One of the best things about Amish Furniture is the quality. And we don't just mean the wood. Hardware is extremely important, as it needs to be able to stand up to years of use.
When looking for furniture consider looking at the hidden elements of your piece of furniture...the drawer glides, hinges and bed assemblies.
With Amish furniture, much care has been taken to ensure that these essential elements are placed in a manner that will provide optimum performance for years to come.
In traditional furniture, glides are often place underneath. The side glides found in our furniture can provide a more stable drawer and smoother operation.
Heavy duty good-quality hinges are also essential.It's amazing how many times door don't sit quite right. You don't have to worry about that with fine Amish furniture.
As far as beds, interlocking systems that use dowels with bolts are sturdier than “L” brackets with screws that go directly into the wood.
The Western North Carolina mountains...a wonderful place to be, especially this time of year. Lots are visitors are starting to wonder what fall will have to offer this year as far as color. Here's a fall foliage report to check out!
Labor Day is over and everyone is in the fall state of mind...ready for pumpkins and boots and ballgames! While we often think of spring cleaning, fall is also a great transitional time to get your home in shape so you will be comfortable inside as the weather gets cold. As you are sprucing up your home, look around and see if you have any areas that need a change. An organizing piece, like a bookcase, can really tie a room together and give you storage space as well. We also have wine cabinets with inner storage that can keep accessories out of sight. Just let us know what you need! We can also customize furniture to suit your space exactly!
There is no doubt that Amish furniture boasts attention to detail. No corners are cut and these luxurious details make all the difference. Check out the soft closing doors on this piece. Highly superior to a slam! You'll find the same in drawers, giving you a smooth glide that closes without additional force, keeping the furniture in better shape.
A particular area of interest in our region is environmental impact. Luckily, Amish furniture production has a low impact on the environment! Here are some reasons that Amish furniture is more environmentally-friendly than mass produced furniture:
The main material used in Amish furniture is wood, normally choice hardwoods from sustainable forests.
Unlike plastic, which spends ends up in a landfill, wood is biodegradable. Wood Amish furniture will last a very long time and can be passed down through generations. You don't have to worry about disposing of it and resell value is generally good.
Wood used in making Amish furniture comes from trees grown in America, so there is no fuel being used to import the materials. 100% of Amish-made furniture is crafted by hand, not by power tools. They rely on natural lighting, decreasing the amount of electrical energy it takes to make the furniture.
Most Amish furniture is made per order, so there is no need for mass storage, which also reduces energy costs needed to power a storage facility.