By Kevin Williams
Amish furniture is immensely popular now and with good reason: the cheap stuff bought at the big box stores just doesn't hold up. I'm typing this post at a old dining room table that came with this house when we bought it. The house was built in the 1950s, so I am assuming the table is probably about that old also. And this table could withstand a hurricane. That's just how older stuff is. And that is why I like Amish furniture: it's solid, sturdy, and can be passed down for generations.
So the question then becomes: where to find such furniture?
Yes, you can visit Amish country and scour the backroads for some of those Mom & Pop (or usually "Pop and Son") furniture shops tucked away in a shed somewhere. Those are awesome and I know where some of those are. Few of us, however, have time go driving through the back-roads of Amish country for hours on end searching for that perfect furniture place. But there's another option:
Dutchcrafters, You may have noticed their ad on this site. They source their furniture from some of the best Amish artisans and put them all under one roof.
I truly love the Dutchcrafters story and I think you will to, this article tells you how the company started from top to bottom.
AMISH APPLE SPONGE PUDDING: Their Timber to Table blog offers some wonderful recipes like, perfect for apple season, this Apple Sponge Pudding.
Get started on your Dutchcrafters journey here, and I'll write more about them in the days and weeks ahead!