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For those who seek the old-order, rustic Amish furniture of times passed...

by Tom Grimes


   There’s a tear in philosophies when it comes to handcrafted Amish furniture. Many have come to expect the touch-lighting, the fully extending, soft-close drawer slides, beveled glass and intricate gear slides – all the high-end, superior features that come to mind when you think of Amish furniture. But still, many more seek the old-order, rustic Amish furniture that features wood on wood drawers, weather-beaten, time-worn reclaimed wood, and warm, inviting pastoral hand-paintings.

   Yes, of course DutchCrafters carries Amish furniture with all the superior features and high-end qualities that so many today expect and want, but for those who seek the old-order, rustic Amish furniture of times passed we also have the Cottage Collection!


Featured Photo: The Rustic Cottage Herb Armoire.

   The Cottage Collection is proudly handcrafted in Pennsylvania, in a small family owned woodshop that’s been in the business for nearly two decades! Each and every product from our Cottage Collection is one-of-a-kind, built from reclaimed, antique woods rich with American history. Our primitive farmhouse dining table, for example, is handcrafted from antique boards harvested from old-American tobacco barns, featuring the original, century-old nail holes, and hammer indents! Other cottage furniture pieces feature original antique doors, windows, shutters, tin ceiling tiles, and even porch spindles.


Featured Photos: The Reclaimed Barn Wood Farm Table.

http://www.dutchcrafters.com/product_images/pid_736-Amish-Made-Reclaimed-Wood-Hand-Painted-Decorative-Antique-Large-Panel---Sunflower-10.jpg   The masterful Amish craftsmen, and women, behind our Cottage Collection truly understand what creates value; warmth, charm, and integrity emanate from every piece of handcrafted and hand-painted primitive Amish furniture! Our cottage armoires, vanities, cupboards, chests, end tables, dining tables, entertainment centers, and wall décor items are hand-crafted with an American commitment to care and excellence, with a sincere wish from the crafters to enhance your home, and your life, with the warmth and beauty of their unique creations.

Left: Hand-Painted Sunflower on Antique Panel

   The Amish craftswoman who hand-paint each antique board will tell you themselves – this is a true labor of love! These women understand that all of life, including work, is sacred. They strive to always give you their best, carefully and painstakingly applying each coat of paint. For men they commonly hand-paint soothing pictures of fish and woodland life. For women they hand-paint heart-warming portrayals of comforting pastoral scenes, including sunflowers, daisies, grapes, ivy, birds, and much, much more!

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Featured Photos: The Anglers Chest, The Wildflower Rustic Armoire.

This inviting and calming, rustic collection has always reminded me of a famous poem by Robert Frost. Two roads diverge in the middle of the woods, our Cottage Collection just may be the road less taken. Make of it what you will!

1/22/2017 2:57:39 AM