The use of a finely calibrated cigar humidor will ensure your favorite stogies never go stale, keep their intended taste and aroma, and are ready to smoke when you’re ready to enjoy them.
Summer is unofficially here, and our Poly Wood outdoor furniture photo shoot reminded us of some key summer party must haves and must-dos to inspire your next fete!
Falling in love with James and his five sons, the Amish furniture makers who handcraft our Luxury Office Furniture collection, is just as easy as falling in love with the impeccable, solid wood desks they’ve been building since 2002. Warm and fatherly, James leads us around his cobbled shop, through room after appended room of buzzing and sanding, eager to share his work and future plans with us.
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While there are a few everyday differences between our way of life and the culture of our Amish woodworkers, we share one defining value in common: our families are at the very heart of everything we do. So when you’re starting to decorate a new nursery, we suggest making solid, safe, and beautiful Amish nursery furniture the foundation of your room. Then, let your dreams for baby’s bright future (and your love of animal prints, baby elephants, glittering mobiles . . . ) take it from there. Read more…
Furniture-making is a craft, and we respect our Amish woodworkers for elevating that craft with every hand-rubbed, hand-stitched, hand-carved, and heartfelt piece of furniture they build for the DutchCrafters brand. Each season, you’ll find us visiting their Amish Country woodshops to see new designs, to hear about new processes, and — in Spring 2015 — to discover some brand new rustic hickory furniture.
With spring in full bloom and summer just around the corner, May brings with it some of the most vibrant and magnificent outdoor displays that the year has to offer. It seems as though almost everyone’s outside – weddings, picnics, holidays, those long afternoons with a book that we can’t stop dreaming about – and all of that calls for outdoor décor to match these bright, vibrant days. So, we’ve taken a little time away from the sunshine to round up these ideas for seasonal garden planter arrangements that’ll fit any space!
From the Northeast to the Southwest, many celebrated fathers consider hunting an important part of both their and their children’s upbringing. Whether part of a subterranean man cave, an upscale lodge on the lake, or a backwoods huntin’ camp (that’s what my Grampy called his), storing the tools of the trade in a safe, wood gun cabinet is a surefire way to class the place up a touch.
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April showers keeping the kids trapped indoors? No problem! Rainy days bring just as much opportunity for fun and learning as the balmy heights of summer. Read on for some inspiration to tide you and your little loves through even the stormiest of April showers! And if you’re looking for a handmade, child-approved activity space, complete with kids’ table and chairs, we’ve got a few ideas for those, too.
Adding two or three new colors to your outdoor furniture and decor can completely change the look of your outdoor rooms. Lucky for everyone, our eco-friendly poly wood outdoor furniture comes in a dizzying array of fantastic options to freshen up your deck, patio or backyard! Consider one of these designer-approved, naturally-themed combinations to impress and delight in your outdoor living space this Earth Day . . . and beyond!
Read on for our top tips, tricks, and ideas for bringing a little touch of the countryside to your space. Whether you’ve got a garden, porch, deck, balcony or windowsill, we’ve got the tools and planters you need to grow herbs for a beautiful and bountiful herb garden!
How’s your living room feeling this spring? Light? Tidy? Primed & ready for swarms of summer visitors? If your answers are shrugs and sighs and shakes of the head, let Emily Wignall from Anatomy of Design show you some clever ways to organize your living room with one simple piece: the bookcase!
We’ve gotten to know hundreds of business professionals and their home office needs over the years – everything from nautically-themed bookcases to child-sized replica desks has crossed our plate. And while we’re ready and willing to take on any number of customizations and designs, we’re always quick to point out that the primary objective of a home office still needs to be efficiency.
It’s still gotta work.
Spring has sprung! Now that it’s warm enough to enjoy the outdoors again, we here at DutchCrafters have set our minds to the next big event in our personal calendars: Easter Weekend. Here are four safe & simple Easter activity ideas to try this Sunday:
Birdsong is a defining feature of summer’s pink mornings and long, hazy sunsets and while we might not know them by name, the gentle whistles and trills of sparrows, starlings, nightingales and chickadees as they enjoy local bird feeders are as deeply woven into summer as sunshine and iced tea.
One of the most basic and biggest decisions that you’ll make when choosing outdoor furniture is whether you want to invest in Poly lumber or solid wooden material. The choice you make here will have a huge bearing both on how the furniture will look and how it will hold up to the elements.
Jim Miller, Mennonite pastor and owner/CEO of DutchCrafters Amish Furniture on the importance of authenticity.
Read the full text of the excerpt at JMX Brands!
We’re happy to welcome Erik Wesner, founder and editor of Amish America, to the blog! From time to time, he’ll be offering us his insights into various aspects of the Amish culture and communities. Warm welcome and take it away, Erik –
Let’s start with the basics: Where do Amish people live?
Cozy and kinda crafty, rustic hickory furniture (too often!) gets a bad rap for being thematic and over-the-top. Let us help you get the look you crave – think a little more Aspen, a little less Abraham Lincoln.
It’s not that it’s hard to organize a corner hutch in your dining room or kitchen, it’s just that . . . well, it’s such an easy task to overlook. Read more…
America is tuning back into the traditional TV entertainment center (sometimes in the form of media rooms and home theaters) for tv media storage, after a short-lived phase of attempting to blend televisions into decor at all costs. So let’s talk about what that gorgeous, traditional wood entertainment center says about you!
In truth, the foyer storage bench goes by many names: hall bench, entry storage bench, shoe storage bench, entry hall bench tree rack (okay, we made that last one up).