The Amish represent a time that most of us cherish when life was seemingly less complex and you could take the time to turn out a really exquisite piece of furniture, rather than just tossing together a collection of particle board covered with wood-like paint. It is reassuring to learn that this tradition of fine craftsmanship has not vanished from the world! Indeed, Amish handmade furniture is being crafted in several states and is as much-highly sought after as ever.
Among the trademarks of Amish furniture is the attention to detail that is represented in every piece. At first glance the construction may seem to be quite plain, but the beauty lies in the craftsmanship. What draws the attention is, in a word, simplicity; but simplicity is deceptive, because beneath the surface lies many hours of work. What may be perceived by the casual observer to be plain, unadorned solid wood bedroom furniture is really carefully crafted, skillfully shaped works of art.
Amish furniture (such as game room furniture) is universally known for its clean, simple lines and finely turned corners, as well as its strong construction. It is pretty much a sculptural form in its own right. Amish furniture makers are known for their extensive use of strong hardwoods, such as oak, cherry, maple, walnut and hickory.This is beautiful furniture that is made to last for many decades and is meant to be handed down from father to son. Amish furniture became very popular in the early 20th century when American folk art experienced a renaissance of sorts, and this popularity has continued to the present day. Furniture is an investment in longevity, and this particular type of investment appreciates quite nicely over time.
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Amish furniture is made only in America, by Amish furniture makers and each piece is custom made with attention to detail, tight joints and extremely strong construction. Every single piece of furniture is hand finished, lacquered and sanded to high standards; this is furniture that anyone would be proud to own. It is uncommon in modern times to find anything that is made within America, by master furniture makers – but it is heartwarming to know that it is still available, and that the quality continues unabated.
Amish furniture can be found in stores in Indiana, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. Brandenberry Furniture (brandenberryamishfurniture.com) is located in Shipshewana, Indiana. Amish Alley (amishalley.com) is located in Millersburg, OH.