The Amish are of course master craftsmen when it comes to building beautiful and durable furniture. And whereas earlier it was impossible to gain access to shops that dealt in this exquisite type of furniture, today Amish furniture is easier than ever to buy.
Here are some tips to help you get started in your quest for Amish handcrafted furniture –
Look Online – As with all consumer items today, you can also buy furniture online. This has become profitable for the seller as well as the buyer since the buyer has access to many more designs than can be accommodated in a bricks and mortar shop.
The seller also is at an advantage since he saves on the overheads of a physical shop, shop assistants and utilities for the shop. Some of these savings get passed on to the consumer as well, making online shopping for furniture advantageous for all.
Look at Wholesale Deals and Sets – Amish made furniture is often sold at wholesale prices even when the single consumer is buying the retail product. So look for sites that offer deals that are as good as or akin to wholesale prices.
Also getting sets of furniture such as a bedroom set or a dining set can take the guess work out of buying the furniture or worrying about making several separate bits work harmoniously together or matching disparate textures, colors and materials. A set can work to economize the deal as well.
Visit a Shop – If you don’t get a good enough idea from online pictures visit a shop closest to you to physically inspect the furniture. This will give you a better idea about the solidity and sturdiness of the furniture as well as the dimensions, which could be difficult to infer from online photos.
Customize – This is one of the other great attributes of Amish handcrafted furniture. Since each piece is carefully and lovingly created from scratch and not made in a soulless assembly line somewhere, you can actually customize what you order to suit your particular requirements. The shape, the size, the color of the veneer or the finish, the dimensions of the furniture can all be adjusted and customized to fit your needs and your home.
Work around a few Good Pieces – While it can be tempting to go the whole hog and stock up and decorate the entire home using Amish furniture – after all this is the best quality furniture that is built to last, and the sort that you may hand down to your kids after you – however Amish furniture can be expensive for some people, when budgets are tight and limited. When this is the case you can try to work with and around a few good pieces that will create a sort of focal point for the room. For instance you can think of a good quality dining table and chairs and then mix other items such as sideboards or corner cabinets and so on sourced from elsewhere. This can be a smart and economical way to decorate your home.