Mr. Robert’s Rustic Rarehouse

Bob Way had spent 17 years dealing and restoring antiques in venues around Texas until the market became stale and people wanted the rustic farmhouse looks seen on HGTV with Chip and Joanna Gaines. In 2012, the furniture trends shifted to French Country antiques, Industrial Rustic looks with gears, Edison bulbs, European style hinges, and durable distressed solid wood furniture that sustains reckless behavior from everyday life with growing families. Rustic furniture is selling because it lasts and is comfortable. “Our pieces are a few of a kind, comfortable, kid friendly, pet friendly, and durable”, said Bob Way. “No one worries if someone bumps a piece or the maid scratches the top when cleaning the home. All of our pieces are new furniture made to look old and distressed. We can add a finish, cut down table legs, add stain to a piece, modify or marry furniture pieces together to form one unique piece, add hinges, change the color when possible, add texture or whatever the customer wants to make it customized to their needs. New furniture arrives several times throughout the week. Trending in the store are floating shelves, anything Texas for wall décor, hypothecary cabinets, and custom-made headboards. Cutouts are custom made by request. Bob has expansive contacts throughout the world that assist him with an incredible selection of extraordinary solid wood furniture pieces that he sells at very affordable prices in his 6,000 square foot showroom. You will not see generic everyday furniture in this store. No manufacturers are listed on the website. Supply is limited to what the manufacturer or supplier has on hand. Availability is limited and inventory is constantly changing. Sometimes mistaken for a garage sale, Way likes to have interesting pieces set up outside on Hwy 105 to attract attention. “People are constantly making u-turns after passing by, to visit the store” Way says. “The store is always changing. Everything sells really fast. Bob brought in a pirate wench, a green alien statue, and now Betty Boop, and we just received a phone call from someone driving by and saw Betty Boop. It sold today”, said Becky Ammons, General Manager for Rustic Rarehouse. Since the supply of specific items are very limited and many customers come in spontaneously to see what is inside, Rustic Rarehouse offers layaway purchases, local delivery, and customers can have items stored for 90 days at no extra charge. All of the furniture is fixed and made house ready by skilled wood workers that Bob has trained and shared techniques with, whether it is altering or painting, they want each piece to be unique. Rustic Rarehouse holds a variety of imported handmade wood furniture and décor constructed of exotic hardwoods like Teak, Mango, Acacia and Mahogany. Such woods offer a world of difference and greater durability than the particle board construction used by many modern furniture makers. Every piece is top quality or Bob doesn’t purchase it. “When buying, I look at price vs. quality,” he said. “I travel straight to the supplier and look at the actual pieces I’m considering bringing into the store. I look at how the piece is made, how the drawers work, whether the back is slats and panels or just a cover over the back, (which would not be acceptable) and determine if it’s worth the money. I believe people enjoy buying quality and maybe family heirlooms.” His passion excites the staff. Every piece has a story and history. Whether it is a 150-year-old piece of English pine that came from old building beams and then milled into table tops or new furniture made of old repurposed wood, Bob knows the story. Sandra Garcia, decorator, is one of the newest staff members at Rustic Rarehouse . “Bob lets us do our job as if it is our own and we are welcomed to be part of the business. We all feel confident about our roles and can’t wait for him to share the next story about a new piece”. Creativity is displayed throughout the store. Bob had an idea to use pallets to line the walls for hanging and displaying décor with accessories. In the store you can’t miss an eye-catching floating pallet above a table held by chains and Edison bulbs attached to the pallet. Great way to add lighting over a dining table. Bob Way has found his niche away from antiques and loves to give customers what they are asking for. “Reflect your personality with artwork, home accents, and special pieces. I have the unique stuff!” Come discover the difference at Rustic Rarehouse and see for yourself all the unique finds. It is truly an amusement park disguised as a furniture store. The retail shop is located at 13782 Tx Hwy 105 W between Conroe and Montgomery. For more information, visit www.RusticRarehouse.com or call 936-588-2771. Follow them on Facebook, www.Facebook.com/RusticRarehouse and Instagram @mister_roberts_furniture.