Finely crafted hand-made furniture is almost a thing of the past. With today’s global economy many so-called hand-crafted pieces are actually mass produced by a huge team of underpaid workers. That process just doesn't deliver the type of craftsmanship and quality that made yesterday’s heirlooms. Fortunately there is still a source. The output numbers are small but the quality is second to none.
Over the last few hundred years the furniture manufacturing industry has moved farther away from old world craftsmanship and turned toward increasingly hands-off techniques. Today’s manufacturers rarely even handle the materials. Robotic arms select the pieces of wood using bar code readers, computer controlled saws and other machines cut the pieces to size, and robotic glue and nail jigs assemble the finished pieces.
There is, however, a single source for furniture still made the old ways where the craftsman feels the wood, gets right up close and intimate with it, and can see its flaws and uniqueness. Getting to these particular craftsman can be challenging, though, since they do not use the internet or even telephones. Online Amish Furniture acts as a go between buyers and Amish craftsman who will hand craft furniture using traditional techniques.
If you have never seen a piece of Amish built furniture there are a few things you can expect. One of the most important differences is the way the Amish furniture is actually crafted. Each piece is lovingly and meticulously created from start to finish. The craftsman selects the wood the way an artist does - because he's not a machine operator; He's a furniture craftsman. And because he is Amish he feels a greater connection with the wood which to him is a provision directly from God to his hands. This may not mean anything to some people but to the craftsman it means everything.
Each piece of Amish furniture on the site is made of equal quality. You will quickly notice these pieces are not what you see at the big bog blow-out stores but rather these pieces are the type that 300 years from now your descendants will still be passing them down. Seriously, this is amazingly well built furniture designed to last several lifetimes.
You may be surprised at the very wide selection of Amish made furniture pieces. They range from stools to end tables and corner nooks to billiards tables. This is one of the widest selections of these types of pieces available anywhere and you can order from the comfort of your own home with no worries about the superior quality of the pieces you will receive.
What you'll find is a large selection of well crafted pieces for every room of the home, office or even restaurant setting. Most of the pieces come fully assembled though some of the larger items will need to be assembled. It's rather difficult to ship an assembled corner nook with tables and benches in the fully assembled state. You can also phone toll-free to 1-888-88AMISH.