Category: Furniture Tips

Platform Bed vs. Box Spring: Mattress Support Options on Amish Beds

Beth Rice 17/09/2020

This week’s blog post was written by Jake Smucker, who has served as the product manager for bedroom furniture. We wanted to pass on what he has learned about how mattress support works in our Amish beds. What’s the difference between slats and a platform? What’s the purpose of a box spring? What type of support do I need for my mattress? We’ll answer these questions and more in this Mattress Support Guide for Amish… Platform Bed vs. Box Spring: Mattress Support Options on Amish Beds

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How to Choose the Right Gun Cabinet

Beth Rice 10/09/2020

Gun cabinets offer a stylish way to display your gun collection while keeping your pieces safe and secure. Different options include things like a carousel holder for easy retrieval, hidden compartments and varying sizes. Here are some important things to keep in mind when you’re shopping for a gun cabinet. Gun Cabinets vs. Gun Safes It’s important to note that gun cabinets are for storing and displaying your collection. While they do come with locks… How to Choose the Right Gun Cabinet

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TV Stand and Entertainment Center Buying Guide

Beth Rice 30/07/2020

TV stands and entertainment centers come with a wide variety of options. From a simple, solid wood stand to rest your TV on to a wall unit centerpiece full of storage, there are plenty of features to fit just what you’re looking for. For a small apartment living room, a bedroom or a sizeable family room, there’s a TV stand or entertainment center with just the right storage and display combination to serve you. Welcome to… TV Stand and Entertainment Center Buying Guide

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How to Care for Your Butcher Block Kitchen Island Top

Beth Rice 23/07/2020

How should you care for your butcher block kitchen island top? You’ve added storage in attractive solid wood with plenty of cabinet and drawer space and on top sits a gorgeous butcher block providing the ideal place for chopping, dicing, and slicing. With knife blades making marks and food leaving stains, it’s important to know how to maintain your butcher block island so it continues to add to the beauty of your kitchen for years… How to Care for Your Butcher Block Kitchen Island Top

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The History of the Parsons Chair

Beth Rice 16/07/2020

The Parsons chair has got it all. It’s comfy and cool, sleek and versatile, classic and modern all at the same time. Armless without apology, upholstery that allows colors and patterns to enhance the room, and high backed with long clean lines, Parsons chairs have staying power. So where did the Parsons chair originate and why? How does it keep moving forward from its original debut in the 1930s? Let’s take a look at the… The History of the Parsons Chair

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Cottage Furniture vs. Farmhouse Furniture

Beth Rice 09/07/2020

For everyone who loves that down home cozy feel, that “come on in, kick back and relax” look, both cottage furniture and farmhouse furniture are perfect fits. But, they are not one in the same. While cottage style and farmhouse style share some characteristics, there are some differences too. Let’s take a look. What is Farmhouse Style Furniture? Farmhouse furniture is practical and hardworking. It grew from the farmer’s lifestyle. Each piece is designed to… Cottage Furniture vs. Farmhouse Furniture

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Tips for Setting Up A Work From Home Space

Beth Rice 02/04/2020

Working from home? We’re with you! Looking to set up a work from home space that’s free of distractions, full of comfort and that you can adapt to easily? We can help. Here are some tips for setting up your work from home space. Setting Up A Work From Home Space CHOOSE WISELY Pick a designated workspace that will work with you and for you. This will be your hub of production, your area that… Tips for Setting Up A Work From Home Space

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Cedar vs. Pine: Which is Best for Outdoor Furniture?

Beth Rice 05/03/2020

So you’ve decided you like the look of outdoor wood furniture and perhaps you’ve heard of the qualities that cedar and pine outdoor furniture possess. How do you choose? What does one have that the other doesn’t? We’re taking a look at outdoor cedar furniture versus outdoor pine furniture to see which one has the edge. Things to Love About Outdoor Cedar Furniture The Shades of Red Outdoor cedar furniture displays shades of reddish/pinkish brown… Cedar vs. Pine: Which is Best for Outdoor Furniture?

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Distressed Furniture: How Old Do You Want It to Look?

Beth Rice 06/02/2020

Furniture that’s weathered and worn can feel like it has a story to tell. Something aged like a dining table with nicks and worn edges that’s been loved and used feels familiar and welcoming. Coffee tables that show signs of enduring the kids’ coloring and nicks from Jenga spills indicate that they have been part of the family story for years. Furniture with some age to it develops its own character. Why Choose Distressing? Distressed… Distressed Furniture: How Old Do You Want It to Look?

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The Urban Barnwood Collection

Beth Rice 23/01/2020

Sustainable, warm and unique, barnwood furniture is making its mark. At DutchCrafters, our Amish woodworkers take pride in their sustainable practices and crafting with reclaimed wood embraces sustainability on a whole new level. While there’s no doubt barnwood furniture is beautiful, the story goes much deeper than just knocking down barns and making furniture out of them. The Urban Barnwood Collection here at DutchCrafters is in high demand, and when Jonathan Fell, the sales manager… The Urban Barnwood Collection

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Cherry Wood Furniture vs. Rustic Cherry Wood Furniture

Beth Rice 19/12/2019

One’s a little bit country, and the other well, is not. The other rocks a sophisticated solid wood that wears red well. In both instances we’re talking cherry wood furniture, loved for its smooth grain, timeless look and elegant feel that can either wear a smooth finish or let loose with rustic fervor. Would you like your cherry with a few knots on top? Or does the only cherry wood furniture that comes to mind… Cherry Wood Furniture vs. Rustic Cherry Wood Furniture

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Bringing Barnwood Inside: Will You Go Rustic Or Contemporary?

Beth Rice 05/12/2019

What is the appeal of something old and worn? Is it the wisdom it possesses? Is it the stories it has to tell? A display from Urban Barnwood sits right inside the DutchCrafters Showroom in Sarasota, Florida. It features samples of real barnwood in different stains. The legs are thick and strong, the colors are warm, and the knots are real. It shows the possibilities we offer for custom-made barnwood furniture that brings with it… Bringing Barnwood Inside: Will You Go Rustic Or Contemporary?

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Custom Furniture: What Does that Mean?

Beth Rice 19/09/2019

Customized furniture is a step above the rest. Why? Because it lets you find a piece of furniture in a style you like. Then it lets you select options for it to fit your décor and needs just right. Custom furniture is a step above customized furniture and sits at the top above all the rest. Why? Because it gives you the opportunity to contribute to a design and help create something that fits your… Custom Furniture: What Does that Mean?

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Does Pine Wood Really Make Good Furniture?

Beth Rice 12/09/2019

Pine furniture. What is it about pine that differs from the big players like cherry, maple and oak wood? Why does it cost less? Even at a lower cost, are you getting your money’s worth for furniture made with pine wood? Will pine furniture last? Is it versatile? The direct answer: Yes, pine wood does make good furniture. Pine is durable, there’s room to get creative with it, and its versatile nature makes it friendly… Does Pine Wood Really Make Good Furniture?

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A Very Merry August Amish Gift Guide

Beth Rice 15/08/2019

My father-in-law is a great guy—a good man. He’s 91 years old and still swims, bikes and goes to the gym. Oh, and one other thing…he’s impossible to buy a gift for. Dad doesn’t want any gifts he doesn’t truly need or he won’t use. Over the years, pretty much everything we’ve bought Dad has gone back. (We’ve gotten much better about saving receipts and just taping them to the box.) When Christmas comes around… A Very Merry August Amish Gift Guide

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