Amish Furniture

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Why not get the furniture you can grow old with?

What is Amish furniture?


Furniture has been an essential part of human life for centuries. It is a major determinant of the overall interior design of a room, and is often the focal point. Amish made furniture, as the name suggests, is handmade by the Amish, a religious group of people who are known for their simple, traditional lifestyle and manual labor. The furniture is typically made from solid hardwoods, such as oak, maple, cherry, and walnut, and is often characterized by its simplicity, durability, and quality craftsmanship. They are easy to maintain and can last a lifetime.


Things that make it Different from Modern Furniture.


Amish furniture is different from modern furniture in several ways. Firstly, this furniture is made by hand, using traditional methods and materials. This means it is more solid, durable and often sturdier than modern furniture. Secondly, Amish furniture is made with natural, high-quality materials such as solid hardwoods, which are designed to last a lifetime. Thirdly, the furniture is often made with simpler, more classic and timeless designs, which can make it look more elegant and timeless. Finally, the trait that makes the Amish furniture stand out most, is that it often uses mortise and tenon joinery, which makes it even more sturdy and long-lasting. Mortise and tenon joinery is a traditional woodworking technique used to join two pieces of wood together. It consists of a mortise, which is a hole cut into one piece of wood, and a tenon, which is a small rectangular projection that fits into the mortise. The joint is secured by either pegs, wedges, or glue. Mortise and tenon joinery is one of the strongest and most durable ways to join two pieces of wood together and is also used for construction purposes.


Different Types of Amish Furniture


Most pieces are featured with intricate, ornate carvings or turned legs. Listed below are the varieties seen in Amish furniture collection according to the space.
1. Bedroom furniture: bed frames, dressers, armoires, nightstands.
2. Dining room furniture: tables, chairs, buffets, hutches.
3. Living room furniture: sofas, loveseats, recliners, ottomans,
4. Office furniture: desks, chairs, bookcases, and other pieces.
5. Outdoor furniture: chairs, tables, benches, swings, and more.

Why should you choose this furniture?


The Amish have been crafting furniture for centuries. Traditional Amish furniture is generally made with solid hardwood sourced from local forests, and is crafted by hand using traditional techniques that have been passed down from generation to generation. The designs are usually simple, functional, and often feature clean lines, minimal ornamentation, and a lack of decoration. This furniture is designed to be used for a lifetime and is made to last for many generations. Amish made furniture is often characterized by its superior construction and quality materials, as well as its beautiful, classic designs. This type of furniture is highly sought-after for its timeless, minimalistic, aesthetic and heirloom quality. It is something that can be passed down to your great grandchildren. Here at Nanas Farmhouse, a collection of such intricately made furniture can be found.

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