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Family Furniture Store Featured in Times Journal – DeKalb County, AL 2021


Jimmy and Katee Joliet are the owners of Barter Post Furniture & Mattress Store in Rainsville, AL. The store offers a full line of new rustic furniture. Daughter, Brooke and employees Justin Guffey and Brady Black help operate the business.

Jimmy is referred to as “The Barter Man.” The business began right after the tornadoes of 2010. Joliet wanted to offer the community a place to shop for

home furnishings to rebuild what was lost. At the opening they charged wholesale plus ten percent. The business has grown significantly since then. “People come here to shop from all the surrounding counties and even from out of state,” said Brooke.

Three large warehouses showcase Old West furnishings made of solid wood like southern pine and other hardwoods. The wood is finished in 17 custom

colors which include; honey pine, gunsmoke, walnut, rosewood, and others. Their slogan is “Built to last a lifetime and keep you grinning like a cat in a birdhouse.” The store offers both motion and stationary furniture for the living room and quality solid wood bedroom suites.

Financing options are available and they deliver up to 150-mile radius. Customers are encouraged to look online or ask at the store about the

“Biggest Friends Discount” and Layaway plans.

Custom build Lumbar Cool mattresses for chronic pain relief are also sold. A Comfy Cool Sleep Mattress is an organic hybrid mattress that helps users sleep cooler during rest. The lumbar support for chronic pain relief is a patented technology that that supports the spine instead of allowing it to sink into the mattress.

Staff are on hand to answer questions and help customers choose the best option for their needs. “We ask our customers questions about their sleeping habits, like do they sleep on their side or back, and what their problem areas are,” said Guffey. “Based on years of experience and getting feedback from customers I can usually help a customer choose the right mattress for their needs.”

Recliners, rugs, sectionals, couches, coffee tables, bunk beds, beds, candles, and home decor are just some of the items they sell. Split king-sized beds with separate adjustments for elevating feet and head are also sold at Barter Post.

Located at 132 Old Highway 35 East, Rainsville, Alabama. (Look for the huge Paul Bunyan statue). Hours of operation are: Tuesday – Saturday 10:00 am. – 4:00 p.m.

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Phone 256-638-1556

Pictured, from left to right, are Brady Black, Justin Guffey and Brooke Joliet-Weeks.

Barter Post Furniture store would like to take a moment and thank Marla Ballard for putting our family store in the ‘Spotlight On Business’ Column for the Times-Journal; DeKalb County’s Oldest Newspaper! Our wonderful team is excited to reach out to even more of the community in Fort Payne and Rainsville Alabama, and folks just across state lines for Georgia, and Tennessee. Our once small family-operated business has exploded with popularity and we have grown into 3 huge warehouses packed full of quality furniture for all rooms of the house.

So if you’re in the area or want to take a day trip out to visit us in Rainsville, you can browse our large variety of furniture and mattresses. Shop what’s on hand, and take your items home today, or custom build your very own cabin lodge living room set, solid wood dining table sets, bedroom, or additional special accent pieces to add to your space! Whether you’re just getting in a new home, or remodeling and refreshing your space.

We’re hoping to see some new faces and welcome back our returning friends to find some furniture you will love to fill your home with!

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