From its beginning, back in 1992, the Barkman Furniture Collection has been dedicated to producing the finest heirloom hardwood furniture humanly possible, using a careful blending of generation-old techniques and state-of-the-art woodworking equipment.
The mission statement of the woodshop reads: "To produce furniture of the highest quality, always built to the most exacting standards in the industry, and worthy of being handed down from one generation of your family to the next."
One of the newest additions to our DutchCrafters Collection, the Barkman Furniture Collection is quickly proving itself one of the finest, competing with the likes of our renowned Keystone and Leola Collections for the title of highest-quality Amish furniture on DutchCrafters - and that says a lot!
All furniture from the American Journey Collection, and all furniture on DutchCrafters for that matter, is proudly made in America! Barkman Heirloom Furniture comes to us from the renowned Amish furniture community of Millersburg, Ohio.
The "Journey" from Forest to Home
The creation of heirloom furniture is, indeed, a journey. Starting with the finest of hardwood logs of many species, hand-selected and harvested from sustainable Midwest forests, and ending with custom-built, American-made furniture destined exclusively for your home, Barkman Furniture has many stops along the way...
Hardwood Inspection - Only the finest selection of hardwood logs, harvested exclusively from sustainable forests, are used in the creation of hardwood furniture. In addition, select logs of white pine, red cedar, and aspen are used to create items included the Rustic furniture sets. Fresh from the sawmill, lumber is then graded and sorted to select only the finest boards to be used to build heirloomfurniture.
Preparation - Boards are carefully stacked and dried to ensure proper seasoning before the manufacturing process begins. Once boards are adequately seasoned, they are moved to panel processing. During this production process, state-of-the-art woodworking machinery produces panel and frame components to incredibly close tolerances. "Framing" is the actual start of the furniture-making process. In framing, time-honored joinery methods are utilized, such as dovetailing, tongue-and-groove, box joints, and mortise and tenon - all of which of which have been used for centuries to create furniture that stands the test of time and offers a unique aesthetic appeal.
Production - Once a piece of furniture is assembled, hand techniques are employed to ensure that each piece of hardwood furniture from the Barkman Furniture Collection is a one-of-a-kind heirloom. Hours of sanding, planing, and, in some cases distressing, ensures that each piece of furniture bears of the signature of the master craftsperson to whom the furniture was assigned.
Perfecting the Finish - The process of applying custom finishes utilizes a combination of high-end automated spray applicators, along with masterful hand sanding and wiping techniques. The result is always a finish that enhances the natural beauty of the premium hardwood selected, while at the same time providing optimal protection to ensure the wood develops beautifully into its patina tone with time.
Delivery - At the end of the furniture-making journey is heirloom furniture of unsurpassed beauty and durability, as close to perfection as humanly possible,with each piece bearing the signature of the furniture artisan ultimately responsible for its appearance and quality. Furniture is then carefully packaged, blanket-wrapped and shipped directly to your home, wasting no time in a warehouse or show room where the furniture could be mismanaged and warp.
Complete your Grand River dining room scene with this Amish Grand River Dining Chair. Our Grand River Amish furniture is inspired by the designs of Arts and Crafts furniture. You will be impressed with the curves and sweeping profile of the...
The Amish Christy Chair is customized with the wood, finish, and height you have in mind. Choose from dining, counter, and bar heights. Perfectly complements any Christy tables on site and is available with 2-wood construction.
Cozy, comfy and warm are our Amish Heartland Chairs with their spacious seats and beautifully carved leg details. These are chairs to use at your dining room table that stands at the heart of all your entertaining!
This stunning Amish chair is a customer favorite. This Amish Ripple Back Chair provides modern style to for your kitchen, dining room or even office seating needs. This dining chair is sure to make a statement in your dining room and become the...
Find naturalistic elegance in our daring Barkman Ripple Back Collection, including this Pedestal Table! Available in 3 different heights, sizes, 2 table top shapes, and a multitude of wood and finish combinations.
This Amish Grand River Sofa Table will provide your home with the feel and appearance simplicity. The beautiful clean, straight lines of the Grand River furniture is reminiscence of Mission furniture. Pair this sofa table with our complementary...
This Amish Mission Floor Lamp is hand constructed out of sturdy hardwood and is a simply extravagant piece. The lamp shade is beautiful stained glass which creates lovely look when the light is on as it shine through the stained glass. Choose...
Offering a lifetime of service and a timeless, Old World beauty, our Amish Made Lake Champlain Panel Bed is sure to provide an charming focal point for your entire bedroom suite. Customize the wood and finish to complement any decor.
The Amish Mansion Swivel Bar Stool with its perfectly sculpted legs and back provides a great swivel seat for your family room or game room! Enjoy drinks, games or dinner together in comfort with plenty of room to stretch your legs!
This Amish Lodge Pole Log Bed features hand spun log construction and will add a rustic warmth to any bedroom in your home. This Amish Lodge Pole Log Bed will fit in beautifully in your rustic cabin or lodge. The logs for this Amish bed are...
Bring nature's rustic beauty into your home with our Rustic Burl Dining Table, featuring a hardwood burl slab supported by the stump base of a Cedar tree. This unique creation is sure to make just the right statement!
Our Amish Rustic Wormy Maple Pub Table with Stump Base has an unparalleled appearance. Call one of our furniture specialists for questions on this amazing rustic pub table. Order the rustic bar stools shown in the photo to complete the look.
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