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.
It’s time for new shoes and lunch boxes once again. As lazy summer days come to an end, we’re energized with new ideas to get you organized and ready for the first day of school. From pre-school to college, solid wood Amish furniture can make the morning routine a little easier, the homework time more interesting, and the organization helpful for all ages. Greeting the Day Children thrive on routine. Set up a spot for… 8 Ways to Get Organized for Back to School
Even though jelly is most often kept in the refrigerator these days, the jelly cabinet remains a favorite furnishing. One look at an Amish jelly cabinet and the reasons are clear. It’s both beautiful and useful for storage, even without the jelly. The First Jelly Cabinets The creation of the jelly cabinet grew out of need. During the 19th century, as pioneers perfected the practice of stewing fruit to create jams and preserves, they produced large… Modern Ways to Use a Jelly Cabinet
Outdoor wooden furniture is durable, affordable, and can transform an outdoor space into a fun gathering spot for many different activities with family and friends, or a place to relax when when you need some “me-time.” From the porch to the yard, to your pool deck and patio, we’re taking a look at ways to enjoy your outdoor wooden furniture on nice, long, sunny days. On the Porch The porch provides a gathering place for… Six Ways to Enjoy your Outdoor Wooden Furniture this Summer
School is out. Vacation is coming. Some time at the beach and relaxing poolside is here. With a little extra free time in our schedules, we’re running to the bookcase to select our favorite reads to bring along. What books you might ask? And just as important, from what bookcase? We asked our staff for recommendations and found just the right style Amish bookcases to showcase their selections. Jim Miller, CEO: History & Politics Jim contributed Midnight in… From Our Amish Bookcases: Favorite Summer Reads
A special relationship exists between a boy and his dog, a teen and his first car, and of course, Dad and his favorite chair. The chair he jumps up from to cheer on his favorite team, the seat where he enjoys a fresh cigar after a long work day, and the only place just right for his Sunday afternoon nap is his sanctuary. What links Dad to that one special chair? The Construction Marcel Breuer… Dad’s Favorite Chair
I was recently in the grocery store line and watched, with the gentleman in front of me, as a young child ahead of us became frustrated with his mother’s cell phone. He scowled as he pushed a flurry of buttons on the device. His mother asked him what was wrong, and he cried that the game wouldn’t work, with a little stomp of his feet. The gentleman shook his head. Once the boy and his mother were… Amish Wooden Toys for Summertime Fun