The Fontana Dining Chair

November 20th, 2017

 

 
The Fenmore Side Chair has curved corbels from the side of the seat up the back for beauty and stability—Amish Furniture FactoryThe Fontana Dining Chair is a contoured Shaker-style chair with stylish dowels in the headrest. While the Fontana is available as an arm or side chair, the side chair has unique corbels adding beauty and strength between the back and seat. In the video, we’re showing the side chair in rustic cherry with a distressed finish. Call us if you would like a custom finish on any piece you order.
 





How to Buy New Furniture For an Historic Cabin? Try Solid Wood

November 18th, 2017

 
David lives in a true country cabin. His historic decor calls for solid wood storage, so he called Amish Furniture Factory and got a Lux Traditional 4-Door Pantry Cabinet. Brown maple’s woodgrain has simple stripes that look elegant amongst his older wares. The stain color is Wheat. Here is the cabinet in David’s peaceful abode:
 
Lux Traditional 4-Door Pantry Cabinet, from Amish Furniture Factory, in an historic all-wood country kitchen
 
Not only is it a visual match; that handcrafted cabinet should last at least as long as David’s vintage furniture already has. Here is what David has to say about the ordering process:
 
With each day towards delivery or excitement and expectations grew. And we weren’t let down. From the construction to the finish, we couldn’t be more pleased. Peter who delivered it was a professional in his handling of the pantry. Ordering was very easy and Laura answered all our questions. I wouldn’t hesitate to buy again and recommend.
 
David

 
Are you doing history with your home design? Be sure to check out our furniture selection for traditional storage pieces that are hard to find in stores.
 





The Fenmore Bar Stool or Dining Chair

November 14th, 2017

 

 
The Fenmore Dining Chair is available as a bar stool or a swivel bar stool too. The bar stool is available in 24 or 30” seat heights, with or without arms. We’re showing these bar stools with a two-tone finish. The seat is in New Carrington stain and the frame is in Ebony stain. If you’re looking for a custom finish for your chairs, give us a call.
 





The Top Four Unhealthy Chemicals Frequently Found in Non-Wood Furniture

November 4th, 2017

Anyone familiar with wood furniture knows that it has many benefits ranging from long-lasting durability to beauty and more. However, what many don’t realize is that true wood furniture also comes with an array of health benefits.

 

Often, we don’t associate furniture with our health, but the link between health and the items we bring into our homes, including furniture, has received an increasing level of attention from both the scientific and medical communities. The idea that “furniture is furniture” is simply not accurate. Not only does wood furniture last long but as it turns out wood furniture may also help the protect the health of you and your family.

 

Chemical #1 Flame Retardants

No discussion of health consequences of selecting wood furniture over cheap pressboard or MDF furniture products can ignore flame retardants. Flame retardants in furniture are ubiquitous and sadly have been shown to be, at best, minimally effective.

 

What was effective, however, was a lobbying campaign to pass laws to place flame retardants into furniture in bedding. The campaign was so successful that now, most people simply take the presence of flame retardant chemicals as a given, despite the fact that flame retardant chemicals have been proven to be harmful to human health.

 

Yet, the chemicals remain due largely to the notion that they provide dramatic protection in the event of a fire. It is important to note that selecting wood furniture doesn’t necessarily eliminate flame retardant chemicals from the equation. Many all wood furniture manufactures still use flame retardant chemicals in the foam that goes into their cushions.

 

Eliminating flame retardant chemicals altogether can be difficult, but many believe that flame retardant chemicals are an unnecessary risk and should be avoided. That stated, when you opt for solid wood furniture, you are greatly reducing your exposure to flame retardants. For example, soft fabric couches verses couches made largely from wood, would generally have less flame retardant chemicals in them due to the simple fact that there is less soft material.

 

A Particular Concern for Children

 

A major problem with flame retardant chemicals found in non-wood furniture, such as soft couches and chairs is that they don’t stay contained. Studies have concluded that flame retardants, or polybrominated diphenyl ethers, can make their way into their surrounding environment, which is particularly problematic for young children and infants. Since young children and infants are spending much more time on the ground than adults and putting their hands and objects into their mouths, they tend to consume much higher levels of PBDEs than adults.

 

Chemical #2  PCE or Perflourinated Compounds

 

Unfortunately, PBDEs are not the only chemicals that can leech from cushions and into the environment and ultimately into our bodies. Stain resistant materials have been very popular in recent years due to their obvious benefits; however, these chemicals, such as PCE or perflourinated compounds, have been linked to illnesses including reproductive problems and even cancer.

Air quality is another reason to choose real wood furniture over other options. Real wood furniture isn’t slowly degrading and breaking down, which is exactly what is happening with foam and MDF furniture products.

 

The EPA or Environmental Protection Agency has pointed out that several PFCs used in manufacturing are environmental contaminants. This list consists of perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS), perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), perfluorononanoic acid (PFNA), perfluorohexanesulfonic acid (PFHxS), perfluoroheptanoic acid (PFHpA) and perfluorobutanesulfonic acid (PFBS).

 

 

Chemical #3  Formaldehyde

 

Indoor air quality is a complex environmental mixture and as such is not one-dimensional. Many factors contribute to having either good or bad air quality. Achieving good air quality can be difficult and involves taking several steps. One of the most important steps to take is to eliminate items and furniture that are degassing chemicals into the environment.

 

Many kinds of non-wood furniture can release formaldehyde, which is known to be toxic and can even cause cancer. It is important to note that formaldehyde can also be present in many types of glues and furniture finishes, which underscores why it is so important to opt for the highest quality wood furniture possible.

 

Chemical #4 Phthalates

 

Choosing furniture items made with phthalates, often found in flexible forms of furniture, poses a threat to reproductive health and can lower sperm quality in men. Phthalates are a known hormone disruptor and should be avoided. Again, selecting real wood furniture is an easy way to achieve this goal and reduce one’s phthalate exposure.

 

Issues with Medium-Density Fiberboard

In addition to an array of potential health risks most non-wood furniture is also a poor buy. The reason is that non-wood furniture isn’t built to last. Instead, non-wood furniture is low-quality, manufactured from very inexpensive materials, but represents a high profit margin for the companies that make such furniture.

 

Furniture found in big-box stores is usually made from medium-density fiberboard or MDF. MDF is not known for being rich in quality but is known for being a rich source of formaldehyde and other chemicals. This engineered wood product breaks down regular wood into fibers. Then those fibers are combined with wax and resin at a high temperature.

 

The time and money you invest in finding and then buying real wood furniture is time and money well spent. A large percentage of the items we bring into our homes, from non-stick cook wear laced with Teflon to harmful chemicals infused into our future, are making us sick. Many of these chemicals are known hormone disruptors and many can even lead to cancer. Children and infants are particularly vulnerable.

 

Selecting real wood furniture is an easy way for you to protect both your own health and the health of your family. In the future, many of the chemicals currently found in furniture and other household products will be eliminated either through increased consumer awareness of new legislation. Until that time, it is the responsibility of every consumer to protect their health and the health of their family.





This Couple’s New Bedroom Set Is Just What They Dreamed Of

November 3rd, 2017

 
Mickey and Lindy’s new bedroom set consists of the Colebrook Panel Bed, with a low footboard, and matching Colebrook Closed Nightstands. They customized the 1 Door 1 Drawer model to have the door taken out but to retain the closed sides and back. The wood is cherry with Natural finish.
 
Colebrook Panel Bed with low footboard and Colebrook 1 Door 1 Drawer Nightstands customized to have the bottom door removed, from Amish Furniture Factory
 
Lindy had cheerful comments about both the furniture and the delivery:
 
The bed and stands came out perfect, we love them. They are just the style and quality that we wanted and having bought from Amish Furniture Factory before we knew we would get a quality product.
 
The man that delivered them was so nice… he came exactly when he said he would so we didn’t have to wait around all day like most furniture deliveries and he put the bed together for us.
 
We would definitely shop with you first if we need another piece of wood furniture!
 
Lindy and Mickey

 
Human beings run Amish workshops, so if you want your furniture customized, remember to give us a call.
 





The Ethan Leg Table

November 1st, 2017
The Ethan Leg Table has an optional fifth leg so it can accept 3 or 4 leaves and up to 12 people

The Ethan Leg Dining Table from Amish Furniture Factory

The Ethan Leg Table is a Shaker-style table with elegant tapered legs. Unique to most leg Cherry with Baywood stain (code CH FC-12108 Baywood)tables, the Ethan can accept a fifth leg in the center to support three or four leaves. This expands its seating capacity from six up to twelve.
 
In the video below, Laura is showing this table in cherry with the Baywood stain and three leaves in. Keep watching to see the open table with wood slides. She also shows the bolt that holds the fifth leg under the center. You may remove the fifth leg when you’re not using three or more leaves, but most people leave it in for convenience. Finally, she shows the table in its smallest form, which is 42” by 66” and seats six.
 

 
If you want the clean and simple look of a leg table, but you also need to entertain a lot of guests, the Ethan Leg Table can do both.

 





How Chairs Can Add Contemporary Class to a Traditional Dining Room

October 27th, 2017

 
Patti just added these Delphi Dining Chairs to her dining set. The chairs feature a steam bent broad panel back with a unique triangular keyhole down the middle. While they’re contemporary in style, oak with Sealy stain makes them a classy statement for her traditional dining room.
 
Delphi Dining Chairs in oak with Sealy stain from Amish Furniture Factory 
Patti is impressed: “My husband is a woodworker so imagine how difficult it was for him to order furniture online. Laura in the office was easy to work with and made the whole experience delightful. I have to admit we were nervous but when we received our beautiful chairs we were ecstatic. My only regret is that I wish my living room set that I purchased before receiving my chairs were Amish made instead of from China. Lesson learned for the future.”
 





The Classic Heritage 6 Drawer Small Chest

October 23rd, 2017

 

 
The Classic Heritage 6 Drawer Small Chest is a mission-style chest with gilded age accents. Watch the video to see the standard full-extension side mount glides in action. You can also get full-extension soft-close glides, which are great for noisy families. Soft-close undermount glides are also full-extension, and make your furniture look elegant even while you’re using it.
 
The Classic Heritage series boasts a wide range of chests, dressers, and night stands. For a larger version of the chest in the video, try the Classic Heritage 6 Drawer Grand Chest.
 





How This Home Creates Mood Lighting with Window Mullions in Cabinets

October 21st, 2017

 
Jan had a bright idea when she ordered her Victorian 3 Piece Wall Unit. The Sealy stained oak with mullioned windows couches two warm-colored lamps:
 
Amish Victorian 3 Piece TV Wall Unit with Bookcases from Amish Furniture Factory
 
The new TV unit put Jan in a light mood:
 
“I wanted to let you know how very pleased we are with the entertainment center. It exceeded our expectations in every way! We are enjoying it immensely. The care and attention that you gave to us while we were ordering was exceptional. Not many people these days take the time to ensure their customers are going to be happy with their purchases. You did that with such grace! I also appreciate the designers taking the time and attention to detail to work out the dimensions. The aesthetics of the piece is so important and they did a great job.
 
I hope in the future we can order more pieces from you. It is wonderful having such quality in our home.
 
Blessings to you and please pass on to everyone who was involved!
 
Respectfully,
 
Jan Berger”
 





The Chelsea Dining Chair

October 19th, 2017

 

 
The Chelsea Dining Chair is a luxurious Shaker-style chair with a fully-upholstered design. In the visible wooden frame, the back legs curve all the way up to a rounded headrest, creating a more eclectic alternative to fully covered dining chairs. If you choose arms, they also curve out slightly. We’re showing this chair in brown maple with New Carrington stain and Cashew upholstery.