What is Custom Wooden Amish Furniture?
Custom Wooden Amish Furniture delivers a superior alternative to traditional furniture typically found in chain furniture stores and department stores. Amish builders begin with detailed drawings, including specific measurements supplied by the customer. Therefore insuring your custom made furniture will fit any particular space in your home.
Above all Amish craftsmen use quality hardwoods, making your custom furniture sturdy and durable. Amish builders draw from tried-and-proven cabinetmaking skills handed down from their ancestors. One of these skills is using sturdy dovetail. As well as mortis and tenon joints. With the combination of solid wood construction and time honored techniques, you get custom furniture that is incredibly tough and long-lasting.
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Have you shopped in chain furniture stores and not found exactly what you’re looking for? Then, you have two options. You can continue shopping at those stores and expect a different result. Or, you can explore custom made furniture. So here are 5 Reasons to Consider Custom Made Furniture.
Furniture for a Complete Makeover
Many homeowners doing a makeover of a room – or several rooms — choose custom made furniture. Because it gives them the ability to get the styles and features they want. Plus, home owners can order pieces that fit the specific dimensions of the room. In fact, furniture lovers have been known to visit furniture manufacturers several states away to order custom furniture.
Furniture That Matches Existing Pieces
Let’s say you have a magnificent hutch. And you can’t find a matching sideboard. Or you inherited a solid wood dining table. But matching chairs are nowhere in sight. Or perhaps you need a coffee table to complement the nightstands you couldn’t resist at an estate auction. In cases like these, custom made furniture is your best option. And no one but you will be able to tell that you didn’t get all the pieces of furniture as a single set.
Furniture That Fits Your Space
One of the cool advantages of custom made furniture is that you can order a piece to fit a particular spot in your home. For example, you can order a bookcase to fit the expanse of empty wall in your living room or home office. Or a breakfast nook for the cozy corner by the windows. So forget shopping for furniture that ‘almost fits’. Instead choose custom furniture for the perfect fit.
Furniture That Fits Your Style
Custom furniture builders typically offer furniture representing a wide selection of styles and designs. And Brandenberry Amish Furniture in Shipshewana, Indiana, is one such supplier. So let’s say you choose a piece that you just love. But you want to make some adjustments. No worries. Because you can just give your specs to Brandenberry. And they’ll supply you with the furnishings that are exactly what your heart desires.
For example, if Brandenberry shows a piece in oak, you can order it in the wood specie of your choosing. Also, prefer an entertainment center with speaker cloth-inlayed doors instead of glass or wood? Check. How about a door instead of a drawer in your mule chest? Got it. Or drawers and doors with a soft-close feature. Done! Or do you want a particular varnish or hardware? You get the idea. Brandenberry lets you design your furniture to your liking.
Furniture That’s Heirloom Quality
Brandenberry offers nothing but heirloom-quality furniture. This is because Amish artisans custom-craft each item of furniture. And the Amish cabinetmakers use solid Midwestern hardwoods. Like oak, maple, cherry and hickory. Plus, the Amish men draw from traditional woodworking techniques. This means each piece of custom furniture is incredibly sturdy and durable. In fact, with proper care, the pieces you buy should last for generations to come.
5 Reasons to Consider Custom Made Furniture from Brandenberry
Brandenberry offers a wide array of different items of furniture – all custom made. So check out the collection in the Brandenberry furniture catalog online. Or, visit their ‘brick and mortar’ store in Shipshewana, Indiana. And talk to their expert customer service staff about creating custom made furniture that perfectly fits your home and lifestyle.
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Amish Furniture Online
The availability of home furnishings through online shopping today has created a thriving industry. The long arms of this industry have stretched even into territory many wouldn’t expect: the Amish furniture community. Therefore working with trusted partners, many Amish craftsmen are offering their Amish furniture online.
A quick online search for “Amish Furniture” will yield countless pages. Some of which will display Amish-owned and operated retailers offering handcrafted furnishings. For information on Amish furniture, search for “Amish Furniture History”. As a result, you’ll learn more about the rich legacy of Amish furniture. From its early roots among European migrants to its current presence in communities throughout the United States.
Furthermore learning the history of Amish furniture and finding the pieces that are right for you can be a challenge. But the presence of Amish furniture online will make the process considerably easier.
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Homeowners can attest to the challenge of finding the perfect home furnishings. How do you balance the demands of comfort, durability, price and style? Should a modern piece of furniture built of man-made materials take priority over solid wood furniture? In Avoiding the Frustrations of Buying Custom Furniture, we’ll consider some simple steps to procuring the perfect furniture for your home.
Compare and Contrast Furniture Styles and Features
If you’re looking for a new item of furniture or a furniture set — such as a bedroom set — take notes on some existing furniture you like. Then, create a list of features you’re looking for. Or, better yet, create a sketch. Also, compile your list of ‘ingredients.’ For example, your list can mention Shaker-style legs or Mission furniture slats. Or it can include fluted columns, dentil trim, or mortise and tenon joints. Then, stick to the plan. And go find your furniture!
Simply put, if you don’t find what you’re looking for, don’t settle. Always refer to the list of features you desire in a piece of furniture. Also, confer with a helpful sales representative for more information. The search may grow tiresome, even discouraging. But keep trying! Because you never know what will turn up. And if you reach a dead end, check out the next tip.
Consider Going Custom
Some retailers offer custom furniture. And Brandenberry Amish Furniture in Shipshewana, Indiana, comes to mind. Because they have a team of trained sales associates you can reach via phone or e-mail. And a team member will be delighted to review your list. They’ll also show you how you can get the furniture you really want. Also, the Brandenberry sales associate might recommend that you customize an existing piece of furniture. Or, your best option might be to create a piece from scratch.
Ordering custom furniture can be intimidating. And this is especially true since so may options will be thrown at you. But no worries. Brandenberry’s friendly sales associate will explain the process. Also, they’ll show you some previous creations, and ensure that you find exactly what you’re looking for!
Website or ‘Brick and Mortar’ Store
Need help stirring up ideas for potential solid wood furniture pieces? Check out the Indiana Amish online furniture store. And view the wide selection of Amish furniture. Brandenberry’s offerings include Shaker, Mission, traditional, rustic, modern and custom pieces. Or visit Braandenberry’s ‘brick and mortar’ store in Shipshewana, Indiana. And discover for yourself a complete selection of Amish furniture.
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Asher Occasional Table Collection
Previously, we highlighted the beautifully-crafted, custom Asher Coffee Table. In this post, we will broaden our view to the entire, custom-crafted Asher Occasional Table Collection. The Asher Collection boasts a striking style. A mixture of Mission (slat sides and simple paneled doors) and modern (contemporary hardware), the Asher collection blends traditional influences, from Shaker to Mission, but delicately breaks from convention with a uniquely modern twist.
The Asher Sofa Cabinet, pictured here, boasts solid Brown Maple construction. As well as an open shelf space with an extended lip, three full-extension drawers, and two paneled doors. Check out the custom options (including glass doors and drawers-replace-shelf-space).
For those furniture-lovers looking for something truly original, not only is this piece original but it comes with a variety of custom options, giving you the edge in ensuring this piece is exactly what you want and need. Check out more of Brandenberry Amish Furniture to see our wide selection of custom Amish furniture.
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Brandenberry Custom Creations
Asher Coffee Table
What qualities are prized by any artist or lover of art? Inspiration, creation and artistry to name a few. Furniture craftsmanship has been a unique blend of practical necessity and style. It’s an art form that has been around since early man walked the earth. Every man needs a flat surface to sleep on, a table to eat from and a shelf to store possessions. Hence creating a style that suddenly brought the entire home into a sense of unity.
Yet finding the proper furniture piece can be daunting. Have you searched for a particular style, color or design throughout local furniture styles and come up empty handed? Look no further. Here at Brandenberry’s, we offer fully customizable furnishings, even to the point of working hand-in-hand with customers to create one-of-a-kind pieces from scratch.
The Asher Coffee Table is a beautiful example of a custom piece. Visit Brandenberry Amish Furniture. Therefore seeing our huge variety of custom furniture!
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Amish Clover Hutch
For the past 3 years here at Brandenberry Amish Furniture, we’ve increased our selection of custom furnishings from a few select pieces to a wide variety of furniture. Our customers as well as our craftsmen design these custom creations. Therefore coming with a clear idea of what piece they wanted, but weren’t able to find anywhere else. We gladly work hand-in-hand to design and create a totally original piece to meet the customer’s needs.
The Amish Clover Hutch, pictured here, is named for its small “clover” cut-outs. As a result, they add a charming style to this beautiful hutch. Featuring turned legs, planked bottom shelves and back, three full-extension dovetailed drawers, adjustable shelves with plate grooves and Brown Maple construction with a rich stain, the Clover Hutch brings to life an original design for all furniture-lovers to enjoy.
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For furniture lovers wanting to equip their in-home office with custom hardwood furniture, the Springhill Office Collection needs to be on the shortlist. And that’s not said glibly. Because no one has to buy custom furniture. So the custom furniture discerning homeowners choose must be pretty awesome.
The Springhill Office Collection
And that’s where the Springhill Office Collection comes in. Because it boasts all the characteristics furniture aficionados love in custom office furniture.
Take quality construction. Amish craftsmen painstakingly handcraft each piece in the collection. And they use solid Midwestern hardwoods like oak, maple, and cherry. So homeowners will love the intricate detail work. Also, they’ll cherish the gleam of the nicely polished hardwood.
What’s more, the Springhill Office Collection features a practical design and comfortable, user-friendly pieces. For example, the collection blends the simple beauty and craftsmanship of Mission styling with a matter-of-fact approach to furniture design. And this includes providing lots of storage space and convenient features.
Handsome, User-Friendly Office Furniture
So check out the great-looking, user-friendly pieces in the collection:
• Writing Desk with Small Hutch – Eight dovetail storage drawers (three files, two-letter, one writing, two small), solid pull hardware, two slide-out writing surfaces
• Bookcase – Adjustable shelving and a sturdy design
• Two-Drawer File Cabinet – Full-extension, file-ready drawers
• Writing Table – Sturdy wood legs and bottom shelf
• End Table – Two storage shelves
• Desk Chair – Slat back and durable design
A plethora of options helps make the Springhill Office Collection unique to each owner. In fact, buyers can specify the wood species, finish, and hardware. Plus many other features including different finished sizes.
So browse from a selection of our custom options to add the perfect accents to this timeless office collection. Also, customers are welcome to visit the Brandenberry ‘brick and mortar’ store in Shipshewana, Indiana. So they can see, touch and smell Amish-built office furniture for themselves.
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Home in the Heartland: Brandenberry Amish Country Furniture
Noted for its simplicity and elegance, Amish country furniture holds a distinctive place in the world of Amish furniture. Similarly with the Shaker and Mission styles like a classic design. In previous posts, we’ve explored country furniture’s connection to cottage. As well as wicker furniture styles. So in today’s post, we’ll examine the classically-designed Biscuit Safe Hutch in Home in the Heartland: Brandenberry Amish Country Furniture.
Above all the Biscuit Safe Hutch boasts a sand-thru paint finish with 20-coat varnishing and antique distressing. As well as Eastern White Pine wood construction, wood knob hardware, wood slat backing and a variety of custom options.
Therefore the traditional style and wood paneling make Amish country furniture a notable style. Making it one that will remain popular for decades. To view a wide variety of country furniture, visit Brandenberry Amish Furniture. Or visit us in Shipshewana, Indiana. As a result, you can see first-hand why Amish-crafted country furniture is a style for the ages.
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No piece of furniture screams “a fashionable woman lives here” like a vanity or dressing table in a bedroom. And if you currently own a vanity, or are planning to acquire one, you’re in good company. Because fashionable women have been using custom vanities and bedroom dressing tables for more than two centuries. So let’s talk about Staying Beautiful: Custom Vanities and Dressing Tables.
Dressing Stations for Wealthy Women
Vanities and dressing tables made their debut in France and England in the late 17th century. In fact, these tables were initially used to store cosmetic items. And well-to-do women wrapped cosmetics in small towels, which they stored in the vanities. Some dressing tables in Europe were called “toilet tables,” because they had a hand washbasin. (Indoor plumbing did not exist back then.) Also, people added stools, so maids could help style the hair of ladies of the house.
What’s more, rich folks ordered their vanities and dressing tables in ornate designs. And these designs are replicated in today’s vanities.
Chippendale, Queen Anne, and More
Cabinetmakers in the United States built dressing tables with simpler designs than their European counterparts. The Chippendale style was one of the most popular. And Queen Anne wasn’t very far behind. By the latter part of the 19th Century, the dressing table became a matching part of the bedroom suite. Hollywood films of the 1920s and ‘30s popularized dressing tables and vanities as a natural item of furniture for every glamorous woman.
Staying Beautiful: Custom Vanities and Dressing Tables
Today, discriminating women have lots of options for vanities and dressing tables. But furniture lovers looking for great design, solid hardwood construction, beauty, and durability turn to Brandenberry Amish Furniture. In fact, Brandenbery offers a wide variety of wood vanities and dressing tables. They include Queen Anne, Shaker, and Mission styles. With fixed, tilt and tri-view mirrors. And, of course, padded stools.
Brandenberry: Where Beauty is More than Skin Deep
You’ve heard the axiom, beauty is only skin deep. The Amish men who build Brandenberry’s vanities and dressing tables prove that saying wrong. Sure, they give every unit a beautiful exterior. With intricately carved woodwork, rich finishes and eye-catching hardware.
But the bedroom vanity or dressing table you order from Brandenberry is beautiful to the core. Because the craftsmen build each piece from solid hardwoods. Like oak, cherry, maple, and hickory. And they use traditional woodworking methods. Like drawers with dovetail joints. And no bargain substitutes like particle board anywhere. So the vanity you choose should, with proper care, last for generations to come.
Visit Brandenberry Online or in Person
You can explore an impressive collection of solid wood, Amish-made vanities, and dressing tables online at Brandenberry Amish Furniture. Or, check out Brandenberry furniture in person by visiting their ‘brick and mortar’ Shipshewana, Indiana store.
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The Brandenberry Santa Fe Chair
Continuing in our series of blogs highlighting custom Brandenberry pieces, we turn our attention to custom chairs with an original sense of style: the Brandenberry Santa Fe Chair.
At first glance, the Santa Fe Chair, pictured here, boasts a striking headboard design. The delicate curves echo the leaf-patterned upholstery and manage to blend a traditional style with a modern design. Detailed Cherry wood construction ensures that this graceful chair will stand up to heavy use. With proper care, it’ll last for generations to come.
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Vintage Furniture refers to any furniture piece 30-100 years old. Anything older is classified as “antique,” while anything newer is considered “modern.”
At the turn of the 20th century, the move to cut back on economic excess and lavish personal styles marked a shift toward simpler, natural home decor. Furniture lovers rekindled their affection for classic American furniture. And this trend remains a consistent influence in the furniture market to the present day.
During the 1920s, American furniture craftsmen began to experiment with diverse styles. These styles incorporated designs from the French “Art Nouveau” school of design, the British “Arts and Crafts Movement,” traditional Japanese styles (popularized by Frank Lloyd Wright), and the Spanish Mission architecture of the American West (see image).
In addition, revivals of the Italian, French Renaissance and Gothic styles impacted the furniture market. But the public trend toward a simpler American style meant that these ornate European styles saw only limited favor.
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The mere mention of custom anything often has an elitist connotation. Products like a custom car or truck come to mind. But when people desire an item that’s very meaningful and has long-term implications, a ‘custom’ purchase becomes a natural, sensible choice. A customized bridal gown and groom’s suit are notable examples. Pieces of furniture are usually big-ticket items which can last a very long time. So if you’re in the market for new furniture, you have to decide between assembly line or custom-built. So it makes sense to ask the question, What is Custom Amish Furniture?
Is Traditionally Made Furniture Your Best Choice?
To fully appreciate the advantages of custom furniture in general and custom Amish furniture in particular, we need to understand how traditional furniture is made. Traditional furniture starts with detailed drawings, including specific measurements for every component.
Then, sophisticated, computer-directed saws precision cut the parts. And these parts are usually various types of substitute wood products such as particleboard and veneered plywood, plastics and cardboard. Workers on the production line then assemble the parts, creating tables, dressers and so forth.
Also, the builders typically bond the pieces together with materials like glue, brads, and nails. In addition, a good fit is usually acceptable, while a snug fit is not necessarily achieved.
What is Custom Amish Furniture?
Custom Amish Furniture, such as what you’ll find at Brandenberry Amish Furniture, presents a superior alternative to the traditional furniture usually found in chain furniture stores and department stores. Our Amish builders start with detailed drawings, including specific measurements supplied by the customer. Then, the Amish craftsmen make precision cuts from quality hardwoods, such as oak, cherry, maple, and hickory. These hardwoods are more expensive than wood substitutes. However, they are far more sturdy and durable.
How Does ‘Heirloom Quality’ Sound?
Brandenberry’s Amish builders draw from tried-and-proven cabinetmaking skills handed down from their ancestors. These include using sturdy dovetail and mortis and tenon joints. Combine the skilled craftsmen with solid wood construction and time-honored construction techniques, and you get furniture that’s incredibly tough and long-lasting.
So when you order an item of custom Amish furniture from Brandenberry, you get more than what you pay for. Because Brandenberry’s builders make furniture so sturdy, with proper care, they should become a family heirloom. Which means that the next generations can benefit from your purchase.
Visit Brandenberry Online or in Person
Brandenberry offers custom Amish furniture for every room in your home. To see their vast collections of solid wood Amish furniture, visit Brandenberry’s website. Or stop in at Brandenberry’s ‘brick and mortar’ store in picturesque Shipshewana, close to the 80/90 toll road in Northern Indiana. And you’ll get an up-close-and-personal answer to the question What is Custom Amish Furniture?