This Shaker Dining Table is Amish handcrafted for each customer, and thus fully customizable. You can choose from a wide variety of sizes, extensions options, tabletop looks, hardwoods and special finishing packages to build your dream dining or kitchen table.
The table is shown in cherry wood with our Washington Cherry stain but many other hardwoods and finishes are available. Call to order wood and finish samples to help you finalize this decision. Cherry wood with a natural finish is our most popular Shaker furniture selection.
The beautifully tapered legs and simple look are classic Shaker style. Make your dining room complete with Shaker Ladder Back Chairs which pair perfectly with this table's clean lines. Shaker furniture fits in well with contemporary homes or someone looking for transitional furniture pieces.
A family dining table is so much more than a place to eat. It is a treasured piece of furniture because it holds memories of time shared together, nights of kids doing homework, games with laughter, messy art projects, family talks, and prayers said around it. Our Shaker dining room table is sure to become the gathering place in your home. Dining tables are what makes a home feel like home. Around the table is where life happens. This Shaker dining table will become an heirloom piece for generations.
The Shakers were similar to the Amish in many ways except that they actually valued technology because it saved time in furniture making so they, in turn, could then have more time worshiping God. This religious sect was originally from England and immigrated to America with the prophet Ann Lee in 1774. The name Shaker originated from this group actually shaking and dancing with joy when they worshiped. They were the Shaking Quakers or Shakers.
The Shakers believed in living a humble, pure, simple and honest life. These believe were reflected in the furniture that they built. They didn't believe in being dishonest in their furniture construction techniques, therefore, you can expect amazing quality in Shaker furniture. Corners were not cut and no ornate carvings, elaborate hardware, veneers or inlays were used as these were considered deceitful. Dovetailing and mortise and tenon construction are just some of the quality features of Shaker furniture. The hardwoods used were all local American cherry, maple or pine wood and not imported.
The Shaker chair is the most popular and well-known piece of Shaker furniture. Ladderbacks, woven seats, straight lines, stained or painted often in reds, blues, greens or yellows are characteristics of the Shaker dining chair. These chairs were built to be hung up on the wall with pegs so they were out of the way when not in use.
The Shaker style places a strong emphasis on function and form. This lack of formal decorations brings out the full beauty of the solid hardwoods. Unpretentious, plain and simple is the trademark of the Shaker furniture style. Our Amish woodworkers still bring the same Shaker values into DutchCrafters Shaker furniture.
Please feel free to call our Amish furniture specialists at 1-866-272-6773 with any questions or ordering assistance on this Shaker dining room table. They are available to help you find the perfect Shaker furniture or contemporary furniture for your home or business.
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