Jubilee Quartette), vaudeville (Papa Charlie Jackson), and the indefinable “other” (Geeshie Wiley, Elvie Thomas).

Paramount

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paramount_Records

At Stange’s we love uncommon home furnishings that can set your home apart so we had to buy an Edison Console. Come take a gander at all we offer in our 6 floors of showroom.

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Sam Taylor & Bob Stange

Smokin in the Boiler Room

How Taylor – Stange Furniture began.

Back in 1952, teachers Sammy Taylor & Bob Stange, were smoking cigarettes in the boiler room of Waupaca High School when they decided it would be a great idea to quit their jobs and open a furniture store. It would be called Taylor – Stange Furniture Store. Sammy was a life long Waupaca resident with lots of friends. Bob was a new comer to the area having been raised in Oshkosh. Bob who had an electronics background from the army would double as their first TV repairman.

Sam Taylor and Bob Stange

They decided to to tell their wives Lois and Rene over a game of bridge. I can only imagine my mother saying, “you’re going to do what!!?” It was quite a risk Sammy & Rene had 2 young boys at home while and Bob & Lois had one.

Taylor Stange Furniture Store

They rented this store front from Randy Hansen who had his photography studio upstairs. They sold furniture, appliances, TV’s and radios. At one point they even sold eggs.  If they went all day without a sale they would go upstairs and sell Randy a pencil.

Taylor Stange Furniture first Truck

Every June we celebrate the wild chance Sammy and Bob took, risking their savings to open a furniture store. Risk a jaunt to Waupaca yourself while nearly everything in our store is on sale. You’ll find all sorts of uncommon home furnishings designed to set your home apart. You are going to love us!

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