Small - 16"w x 3"d x 26"h - holds a 12" x 19" calendar
Large - 18 ¼"w x 3"d x 31 ½"h- holds a 13" x 24" calendar
Find great deals on Amish hand crafted wooden clocks and calendars at Amish Furniture Factory! Each Amish clock and calendar is made with the high quality hardwoods that have been selected based on quality and appearance with the experience eye of our Amish builders. When the builders go about selecting wood for any individual piece, such as the clocks and calendars, they look for a couple of characteristics.
The first thing they look at is the straightness of the wood. Straighter woods can be more easily worked, and have better integrity. Wood that is warped or bent has been subjected to stress due to moisture accumulation or damaged during the milling and transporting process, or has inconsistent degrees of strength within the wood grain which has resulted in variable expanding and contracting .
The second trait they look for is pieces with limited amounts of knotting and splitting. In some cases, knotting and splitting can help achieve a desired look when building rustic furniture. Too much knotting and splitting in the wrong places can significantly impact the strength and integrity of a finished piece. On smaller pieces, such as wooden clocks and calendars, it is critical to have seamless wood nearly void of knots or splits due to the nature of the pieces being small in size. Smaller pieces of large furniture, such as slats in a chair, or table legs must not have knots or splits for the reason of strength and integrity.
The third trait Amish furniture workers seek out during the hardwood selection process is an overall aesthetic appeal of the piece. This is one of several areas within the craft of furniture building that is an art. Getting the right look on a piece of furniture from the blending of various grain flows when individual pieces adjoined is a skill learned after years of experience and greatly enhances the appearance of any hand crafted hardwood furniture piece