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Amish Furniture: Made in America and Built to Last

Amish Furniture: Made in America and Built to Last

Feeling patriotic? Ready to celebrate the historic and exciting beginning of our great nation? I bet right now you are probably thinking about fancy fireworks, aren’t you? But – surprise! — I am thinking about furniture! Specifically, Amish furniture.

You may be wondering, “What is so patriotic about furniture?” Well, of course you can let your money “go up in smoke” with a traditional fireworks display (really fun, colorful, and exciting smoke, I will admit) — but you might also choose to invest some of that hard-earned American money in some good-old-fashioned American craftsmanship.

Amish furniture is heirloom-quality furniture made right here in the USA. These fabulous pieces are bench made, which means they are not produced by a team of people, but instead built by a highly skilled individual woodworker. Amish furniture is made with careful attention to detail, using skills passed down through a family for generations, and is generally created in more traditional styles such as Mission and Shaker.

There are many advantages to buying Amish furniture.  First, bringing more revenue to the USA and supporting American craftsmen is no small goal. We all want Americans to have productive work and the ability to support themselves and their families, right? Buying American-made Amish furniture is a great way to promote that. Second, acquiring a truly well-made piece from skilled Amish woodworkers and being able to pass this treasured piece down to your children and grandchildren is something that you can always be proud of.

My Favorite Amish Furniture Pieces

If you are a wine lover or simply enjoy entertaining, check out the Daniel’s Amish Collection Wine Cabinet. This gorgeous two-toned piece features two drawers, adjustable shelves behind glass doors, a hanging stemware rack, and of course, space for a collection of wine bottles. This wine cabinet will coordinate beautifully with the Daniel’s 7-Piece Dining Set , which includes six chairs.

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If you want to add some new organization space and simple, sophisticated style to your bedroom, the Daniel’s Amish Collection Mission Dresser and Mirror has a light wood finish and ten drawers for plenty of storage.

For your dining room or living room, the Buckeye Arm Chair has the type of old-school style that reminds me a little bit of those beloved Norman Rockwell paintings, yet is versatile enough to work with different decors. All of these pieces are wonderful examples of the simple, clean and classic lines which are typical of Amish furniture. The durable solid wood construction speaks for itself.

For something a little different, I also like the Modway Amish Dining Arm Chair, which is available in different color choices. This chair offers a unique mid-century modern design in beechwood, and a woven seat. I have actually seen this kind of seat weaving work done in person. It is a time consuming process, I can tell you, but the results are beautiful. It also features the easy-to-clean option of a padded vinyl seat base.

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Whatever your style, you can certainly find an Amish furniture piece to match your individual needs. Afterward, you can feel oh-so-patriotic! Plus, you can enjoy a lifetime of beauty and quality from your Amish furniture choice. Go USA! Go Amish!

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