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 »

How to Arrange Your Bedroom Furniture

When deciding how you want to arrange your bedroom the first thing you should consider is what you want to use the space for. If you have a large bedroom you have more space to utilize and if you have a smaller bedroom you have to be smarter about the space you are using. The… Read more »

Tips For Staining Your Wood Furniture

Wood furniture is treasured; and often passed down to younger generations, because it is so versatile and durable. Many people prize their wood furniture above any other pieces in their home, and will purchase unstained wood, simply for its traditional look, and its ability to stand the test of time.   DIY projects, such as… Read more »