Declutter Your Child’s Playroom With a Rustic Storage Chest

Does your child have a little space to themselves where they can let their imaginations run wild? Chances are, this space is somewhat less organized than the rest of your home. A cluttered play space typically doesn’t bother children, but after a while it can become more than a little vexing for parents. What we… Read more »

This Fall, Unwind and Enjoy the Scenery in a Rocking Chair

With fall festival season in full swing, now is the perfect time to relax on the porch and watch the world go by. As much as we might miss the warm summer nights, there’s something truly special about that crisp autumn air that brings the senses to life. The air smells different, the world feels… Read more »

Watch an Amish Community Raise a Barn in Just 10 Hours

If there’s one thing you can say about the Amish, it’s that they’re a resourceful bunch. Even without the aid of electricity, Amish communities are able to accomplish remarkable things every day. In addition to being accomplished furniture makers, the Amish also have a knack for structural engineering. Recently, WIRED co-founder Kevin Kelly (a man… Read more »

Update Your Eat-In Kitchen with Amish Furniture

Many modern homes these days favor a comfortable, casual eat-in kitchen, rather than the traditional formal dining room that can be found in older homes. If you’re thinking about updating your home’s eat-in kitchen, consider furnishing it with some of these beautiful, handmade pieces from Carriage House Furnishings – perfect for a busy home and… Read more »

The Historic Tradition of Amish Mission Furniture

Amish Mission Furniture is known for its sturdy construction, simple, attractive design, and reliance on hand craftsmanship. Furniture builders who work within the Amish Mission tradition focus on straightforward, honest aesthetics and the preservation of traditional woodworking techniques. These pieces are all solid wood, and not particle board that is often found in other furniture… Read more »

Decorating a Dollhouse with Amish Furniture

If your child is interested in dolls or dollhouses, why not decorate a classic dollhouse with beautiful, handmade Amish furniture and create memories that will last a lifetime? A dollhouse furnished with well-crafted handmade pieces designed to stand the test of time can be passed down through a family for generations.   Choosing pieces for… Read more »

Tips for Moving Heavy Furniture Safely

Moving heavy furniture is often the most difficult part of any move. These big and burdensome items can easily strain backs and pull muscles if you’re not careful, and trying to navigate weighty items through narrow hallways or stairwells can be all the more frustrating. In this entry, we’ll look at a few simple ways… Read more »

Furnishing Your Home With Hickory

  When you’re filling your first home with furniture, or replacing pieces that haven’t stood up to wear and tear over the years, consider buying pieces made from hickory. Handcrafted from this strong, beautiful wood, hickory furniture will withstand the test of time and might even be passed down in your family for generations to come…. Read more »

This Spring, Spruce up Your Porch with Amish Furniture

At Carriage House Furnishings, we’re committed to adding comfort and style to your outdoor living spaces. And isn’t the beginning of spring the perfect time to redecorate your outdoor living room?   Many of our outdoor products are made from premium recycled plastic and stainless steel hardware, which will give you years of continued use… Read more »

Want to Work with Wood? Start with Whittling!

“I’ve always wanted to work with wood, but I never know where to start. There’s just so much to learn!”   It’s a common quandary, one we hear all too often from friend and patrons of Carriage House. Woodworking is a wonderful hobby that can bring its practitioners years of satisfaction and enjoyment. It’s true… Read more »

History of the Adirondack Chair

The Adirondack chair is perhaps the most easily identifiable piece of outdoor furniture in North America today. Since the first Adirondack chair was built in 1903, the design has spread from its point of origin on the shores of Lake Champlain in New York to front lawns all across the country.  Nowadays, these chairs are… Read more »

Furniture Restoration 101

As purveyors of fine wooden furniture, we feel an obligation to our work that compels us to preserve the work of the artisans who came before us. In an earlier post we shared some helpful tips for staining furniture with our readers. While a fresh stain and finish can work wonders to revitalize a piece… Read more »