Beth Rice is a content writer for DutchCrafters Amish Furniture. She is the primary author of Timber to Table blog posts and has spent the last several years researching and providing knowledge on wood types, furniture styles, and design trends. As a busy mother of two, Beth understands the value of furniture in helping create a welcoming home for family and friends, and often writes on the ways our furniture can help support that. Beth is a published author with a gift for identifying the special moments in everyday life. Most recently, she had a short story included in Chicken Soup for the Soul's "My Amazing Mom" edition. Since 2012, the DutchCrafters Timber to Table blog has been providing customers and other readers with furniture and interior design tips, information about the Amish, and woodworkers’ stories.
If you’re someone who likes to observe your outfit from head to toe, or if you’re someone who’s looking to add both an elegant and functional piece of furniture to your bedroom, perhaps you should consider a full-length cheval mirror. What is a cheval mirror? A cheval mirror, also called a dressing mirror, is a full-length floor standing mirror that’s mounted with a swivel in a frame that can be tilted and adjusted for best… The Charm Of A Cheval Mirror
An attractive trend for furniture in recent years has been pieces that are multifunctional. The bookcase is one of these. A versatile piece, the bookcase can be used in almost any room in the house. In addition, you have the option to store and organize some books, or to display and store a variety of other items, like photos, trophies or collectibles. Bookcases come in a variety of styles, shapes and sizes. One option is… 5 Reasons to Get a Bookcase with Doors
Build it quicker. Get it faster. Machines that can do what humans do are incredible. Let them do the work to build more, faster. That’s better, right? Or is it? Mass production often leads to products of lesser quality. Rushing just won’t deliver the same quality that taking time will. As products and clothing wear out, break down and get thrown out, consumers must replace them. As we look to the future to live in… Why Authentic Craftsmanship Matters
If you’re investing in wood furniture for the added durability, beauty and value, we get it. Solid wood furniture will pay you back over time. Take a solid wood dining table for instance. Crafted with solid wood means it’s going to see you through the rest of your holiday dinners, birthday celebrations, anniversaries and more. The wood will stand strong and endure daily use without wearing out or breaking down. The beauty of the wood… How To Safely Clean Wood Furniture
Sustainable living is one of the year’s shining trends, including an increased awareness and use of sustainable furniture for the home. More and more households are not only aware of the growing need to be kind to the planet, but are committing to supporting the practice of going green. We’re embracing the value of sustainable furnishings not only for the planet, but for our family, our friends and ourselves. Within the groups of sustainable practices… Sustainable Furniture: More Than Just A Design Trend
The glider chair versus the rocking chair is an easy choice for some, but not for others. It comes down to the way you like to move, where you want to use the chair, and what style you like best. The Glider Chair Glider chairs are an investment in comfort and luxury. They are often purchased for baby nurseries to provide a comfy place for late night feedings. Gliders are a popular pick for the… Glider Chair vs. Rocking Chair: Which Is Best For You?
Coastal grandmother embodies a clean, classic style. It’s often associated with wealthy middle-aged women who live in luxurious homes along the oceanfront. Life as a coastal grandmother may include walks along the beach wearing neutral colored capris and perhaps a straw hat, trips to the farmers market for all the fresh goods, plenty of time in the garden, a good glass of wine, and the best dinners shared with family and friends. The coastal grandmother lifestyle… 6 Must-Have Furniture Pieces for Coastal Grandmother Style
The smell, the frothiness, the taste. It’s become a favorite morning ritual. Brewing up a pot of coffee, fixing it and enjoying it goes on in households across the country. While many pick up their coffee on the run, there’s no doubt about it that coffee bar cabinets are becoming popular stations within the home. The lure of the coffee bar cabinet. If you enjoy coffee and all that goes with it, setting up your… How To Set Up A Coffee Bar Cabinet
Wooden high chairs shine with features high chairs made of other materials don’t offer. Those features include maximum durability, a classic look and sustainable character. The classic and elegant looks offered by wooden high chairs make them more aesthetically pleasing. They’re a lovely seat for your little one, and they blend beautifully pulled up to the dinner table. Benefits of Wooden High Chairs Let’s start with the durability. Solid wood addresses one of the most… Wooden High Chair Showcase
Always popular on Timber to Table are our guest posts by Erik Wesner. Erik runs the Amish America website (www.amishamerica.com) and YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/c/AmishAmerica). Welcome back Erik! Like any other people, the Amish, both young and old, enjoy various games and entertainment. While you won’t find video game consoles or other worldly, high-tech entertainment devices in Amish homes, they do manage to find many forms of recreation that fit within their culture and beliefs. And like many things Amish,… Amish Games and Entertainment
Perhaps you’ve visited areas of Amish country and stopped in at shops with home baked goods, canned vegetables, quilts and other handmade items. Perhaps on a special trip to the rolling hills of Amish country you encountered some shops that featured the smell of fresh sawdust, and you happened upon some exceptional Amish made solid wood furniture. There’s a difference about Amish made wood furniture that’s undeniable. Anyone who has seen it or touched it… Where Can I Buy Amish Furniture?
Solid oak wood furniture is a top performer. Oak wood is strong, natural and wears a spirited wood grain pattern. Oak wood continues to be the number one choice for solid wood furniture made in America. What makes oak wood a top pick? How does it perform and how does it compare to other hardwoods? We’re breaking down the top ten questions we get about America’s most popular wood choice for furniture. With all the… 10 Questions About Oak Wood Furniture
The Pantone Color Institute has been selecting a Pantone Color of the Year since 2000. Pantone began this practice to bring together the design community and create discussion about color and its effect. Pantone has joined color and design across the board for years, selecting a new shade each year based on what trends they’ve observed in fashion, home décor, technology and more. The reveal of Pantone’s Color of the Year has become a much… Why Is Viva Magenta Pantone’s Color of the Year 2023?
One small, yet quite popular customization our Amish woodworkers offer that makes a big difference is the addition of cedar drawer bottoms. Amish craftsmen are used to crafting features into wood furniture that make it more durable, functional and beautiful. Cedar bottoms for drawers are one of those little features that work tirelessly behind the scenes to make a difference. So what do they bring to a drawer? How do they make your experience using… 3 Benefits of Cedar Bottom Drawers
Two popular furniture items for bedroom storage have always been the dresser and the chest of drawers. Either one will do for keeping clothes in, right? Is there truly a difference? Is one a better option than the other? While the terms dresser and chest of drawers are often used interchangeably, there’s a bit more to the dresser vs. chest of drawers argument. Here’s how they differ and what makes each appealing. Dresser Design A… Dresser vs. Chest of Drawers: What’s the Difference?