Furniture & Design

How to Understand Wood Furniture Door Styles

Tuesday, April 16th, 2019

by Vicki Nemeth
Amish storage furniture has so many door styles, you may not know how to talk about what styles you’re looking for.
The Barnloft Buffet from Amish Furniture Factory
Wood furniture has been around almost as long as people have, and Amish people have been around for over 300 years. With that much history, generations of woodworkers were sure to create variations and refinement until the sheer variety became overwhelming to anyone who was not an expert.
Luckily, there are some basic traits of all furniture doors that make it possible to decode what you’re looking at. If you start on the outside and work your way in, you can see what door type, and then what panel style you’re looking at. Let’s start with regular swinging doors.

The Heritage 49” Flat Panel TV Stand

Monday, April 1st, 2019



The Heritage 49” Flat Panel TV Stand mixes tough construction with luxurious details to make a statement. This TV stand features crown molding under its 1” thick roundover table top. The glass doors are overset in keeping with the dimensional style. Shapely feet make up the Jonie base. The Heritage has solid sides and holes in the back for electrical wiring. Shown in oak.

12 Top Outdoor Seating Types For Your Porch, Lawn or Patio This Spring

Saturday, February 9th, 2019


by Vicki Nemeth


Do you want to go outside more this spring and summer? Do you want to get the kids off of their devices and into fresh air? Maybe you need a place to sit. Here are 12 kinds of outdoor seating to make your yard appealing throughout the warmer months.

  1. Bench12 Top Outdoor Seating Types For Your Porch, Lawn or Patio This SpringA bench is a staple of outdoor seating. It invites people outside and brings them together. A bench is a great way to maximize the number of available seats, since individual chairs need more space from one another.


34 Brilliant Furniture and Design Ideas to Make Dark Rooms Feel Brighter

Monday, November 19th, 2018


by Vicki Nemeth


Round hanging light bulbs


There is no light quite like outdoor light. But the limits of space mean most homes will have a room without access to an outside window. While it’s important to add enough lighting to elevate the mood of every room, you can also brighten up a room using the right furniture, design and decor. Here are 34 bright ideas.


The Boulder Creek Enclosed End Table

Tuesday, June 19th, 2018



The Boulder Creek Enclosed End Table has one door and one top drawer. As with all of our handcrafted furniture, the drawer has English dovetail joints. The Boulder Creek comes standard with an ebony inlay in the front skirt, and black hardware. We’re showing this piece in quarter-sawn oak with Michael’s Cherry finish. Watch to the end to see a close-up of the woodgrain’s lovely tiger striping.

The Yorktown Dining Chair

Friday, June 15th, 2018



The Yorktown Dining Chair is distinctive with its three contoured back slats.


We’re showing the Yorktown in a combination of two luxury woods and a clear coat to create a natural two-tone look. The outer frame is in walnut. The seat and back are wormy maple, a special type of brown maple. What makes wormy maple distinct is that it is harvested from closer to the outside of the tree, so it has rustic and stylish worm holes. Call us if you’re ever looking for a custom finish or combination of woods in your furniture.


The Yorktown is available as an arm or side chair, or as one of several types of bar stool.

The Sheridan Trestle Table

Tuesday, June 5th, 2018



The Sheridan Trestle Table is available at a smaller size than most hardwood tables. Sometimes you’re looking for a little kitchen-sized table. And this one is perfect at 36” by 48”. It also comes in larger sizes up to 42” by 60”, as well as taking 12” leaves.


We’re showing the smallest model with no leaves. It seats four. With two leaves, this table seats six, but they’re stored inside the table for now.


The table on video is oak with Tavern stain, as are the Ventura Dining Chairs.

The Imperial Double Pedestal Dining Table

Thursday, May 31st, 2018



The Imperial Double Pedestal Dining Table - Amish Furniture FactoryThe Imperial Double Pedestal Dining Table has a base that is too big and strong to call a single pedestal. We’re showing the 48” round table with two leaves for a 48” by 60” table.


This table’s two-tone custom finish starts with an unusual maple top and clear coat. This special kind of brown maple, called wormy maple, is harvested from close to the outside of the tree where the forest ecosystem has blessed it with a rustic look. The base is walnut with Malaguania stain.


Since we work directly with craftsmen, you can call and ask us about arranging for an unusual wood or custom finish.

The Conner Dining Chair

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018



The Conner Dining Chair is a Mission-style chair that comes upholstered. The chair in the video is quarter-sawn white oak with Michael’s Cherry stain and London Tan leather. We’ve pictured the side chair, but an arm chair is available, as well as bar stools at 24” or 30” seat heights.

The Best Woodworking Gear for Beginners

Friday, January 19th, 2018

Want to try yourself in woodworking?


Being a beginner can always be a little tricky. Taking the first steps towards learning a new skill can be demanding, but the payoff is usually worth the effort. Learning woodworking is a true-life skill. Unlike many other things you can learn woodworking comes with practical real-world benefits. Knowing how to use tools to create something interesting and useful out of wood is a skill that can pay dividends throughout life.



Much like learning a foreign language, a skill like woodworking will benefit you in many different ways. Learning woodworking gives you an opportunity to show off your creative side and is also a fun way to reduce stress and unwind, while at the same time creating something beautiful and interesting. When you say that you do woodworking, you’ll find it really is a serious conversation starter. People will be very curious to hear about the types of creations you’re working on.