What three words describe the look and character of country furniture?
Comfortable, hardworking and simple.
A room full of country furniture creates a comfy feeling upon entry. Country furniture is also referred to as rustic, cottage and farmhouse furniture. It captures a natural, warm look, and emits a simplicity that makes everyone feel right at home. With its honest design and reliable comfort factor, country furniture combines function and style. It represents a connection to a simpler time, emitting an old-fashioned aura. Often made by hand, country furniture offers a patriotic look and feel.
Country furniture started with the farmer. Farmhouse living required furniture that was hard working, durable and simple. It reflected the farmer’s lifestyle of rising early, working hard and gathering with family after a long day. Country style furniture is full of purpose that also offers comfort and support.
Oak wood is a popular wood choice for country furniture. Oak is the most widely used hardwood for American made furniture. It is light colored and has a prominent grain pattern. It is a strong and stable wood that fits country style character. Oak is reliable for repeated, heavy use, making it a good match for country furniture that is built to perform.
Pine is popular for country furniture since its wood grain offers a fine, even texture. This makes pine easy to both stain and paint. It also responds well to distressing. Distressing techniques make wood furniture look aged or antiqued, and the rustic nature of country furniture loves distressing, since it makes wood furniture look like it has been used and loved for a long time. Pine also often contains more knots that contribute to a natural, rustic look that works for country style rooms.
The farmhouse table: A simple, strong solid wood farmhouse table is a staple for a country style kitchen or dining room. Clean lines and strong solid wood that’s pine, oak or reclaimed make for charming country style dining tables.
Windsor Chairs: The Windsor chair was built for comfort. Windsor chairs have old-fashioned spindles and turned legs that country style loves, along with seats scooped for comfort.
A Wood Hutch: In pine, oak or reclaimed wood, there’s nothing quite as pretty for the kitchen as a farmhouse hutch. With lots of storage and a working counter space, wood hutches work hard as they add that cozy, warm look.
Our Amish furniture collection here at DutchCrafters offers country furniture for every area of the home. From beautiful farmhouse dining tables for families large and small to old fashioned Windsor chairs spindled and scooped just right, to incredible wood hutches of all sizes in oak, pine, reclaimed wood and more. Every piece is Amish made to support your family in country style comfort.