The Kirtland Series is a handmade collection of hardwood furniture by Paul Hochstetler – an Amish convert to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and master woodworker

These pieces are my best work at recreating four real-life pieces of furniture found today at the Church history sites in Kirtland. It’s a great feeling building these pieces – they bridge my Amish heritage and my faith.

  • Each piece was inspired by a piece of furniture at a Church history site in Kirtland, Ohio.
  • All are built by hand from Black Cherry hardwood.
  • A 3-inch bronze signature inlay is carefully sunk into each piece.
  • These pieces are built to order, and go straight from the workshop to your home.

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Blanket Chest

Joseph and Emma’s Bedroom
Whitney Store, Second Floor

Blanket chests were very popular during early pioneer times. In later years, drawers were added, increasing the height, and gradually a different piece of furniture evolved called the mule chest. Early pioneer homes had no closets in which to store their clothing, blankets, and household linens. Attics were not readily accessible, and cellars were apt to be damp. Thus, the blanket chest came into use.

$2,299

Delivery Estimate: 6-8 weeks

Shipping: White-glove delivery and placement in your home ($300-$400)

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School of the Prophets Desk

School of the Prophets
Whitney Store, Second Floor

The School of the Prophets met in Kirtland through the winter and early spring of 1833, usually in a room above Newel K. Whitney’s store. School usually convened at sunrise and dismissed in late afternoon. Instruction focused on scripture and doctrine, though some time was devoted to secular topics such as grammar. During the February 27, 1833, meeting, Joseph Smith received the revelation known as the Word of Wisdom (D&C 89), which thereafter was binding upon members of the school.

$1,999

Delivery Estimate: 6-8 weeks

Shipping: White-glove delivery and placement in your home ($300-400)

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Pie Safe

Summer Kitchen
Whitney Home, Ground Floor

A pie safe was a piece of furniture designed to store pies and other food items. This was a normal household item and used regularly as a place to allow pies and other baked goods a place to cool. It was considered an important part of the American household starting in the 1700s and continuing through the 1800s. The pie safe was used to store not only pies, but also meat, bread, and other perishables, protecting them from mice and insects.

$2,199

Delivery Estimate: 6-8 weeks

Shipping: White-glove delivery and placement in your home ($300-400)

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Dry Sink

Kitchen
Whitney Store, Ground Floor

Dry sinks were used to hold the pitcher and wash basin that were standard in any well equipped home. The dry sink was a cabinet with a recessed area on top, which area kept the water from the pitcher and bowl contained while someone washed up. You might find a dry sink in the kitchen or bedroom area, and more than one farmer’s wife kept one on the back porch.

$2,199

Delivery Estimate: 6-8 weeks

Shipping: White-glove delivery and placement in your home ($300-400)

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