The Amish Furniture Podcast
Welcome to The Amish Furniture Podcast, a mini-series for the Amish furniture fan. Whether you’re actively shopping for furniture, have Amish made furniture in your home, or are simply curious about the Amish, this is the podcast for you.
We’ll bring you behind-the-scenes stories about what it’s like to work with the Amish, tips about shopping for Amish furniture, and much more. Hosts Beth and Milca bring experience from their work at DutchCrafters, the largest Amish furniture website.
When you’re done listening, stick around to browse the largest collection of Amish furniture right here at DutchCrafters.
Ep. 10: Is Amish Furniture Worth the Price?
What does Amish furniture cost? Is the value worth the price? With the high price tag on Amish furniture, we understand why you’d have these questions about Amish made furniture. And in the final episode of Season 1 of the Amish Furniture Podcast, brought to you by DutchCrafters, we address them with the help of some new and old friends. In this episode, Beth and Milca welcome back Shannon and Jim to help answer this question.… Ep. 10: Is Amish Furniture Worth the Price?
Ep. 9: Meet the Amish Woodworker: Joe Schwartz
In a first for our podcast, we’re joined today by an Amish woodworker: Joe Schwartz. Schwartz lives in Indiana where he owns and manages his small furniture woodshop with the help of his wife Ruby, three sons, and two daughters. His shop makes all the living room furniture in the Star Mill Furniture Collection here at DutchCrafters. On the podcast, Joe tells us the story of how he got started in woodworking. Then, he discusses… Ep. 9: Meet the Amish Woodworker: Joe Schwartz
Ep. 8: Behind the Scenes at an Amish Furniture Show
Where do Amish woodworkers go to sell their furniture? Believe it or not, just like other industries, a trade show! This week on The Amish Furniture Podcast, we’ll hear all about the shows from two people who have attended these Amish furniture shows: Milca and Natalie. Milca and Natalie will fill you in on all the juicy details: the furniture, the conversation, and, of course, the tasty treats. Listen now for Natalie and Milca’s favorite… Ep. 8: Behind the Scenes at an Amish Furniture Show
Ep. 7: Amish Businesses Beyond the Farm (with guest Dr. Steven Nolt)
What makes Amish Businesses so successful? Why have Amish communities left farming for other businesses? And how did Amish entrepreneurs get started in woodworking? For help answering these questions, we turned to Dr. Steven Nolt of the Young Center for Anabaptist and Pietist Studies at Elizabethtown College in Pennsylvania. The Amish have a long history of entrepreneurial pursuits. But it wasn’t until the 1980s that they started to leave farming behind and focus on alternative… Ep. 7: Amish Businesses Beyond the Farm (with guest Dr. Steven Nolt)
Ep. 6: How Amish Furniture is Made
Buying Amish furniture is very different from buying furniture in a big box store. There’s a lot more involved in the building of the furniture, and customers are offered a lot more options than what you’d find in store. Exactly how does it work? What goes into the building of Amish furniture that makes it so special? That’s what we’re covering on today’s episode: How Amish Furniture is Made. The Amish Furniture Building Process So,… Ep. 6: How Amish Furniture is Made
Ep. 5: Do Amish Women Work in Furniture Woodshops?
The Amish Furniture Podcast is back! After a short holiday break, Beth and Milca return to bring you episode 5: Do Amish Women Work in Furniture Woodshops? There’s a lot of interest in this question, and we’re happy to tackle it in Episode 5. Though we can’t make generalizations about every family and community, in this episode Beth and Milca discuss the roles we’ve seen women play in the Amish Furniture world. You may be… Ep. 5: Do Amish Women Work in Furniture Woodshops?
Mini-Episode: The Amish Furniture Finishing Process
Hello, Amish furniture fans! This is Beth Rice, co-host of the Amish Furniture Podcast. We’ve enjoyed sharing all things Amish furniture with you. We’re taking a break right now to work on new episodes and enjoy the holidays, but we won’t make you wait long. In the meantime, here’s a mini-episode about how Amish furniture is finished. We’ll be back in the New Year with new full-length episodes. Thank you for listening and happy holidays! Finishing… Mini-Episode: The Amish Furniture Finishing Process
Ep. 4: Why I Started Selling Amish Furniture Online (with DutchCrafters CEO Jim Miller)
Ever wondered how Amish Furniture came to be sold online? Well, in Episode 4 of the Amish furniture podcast, we’re here to bring that story. Beth and Milca invite on Jim Miller, one of the pioneers in bringing Amish furniture to the internet. Jim is CEO of DutchCrafters, the largest Amish furniture store online, at dutchcrafters.com. Selling Amish Furniture Online Jim and his business partner Miao didn’t set out to create an Amish furniture business, but… Ep. 4: Why I Started Selling Amish Furniture Online (with DutchCrafters CEO Jim Miller)
Ep. 3: Insider Tips: Shopping for Amish Furniture
Ever wondered whether you’re asking the right questions? Whether you’re being taken advantage of by a manipulative salesperson? With Amish furniture, you no longer have to stay in the dark because we’re giving you the insider perspective on shopping for Amish furniture. In Episode 3 of The Amish Furniture Podcast, Milca and Beth welcome Shannon to the show. Shannon is a Furniture Specialist at DutchCrafters, where she helps shoppers custom order Amish Furniture every day.… Ep. 3: Insider Tips: Shopping for Amish Furniture
Ep. 2: Stories from the Wood Shop
In Episode 2 of the Amish Furniture podcast, Stories from the Wood Shop, Milca and Beth invite DutchCrafters employees into the podcast to tell stories from their experiences with Amish woodworkers. From a 4-course breakfast to a buggy ride through the ice cream drive-thru, here are 6 funny, surprising, and sweet stories from Amish country that might teach you a thing or two along the way. Themes of the Stories from the Wood Shop Stories… Ep. 2: Stories from the Wood Shop