What Is Amish Furniture?


The old daysFor starters, its solid wood and handcrafted furniture made by the Amish. The Amish have been in the furniture crafting business for a 100 years. Though their barn raising skills could go back further. 

Over the years their technology in the furniture shops has come along with other furniture makers, yet they still hold to putting the furniture together by hand.
 As for the furniture styles, most often the term Amish means traditional. But its more the lifestyle not the furniture styles that stay traditional.  Because Amish beliefs prevent the use of electricity many woodworking tools in Amish shops are powered by hydraulic and pneumatic power that is run on diesel compressors.  Most communities permit some technology and allowances can be made in the case of woodworking as the craft often supports multiple families in the community.  Amish furniture making is often a skill passed through many generations and is valued for it sustainability and is considered a green product.

In recent years the Amish furniture market has expanded to include online sales.  The Amish craftsmen are prohibited from running the websites due to their beliefs.  A retailer becomes the middleman between the simple life of the Amish woodworker and the modern buyer.  It is no longer necessary to visit a retail location to select a unique wood and stain combination as this can be done from your home.  Beautifully handcrafted amish furniture can be delivered to you to enjoy and pass down for generations to come. 

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