Many people who live in smaller homes don’t have the space or ability to cram a dining table in their homes. Fortunately, we have some tips for maximizing your small dining room spaces. Once you’ve cleared the space, head on over to our dining furniture page by clicking here to check out our Amish dining furniture made with only the highest quality woods and stains.
When you think of traditional Amish furniture, you may simply use the word “Amish” style furniture to describe any and all types of furniture handcrafted by the Amish, but there are distinct styles of this type of furniture. There are 3 main styles of Amish furniture, and you may already know two of them- Shaker and Mission. The third main type however, is known as Modern or Midcentury. You may think that it’s hard to find Amish crafted furniture in a “modern” style, but you’d be surprised, as there are many crafters who specialize in modern style furniture making.
Keep reading on to learn more about the most popular styles of Amish Furniture!
When you’re looking for a piece of Amish furniture to buy, there’s no doubt you’ve considered your favorite wood type. With so many types of wood used in furniture today, the possibilities are endless.
As we’ve discussed in the past, the Amish grow and maintain their own centuries old forests where they harvest the wood they use for their craft. Any wood that is chosen by Amish craftspeople is carefully selected for quality, appearance and durability. You will never find shoddy Amish made furniture!
Most Amish furniture is made of hardwoods, and that lends to the durability and quality of the furniture and is the reason it all lasts for generations. They use a variety of cuts in order to get a specific pattern or look, such as “rough sawed” and “quarter cut.”
No two pieces of Amish furniture are alike, and there are many woods, stains, and styles used in the craft.
How Amish Furniture is Made
Amish made furniture is popular for many reasons, such as the quality, solid wood design, and the humble craftspeople who meticulously work out all the details of these iconic, American made pieces. Not much is thought about how the furniture is actually made, in fact, in the modern society we live in these days runs completely parallel with Amish culture as we know it. We’re more concerned with getting what we want, when we want, than we are of where our stuff actually comes from and the behind the scenes of it all.
This is in stark contrast to Amish culture, where dedication, hard work, craftsmanship and humility take precedence over pride and instant gratification. In fact, a primary reason people often choose Amish furniture is to be mindful and acknowledge the skill and patience that goes in to the building process, and recognizing the impact these traits have on the overall quality of the product.
You’ve brought the perfect piece of furniture home from the store. You put a lot of time and thought into considering which piece you loved best and the day has come that you get to bring it home.
Amish furniture is an investment, and it will last a really long time if cared for properly. Many families have Amish furniture that has been in the family for a couple centuries and it almost looks as new as when they first got their hands on it. This is a testament to the quality, but also to the proper care and keeping of the piece over time.
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