Why Amish?

Posted on July 29th, 2016 by chelsicreegan.

 

Furniture shopping can be hard!  There are many factors to consider; quality, style and price are the main factors for most consumers. It can be trying to balance all three. Amish furniture is a great blend of these factors. It is high quality, long lasting and well made.  It may be more of a financial investment, but the quality and durability make up the price difference.  Amish furniture is available in a wide variety of style and designs from classic styles that never go out of style to more contemporary options. More and more people are buying Amish-made furniture for many reasons. The following are some of the main reasons to consider buying Amish the next time you are looking for new furniture.

Amish furniture is a great investment. You know when you are buying Amish-made furniture you are getting quality furniture that will not break or fall apart easily.  It will last because of the craftsmanship and quality of materials used.  Your Amish furniture will serve you for many years to come.

Palettes by Winesburg, American Craftsman Panel Bed

Palettes by Winesburg, American Craftsman Panel Bed

 

It’s hard to deny the beauty of wood furniture. A beautifully crafted piece of solid wood furniture is a piece of art. Well-built wood furniture is functional and beautiful. Each piece is crafted with care and skill. These pieces are not mass produced and no two pieces will be exactly alike.

Another benefit to Amish furniture is that it is American made.  When you buy Amish furniture, you know you are supporting American workers and communities. Many furniture manufacturers now source their products from factories and workers in other countries.

In addition, it’s Greener. Amish furniture is greener than many other types for a few reasons.  Because it is made in the US, the furniture does not have to be packaged and shipped overseas.  Most Amish-made furniture is wrapped in blankets for delivery saving all the layers of packaging and the blankets can be used over and over. The wood is usually locally sourced and sustainably harvested. The Amish create little waste by using the wood not suitable for furniture for other wood products and harmful chemicals, like formaldehyde, are not used.

One of the best things about buying Amish furniture, is that you can customize it. Are you looking for a specific wood species or stain color for your furniture? Are you trying to match another piece of furniture that you already own? Amish furniture can usually be customized for you. You can select the wood species and finish of the piece to your preferences. Varying sizes tables and styles mean you can create a dining room set that is unique and reflects your personal style.

 

Benefits of Solid Wood Furniture:

Natural Beauty – Every type of wood has its own unique color and grain. Solid wood furniture has a timeless beauty that adds charm and elegance to any room.

American Craftsman Prairie Spindle Bed

American Craftsman Prairie Spindle Bed

Durability – Solid wood furniture is very durable and resilient. It can handle more wear and tear than many cheaper alternatives.

Low Maintenance – Regular dusting and polish can keep a wood piece looking great. Small scratches and marks can be sanded out by a professional, even some smaller dents and dings can be repaired. A few things to avoid with your wood furniture are direct sunlight, too hot or too cold, and too dry or too humid.  All those things can negatively affect your wood furniture.

Finally, there are a few other things to consider when buying Amish furniture.

Finish – Look for a high quality finish before buying a piece.  Conversion varnish finish is designed to safeguard the beauty and integrity of heirloom quality wood products.  Conversion varnish is a high quality long lasting finish that will protect your wood furniture from household products, food and oils.

Construction – You should always look at how any piece of furniture is constructed before purchasing. You know when you are buying Amish furniture that it is well-constructed, but some things to look for are corner blocks, dovetail joints, dowels, and screws.

Time – Because Amish furniture is not mass produced, it will take longer for you to receive it. Unless you are buying pieces off the showroom floor, the furniture you order most likely has to be made specifically for you. On average, this can take about 12 weeks.

Style – Traditionally Amish furniture is made classic styles that will never look out-dated.  However, today, more contemporary styles are available.  Because you may be making a significant investment in your Amish furniture, consider the style carefully. Choose something that you know you will continue to love over the years.

The name “Palettes” means we give you a blank slate, an empty artist’s palette, and you fill in the custom color, fabric, style and wood species to create your own masterpiece exactly the way you want it.

At Hatch Furniture, we carry an Amish line called Palettes by Winesburg.  They are located in Ohio and have a fully integrated process from growing their own trees to delivery on their trucks. A wide range of style and options are available to create unique, beautiful, and functional furniture. Our designers can help you select and customize the perfect pieces for your home.

Pick up the August issue of Siouxland Woman Magazine featuring this article on Amish furniture.  Siouxland Woman Magazine is a free publication available at Hatch Furniture and other local retailers in Yankton, Vermillion and Sioux City.

http://www.siouxlandwoman.com/magazine/slw/

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