Category: Staff Picks

Christmas Gift Book List

Beth Rice 06/12/2018

With so many great books out there and so little time, too many titles just pass us by. With a shared love for reading, a small group of us here at DutchCrafters formed a book club called Books Without Veneers, a take on Work Without Veneers, which represents for our company commitment to authentic, solid work of substance. Books Without Veneers is determined not to let all those great books get away. Each title we… Christmas Gift Book List

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What Do DutchCrafters Chair Seats Really Feel Like?

Beth Rice 20/09/2018

It’s a question our Furniture Specialists are often asked. What do DutchCrafters chair seats really feel like? If there’s one thing we wish we could do as the #1 online Amish furniture company offering the most high-end solid wood products available, it would be this: We wish we could connect you with the feel of our furniture. The photos and the features on our website tell part of the story, but how does our furniture… What Do DutchCrafters Chair Seats Really Feel Like?

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Guide to Visiting Sarasota, Florida

Beth Rice 19/07/2018

If you had 48 hours to spend in Sarasota, Florida, where should you go? What should you do? Located on the southwestern coast of Florida, Sarasota is home to dreamy beaches, fine cuisine, plenty of culture, and the DutchCrafters office. The team at DutchCrafters shares some of their favorite must-see spots in this handy Guide to Sarasota. SIESTA KEY BEACH (Voted #1 USA beach and #5 worldwide) My favorite place to visit in Sarasota is… Guide to Visiting Sarasota, Florida

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The Garden Club Interview

Beth Rice 24/05/2018

A garden requires patient labor and attention. Plants do not grow merely to satisfy ambitions or to fulfill good intentions. They thrive because someone expended effort on them. Liberty Hyde Bailey In November 2017, DutchCrafters Vice President Linse Miller started a company Garden Club. With some seeds and starter plants, some garden boxes and soil, Linse sent out an invitation to the DutchCrafters team to join in growing something together.  Now with 17 members and… The Garden Club Interview

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Timber to Table: The Best of 2017

Beth Rice 28/12/2017

Thank you for reading along with us throughout the year. We hope you were entertained, informed, and intrigued. Here’s a look back at some of our most popular posts from 2017. __ Serving as the earliest refrigerators, the charm of the pie safe endures. We take a look at the evolution of its design in The History of the Pie Safe. We always have room for Amish chocolate cake. Kevin Williams of Amish356.com let us… Timber to Table: The Best of 2017

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Our Favorite Thanksgiving Day Traditions

Beth Rice 22/11/2017

Whether it’s cutting the first slice of turkey, watching the parade, or reciting a prayer before the meal, Thanksgiving Day traditions are treasured for bringing us together and creating beautiful memories that stay with us. Our DutchCrafters family is sharing some of their favorite Thanksgiving Day traditions. Among them, a cooking contest, some coupon clipping, a double dinner day, and a nutcracker. Kari-Jo Kari-Jo at the French Country Kitchen Island  “Every year, each person in… Our Favorite Thanksgiving Day Traditions

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Staff Picks for our VP’s New Desk

Beth Rice 09/11/2017

Our vice president Linse Miller is looking for a new desk. Currently working at our Amish Woodbury L-Desk in brown maple wood finished in antique slate, she will soon give that desk to our new Business and Finance Team Manager Ross Wiemken.  The Criteria Linse shared with us the top three features she’s looking for in her new desk. The Contenders We asked some of our team members to give us their top pick for… Staff Picks for our VP’s New Desk

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Why I Love to Write About Amish Furniture

Beth Rice 02/11/2017

Our content writer and host of our new FAQ video series Beth shares why she loves to write about Amish furniture. Take it away, Beth.  __ How many times did you help a little one put shoes on their feet as they sat on the bench in the foyer? How many times have you heard laughter ignite and watched as it spread around your dinner table? How many times did you kneel by your daughters… Why I Love to Write About Amish Furniture

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Staff Picks: Our Favorite Wood Types and Finishes

Beth Rice 30/08/2017

Wood type and finish contribute directly to the look of and style of custom furniture. Wood type determines the strength, durability and look of the piece. The finish offers protection and enhances the appearance of the wood. Members of our team selected their favorite wood types and stains to offer an up-close look at how these two custom options can complement each other. _______ “What I like most about this table is the linseed oil on… Staff Picks: Our Favorite Wood Types and Finishes

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Take Your Dog to Work Day

Beth Rice 22/06/2017

In 1999, Pet Sitters International founded the first Take Your Dog to Work Day in the U.S. to emphasize the importance of the human-animal bond and to encourage employees without pets to rescue and adopt a furry friend from a shelter or rescue program. This year, Take Your Dog to Work Day will be recognized on Friday, June 23. DutchCrafters is a pet friendly workplace, with wagging tails making their way through the office on… Take Your Dog to Work Day

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Inspiration from the NIWA Expo

Milca Rivera 20/03/2017

The Northern Indiana Woodcrafters Association (NIWA) is a group of over 80 dedicated Amish furniture builders who sell to retailers across the U.S. and Canada. Their mission is to build “beautiful and unique furniture and accessories for generations of enjoyment.” Once a year, members of association gather under one roof to exhibit new furniture and old favorites for retailers. This year a few of our team members attended the invitation-only event, held at the end of… Inspiration from the NIWA Expo

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Our Favorite Movies & Matching Entertainment Centers

Beth Rice 06/03/2017

The cooler months are the perfect times of year for cuddling up with a warm blanket, a special person, and a good flick. Right in front of your home entertainment center is the best spot to enjoy your all-time favorite films. We’re sharing some of our staff members’ favorite movies matched with the Amish entertainment centers we think best reflect the characters and themes of each film. From a Pixar film with family, to a… Our Favorite Movies & Matching Entertainment Centers

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Top 5 New Arrivals and Why We Love Them

Beth Rice 09/02/2017

We keep an eye out for what’s new in Amish furniture to be able to bring it to you first. We carefully review fresh offerings from our dedicated Amish vendors who have a solid grasp on the latest in furniture design. Still, after 13 years we’re always struck by the beauty of each new piece, and skill of the Amish woodworkers. Here are five of our new arrivals. Each one is a beautiful and unique… Top 5 New Arrivals and Why We Love Them

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Happy Holidays from DutchCrafters

Leah Meldman 22/12/2016

Wishing a warm and restful holiday season from our DutchCrafters family to yours. We want to thank you for the opportunity to share our ideas with you throughout the year. You helped us bring the giving tree in our Sarasota store to life, benefiting Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sun Coast. With donations from the community and our team members, we were able to create unforgettable Christmases for children in our area. From all of… Happy Holidays from DutchCrafters

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Family Foods and Fine Furniture: Favorite Holiday Recipes from our Staff

Beth Rice 15/11/2016

As holiday preparations get underway, warm thoughts of family traditions and outings come to mind. Somewhere between carols, decorations, and wish lists come the images of warm pies, stuffing, gingerbread cookies, and juicy turkeys. Think of the dining table you sit at to enjoy your favorite treats, or the bar stool you swivel in as you raise your glass. We’re sharing some of our favorite family holiday recipes and solid wood furniture selections that reflect… Family Foods and Fine Furniture: Favorite Holiday Recipes from our Staff

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