What is Amish Style Mission Furniture?
Amish Style Mission Furniture has a long history. Therefore making it one of the most popular furniture designs today. In fact, the style dates back to California and Southwest America where Catholic Missions began springing up. Furthermore, Franciscan missionaries from Spain began building the missions with adobe-walls. This simplistic building design inspired succeeding generations of artists.
Gustav Stickley, a furniture manufacturer and designer, became the first craftsmen to popularize the Spanish mission style. Above all Mission furniture posses a timeless appeal. Therefore making this particular style furniture as popular as ever today.
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Big Statement: Manhattan Mission Entertainment Center
If the best place to make a ‘big statement’ in the home is the living room, then the entertainment center has to be the primary item of furniture to turn heads. So with this motivation, Amish master cabinetmakers created a wall unit representing the ultimate in solid hardwood craftsmanship, functionality, and beauty. And it’s all about making a Big Statement: Manhattan Mission Entertainment Center.
Classic Mission Style Meets Modern Design Elements
The beautiful Manhattan Mission Three-Piece Unit blends traditional craftsmanship and classic styles with modern design elements. Echoes of the classic Mission style show up in features like its simple straight-line construction, classic hardware, and fine craftsmanship. While the fluted columns, elegant crown molding with a dentil border and solid hardwood construction bring out modern and timeless elements.
Big Statement: Manhattan Mission Entertainment Center
This deluxe wall unit is the entertainment center of choice for upscale homeowners looking for a custom-built, highly functional entertainment center for a living room, den or home theater.
Behind the four-panel doors in the console, the designers carved out space for your multi-media equipment like your stereo system. Also, you’ll find two drawers behind each of the wood panel doors in the side cabinets. They’re ideal for your DVD and CD collections. Or your old-school VHS tapes.
The drawers open full-extension for easy access to everything inside. Plus, dovetail joints enhance strength and durability. Also, the optional Blum soft-close under-mount slide makes closing the drawers a breeze.
In addition, the builders placed six adjustable shelves in the two side cabinets. Plus an adjustable shelf above the TV. So you’ll have an abundance of space for your showpiece items. Like figurines, decorative plates, and keepsakes. And everything stays illuminated with the dimmable LED, warm-white touch lights in the side cabinets and at the top of the console. Also, all the doors have a soft-close feature. Gently push an open door, and it closes the rest of the way.
Options and Special Custom Features
The center console is available in four widths — from 45 1/2 to 60 1/2 inches. So you can select the size that best fits your desires and space requirements. Also, you can request bi-fold pocket doors. They block off the TV area when closed. And they retract on both sides of the TV, trimming 7 inches from the width of the TV area. Other options include your choice of wood species, hardware, and stain/paint/dye.
Visit Brandenberry Online or in Person
You can view the Manhattan Mission Three-Piece Wall Unit at Brandenberry Amish Furniture’s website. Or, you can visit Brandenberry’s ‘brick and mortar’ store in picturesque Shipshewana, close to the 80/90 toll road in Northern Indiana.
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Amish furniture craftsmen are skilled at blending traditional and modern designs. And the Solid Wood Empire Hutch is a prime example. The first thing that meets the eye is the mullion arch in the three glass doors. And the designers echoed the arch theme in the buttress on each side of the open countertop. So the arch theme, along with the elegantly carved crown suggest a modern hutch style. Yet, one can’t help noticing the recessed doors and side panels, plus the traditional black Mission pull hardware. And these testify to the hutch’s Mission roots.
The Best of Traditional and Modern Furniture Design
But the designers made sure the Empire Hutch has all the elements sophisticated homeowners look for in a hutch. And that’s why they gave the hutch so much storage space behind the beautiful leaded glass up above. Also, the cupboard space and large drawer down below yield lots of space for silverware, china, and crystal. Plus, the drawer opens full extension. So everyone gets easy access to every corner of the drawer.
Wish to customize? No problem. Amish custom furniture enthusiasts will cherish the ability to customize the hutch to their heart’s content. Options include the wood species, finish, and hardware. Buyers can also select the number of doors, type of glass and unit size, among other items.
Amish-Crafted for Beauty and Durability
Amish artisans handcraft each Solid Wood Empire Hutch. And they use solid hardwoods, like oak, cherry, maple and hickory. Plus, they integrate skills handed down from their ancestors. And this dedication to excellence results in a piece that is not only timelessly designed, but durable enough to last for generations.
Online presentations of Bradenberry furniture are great. But there is no substitute for seeing, touching, smelling – and experiencing – the furniture for yourself. That’s why you need to visit Brandenberry Amish Furniture in Shipshewana, Indiana. And among the many experiences Shipshewana has to offer – like Amish farms, Amish food and flea markets – the most solid is your visit to Brandenberry Amish Furniture.
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What is the new Mission Sofa Server? Where do you park the reading material or devices while enjoying a TV show in your living room or den? Need a place to set down the ice-cream bowl while you take a brief bathroom break during the movie? Do you ever work on your laptop on the sofa? Brandenberry Amish Furniture recently unveiled a solution to a common problem: the new Large Mission Sofa Server with Drawer. The new Mission sofa server is a perfect accessory to your sofa or recliner.
The Large Mission Sofa Server with Drawer features the timeless Mission design. Right down to the black Mission pull hardware and slats. So, it should blend seamlessly with your existing furniture.
The designers included a handy drawer for quick access to those small, easy-to-lose items. They also built dovetail joints into each corner of the drawer for added strength. Also, the drawer opens full extension. So users can enjoy easy use of every square inch of the drawer. In addition, the magazine rack down below keeps current periodicals in an easy-to-access spot.
Amish furniture artisans handcraft each sofa server. And they use hardwoods like oak, maple and cherry. So, the sofa server is built very sturdy. In fact, with proper care, it should last for decades to come.
Custom furniture lovers can order the unit as it is shown. Or, buyers can customize the sofa server. And the custom options include wood species, finish, and hardware. Be sure to select the color(s) that match your own personal styles. Match the color on the sofa server with your existing home decor’.
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Custom Piece Finds a Home
The Mullan Mission TV Stand
Furniture-enthusiasts can find countless reasons to celebrate Amish furniture. for its sturdy construction, its timeless styles and classic designs, its practical use, its custom options, even the hand-on service that comes when working with the Amish. One of the most exciting qualities of Amish furniture, one that thrills furniture-lovers and furniture-novices alike, are custom furniture pieces.
Custom furniture allows one the possibility of owning an entirely original piece. Therefore these pieces will sometimes feature entirely new designs that have not been seen.
The Mullan Mission TV Stand, pictured here, boasts solid Brown Maple wood construction and Mission side slats. As well as two full-extension drawers and two “floating” glass shelves. Therefore the clean, elegant design allows for plenty of customization.
To see more TV stands like this, visit us at Brandenberry Amish Furniture.
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What does an upscale condo, lake house and a traditional house with a large or multiple dining areas have in common? They call for an untraditional dining room. So this makes them the ideal place for Dining in Comfort: The Mission Dining Nook.
The Mission Dining Nook adds personality to any dining area. And it creates an atmosphere of comfort and kinship. In fact, its coziness may even surpass that of a traditional dining table. Imagine family or friends sitting around the table and enjoying breakfast or late-night pizza. Then, after clearing the table, the gang settles in for a game of cards, a jigsaw puzzle – or simply conversing over dessert or drinks.
Dining in Comfort: The Mission Dining Nook
True to its Mission roots, the Mission Dining Nook artfully blends recessed panels and curved wood slats to create a wholesome, eye-catching ensemble. In addition, the nook provides more seating than a traditional table and chair set. Plus, you have the option of including a 6-inch-deep storage area beneath the seats. The hardwood bench surface is hinged for easy access to the storage area. So this storage feature helps keep the nook clutter-free. What’s more, you can request a custom-made cushion to add comfort and a personal touch.
Solid Hardwood Custom Amish Construction
Skilled Amish artisans custom-craft each Mission Dining Nook. Also, the Amish men use solid hardwoods, like cherry, oak, and maple. Plus, they utilize skills handed down from their ancestors. So, with proper care, the nook should be around for several generations to enjoy.
Visit Brandenberry Online or in Person
The Mission Dining Nook is one of several such dining room furniture options available from Brandenberry Amish Furniture. To see this and other dining room sets, visit Brandenberry’s website. Or visit Brandenberry’s ‘brick and mortar’ store in picturesque Shipshewana, close to the 80/90 toll road in Northern Indiana.
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Furniture lovers who like a modern take on the classic Mission design will love the Custer Eight Door Hutch. Also, upscale homeowners seeking a large, grand, solid hardwood hutch will want to consider this piece as well. So let’s delve into Mission Meets Modern: The Custer Eight Door Hutch.
Mission Meets Modern: The Custer Eight Door Hutch
The Custer Eight Door Hutch has been a popular piece since its introduction in 2012. And it’s easy to see why. For starters, its classic Mission design appeals to lovers of traditional wood furniture. Also, its design accents like the curved legs and extended crown give this hutch a distinct beauty. (Curved legs and an extended crown are unusual for the Mission style.)
Superior Amish Solid Hardwood Construction
Skilled Amish cabinetmakers custom-craft each Custer Eight Door Hutch. And the Amish men use solid regional hardwoods like oak, maple, cherry, and hickory. Also, the builders draw from skills handed down from their ancestors. That’s why each hutch is incredibly well built.
Enhancements for Added Performance, Strength and Durability
Homeowners will notice a range of high-end features. All four drawers open full extension. This gives everyone easy access to every corner of each drawer – even to items at the very back. Also, dovetail drawer joints enhance strength and durability. What’s more, the five glass shelves are adjustable. So homeowners have flexibility in arranging items on the shelves. And plate grooves in the glass make it easy to show off fancy plates.
On a practical note, the Custer Eight Door Hutch comes with four wood and four beveled glass doors. Also, a fixed shelf in the base enhances storage potential.
Detailed Accents Designed to Impress
The builders included a variety of detailed accents that are sure to thrill furniture enthusiasts. For starters, the shiplap back feature gives a rustic appearance. And touch lighting keeps everything stylish – and illuminated. Also, beveled glass sides enhance the timeless beauty of this piece. You can choose an open or closed deck. (The open deck, with the plant and figurines, is shown.)
Visit Brandenberry Online or in Person
You can see the Custer Eight Door Hutch, as well as many other hutches at Brandenberry Amish Furniture’s online catalog. Or visit their ‘brick and mortar’ store in Shipshewana, Indiana. And you’ll find out first-hand how Mission Meets Modern: The Custer Eight Door Hutch.
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Mission Office Furniture
Classic Mission L-Desk
Since its origin in the late 19th Century, Mission-style furniture has steadily grown in popularity. And it currently enjoys a high degree of favorability among Amish cabinetmakers. Indeed, simplicity and strength make the Mission style one-of-a-kind. Notice its wood corbels and rustic Mission hardware. So what happens when you build a line of office furniture in the Mission style? You get Mission Office Furniture: Strength and Beauty Meet.
Mission office furniture represents an elegant, yet practical lineup of classic office furniture. And these features come alive in the Classic Mission L-Desk from Brandenberry Amish Furniture. The Mission L-Desk, pictured here, features wood corbels and black Mission hardware. As well as plenty of dynamic storage space and a huge variety of custom options. Plus, leaded glass doors and a gently curved base add a touch of elegance to this stunning desk.
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Mission Style Furniture is one of the most popular furniture designs today. But, as its name suggests, Mission furniture has a long history. In fact, the style dates back to Catholic missions which sprung up in the American Southwest.
Mission Style Furniture
As you might remember from US history, Franciscan missionaries from Spain built adobe-walled missions in California and elsewhere. But what you may not know is that their simplistic building design inspired succeeding generations of artists. In fact, the ‘Mission’ design style began to filter into other fields of design. Such as sculpture, architecture, painting, and furniture.
Mission Furniture Goes Mainstream
Gustav Stickley became the first craftsman to mass-produce and popularize the Spanish Mission style. Over time, the Mission style ethos of simplicity and practicality resonated deeply with the American people. So this threw open the door of opportunity for Stickley. He broadens his Mission furniture line to include naturalistic wicker furniture with rough-hewn wood and bark accents. Also, these new styles perfectly complemented the cleaner, sturdier Mission designs.
Mission Meets Amish Custom Hardwood Construction
So where can furniture lovers get the best Mission furniture today? That’s easy. It’s Brandenberry Amish Furniture. This Amish furniture store nestles among the Amish farms and Amish custom woodshops of Northern Indiana. And Amish craftsmen painstakingly craft each piece in their massive lineup of Mission furniture. In fact, the Amish men use traditional, ‘old world’ cabinetmaking techniques. Plus solid Midwestern hardwoods like oak, maple, cherry, and hickory.
Mission Style Shows Up in Every Room
Brandenberry’s collections of Mission furniture include pieces for every room in the house. From bedroom sets to living room pieces. And from dining room collections to full home office ensembles. Also, Brandenberry’s Mission lineup comes in various flavors. They include Mission, Bridger Mission, Classic Mission, Deluxe Mission, Granny Mission, Rio Mission, Royal Mission, and Trestle Mission.
See Mission Furniture For Yourself at Brandenberry
To see, touch and experience Mission furniture from Brandenberry, visit their ‘brick and mortar’ store in Shipshewana, Indiana. It’s an easy day trip from Chicago, Detroit, and Indianapolis.
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The Brandenberry Trenta Mission Table Set
The Mission furniture style enjoys a long and rich legacy that has been written about previously on this blog. As the popularity of the Mission furniture exploded after its early introduction and continues to draw public appeal decade after decade. The original style has undergone transformations ranging from the simple to the complex. The Royal Mission style added corbels and other wood details. While the Prairie Mission style transformed the wood slats into delicate yet sturdy works of art.
The custom-crafted Trenta Table Set, pictured here, is only found at Brandenberry Amish Furniture. It has a distinctly modern style that stays true to its roots. Boasting Quarter Sawn Oak wood the mortise and tenon construction. Finally, each Trenta Chair features a distinctly angled headpiece that complements the other, resulting in a design that breaks free of all traditional forms.
To see more custom pieces like this, visit Brandenberry Amish Furniture!
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Great pool tables let people show off their skills while the table shows off its quality woodwork. And the Classic Mission Pool Table does both jobs perfectly. Granted, this pool table may not help pool lovers improve their game. But it certainly will rack up a visual treat as players and onlookers admire its superior-quality woodwork.
Fine cabinetmaking, indeed. The Classic Amish Mission Pool Table boasts a rich wood finish. And this is due in part to its construction from quarter-sawn white oak. Quarter-sawn refers to how the wood is cut. And quarter-sawn cut wood is more stable than plain-sawn. So it’s less prone to cupping, expansion, and contraction. The cut also reveals more dramatic woodgrain.
So the Amish builders crafted the pool table to impress. And this must be why they crafted fluted designs on all four corners. Also, the wood slats and curved base are not just sturdy. They’re also eye-catching.
What’s more, the plush Cordovan leather pockets (named for their origin in Cordoba, Spain) add an upscale touch. Plus, these features, along with the 22-ounce cloth separate the Classic Mission Pool Table from run-of-the-mill game tables.
Customize Classic Mission Pool Table
Billiard-playing furniture lovers can customize the Classic Mission Pool Table. In fact, they can select from more than 22 cloth colors, 6 pocket options, and 3 table sizes. So several generations will be able to enjoy the timeless beauty of a game of pool – and the Classic Mission Pool Table itself.
Check Out Our Other Game Tables
Wish to have accompanying or alternate game tables? Brandenberry has other great options. The Signature Mission Poker Table is a case on point. A single pedestal table, it’s made of quarter-sawn white oak. And it features a genuine leather top. Surrounding the leather top are eight-player settings – each with its own drink holder and chip slots.
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The tension between classic and modern, traditional and progressive is a fine line. And the world of fine furniture design is not immune to this creative dynamic. Yet, only infrequently does a piece of furniture effectively blend the old with the new so effectively that a sense of timeless beauty emerges. But the Santa Fe Mission Dining Table does this perfectly. And it does so with Strength & Style: Sante Fe Mission Dining Table.
Strength & Style: Sante Fe Mission Dining Table
The Sante Fe Mission Dining Table, pictured here, boasts an original take on the classic Mission style. Also, it features a one-inch skirting, Mission edge, and sturdy wood slats. In addition, it comes with carved feet, double equalizer slides, and leaf self-storage. So with all these kudos, the Sante Fe Mission Dining Table should remain a cherished piece for generations to come.
What’s more, this dynamic piece also comes with a variety of custom options. And they include wood species, stain/paint/dye, size, leaf storage, and edge choice.
Shop Online or in Person
To see more of our selection of dining tables, visit Brandenberry Amish Furniture. Or visit our ‘brick and mortar’ store in Shipshewana, Indiana. And see why Amish-crafted furniture is timeless in its appeal.
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Where Strength and Style Meet
The Amish Post Mission Flat Top Desk
Oakwood has enjoyed great popularity in the world of traditional wood craftsmanship. Noted for its great durability, Oakwood (and Quarter Sawn White Oak in particular) also boasts a distinctive wood grain pattern. Because of its great strength, Oak has been used for centuries in construction all the way to the current era. Its use in furniture is for both practical and aesthetic reasons.
The Post Mission Flat Top Desk, pictured here, features Quarter Sawn White Oak wood construction. As well as a simple, classic Mission design. Boasting six full-extension drawers, two slide-out writing surfaces, black Mission pulls hardware a sleek, rich finish, and a variety of custom options (including stain/paint/dye, hardware, wood species, and drawer choices to name a few), this timelessly-designed desk features great strength and an elegant style.
If you’re a fan of the classic Mission style, view the beautiful Meadow Mission Bed. To see more classically-styled Mission desks or other wood furniture pieces, come visit Brandenberry Amish Furniture and see our wide selection of Amish furniture.
Reference: Oak – Wikipedia
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Style, Comfort, Custom: The Brandenberry Skyline Slat Sofa Recliner
Where do you begin when talking about the Brandenberry Skyline Slat Sofa Recliner? The expert, Quarter Sawn Oak, mortise and tenon construction? The web-rider coil springs under the cushions? The classic Mission style featuring wood corbels and hand-crafted slats? The recliner at each end? Or a full selection of stain, paint, dye, fabric or leather options?
Finding the proper sofa can be quite a challenge. Yet a truly wise investment will account for durability, as well as style and comfort. As a result, the Skyline Slat Sofa Recliner boasts expert, Amish craftsmanship. Hence ensuring a lifetime and more of practical use.
For more information on the Skyline Slat Sofa Recliner, visit Brandenberry Amish Furniture. Here you can explore a variety of customizable, Amish-crafted sofas and recliners. Above all, each is built with precision detail and timeless beauty. Or visit us in Shipshewana, Indiana and see first-hand what makes furniture “the Amish way” one-of-a-kind!