Why is furniture taking so long?

Great question! And we are happy to assist in explaining why this is an active issue almost everywhere currently.

 

Check out all of our Under 24 Weeks Collections Here!

 

Supply Shortages

What began as minor shortages in shipments quickly took a turn for the worst - from glue to foam to poly and then even wood. As the first shortages started affecting orders, the Woodshops became backed up and overwhelmed. Half complete orders sat and filled shops as they awaited the delivery of the necessary supplies and continued to receive new orders. Many of these shops are very small spaces connected to the properties of the Amish families operating them. Once supplies arrived, the Woodshops finished orders as fast as possible. Sometimes, however, they were informed it would be another 6-12+ months - or in some cases, they would not be coming at all. This predicament led to many cancellations, order adjustments, and, most importantly, more time spent on the same orders. Hence, the beginning of the Lead Time increases you will see across the board in the furniture industry right now.

 

Hand Crafted Solid Wood Furniture

Another contributing reason to this increase in production time is what sets our furniture apart from the mass-produced options you can buy on any major site. That is the Amish handcrafted nature of all our products. Every order placed through DutchCrafters results in a one-of-a-kind piece, crafted and finished meticulously by hand. Of course, it is only natural that you can expect this to take significantly longer than websites with next-day delivery or even same-day delivery. But the result is a solid wood piece you can impregnate with memories and pass down for generations to come.

 

Staffing

The challenge of staffing is not exclusive to the furniture industry. Still, its effects are substantial. A Sales Representative to connect to, hands in the Woodshop, drivers to transfer and deliver your order - all positions that have experienced staffing issues and determine how quickly we can get your order to you. With time, this will improve. But it is a process where both patience and understanding are required.

 

Our Solution

​This page of Living Room Furniture under 24 weeks is a carefully compiled collection designed to make selecting items with a shorter Lead Time easier. With some Woodshops currently scheduled for as far as 60 weeks, it can be discouraging to sort through. Enjoy the selection of Amish handcrafted solid wood furniture presented here.

     

 

 

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Rustic Hickory Wood Rocker - Quick Ship
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Amish Rustic Hickory Wood Rocker - Quick Ship
from $446
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Amish Leah Mission Sofa - Quick Ship
from $2,899
Leah Mission Loveseat - Quick Ship
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from $2,399
Leah Mission Chair - Quick Ship
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Amish Leah Mission Chair - Quick Ship
from $1,675
Solid Wood Daisy Rocking Chair
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Amish Solid Wood Daisy Rocking Chair
from $408
Leah Mission Lounge Chair
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Amish Leah Mission Lounge Chair
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Four-Post Gliding Rocker with Ottoman
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Amish Four-Post Gliding Rocker with Ottoman
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Curved Arm Bent Rocker
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Amish Curved Arm Bent Rocker
from $370
Lancaster Mission Recliner
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Amish Lancaster Mission Recliner
from $2,115
Heartland Slat Mission Recliner - Quick Ship
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Amish Heartland Slat Mission Recliner - Quick Ship
from $1,694
High Back Glider With Optional Ottoman
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Amish High Back Glider With Optional Ottoman
from $882
Mission Style Glider
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Amish Mission Style Glider
from $674
Blue Mountain Hickory Twig Oversized Rocker
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Amish Blue Mountain Hickory Twig Oversized Rocker
from $480
Rustic Hickory Rocker with Live Edge Slats
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from $500
Blue Mountain Hickory Overtall Rocking Chair
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from $466
Hesston Lounge Chair
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Amish Hesston Lounge Chair
from $1,889
Mesa Mission Lounge Chair
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Amish Mesa Mission Lounge Chair
from $1,655
Leah Mission Loveseat
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Amish Leah Mission Loveseat
from $1,919
Brady Loveseat
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Amish Brady Loveseat
from $2,330
Virginia Upholstered Gliding Swivel Rocking Chair
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Blue Mountain Hickory Rocker
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Amish Blue Mountain Hickory Rocker
from $446
Blue Mountain Rustic Hickory Jumbo Rocker
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Amish Blue Mountain Rustic Hickory Jumbo Rocker
from $492
Blue Mountain Hickory Twig Rustic Footstool
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Amish Blue Mountain Hickory Twig Rustic Footstool
from $176
Hickory Upholstered Grandpa Rocker
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Amish Hickory Upholstered Grandpa Rocker
from $570
Rustic Hickory Grandpa Double Rocker
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Amish Rustic Hickory Grandpa Double Rocker
from $906
Rustic Hickory Log Fireside Upholstered Footstool
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Hesston Sofa
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Amish Hesston Sofa
from $2,999
Lancaster Mission Sofa
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Amish Lancaster Mission Sofa
from $2,639
Leah Mission Sofa
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Amish Leah Mission Sofa
from $2,319
Brady Recliner with Inlays
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Amish Brady Recliner with Inlays
from $2,536
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