3 Interesting Facts About Amish Furniture

Amish Furniture Set In KitchenWhat’s not to love about Amish furniture? Each piece is handmade with expert craftsmanship, will last for many years and is extremely functional.

Whether you regularly purchase Amish-made furniture for all of the rooms in your home, or you are considering getting Amish furniture for your home for the first time, we have compiled a few interesting facts that will make you want this incredible furniture even more.

No matter if you’re interested in a piece for your kitchen, bedroom, outdoor patio or any other space, make sure to give our experienced team at Carriage House Furnishings a call today.

It dates back hundreds of years

Amish furniture has been around for nearly as long as the Amish themselves, with some of the earliest crafting schools dating back to the early 1700s. Amish artisans have passed down their carpentry knowledge through the years with many of the same practices still being used today.

Although they have made certain adjustments through the years to slightly improve upon their creations, Amish furniture makers still make all their furniture buy hand in farm-like warehouses.

It’s all natural

While it is well-known that Amish craftsmen make all their furniture by hand, many people are surprised to learn that no artificial materials or preparation additives are ever used to cut corners.

Everything is natural when it comes to Amish furniture, even down to the use of dovetail joints, mortise and tenon joinery instead of commonly used nails and screws.

It can stand up to nearly any weather

Another interesting fact about Amish furniture is that it can stand up to nearly any weather that may be thrown at it. Since it is all natural, it is able to withstand harsh weather and is ideal for outdoor kitchens, decks, patios and more.

When you’re interested in purchasing hand-made Amish furniture for your home and want something made with the very best craftsmanship, we ask that you think of us at Carriage House Furnishings.

We proudly serve those throughout Lancaster, PA and the surrounding areas and promise to provide you with furniture you’ll enjoy for decades to come.

To learn more or to place an order, give us a call today at 717-768-8712.

3 Tips for Decorating a Rustic Kitchen

Large beautiful rustic kitchenWhether you own a cabin or have a rustic theme to your home, you’re aware of the difficulties that come from trying to find the perfect pieces for a rustic space.

Whether you’re looking to add a new kitchen table, chairs or accessories to your rustic kitchen, there are several tips that can be followed to create a cozy and welcoming area for your family and visitors.

Invest in a table & chairs

When it comes to having a truly rustic kitchen space, it would not be complete without a hand-crafted Amish table and chairs.

A strong, durable table is a necessary addition as it will be the centerpiece of your kitchen: where your family dines each day, and the focal point guests will first notice when they enter your kitchen.

Get creative with storage

With so many plates, cups, utensils and appliances that get used in the kitchen each day, it can be tough to find a place to store everything.

Having proper storage is not only a way to keep things clean but it can also aide with the décor of your space. The addition of an Amish-made kitchen cart, kitchen island, hutch or other accessory is a great way to add storage to your kitchen will also aiding in its appearance. You can even consider using Amish outdoor shelving inside your kitchen to give the room a cozy feeling of nostalgia.

Don’t be afraid to add accessories

Aside from the afore mentioned furniture and storage options, consider utilizing wicker or wooden baskets throughout your kitchen. Whether they are used to beautify your kitchen or to hold some of your kitchen items, they will be a good way to fill in space and get rid of clutter.

No matter what type of Amish-made kitchen furniture you are interested in adding to match your rustic home, we ask that you reach out to our team at Carriage House Furnishings.

Our Amish-run business is proud to offer the very best hand-crafted rustic pieces on the market at our always fair prices. To learn more about the products we have available, we ask that you call us today at 717-768-8712.

Add These Amish-Made Bedroom Pieces to Your New Home

Hand-made hickory chestWhen you’ve made the investment in a new home and are looking for new bedroom furniture to fill it in, make sure to choose durable and beautiful Amish-made pieces.

Whether it be a new nightstand to conveniently place your nighttime belongings, a hickory chest or dresser to store all of your clothing or anything in between, Amish-made bedroom furniture will look great in your new space and will stand the test of time.

When you want furniture that will give you the best return on investment, the choice is simple.

A Hand-Crafted Nightstand

Available in several stain and paint options, these hand-crafted nightstands provide you with the perfect place to stash your nighttime belongings such as glasses, drinks, books, magazines and more.

Made from solid poplar wood, they are also the perfect place to put a bed side light when you want to do some reading before bed.

These chests are available in one drawer/two door and three drawer options.

A Unique Four-Drawer Hickory Chest

When you’re looking for a chest to store your favorite t-shirts, sweaters, jeans and more, choose this stylish and unique option.

This Amish-made piece is made with character hickory and has a natural finish that is perfect for spaces that have more of a rustic look.

This four-drawer hickory chest is perfect for nearly any bedroom space, however, and will keep its beautiful appearance for years to come.

A Beautiful Nine-Drawer Dresser

If you and your spouse have a bit more clothing and require something larger to store everything, a nine-drawer dresser may be the perfect option.

These dressers come in several different colors and are extremely durable. Their nine drawers are also perfect for those who like to keep all their different clothes organized.

No matter what type of Amish-made bedroom furniture you are interested in adding to your new home, we ask that you reach out to our team at Carriage House Furnishings.

Our Amish-run business is proud to offer the very best bedroom pieces at fair prices. To learn more about the products we have available, we ask that you call us today at 717-768-8712.

Choose These Amish-Made Gifts for Your Child This Holiday Season

Express TrikeIf you’re the type of person that likes to get your holiday shopping done early and you’re looking for the perfect present for your child, consider purchasing one of these three fun, hand-made gifts this holiday season.

Each of these gifts are Amish-made, meaning they come from some of the most skilled craftsman and quality materials that are guaranteed to last for years to come.

Don’t get your gifts from just any big-box store this year, choose a hand-crafted speedway express wagon, express trike or scooter that your little one is sure to love.

Speedway express wagons

Speedway express wagons are the perfect gift for your child this holiday season as they make for a great play item around the house and yard, and can even be used to carry them when you attend fun seasonal activities.

These express wagons are hand-built using the very best materials, come with 10–13-inch tires (depending on the model) and have a large bed that will meet any of your child’s needs.

The speedway express wagon has the classic red wagon look you remember from your childhood, but it can also come in several different colors including green, blue and pink.

Express trikes

If your child is hoping for a tricycle this holiday season, make the smart investment and go with an Amish-made express trike from Carriage House Furnishings.

These express trikes are ideal as they not only look great, but they are hand-made from the very best materials. This not only means they will last for many years to come but will give you peace of mind in knowing that your child will be safe when they’re riding around the block or driveway.

Featuring 10-inch tires and a sturdy frame, these trikes are an extremely durable option. They come in colors that include red, green and blue based on your child’s needs, and there is even a model available with an attached mini cart trailer.

Scooters

For children that are slightly older and are looking for something a bit more adventurous, we suggest a hand-made scooter.

These scooters come in several sizes based on your child’s needs and are equipped with a handbrake, footbrake and kick stand for your child’s safety. Aside from these features each scooter is also equipped with a basket to store schoolbooks, toys and more without worry of them being damaged.

When you’d like to get your holiday shopping underway by purchasing one of these Amish-made gifts for your child, we ask that you reach out to our team at Carriage House Furnishings.

Whether you’re interested in a speedway express wagon, express tike or a scooter, we’ll have you covered with hand-made pieces from our skilled staff.

To learn more about all the products we have available, we invite you to give us a call at 717-768-8712.

3 Reasons to Choose Hickory Furniture

Bookshelf made from hickoryWhen you’re looking for rustic furniture to match your home, cabin or other space, and want something that is strong and durable, we suggest choosing hand-crafted furniture made of hickory.

Hickory is considered one of the strongest and most durable wood types, besting both white oak and hard maple when it comes to hardness, and won’t break down from everyday use.

This wood material is also ideal because it can be used for such a wide variety of furniture including everything from dining room tables to barstools, lamps and more.

Should you be ready to make an investment in furnishings for your home, make the right choice by choosing hand-made hickory furniture.

Provides a natural, rustic appearance

Should your home or cabin have a rustic theme, hickory furniture will be the perfect addition. This wooden furniture has a natural, rugged appearance that provides an outdoorsy feel to any space it is placed in.

Hand-made hickory furniture will have the natural look of a tree in many cases and works well in most any room of the home.

It’s a durable material

Hickory is the densest wood available in the United States, offering you the durable, long-lasting furniture you require.

Due to its hardness, hickory furniture can stand up to even the roughest wear and tear, spills and more, so you won’t have to worry about it being damaged easily or breaking down over time.

A wide range of furniture can be made from it

One of the biggest benefits of furniture made from hickory is the number of different pieces that can be made from it. While both indoor and outdoor chairs are a popular hickory item, there are several other pieces that people enjoy in their homes that include:

  • Chests
  • Benches
  • Dining Room Tables
  • Rockers
  • Barstools
  • Bookshelves
  • Coffee Tables
  • Lamps
  • Nightstands
  • Magazine Tables
  • Bed Sets
  • TV Cabinets
  • Footstools
  • And More

No matter what type of hickory made furniture you may be interested in adding to your home, we ask that you reach out to our team at Carriage House Furnishings. Our Amish-run business is proud to offer the very best hickory furniture at fair prices and will be proud to give you a piece that matches your home.

To learn more about the Amish-made hickory furniture we have available at our Lancaster, PA showroom, we ask that you give our team a call today at 717-768-8712 to get started.

Creating the Perfect Home Office

Woman working from homeIf you’re one of the many Americans who have made the switch to work from home, you know how important it is to have a comfortable and functional space to get things done.

Whether you’ve been working from the couch, your bedroom or already have a separate room that functions as your home office, there is always room for improvement.

When you’re ready to upgrade to a home office with all of the necessary furniture to have you working as comfortably and efficiently as possible, be sure to invest in a few Amish-made pieces.

Invest in a bookcase

No home office would be complete without a bookcase to store all your books and reference material. Although many people prefer to get their information from the internet, there are many jobs where it is essential to dive into a book to answer a problem.

Best of all, bookcases can also serve as a place to show off some of your favorite souvenirs and trinkets to show your personality. Many people place a bookshelf behind their desk, as it makes for a great backdrop when you’re on a video chat.

Get a sturdy, durable desk

Every home office needs a desk that is both practical and durable. Amish-made oak desks are the preferred option as they offer enough space for laptops, paperwork, family photos and more.

As a bonus, these desks also give the necessary storage space to keep all of your work essentials.

Choose a unique lamp

Another great addition to a home office is a hand-crafted lamp. When you choose an Amish-made lamp, you will not only have something that is unique, but something that can help you save on your utilities each month. Many people will draw the curtains and have their lamp on creating enough light to get their daily duties completed.

When you’re ready to create the home office of your dreams, we ask that you reach out to our team at Carriage House Furnishings.

Whether you’re interested in a durable oak desk that will not deteriorate over time, a one-of-a-kind bookcase, lamp, or any other home office furniture, we’ll have you covered with hand-made pieces from our skilled staff.

To learn more about all the home office furniture we offer, give us a call at 717-768-8712.

3 Unique Amish-Made Children’s Toys & Furniture

In today’s world, the amount of children’s toys and furniture to choose from seems nearly endless. Although there is such a variety of options to choose from, that doesn’t mean they are all made of the same quality. Many toys today are mass produced and made from lower quality materials that aren’t made to last.

If you prefer toys and children’s furniture that are hand-crafted and made from high-quality wood, we suggest going with Amish-made products.

Your children will be sure to love these unique pieces and they are designed to last for many years, often being handed down as family heir looms.

Toy chest with stuffed animals

Hand-crafted toy chest

If you have young children and are looking for a toy chest to house all their playthings, consider getting a hand-made, Amish toy chest.

These chests are made from quality wood and come in a variety of styles and colors to match your child’s room. Many of these Amish-made toy chests are made from Baltic birch ply, which is a durable material that will last for generations

Child’s table & chairs

Whether used in bedrooms for play, your little one’s tea parties, at family functions or anything in between, these tables and chairs are a beautiful option that your children will love.

These Amish-made pieces are made from the very best materials, including maple wood, and are hand painted for a beautiful appearance.

Folding dollhouse

When you’re looking for a dollhouse for your little one, we suggest that you check out the Amish-made houses available. When compared to mass produced dollhouses, your choice will become clear.

These hand-crafted and unique dollhouses are made from some of the highest quality wood materials that include a harvest pine finish.

Make sure to look for a dollhouse that includes mini furniture as well for hours of entertainment for your family.

Should you be interested in purchasing these, or any other Amish-made toys and furniture, we ask that you think of our team at Carriage House Furnishings.

We have been offering quality, hand-crafted furniture and other unique pieces for over 25 years and will be thrilled to have you at our Lancaster, PA showroom today to see all that we have to offer. Feel free to give us a call at 717-768-8712 as well should you have any questions.

Why Amish Rocking Chairs are the Preferred Option

Hand-Made Rocking ChairIf you’re considering purchasing a rocking chair for your front porch, family room or other space, it’s important to get a chair made with quality craftsmanship and the finest materials to ensure it lasts for years to come.

One of the easiest ways to guarantee you’re getting a quality rocking chair is by buying from an Amish builder. Amish-built rocking chairs are of the highest quality on the market, durable and a great long-term investment.

Though you may be tempted to purchase a rocking chair from a department store because of the price, it won’t match the beautiful, hand-crafted look you get with an Amish chair. When you want to add a quality, 100% natural rocking chair to your home, the choice is simple.

Attention to detail, unique designs

Amish-made furniture is known for its intricate detail and hand-crafted beauty. Many rocking chair collectors will only buy from Amish companies, as they know the unique designs and attention given to the smallest of details is unmatched.

The art of furniture making is passed down from generation to generation in the Amish community and they take great pride in never having two chairs look the same.

Made from all-natural materials

Amish-produced rocking chairs are made from real wood and never use the synthetic products that are found in mass-produced chairs. Many rocking chairs available at department stores are made with particle board which has been shown to be far less durable than natural wood.

Amish furniture companies hand pick the wood they choose for their chairs and never use chemicals, ensuring you are getting something that not only looks great, but something that is completely safe to have in your home.

It’s a great long-term investment

As mentioned above, Amish-built furniture is made by hand from the very best materials on the market. This means that the furniture will last for years and often becomes a family heirloom.

Many people believe that Amish-built rocking chairs are more expensive, but they are often as affordable as something you’d find at a big-box store. Even if it is a few more dollars, you’re getting a piece that will last, making it a smart investment.

When you’re interested in purchasing a Amish-made rocking chair for your home and want something made with the very best craftsmanship, we ask that you think of us at Carriage House Furnishings.

We proudly serve those throughout Lancaster, PA and promise that you won’t find finely crafted pieces like ours anywhere else. For a hand-made rocking chair that you can enjoy for decades to come, we ask that you call us today at 717-768-8712.

4 Tips for First Time Amish Furniture Buyers

Happy Couple Furnishing Their HomeIf you’re looking to fill your room with new furniture, Amish-made furniture is a great investment. You can get several benefits from purchasing Amish-made furniture, including high quality furniture, unmatched craftsmanship, and years of enjoyment! Another great thing about going in this direction to purchase furniture is that you can fill your home with long-lasting furniture that will end up saving you money in the long run. 

Sometimes, first-time furniture buyers can be overwhelmed with the process of purchasing any furniture piece. With plenty of available retailers to buy furniture, you might not know where to start. Before you begin to stress, allow us to help! 

Here are some of our best tips for selecting the best Amish furniture pieces that will complement your home: 

Decide on Your Theme

Before you start your next furniture buying adventure, make sure that you have developed a well-thought-out plan of how you want to decorate your home. Deciding on your theme before you start shopping will help you avoid wasting money on furniture that you don’t need, or it’ll save you a trip from returning it to where it came from. 

Pick Out Your Wood

The best part about Amish-made furniture is that you can often find unique furniture pieces that come in various finishes. Scope out your house and choose the right wood that will match your home while sticking to your decor theme. Some popular hardwood furniture includes oak, cherry, and maple. 

Measure Your Space Before Ordering Your Furniture

Before you start shopping for the perfect piece, measure the area that you’re looking to furnish. Measuring beforehand will help you avoid buying anything oversized, especially if you’re limited on space. Don’t forget to bring documentation of your measurements with you, so you can leave with a piece that will fit your space perfectly. 

Come Prepared with Questions

If you don’t know what you’re looking for, don’t hesitate to come with a list of questions for your Amish furniture supplier. From indoor pieces to outdoor patio furniture, they will be happy to answer any questions that you may have. 

If you’re a first-time Amish furniture buyer, visit Carriage House Furniture to pick out your next piece! Shop our online showroom or visit our showroom located in Lancaster, PA. 

If you have any questions before you get started, please contact us today! 

What Does Your Outdoor Patio Need to Feel Complete

Summertime is right around the corner! Which means it’s time to pull out our patio furniture and prepare for spending more time outdoors. When you’re decorating your patio, you should fill it with furniture that brings comfort and function.

If you plan on spending a lot of your time outdoors this spring and summer, make sure you have these items for your outdoor patio: 

Make a List of the Patio Furniture You Will Need

Before you blindly begin purchasing furniture for your patio, give some thought about how you would like your outdoor space to function. Do you plan on having guests over for bonfires throughout the summer? Or do you enjoy having family dinners outside on warmer nights? Make a list of activities you would like to do in the space, and that should make a great guide to help you decide on the type of furniture you need. 

Choosing the Right Furniture for Your Needs

Depending on the size of your backyard, you have a few options on how you’d like to move forward with your patio furniture setup.

If you have a large backyard, you may want to set up different zones for your patio furniture. For example, one zone can be for dining, and another can be for relaxing. The possibilities are endless for patio furniture, but you’re likely going to want to add at least a table and some chairs for your guests to relax! 

Add a Patio Umbrella

If your backyard could use some shade, consider adding a patio umbrella for a quick fix. Freestanding patio umbrellas can bring you shade throughout your backyard wherever you may need it! 

Add Some Outdoor Speakers to Your Yard

If you plan on spending a lot of time on your patio, it’s worth adding a portable wireless speaker. Music helps create an ambiance to your backyard, making sitting back and relaxing that much more enjoyable. Plus, it’s great for when you’re hosting events! 

Invest in Long Lasting Patio Furniture 

Don’t settle for plastic outdoor furniture for your patio. Instead, invest in some solid wood furniture that will last you through years of wear and tear. At Carriage House Furnishings, our outdoor furniture is made of solid wood and built to last. From patio staples like our Poly Fan Back Chair to our Poly Curved Back Glider, we have many great outdoor furniture options for you to explore. 

Shop our online showroom today! 

Furniture Pieces Worth Investing in When You’re Buying a New Home

Wooden Furniture for HomeBuying your first home can be intimidating, especially when you don’t have the furniture you need to help decorate your space. Although it may be tempting to run out and purchase all new furniture, it’s not always the best decision to make during a time where you’re already investing a lot of money. Before you shop, stop and think about whether the furniture you’re buying is worth the investment. Is it going to last you through years of enjoyment?

Here are a few examples of pieces that are worth spending the extra money on:

Dining Tables

Your dining table is one of the most important features of your home. It’s a place for your friends and family to gather around, share meals, and make lifelong memories. Whether you plan on hosting the holidays, or you’d just like a nice place to sit down and enjoy dinners with your family, you’ll want to invest in a table that will last you for years of enjoyment.

As you’re shopping for a dining table, look for ones that are durable and will stand up to everyday use, like a solid wood dining table!

A Large Hutch or Chest

You can never go wrong with adding more storage to your home. One of the best ways to store some of your everyday items, like extra blankets or tablecloths, is with a hutch or chest. When you invest in a hutch or chest, you can use it in nearly any room in your house. It’s a universal piece that is perfect for every home.

Outdoor Furniture

Regardless of the quality, outdoor furniture can be expensive. If you enjoy spending time outdoors, then it’s worth investing in reliable outdoor furniture that can survive through the rain, wind, and sun.

Unique Furniture Pieces

Odds are, if you find a unique furniture piece, it’s worth the investment. Your house should represent you, and a unique furniture piece can help add character.

Are you ready to start shopping for new furniture? Shop our showroom at Carriage House Furnishing! We sell solid wood, Amish-made furniture that will last you a lifetime.

Contact us today if you have any questions regarding our products!

How Can You Declutter Your Toy Room?

 

In a home full of children, it’s common for your toy room to get cluttered. However, sometimes it can get a little overwhelming, and at times, you may even have trouble finding your floor.  After the holidays, it’s the perfect time for families to declutter and organize their toy room. 

 

Here are a few ways that you can successfully declutter your toy room:Storage for Kids Toys

 

Donate or Store Old Toys

One of the first steps to create a clean and organized room is to sit down with your child and select toys that they no longer play with. Together you can decide whether you want to donate them or store them away for future use. 

 

Organize Your Playroom

Does your playroom have the storage it needs to help keep it clean and organized? Try evaluating the layout of your playroom and divide it into about three or four zones. For example, you can have one area for books, another for dolls, and a crafts zone.

 

Each zone should then have some way to store each of the items. So, your book area should have a bookshelf to store books and other items kept in that area. You may also add a dollhouse to help store some of your child’s dolls and accessories in that area. Lastly, adding a toy chest would be a great way to store your child’s crafts!

 

Label Bins to Help Promote Organization

One of the most important ways to help your toy room stay clean is by making sure that your child understands where their toys go after they’re done playing for the day. Whether you dedicate zones for them to play in, label your bins, or cut out pictures of each toy and tape them to their appropriate basket, your child needs to be able to identify these areas. Once everything is properly laid out, your child will be able to help keep the playroom clean, organized, and free from clutter.

 

Dedicate Times to Clean the Playroom

If you want to keep your playroom decluttered throughout the year, you’re going to want to stay on top of cleaning it. Schedule times to clean the room together, so you can help teach your child how to put everything back in its appropriate places.

 

Adding More Storage to Your Playroom

At Carriage House Furnishings, we have Amish-made furniture for sale that will make a great addition to your playroom. Shop our showroom of solid wood furniture today and contact us online with any questions!