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It all started back in 2006. Dan retired and in his spare time began crafting birdhouses in the garage of his East Quogue home with his wife, Sue. They loved picking through old salvaged materials and creating little reclaimed homes for the birds in their back yard. Metal decals, tiny hand-painted welcome signs, knobs from dressers... you could imagine how cute these birdhouses were. Then it turned into building a custom reclaimed table here or there.
Together, with the help of Dan's sister, Donna, they added refinishing antique furniture to the menu. Sand paper and paint became a hot commodity. This led to the opening of the first In The Attic Too, which was located in Speonk, NY. It wasn't long before that space was outgrown. That is when they stumbled upon the perfect little (but bigger) building in Laurel, NY on the beautiful North Fork of Long Island.
Production continued on the North Fork and their beautiful shop became more and more known. "We just want to provide people with quality furniture they can appreciate, at an affordable price, and form friendships with the community", Dan told us. And that is exactly what they have done and continue to do.
Since then, In The Attic Too has doubled in size. The Red Salvage Barn opened in February 2016 behind Jamesport town on the north side of Main Road. It is a gorgeous old barn, full of incredible reclaimed/salvaged materials and it's home to the wood shop where custom creations come to life. Dan’s nephew, Corey, (also Donna’s son) has joined the team at the Red Salvage Barn and together with some extra helping hands, they make reclaimed dreams a reality.
Sue has added her own creative touch to the Laurel shop - amazing soy wax candles. "I've always enjoyed candles, but they're so expensive and I never understood why... when I realized I could make my own and offer affordable candles to people, I knew I had to do it", Sue told us. These candles... everything about them is perfect.
Their daughter, Heather, has helped in the painting department on and off over the years. In 2018, she hopped on board as a business partner to her dad and has added a fresh, updated vibe – building the company a website (hi!), networking with other local businesses and creating more and more ideas to offer to their fabulous clientele.
Needless to say, this is a family that loves to get creative! And they are good at it!