For centuries the Amish have been known for their high-quality craftsmanship and superior woodworking abilities. They are dedicated to retaining a more simple lifestyle, reflective of the 1800s, and do not rely on modern conveniences and appliances. Electricity is generally not used in Amish homes.
In contrast to the low quality, mass-produced imported furniture used in many resorts and hotels, Amish furniture is extremely study and well built, minimizing the need for frequent replacement. It will withstand decades of hard use, requiring only infrequent refinishing. A fee-basedrefinishing service plan is available from Amish Resort Furniture.
Handcrafted Amish furniture is not built on an assembly line or in a factory. The initial construction of the furniture may be completed using air-driven tools powered by diesel generators. However, all the detail work and finish work are completed by hand at individual Amish homesteads using old-world techniques and construction methods. Although construction may vary somewhat by builder, Amish furniture is solid wood with five-piece English dovetail drawer boxes and steel ball bearing drawer glides.
All Amish furniture is handcrafted in the United States using select hardwoods native to the Amish country. To achieve the maximum stability of the fine solid wood furniture, the wood is kiln dried to achieve optimal moisture content.
Each unique piece of furniture receives individual attention during the construction and finish phases and is carefully inspected prior to shipping to ensure it meets the highest quality standards.