As anti-industrial as the Amish, the Arts and Crafts movement has influenced a number of our dining tables, kitchen chairs, and hutches.
An aesthetic response to industrialization, the arts and crafts furniture movement celebrates authentic American craftsmanship with timeless design, quality materials, and naturally strong hardwoods. Well-constructed arts and crafts, or craftsman furniture, is crafted using mortise and tenon joinery.
Arts and crafts style furniture, such as our Amish-made offerings, relies on the art of wood selection. Craftsman furniture is often built in quartersawn white oak or cherry. Quarter-sawing is a cutting method that makes the wood less likely to crack, check, or warp than other cuts; it also reveals the beautiful characteristic flecks or rays in the grain. Mortise and tenon joinery, along with dovetailed drawers, cross rails, and hand-cut knobs are similarly chosen for their ability to add strength and longevity. Shop Countryside Amish Furniture for authentic arts & crafts furniture for your dining room, living room, or office. Our pieces are Amish handmade to order, and intended to be passed down from one generation to the next.