Who is “Marty”?
The “Marty” of Marty’s Barn Cellar refers to Martin Grimm, of Utica. Marty owned Marty’s Jungle in Utica which sold unfinished wood furniture. His daughter, Carolyn, and her husband, Dennis, opened Marty’s Barn Cellar in Elbridge, NY in 1973 with some help from her dad. The store not only sold unfinished furniture, but was also a gift shop.
What kind of furniture do we sell?
All our products are made of real hard woods. There is no particle board or “engineered wood” that will fall apart after one move. We do not offer any upholstered furniture or recliners at this time.
Do you carry mattresses?
Yes! We are the exclusive CNY retailer of Sleeptone mattresses and bedding collection, all made in the USA! Our showroom contains all Sleeptone models for consumer testing and we have all models in stock. Mattresses can be delivered locally for a delivery fee. We do not take and dispose of old mattresses.
Do we offer a delivery service?
Yes! We run our own deliveries with our van. Either James or Jeremy will deliver your furniture and we kindly ask our customers to have adequate help for the delivery when they arrive
How far do we deliver?
We deliver as far as Utica, Watertown, Binghamton, and Rochester and surrounding towns.
Do you only carry unfinished furniture?
That was our history, but not anymore! Each vendor offers their own line of stain and paint colors. We have swatches in store for each supplier and encourage you to come in to pick you color(s), especially if the piece needs to match a room or other furniture in your home. For instance, if you would like a hutch to match your dining room table, bring in a table leaf! However, we still stock unfinished pieces and any piece can be ordered unfinished if preferred.
Can you buy pieces off the showroom floor?
Yes, you can! If we have a piece on the floor that will fit your space, feel free to purchase it. Our stock is rotated frequently so everything you see on our floor is in brand new condition. See our Instagram and Facebook for new additions!
What can we offer for Amish-made stools?
Most any of the Amish-made chairs you see on our website or in store can come 24” or 30” high, countertop- and bar-height, respectively.
Where is everything manufactured?
Most of our companies manufacture, finish, and ship from Pennsylvania, Ohio, and North Carolina.
What are our current lead times for ordering pieces?
It depends on the supplier and whether or not the piece is finished. Unfinished items always arrive quicker, many of them within 4-6 weeks. At this time, our Amish bedroom lines are roughly 6 months and Amish dining and occasional are about 4-5 months out. Finished pieces from other companies also range in from 14-18 weeks.
I want to finish the piece myself. Do you carry stains and paints in store?
Yes! We carry General Finishes stains and milk paint. We have been a retailer for General Finishes for a number of years and know they work great on all products we sell. James is our finish expert and can answer any finish question you have.
If I buy an unfinished piece off the floor, can a Marty's employee finish it?
No, we do not do finishing in-house. Every piece can be ordered finished with your choice of color, or there are some finishing and refinishing services in the area. We are not affiliated with these shops.
Are there fabric options for chairs, stools, benches, etc.?
Yes! Each supplier offers a range of fabric options for their seats.