Category: Furniture Tips

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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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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How To Safely Clean Wood Furniture

Beth Rice 17/08/2023

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

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Sustainable Furniture: More Than Just A Design Trend

Beth Rice 03/08/2023

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

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6 Must-Have Furniture Pieces for Coastal Grandmother Style

Beth Rice 06/07/2023

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

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How To Set Up A Coffee Bar Cabinet

Beth Rice 29/06/2023

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

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10 Questions About Oak Wood Furniture

Beth Rice 04/05/2023

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

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