No, you’re not a rule breaker. There’s a chance you might have a sideboard in your dining room or a buffet in your living room, since they’re very similar and the terms used to describe both are interchangeable. When it comes down to it, sideboards, buffets and hutches share the common goals of providing storage and offering a serving area or a display space. Here are the subtle differences that set them apart. LOCATION, LOCATION,… Buffet, Sideboard or Hutch–What’s the Difference?Read More Buffet, Sideboard or Hutch–What’s the Difference?
Do you consider yourself a gadgeteer? Love kitchen tools and can’t get enough of them? Kitchen accessories make cooking chores easier and food prep more fun. While the Amish are no strangers to hard work, they certainly want to use their time as efficiently as possible. Here are some helpful Amish kitchen accessories along with a DIY project that puts an old whisk to good use! For Cookies-n-Pizza While your finger will still work just… Let’s Get Cooking: Fun Amish Kitchen AccessoriesRead More Let’s Get Cooking: Fun Amish Kitchen Accessories
At the heart of tea time is the opportunity to relax and share a lovely drink, a few tasty treats and some time with loved ones. What could be better? Tea time can be formal or casual and can serve a large group or just a few people. It is often served mid to late afternoon. We’re taking a look at what to include on tea time tables with a few Amish dining tables to… What to Include on Your Tea Party TableRead More What to Include on Your Tea Party Table
The popularity of the formal dining room is on the decline, as families are more content to eat and gather together in more casual ways. With conflicting schedules leaving many dining at different times, more homeowners are growing impatient with dining rooms taking up space. Elaborate kitchen islands, outdoor deck tables and living room coffee tables are becoming go-to spots for dining, socializing and entertaining, while the old formal dining room space is being put… Are We Done with Dining Rooms?Read More Are We Done with Dining Rooms?
The Amish woodshop that crafts solid wood dining chairs for the Prairie Collection is nestled in the heart of Amish country, Ohio. There, the talented Amish artisans, both men and women, take to their work producing solid wood chairs with care and precision, with each chair part handled by the craftsmen. The Prairie Collection features high quality Amish dining chairs, bar stools and benches in a variety of styles ranging from classic to contemporary. From the… Amish Made Chairs from the Prairie Collection: The Habits of HandcraftingRead More Amish Made Chairs from the Prairie Collection: The Habits of Handcrafting
With minimalism a growing 2018 trend for indoor décor, solid wood furniture full of storage options is becoming a must have. Amish furniture provides popular picks to use throughout the house, with custom options to help you stay clutter free and organized in style. The Easy to Stock Storage Bench For a versatile storage bench that fits foyer, family room or foot of the bed, the Amish Lattice Weave Storage Bench with Drawers and Baskets… Solid Wood Furniture Storage SolutionsRead More Solid Wood Furniture Storage Solutions
Bread. Let’s all take a moment and daydream about our favorite kind… Now I forgot what I was going to say… Just kidding! But, there is just nothing like a freshly baked, crunchy-crusted, squishy-centered, moist, easy-to-break-apart loaf of bread. However, and especially since I live in humid Florida, it’s difficult to keep bread fresh and mold-free for more than a few days. At my house, we store it in the freezer. While this helps it… Out of the Box: The History of Bread BoxRead More Out of the Box: The History of Bread Box
Characters: Pinot: A sensible and upbeat Sliding Barn Door Buffet. Barney: A somewhat cranky Timber Ridge Reclaimed Barn Wood Dining Table. Eave: An Amish Reclaimed Wood Ladderback Chair and Laura Ingalls fanatic. Gable: An Amish Reclaimed Barnwood Bristol Hutch prone to breaking out in song. The Scene: A Rustic Style Dining Room. Christmas Eve 2017. 11:15 pm. A light snow is falling as a reclaimed dining room set awaits the dawn of Christmas morning.… ‘Twas the Reclaimed Night Before ChristmasRead More ‘Twas the Reclaimed Night Before Christmas
Are you ready to start shopping for a new dining set? Before you go online or head out to a furniture store, check out our table and chair sizing guide to determine what shape and size table and chairs will work best in the space you have. Choosing a Table Size When shopping for a dining table, consider the following first: The size of your family. How often you host or need seating for more… Right Fit for Dinner: A Table and Chair Sizing GuideRead More Right Fit for Dinner: A Table and Chair Sizing Guide
One island that you will never be deserted on alone is a custom-made kitchen island. Kitchen islands are a magnet for activity while adding storage, organization, and style to your kitchen. Here are our top 5 kitchen island design rules to ensure you find the right one for your home and needs. 1. Take Measurements To ensure plenty of room to perform tasks comfortably at your kitchen island and to retrieve stored appliances easily, allow… 5 Kitchen Island Design RulesRead More 5 Kitchen Island Design Rules
Just as a good book and a glass of wine, cozy slippers and a warm robe, or a cold glass of milk and your favorite cookies go together, fine Amish furniture combinations can quickly become some of your favorite combinations. We’ve highlighted some exciting duos from our collection of solid wood furniture with some features that speak to why they work together so well. Dining Room Table with Bench Seating For dinners, parties, meetings, and more,… Perfect Pairs: Fine Furniture CombinationsRead More Perfect Pairs: Fine Furniture Combinations
For a good part of the 19th century, a very important piece of furniture sat in the middle of many kitchens — the pie safe. Also known as a pie cabinet, pie cupboard, pie chest, or kitchen safe, the pie safe helped to keep pesky insects, rodents, and dirt away from freshly baked goods. Origins It is believed that the pie safe was first introduced in the United States in the 1800s by German immigrants… History of the Pie SafeRead More History of the Pie Safe
It’s attention to detail that keeps Noah and Margaret Bontrager producing some of the finest solid wood dining tables Amish furniture has to offer. Along with 52 employees, the Bontragers devote their time to the design and careful construction of dining tables, solid wood benches, and storage cabinets. Noah’s favorite part of handcrafting Amish furniture? Coming up with new designs. On a recent visit to the DutchCrafters store, Noah and Margaret shared with us that they… Meet the Woodworker: The Bontrager Dining CollectionRead More Meet the Woodworker: The Bontrager Dining Collection
From toddlers to teens, the activities and needs of your family change as the kids grow. Finding furniture that can grow along with your family is possible with the features and customizations Amish furniture can provide. Take a look at the built-in extras that make some of our favorite versatile pieces great furniture for a growing family. Crib Conversions Built to provide for a comfortable night’s sleep from infancy to adulthood, the Amish French Country Convertible… Furniture for a Growing FamilyRead More Furniture for a Growing Family
An eclectic dining room design is both adventurous and creative. With so many different and appealing furniture styles, it can be hard to choose just one. Here we’ve laid out some suggestions and guidelines for how to mix and match dining room furniture. The possibilities are endless with an exciting mixture of colors, styles, and textures adding to your dining scene. Accents at the Ends Create a blended look. Use the same style chairs along the… How to Mix and Match Dining FurnitureRead More How to Mix and Match Dining Furniture