The new year of 2014 is on the horizon and people are busy planning their resolutions. While getting fit, quitting a bad habit and saving money are important goals to strive for, how about re-decorating your home with new, durable Amish furniture.
New furniture for the New Year can be therapeutic and put a new perspective on the space in which you spend so much time. If you’re feeling guilty about making such a big purchase, just remember that the new year is all about new beginnings and new furniture can help kick off a great upcoming year.
A good start is to choose Amish furniture that fits your style and is comfortable. Since a new year is symbolic of new beginnings, think outside of the box and choose a furniture set you like, even if it’s very different from the style you are accustomed to.
Furniture retailers might be more likely to offer year-end deals on sets you couldn’t fit into your budget earlier in the year. Deals on down payments, interest free payments for the first year and markdowns are common as well. In order to receive your furniture before or shortly after the New Year, start shopping as early as Thanksgiving.
Treat yourself to a new look in your home with durable, attractive Amish furniture. Head back to our main site and browse our large inventory of quality items.
Amish furniture is durable, strong, and lasting. This means Amish-made bookcases could potentially hold a lot of weight. Bookcases aren’t just for books anymore. With sturdy shelving, you can use an Amish-made bookcase for a myriad of decorating purposes. Whether you have it embed into your walls, or you have your Amish bookcase standing freely, you can use a few elements to make this item a key piece in your home’s decor.
• First, you want to choose one shelf to leave blank, this can be your “seasonal shelf”. Use this area for items that represent the current time of year. For winter holidays, you can place handmade gifts from the children or fresh greens on the shelf, while in summer you can shelf fresh flowers and other warm decor.
• It’s important to keep one shelf for family photos and sentimental cards. This is usually the top or second shelf, as it remains eyelevel with passersby. Be sure to keep the frames in theme with the room. Usually when you have an Amish made bookshelf, you have other Amish-made furniture. It’s always safe to opt for country or rustic styled decor with this type of sturdy, stained furniture.
• Use a few shelves for books obviously, but you can also include DVDS or video/board games. For added creativity, you can get a bit festive with unique bookends.
• For the bottom shelf, remember you have a lot of space and this sturdy shelf can hold almost anything. You can place large items, baskets, or even stack handmade quilts on the bottom shelf.
Remember when you decorate to keep everything aligned with the theme of the room, and the current season.
When it comes to furnishing your home, there is nothing like durable, hand-crafted Amish furniture. The traditional style of Amish home furnishings is incomparable. If you are unfamiliar with the Amish culture, they are a group of Christian individuals who do not believe in the use of modern technology, allowing them to be extremely skillful in manufacturing furniture and other items by hand. They believe in a simple lifestyle and rely on honest, hard work.
The benefits of purchasing Amish-made furniture over department store furniture are numerous. Hand-crafted Amish furniture created using only the highest quality materials. More often than not, furniture sold in chain department stores are mass-produced and manufactured with low-quality lumber and materials such as particle board. Furniture that is constructed with these materials of minimal quality not only makes the finished product look cheap, but decrease the life of the furniture, as most pieces chip and break.
Hand-crafted, Amish-made furniture is created with real wood. As stated above, department store furniture is often created with low-quality lumber such as particle board and even laminate. The Amish-made furniture is manufactured only the highest quality wood and is often hand selected for your custom piece of furniture. The Amish choose each piece of wood with your preferences in mind as well as the knowledge of what is best suited for the project.
The Amish faith of traditional values and a strong work ethic assures that your product is made with careful selection and superior quality. In addition, your product will be made in a shop that is free of chemicals unlike furniture that is mass-produced in factories. These mass-produced items also do not hold the durability that Amish furniture exhibits. Amish-made furniture has the ability to be enjoyed by the owner for many years and become a family heirloom that can be passed down from generation to generation.
It is tradition in many families to begin a hope chest for your daughter for when she is married and ready to leave the nest. It is a very sentimental gesture to give your daughter some key items to get started with when she is married.
No matter what your budget is for this, you can decide to start adding in the smaller cost items first for her like cookbooks, small kitchen items, and dishtowels. As your budget affords you can begin adding in more expensive items, that are also must haves.
The more heart and thought that you put into the items you include will be appreciated even more. If you are great at sewing or are crafty, consider embroidering some of the different linens that you include. Another great option would be to sew a quilt. You can sew a quilt for your future grandchildren, or as a wedding gift.
Usually hope chests are made out of cedar; this type of material is great for preserving items over a long period. Click here for an example of one of our cedar chests that would be great for a hope chest.
Lastly in your hope chest you should include family memories or heirlooms that you pass down from generation to generation. A scrapbook of pictures of her life would be great to add as well. You can even tuck a few notes away to remind your daughter how much you love her.
Feel free to be creative, and use this information as a guide to get started. No matter if your budget is big or small; any items that you can put away for your daughter when she is married or moves out will always be appreciated.
Imagine owning outdoor furniture that doesn’t require any maintenance or storage! The new standard in Amish outdoor furniture is polywood, which is a high density plastic made from materials that would otherwise end up in a landfill. Polywood is sustainable, environmentally friendly,long-lasting and durable. It’s also available in many different styles and colors, so there’s plenty of custom options.
This furniture is very practical for a few different reasons-
This type of furniture is made to last decades & doesn’t require any extra staining or painting. It’s splinter free and won’t fade, warp or rot.
Poly is heavier than wood, weather resistant and easier to clean.
It’s environmentally friendly:
Your purchase reduces landfill waste and saves trees- can’t beat that.
Poly furniture is proven to be a great investment that you’ll enjoy for many years- feel free to contact us with any questions you may have!
Do you ever get tired of seeing the standard black mailboxes with the silver lettering in front of every house you pass when you are taking a long walk or a drive down your street? They almost drown out the beauty of the house behind them, when there is nothing that will catch your eye right off the bat. Adding a unique mailbox will set your house apart and add curb appeal.
If you are looking to add some extra flair to your house, how about putting out a mailbox that is a smaller version of your home? It will definitely be intriguing to your neighbors or those who pass by.
For sports fans, you can always spruce up your dull mailbox by spray painting your favorite teams colors and adding a logo. Everyone on the block will know who you are cheering for on Sundays. Or this could be the ultimate gift for a sports fan.
No matter what your interests are in life, chances are that you can decorate your mailbox accordingly. Think of your mailbox as a blank canvas that has so much potential going for it. If you are in need of a little more inspiration check out this great article from Woman’s Day.
Always remember, a mailbox is one of the first things that someone sees as they drive past your house. To add the best curb appeal and give off a memorable first impression, it is worth buying a unique mailbox.
Have your kids finally outgrown their toddler beds? Now is the time to buy furniture that will last more than a few years.
When thinking about furniture, think about it as an investment. Spending a few more dollars to have quality furniture will be worth it in the end. Unlike with baby furniture that your kids seem to outgrow faster than you can buy it, children’s furniture lasts longer, if taken care of properly. Work with your children and have it be their responsibility to know that they need to take care of this item because they will have it for a long time to come.
When those carefree moments come along you want to be assured that the furniture that you buy will be durable. The best advice is to buy from a trusted manufacturer. When you view their inventory online or in a store, look for flaws in workmanship. Also pay attention to the recalls on furniture as well. Each year many kids are hurt from misuse of furniture, and you want to be sure that your child is safe at all times.
After having the furniture past your kid’s years, you can always re-stain the cabinet, dresser, or bed to make it look new again. This will be great for sleepovers with your grandchildren when the time comes.
When you do go shopping for furniture for your kids the thing that is on most parents minds is the budget. The best advice we can leave you with is, if you spend your money on cheap furniture that looks great now, you should plan on budgeting more in the future when your original furniture is ruined because it just wasn’t durable enough.
Amish furniture sets consist of inimitable one-of-a-kind pieces from extremely talented Amish artisans. This isn’t mass produced furniture with cookie cutter pieces on conveyor belts; these durable pieces of furniture are so beautiful they double as functional art. The Amish builder takes great pride in his work, making one piece at a time, and employing traditional woodworking techniques.
Most furniture lasts only a few years, but Amish furniture lasts much longer. With proper care and maintenance, your furniture can become an antique, or a family heirloom.
Highly valued and well sought after, Amish furniture is the definition of good, quality furniture. Manufacturers cannot replicate the craftsmanship and experience you’ll notice in traditional Amish furniture.
Hickory bedroom sets are perfect for any master bedroom suite because they add a cozy feeling and rustic charm to any room. Dining tables, dressers, and hope chests are some of the most important things you’ll need to provide a clean, well-organized home for your family.
TL;DR: Amish furniture is gorgeous and extremely durable, and it far surpasses everyday, ordinary furniture.
Creating a cozy, welcoming kitchen comes down to great organization, cleanliness, and decor. Since the kitchen is a high-traffic room for many homes and families, adequate storage and shelving is crucial. The organization efforts will help aid the cleanliness, which will motivate you to make a house a home with décor; it’s all one big symbiotic relationship between your effort and the tasks at hand.
Sturdy Amish furniture is great for rustic, eclectic, and even contemporary kitchens; it’s all about how you blend the works together. Consider using Amish outdoor shelving inside your kitchen to give the room a cozy feeling of nostalgia. Remember, when it comes to your kitchen, space is everything.
Aside from shelving you can use wicker, or wooden, baskets in an array of locations. You can fill some with décor and leave a few empty, but you’ll always use them. You may not realize how much clutter can build up in your kitchen, but it can, and decorative baskets help give the extra tangibles a place to go.
A woven rug near the sink is a nice touch too, coupled with potholders and dishtowels that reflect the same theme or color scheme.
A strong, durable table is a great addition as well, because you can put everyday cooking appliances on them, which saves you counter space.
Almost any outdoor furniture can work as décor in a home, if you tone it down with complementary décor. If you want to extend the homey, rustic feel into your front hall or foyer, consider using an outdoor Amish bench to welcome guests.
Here at Lapp’s Coach Shop we’re not only proud to offer beautiful locally handcrafted furniture; but to be able to call this great place home. Lancaster County is an favorite tourist destination and well known for great history, scenery, shopping, fun and delicious food.
Lancaster was settled in the early 1700’s and briefly made the capital of Pennsylvania. It has always prized for the rich farmland and is home to many Amish and Mennonite families; making for a place brimming with culture and diversity. Many locals are hard working farmers, carpenters and woodworkers with a reputation for quality work at a fair price.
As the farmers are getting ready for their annual harvest, we’re stocking up for the upcoming busy season and excited to offer new products, a revamped website and more to better serve you!
There is truly something for everyone here and we hope to see you on your next trip!=)
Handcrafted storage chests are not only visually appealing, but very durable. These types of chests are built to withstand many generations. Each rustic wooden chest is unique, but many of them look similar. Here are some ideas on how to transform the décor of your storage chest to spruce up your home and to reflect your personality.
First, you should decide if you would like to maintain a common theme throughout the room. This will give you some direction on the route you wish to go when refurbishing your storage chest. If you are going for a rustic look to reflect a down-home, lodge-like feel, then perhaps you may want to distress the look of the trunk.
You can do this easily by purchasing some sandpaper at your local hardware store and “roughing” up the edges of the trunk. Keep in mind; it is better to sand too little at first than it is to sand too much! You can always go back and sand some more but you cannot undo what has already been done. To create an even more rustic look, purchase some antique stain and paint over the sanded areas. Wipe off excess stain almost immediately with a soft cloth to obtain a deep, aged appearance.
If you are going for a more “finished” appearance to complement the style of your home, you may want to visit a craft store and purchase a specialized finish kit. These kits and stains allow you to refurbish your storage chest to appear as if they are marble, granite and even metallic. These kits are easy to use and include step-by-step directions. A storage chest with some gold leafing would be a wonderful addition to any room, leaving your guests wondering where you found such a beautiful chest!
Popular for durability and expert artisanship, Amish furniture has a reputation for greatness. In addition to aesthetics, function, and quality, these pieces come with a whole bag of “did you know” facts, which adds an intriguing factor to an otherwise ordinary tangible.
These facts are pretty cool, and they’ll make great conversation starters at your next get-together!
• Amish furniture contains no artificial materials or preparation additives; everything is natural
• Amish furniture crafting schools have been around since the early 1700’s
• Though rustic is the most common décor scheme, Amish furniture is versatile and can blend well with almost any decor
• The artisans construct the furniture in farm-like warehouses using talent and intricate materials
• Durable Amish pieces can withstand harsh weather, so the make ideal furnishing for outdoor kitchens, decks, and patios
• Amish furniture made from hickory or cherry wood is extremely elegant, and often consists of intricate designs and woodworking patterns
• Regardless of the project, each piece is hand selected by the artisan, to ensure only the best quality and captivating aesthetics