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Solid Wood Furniture Craftsmanship
Amish have won a reputation as simple, hard-working and honest through their lifestyles and their work. Solid Wood Furniture Craftsmanship has brought them wider notoriety than perhaps they imagined they would receive. Amish craftsmen use traditional woodworking methods, often utilizing hydraulic and pneumatic power run by diesel generators. Traditional staining, dyeing and painting methods ensure a beautiful finish to handcrafted furniture pieces. Also, Amish craftsmen often use indigenous hardwoods, ensuring the finest quality woods and durable construction.
The two most common Amish furniture styles are Mission and Shaker styles. Though only one of these styles has a direct historical link with the Amish community (the Shaker style), they are both definitive examples of the aesthetic of Amish furniture.
Because of the obvious limitations of traditionally crafted furniture (furniture is not mass-produced via assembly lines). Customers have the opportunity to request custom furniture pieces from Amish craftsmen and retailers. Seeing the hand-in-hand approach with which many Amish retailers work with customers is inspirational to furniture enthusiasts who are itching to explore and create new home furnishing styles.