Holmes Office Collection
Handcrafted in: Holmes County, Ohio
Items in this collection: Roll top desks, writing desks, secretary desks, bookcases, file cabinets, credenzas, gun cabinets, conference tables
Furniture styles in this collection: Colonial American, contemporary, country, formal, Mission, Shaker, traditional
Wood choices in this collection: Cherry, hickory, maple, oak, walnut and elm.
The Holmes Office Collection is built in a 10,000 square foot woodshop. The woodworker who oversees this collection learned the trade from his father, who started it in 1987 until his son took over in 2014. They started working from a barn that was eventually converted to a woodshop. Forty years of learning, refining and crafting wood furniture—all passed on to the next generation. This Amish furniture collection specializes in roll top desks. Their neighbor had a furniture store and needed someone to build roll top desks. The owner’s father started building roll top desks, moving to flat tops and writing desks, then executive desks, fulfilling whatever the demand was.
This Amish woodshop has three employees. Like other Amish woodshops, they stay in tune with the latest styles and colors for wood furniture. The roll top desks are this woodworker’s favorite. He likes working with oak wood best, since it’s durable, cuts and finishes easy and is “a nice wood to work with.”
Specializing in Roll Top Desks
To do something well, you’ve got to practice. Roll top desks are the first item this collection produced, and they’ve been making them for more than 40 years. These fine roll tops are offered in a variety of woods, stains and features. They’re thoroughly inspected throughout the building process, then finished. The highest quality hardware is used. You’ll find built in features like locks, lights, drawer slides, dovetailed joinery, and drawer dividers. One of the most unique features are the stunning tambours that are carefully crafted from a single piece of hardwood.
Among the styles you’ll find in this collection are elegant, sophisticated traditional looks, strong and simple Mission style, and graceful, refined Colonial American style, among others.
The wood varieties offered for the Holmes Office Collection create different looks to best match your home. Consider the luxurious look of a desk made with walnut wood, a bookcase of solid oak, or a gun cabinet with unique hickory. The possibilities are many with this exquisite collection.