Is Amish Furniture made by the Amish?By Kara Harris · May 3, 2016
Is Amish Furniture made by the Amish?
In Countryside’s case, Amish does indeed mean Amish-made, our artisans use time-tested construction methods and generations of expertise.
This confusion can be attributed, in part, to woodworkers who use similar construction methods or to individuals that attempt to replicate “Amish” style or traditional style furniture.
Amish furniture can be crafted using a variety of techniques, joinery, and hardware. The most common form of joinery used to construct our offering of Amish furniture is mortise and tenon joinery.
Mortise and tenon joinery in Amish furniture consists of a junction made by inserting the tenon (protruding piece) into the mortise (opening). Additionally, the joint is further secured with strong bonding agents and use of clamps.
One of the strongest and most attractive joints used in carpentry and Amish furniture, mortise and tenon joinery boasts a smart, flush-fitting design. See examples of this method below.
In their work shops, our experienced Amish woodworkers carefully construct each furniture piece according to your specifications made while ordering.
Completed Amish furnishings are sanded, stained, and then sealed with a catalyzed conversion varnish which acts as a barrier against everyday wear and tear.
Though the process of crafting Amish furniture takes time, we are proud to offer quality furnishings that will become treasured family heirlooms.
So, for those who may wonder if Amish furniture is made by the Amish, you can rest assured that at Countryside, all Amish furniture pieces are handcrafted by our Amish woodworkers.