Amish craftsmen build these beds from solid American hardwood, and they use construction techniques handed down by master craftsmen over many generations. All Amish beds feature solid wood side rails and slats. This feature eliminates the need for metal mattress frames. Bed slats are tongue-and-grooved or doweled into the beds side rails. This construction makes our beds extremely sturdy, and it also eliminates swaying, which can become irritating for sleepers who move a lot at night. We often tell our customers, “this is the only bed you’ll ever need.” We stand behind that statement. Mattresses have limited lifespans, but Amish beds will last for decades.