BRING HERITAGE INTO YOUR HOME WITH HANDCRAFTED AMISH FURNITURE – We all want our homes to not only reflect our individuality and be comfortable and inviting but we also want it to feel like it has its own voice. If the voice you are looking for in your home talks of quality and comfort that you can pass down through the generations then you can do no better than high quality handcrafted Amish furniture. The heritage found in their techniques and craftsmanship is unmatched. Amish furniture makers have passed down their techniques for centuries making not only the furniture an heirloom but the process itself a time honored tradition. Don’t be surprised if people mistake a new piece for an antique since the same process for furniture construction has been used for hundreds of year among the Amish.
Most people know that the Amish do things the “old fashion” way, without the use of electric tools or artificially produced materials. This all works well in their fantastic furniture making. Unlike most furniture manufactures today who hope that you will need to buy new furnishings every few years the Amish intend for their furniture to last as a true keepsake item. This furniture is crafted with love and attention and it comes through in the radiance of each piece. If you want to enhance the look of your home with fantastic furnishings Amish furnishings won’t disappoint.
Take a look at this short video below which gives you a tour of a real Amish Woodworking Shop, so you can see for yourself some of the tools that these guys use, the quality of the work they do, and the environment that they get to work in – it’s completely different to the typical ‘American lifestyle’
Amish furniture is not made from particle board or even processed plywood in fact Amish furniture is made only from high quality hardwood. Mostly Oak is used because of its resistance to weathering and splintering. But it’s not just the wood that makes the biggest difference in Amish furniture instead it is the time tested techniques that have been used for centuries. Without the use of power tools the Amish have perfected wood milling techniques that leave the initial raw wood with stunning visible grain. This gives the finished furniture a rich and lustrous look. The wood is also meticulously seasoned and dried with patience. One of the biggest differences in how Amish furniture is crafted and other high quality furniture is the element of time. If you want a piece that is going to last the building process can’t be rushed. No one understands the need for patience in construction as well as the Amish.
Investing in Amish furnishings is much like investing in classical art. It has a stunning look that is sure to impress. The aesthetics are not only pleasing to the eye but have a way of bringing a room together and giving it a fantastic focal point. Whether you choose a large piece or a small decorative furniture item it is bound to become your favorite piece in the room. There is a wide variety of Amish furnishings available and all though the Amish themselves don’t use technology many stores that carry their furnishings have them available online so you don’t have to live near an Amish community to enjoy their fantastic craftsmanship.
Once the time comes to begin constructing a piece of Amish furniture you will find no high powered nail guns or quick jointing here. The Amish use time tested assembly techniques such as dovetail joinery which some people are familiar with. This takes the place of nails and wood glue that other furniture manufactures might use. It snugly fits the joints together and gives a lovely hand crafted look to the furniture. Another assembly technique that is used is mortise and tenon joinery this makes it almost impossible to see the seams in the furniture where it was molded together. It’s an amazing technique that has been practiced and perfected in the Amish craft.