Amish craftsmanship has a well-deserved reputation as the best. The Amish are some of the oldest traditional craftsmen in the United States, dating back to the early 1900’s, and have been refining their techniques for generations. Today it is hard to find anyone who has such a deep understanding of wood, and the art of crafting wood into fine furniture, as the Amish. Amish craftsmanship is even on display in such museums as the Smithsonian and Metropolitan Museum of art in New York City.
Amish craftsmanship really begins with the Amish lifestyle and beliefs. The Amish are an extremely faithful group, and take immense pride in their work. Each piece of Amish furniture is painstakingly made by hand, one piece at a time. Amish craftsmen truly put their heart and soul into their work and build furniture with the utmost integrity. Many Amish craftsmen sign and date each piece of furniture they produce.
Amish craftsmanship focuses on functionality and durability. It stresses the importance of building high quality furniture rather than selling it; and with any high quality product, this is where the focus should be.
Amish craftsmen put a great degree of attention into selecting their solid hardwoods, particularly in the grain patterns and strength of the wood. This adds both strength and beauty to the furniture. The result is “heirloom” quality furniture, meaning one that will remain in your family for generations.
Many Amish furniture makers are located in Lancaster, Pennsylvania; Holmes County, Ohio; and Shipshewana, Indiana. These are places where American furniture has been crafted for generations, and this trade supports the local economies.
While Amish furniture is always at the top in regards to quality, at DutchCrafters we carefully select Amish craftsmen whose commitment to quality matches our customers’ expectations.
We trust that the quality of Amish craftsmanship will be evident in the beauty, durability, and functionality of any product you choose to make yours!