A Long History of Quality
Amish 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.
Amish 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.
In 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.