A Long History of Quality

2016-07-09-08-02-53-1-2Amish made is the standard of excellence by which wood furniture is handcrafted. This standard is desired by many and practiced by a very rare few. The quality of solid wood Amish furniture is in the fine detail of solid wood drawers that are hand finished, inside and out, and it’s created by the skill of genuine Amish craftsmen, which has been passed down from one generation to the next. But most of all, the quality of Amish furniture is in the beauty of America’s richest hardwoods, hand-crafted and hand-finished in the heartland of America in a wide variety of styles.

2016-04-19-22-19-45-1Amish furniture is known for its quality materials (solid wood), simplicity (traditional folk style), and craftsmanship (often without the use of power tools). It first gained attention in the 1920s as folk-art styles became popular and hand-crafted products increased in value during the new age of mass production.

These trends have continued in the 21st century as a reaction to the over-abundance of cheap, poorly made, mass-produced furniture. The individualized attention that goes into traditional Amish furniture places it in the same realm as an original painting, a hand-carved sculpture, or hand-woven Navajo rug. Rather than depreciating with time, products such as these tend to increase in value due to their rarity and reputation for quality.

Under ConstructionIn addition to artistic considerations, the historical significance of artifacts recalling the latter-day Restoration makes a hand-crafted, limited-edition furniture piece from Hochstetler even more meaningful. This significance will grow with time as your heirloom-quality furniture is passed from one generation to the next, reminding loved ones of those things which matter far more than material objects.

Bring a reminder of the latter-day Restoration into your home and begin a tradition for generations to come.

Each Kirtland Series heirloom piece is unique

Pie Safe

A pie safe was a piece of furniture designed to store pies and other food items. The pie safe was used to store not only pies but also meat, bread, and other perishables, protecting them from rodents, and insects.

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Dry Sink

Dry sinks were used to hold the pitcher and wash basin that were standard in any well equipped home. 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.

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Blanket 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 was used.

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School of the Prophets Desk

A solid cherry desk featuring a removable letter box, the School of the Prophets Desk is a limited edition piece based on the desk found on the second floor of the Newel K. Whitney Store.

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