Category: Amish Furniture

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 more 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… 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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How Can I Tell It’s Really Amish Made Furniture?

Beth Rice 16/11/2023

The secret is out and has been for a while. Amish furniture is high quality. It’s the kind of furniture that’s built so well it can be passed on for generations to enjoy. Another secret that’s out is that custom Amish furniture costs more. If you want to bring home this caliber of wood furniture, it will cost more than furniture made of lesser materials. You won’t find Amish furniture in big box stores or… How Can I Tell It’s Really Amish Made Furniture?

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The Benefits Of An L Desk

Beth Rice 26/10/2023

What’s the lure of an L desk, you might wonder? Beautiful, spacious and substantial, the L desk has a lot to offer.  Does it take up too much space? Will it work for your office area? Just what are the benefits of an L desk? Let’s take a look. Plenty of room to work. The design of an L desk offers a spacious desk area, with an extension added that creates another large work area.… The Benefits Of An L Desk

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5 Reasons To Buy Custom Furniture

Beth Rice 05/10/2023

What do we sacrifice for the thrill of a low price? When it comes to furniture, there’s a lot that’s lost. We lose quality, function, durability, the exact look we want, and in the long run, money. Cheap furniture that’s mass produced will break down faster and perform poorly in comparison. And you’ll likely have to settle for the same look everyone else has. Is there a solution to this problem? Yes, there is. The… 5 Reasons To Buy Custom Furniture

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The Charm Of A Cheval Mirror

Beth Rice 21/09/2023

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

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