How Long Does Real Wood Furniture Last?

By Bailiegh Basham · February 5, 2016

How Long Does Real Wood Furniture Last?

Amish Furniture Life-Expectancy

Countryside Amish Furniture is furniture for life.

Furniture should not be disposable; furniture pieces are investments that should reward you with long-term dividends. Solid wood furniture constructed by an expert Amish craftsman can last more than a lifetime.

Countryside creates treasured heirlooms that will be passed down through generations. Your grandchildren or heirs may choose to touch up the finish or reupholster the chair seats, but your Amish-made furniture will hold its beauty for many years – and generations – to come.

The key indicator of quality furniture is the wood type. Hardwoods are the most durable woods and infinitely stronger than veneer alternatives. When properly treated, hardwoods will hold up against environmental elements, everyday use, and other wear. At Countryside Amish Furniture, we craft our all-wood products in the following wood types:

  • Oak/Rustic Oak
  • Hickory
  • Brown Maple/Rustic Brown Maple
  • Rough Sawn Maple
  • Maple
  • Tiger Maple
  • Quartersawn White Oak/Rustic QSWO
  • Cherry/Rustic Cherry
  • Elm
  • Walnut/Rustic Walnut

But well-made furniture is about more than the ingredients—the process is important too. Our Amish-made pieces are crafted like none other, using mortise and tenon joints, dovetailed drawers, and the utmost attention to details. Making each piece by hand adds beauty, life, and performance to our furniture.

And of course, you can’t forget the furniture’s finish. Every piece of real wood furniture from Countryside is finished with a post-catalyst conversion varnish. This is the most durable finish available for use on fine hardwoods. Our stains and specialty finishes are also formulated to accentuate the wood grain as much as possible, which creates depth and dimensionality to the hardwood.

Furniture care will have a major impact on your furniture’s longevity. Aside from careful, regular cleaning, make sure that you are immediate repairing any damages to your furniture so that a small problem is not perpetuated into a greater one. With attention paid and high-quality products, you can consider your furniture a long-term investment.


Author, Baileigh Basham

Bailiegh Basham is Lead Sales & Marketing Strategist at Countryside Amish Furniture. She's been a team member since 2014. Bailiegh is deeply passionate about furniture design and home decor.