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Best Contemporary Furniture Award of 2024 Goes to Amish Furniture Store?

Seth Carter 20/06/2024

You read the headline correctly. An Amish Furniture retailer won the Best Contemporary Furniture Award in 2024. DutchCrafters Amish Furniture won Sarasota Magazine’s Best Contemporary Furniture Award of 2024. This win is significant for DutchCrafters, we are proud to feature some of the best contemporary and modern furniture available. This award highlights what many people may not know. Many customers assume that Amish furniture is all old-fashioned, traditional styles. While we offer plenty of tried-and-true… Best Contemporary Furniture Award of 2024 Goes to Amish Furniture Store?

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Outdoor Bar and Dining Furniture: What’s Hot in 2024

Seth Carter 14/06/2024

Outdoor dining and bar furniture is very popular in 2024. In this post, we explain what and why our customers around the country are buying these outdoor furniture styles. We even share some of our best-selling outdoor bar and dining furniture. Table of Contents What is Outdoor Dining and Bar Furniture? How Popular is Outdoor Dining Furniture? Top 3 Best-Selling Outdoor Dining Furniture Products in 2024 What is Outdoor Bar Furniture? Top 3 Best-Selling Outdoor… Outdoor Bar and Dining Furniture: What’s Hot in 2024

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5 Best Solid Wood Bookcases

Seth Carter 16/05/2024

We sifted through thousands of Amish furniture orders since the beginning of 2023 to provide an authoritative list of the most popular solid wood bookcases over the past 16 months. Amish-made bookcases are lauded for their durability and reliability, which come with their solid-wood construction. Amish Appreciation for the Printed Book As we enter the digital age, more people opt for eBooks and audiobooks. The Amish will always appreciate printed books since you likely won’t… 5 Best Solid Wood Bookcases

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5 Best Stains for Oak Wood

Seth Carter 26/04/2024

Oak seems to be the wood type most synonymous with Amish furniture. Is oak the most popular wood type for Amish furniture? DutchCrafters has been in business for over 20 years, and we have processed tens of thousands of orders just in the past few years. We reviewed over 25,000 orders to determine Amish furniture’s most popular wood type. What is the Most Popular Wood Type for Amish Furniture? Oak was the runaway winner as… 5 Best Stains for Oak Wood

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A Guide to Amish Porch Swings

Seth Carter 11/04/2024

Amish porch swings come in all shapes and sizes. With the wide variety of options available, you might wonder how you choose the right outdoor swing. The first step is understanding the ins and outs of Amish porch swings. Consider this your comprehensive guide to outdoor swings. Topics Covered: Don’t forget to check out our guide to hanging a porch swing. How Much Weight Can a Porch Swing Hold?   Most of our porch swings have… A Guide to Amish Porch Swings

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How to Choose the Best Outdoor Furniture Colors 

Seth Carter 28/03/2024

If you take outdoor living seriously, making it cozy is key to finding happiness in your backyard. You need to consider several things when deciding which pieces of outdoor furniture will bring you the most joy in your leisure time. You must consider comfort, quality, construction material, outdoor furniture styles, and colors.  Here, we will focus on color selection. Which colors you select will depend on your vision, theme, background, and perhaps even what kind… How to Choose the Best Outdoor Furniture Colors 

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7 Things You Need to Consider Before Getting a Porch Swing

Seth Carter 14/03/2024

Customers have turned to DutchCrafters for reliable Amish furniture for over 20 years. That doesn’t just pertain to indoor furniture. We have specialized in outdoor Amish furniture since our company was first established in 2003! Our outdoor porch swings are handcrafted, beautiful, durable, and immensely popular with our customers. But how do you pick the perfect porch swing? If you want a hanging swing to grace your porch, here are seven important factors you must… 7 Things You Need to Consider Before Getting a Porch Swing

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5 Log Cabin Essentials

Beth Rice 29/02/2024

There’s something simple and appealing about rustic log furniture. It symbolizes a simpler time and connects us to a feeling of getting away from it all. The richness of the wood and the natural look with knots and imperfections creates a connection to nature. It’s a connection that helps us to disconnect from the pressures of the day and helps create a relaxing atmosphere. If you had a log cabin or lake house to furnish… 5 Log Cabin Essentials

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5 Questions About Elm Wood

Beth Rice 08/02/2024

Mixed in with the big players of Amish furniture like oak, cherry and brown maple, elm wood can get lost in the shuffle. While it may not be the wood that’s first thought of for furniture, elm brings its own unique qualities to the table so to speak. Just what is elm wood like? Here are answers to the top five questions about elm wood. Is elm a good wood for furniture? Elm wood is… 5 Questions About Elm Wood

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What to Look for When Buying Outdoor Wind Chimes

Beth Rice 01/02/2024

Soothing, relaxing and decorative, wind chimes can add something special to an outdoor space. On the patio, by the pool, in the yard or on the porch, wind chimes add a nice feature. The decorative aspect enhances the space while a wind chime song can help you relax and add to the enjoyment of your time outdoors. Depending on the material they’re made with, some wind chimes will last longer than others. The material also… What to Look for When Buying Outdoor Wind Chimes

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5 Furniture Items for Hygge Style

Beth Rice 25/01/2024

There are plenty of reasons to embrace hygge. What is hygge? Hygge is a Danish concept that’s been part of the Danish culture since the early 1800s. It embraces a feeling of cozy contentment. It’s the high that comes from enjoying the simple things in life. A sunset, the warmth of a fireplace, a comfy bed on Saturday morning–these are all examples that can bring on that “hygge feeling.” Dressing for a formal event, working… 5 Furniture Items for Hygge Style

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The Right Furniture for Small Spaces

Beth Rice 18/01/2024

Having a small home or apartment can introduces some challenges when it comes to maximizing space to keep everyone comfortable. A fully functioning, cozy dwelling can be yours with some creative design ideas. Follow our list of suggestions for living well in a small space. It’s all in the details. Select Furniture with Function Furnishings for your small space must work hard for you. Choose efficient furniture that will multi-task for you such as: Save… The Right Furniture for Small Spaces

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Things to Know About Self-Storing Table Leaves

Beth Rice 21/12/2023

We imagine table leaves that don’t self-store in the table must be pretty envious of leaves that do self-store. I mean, come on, self-storing leaves get to tuck right inside the wood table that they match. They get to remain in the dining room or kitchen where all the action is. Table leaves that do not self-store in the table are sent to closets or pantries or behind or under other furniture, forgotten until they’re… Things to Know About Self-Storing Table Leaves

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7 Types of Bird Feeders and Birds That Like Them

Beth Rice 14/12/2023

If you’re looking to attract and catch a glimpse of your favorite birds but aren’t sure which type of bird feeder they’re attracted to, we’re here to help. Which birds like what feeders? The following list offers seven types of bird feeders and the birds you’re likely to attract with them. Different birds have different bird feeder preferences. If you love cardinals or woodpeckers, orioles or hummingbirds, you’re more likely to attract them with just… 7 Types of Bird Feeders and Birds That Like Them

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Furniture Style Guide

Beth Rice 07/12/2023

When it comes to furniture styles, there’s a lot to choose from. Finding your furniture style and expressing your personality throughout your home has become just as important as the comfort and support of the furniture itself. If you haven’t committed to a favorite yet, there are plenty of furniture style options to discover. From farmhouse style kitchens to mission style living rooms to mid century modern dining, each furniture design brings its own unique… Furniture Style Guide

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