Tips For Choosing Hardware

By Bailiegh Basham · July 23, 2015

Tips For Choosing Hardware

Selecting Hardware for Custom Amish Furniture



You've found the perfect piece of Amish handmade furniture from Countryside. Next, you determine the domestically grown hardwood from which it is to be made. Details are selected, stain samples ordered, but how do you know which hardware will look good on your new dresser, hutch, or executive desk? Hopefully, the answers follow.

As Pictured:

If you like the hardware shown in the photo on our product page, it will almost always be the first option presented in the hardware drop down menu:

Simply choose the first option with your mouse. Just to confirm you are correct, an image will appear before you move on to the next step.

As long as the image you see appears to be what is pictured, you may complete your order and all will be well.

Matching Existing Furniture:

We strive to provide you an array of choices via our hardware selections that are in stock and for which you will incur no additional charge. Feel free to review the options on the page and choose the one that most closely resembles the hardware you seek. In the event you do not see what you envision, we are happy to assist. Go ahead and complete your order using one of the options provided as a choice is required for purchase.  With a note in the "Special Instructions" section, we will gladly contact you to arrange a different option.

Upon receipt of this note, we will reach out to you and obtain a picture or description to provide you other in-stock options.

Creating a Style Statement

Below is a little visual tutorial through some of our hardware options and the "style" they represent. At Countryside, we embrace your creative spirit and invite you to truly personalize your piece. Style guides are exactly that, guides. Choose what you prefer so that you are truly happy with your personalized Amish furniture. After all, you are the designer of the one-of-a-kind end result that will reside in your home. Feel free to use the "Special Instructions" box when you check out and it will be our pleasure to help you make your Amish made furniture uniquely yours. If you want all knobs or all pulls or something you see in the drop down in a different finish, we can almost always accomodate. We do so at no additional charge whenever possible. Enjoy the images below for inspiration. We look forward to serving you.

Arts & Crafts 

Choose wooden or iron looks that feature geometric shapes and minimal detail.


Brass, bronze, or shiny gold are often featured on Traditional furniture in shapes that have a lot of detail. Pulls and knobs are often attached to a back plate.


Hammered details and a matte finish are the hallmarks of Mission style. Black or aged finishes are most associated.


Almost always, Shaker style furniture features knobs only. Typically these pieces will have wooden hardware stained or painted to match the rest of the piece. 

Queen Anne

The fanciest and most formal hardware typically accompanies this style of furniture. Often in a satin finish of nickel or brass.


There are no rules here. In the past, an absence of hardware has actually been distinctive of Modern furniture. New shapes, colors, and textures, however, have opened up the meaning of this style.