Fine Craftsmanship

May 17th, 2020




“The (missing) cord was not found in the (delivery) trailer, as Eli did check. You can send a replacement at your earliest convenience, as we are anxious to see what the interior of the hutch looks like lit. (Missing cord has been delivered.)

“The delivery was otherwise flawless and prompt. Eli and his assistant William were very courteous, efficient, and handled the hutch with care.

“We are very satisfied with the excellent customer service that you provided and all those involved with the process from beginning to end.

“The workshop also did an excellent job and the fine craftsmanship exceeded our expectations.

“Have a great weekend,

Janise from California”





Everything Amish

May 17th, 2020


“Hi, Laura

“I ordered a dining table with 4 chairs, a coffee table and 2 end tables. They all arrived as planned and were set up in time for Thanksgiving. The furniture is beautiful and very well made.


Mary decided on getting several styles like Mission, Arts & Crafts and Madison. One thing good about Amish Furniture, you can mix and match different styles of your choice.

Double Pedestal Mission Dining Table
Arts & Crafts chairs
Madison End Table
Madison Coffee Table


“It is solid wood and put together for durability. In fact, it is so well made that I am considering passing it on as a heritage piece to my niece. Just love it and plan to order a couple of living room chairs next.


“Amish Furniture and I corresponded several times through email and they were always prompt in answering questions and a pleasure to work with.

“They are great people.

Mary from California”





Customized Chandler 2 Door Hutch

May 10th, 2020


“We got the hutch today, and although I only have a few pieces in it, I HAD to send you some pictures!”

Chandler 2 Door Hutch


“I am so pleased with how it came out and the whole ordering process. Also, Matthew (delivery driver) was wonderful and very personable. I’m afraid I may have scared him a bit with how excited I was 😉

“Thanks for everything,

Tasiana from Virginia”





Best Fit for A New Kitchen

May 10th, 2020


“My furniture arrived yesterday, and I am so excited about it. It exceeded my expectations and looks wonderful in my new kitchen.

“Laura was extremely helpful and worked with me for several months until I was certain about what I wanted.”

Amy got this Single Pedestal Dining Table and Harris Dining Chairs built in brown maple with Acres stain.


“It was definitely worth the time and effort.

Amy from Maryland”





A More Personal Online Ordering

May 10th, 2020


Modesto Storage Bench. Stylish without being over the top. The backrest has wide parallel wooden slats and the legs of this bench gracefully flare out towards their feet. Like Ralph, you should order yours too.


“Buying furniture from Amish Furniture Factory was a pleasure from beginning to end. It was easy to work with a real person (you) to adapt and customize items on the website to our specific needs; and when we received them, they were what we expected and of outstanding quality.

“We’ll work with you again if we need additional furniture!

Ralph from Michigan”





Excellent Amish Dining Experience from Now On

May 10th, 2020


“I was very pleased with my entire experience. Ms. Laura was great throughout my process. She offered suggestions when asked and made very good ones at that. Everything she told me from start to finish panned out exactly.


“My furniture arrived almost a week prior to Thanksgiving and that’s as she predicted. My furniture is beautiful, and the quality is top shelf. I would definitely recommend to anyone furnishing their home to contact Ms. Laura/Amish Furniture Factory and they’ll not disappoint.


“The opportunity to comment has certainly been my pleasure.

Tyrone from Texas”


The Glenwood Trestle Table is a unique one of a kind table, it is available in different types of wood & in various stains, made to last for many generations.

Lincoln Chair


Lean back on the deep curves of this slatted dining chair. Other design features include a curved point in the center of the head rest, and front legs curved out to mirror the back legs.





Caledonia Bedroom Pieces

May 10th, 2020


Gail have this to say about her new Caledonia 10 Drawer Dresser and 3 Drawer Night Stand in oak with FC-12010 Wheat stain.

“Hi Laura – We just received our dresser and 2 nightstands – they are absolutely gorgeous!!  We will cherish them as a new family heirloom!  Thank you so very much!

Gail from Iowa”






Start Rocking with Harrisburg Mission Rocker

May 9th, 2020


“We were completely satisfied with our on-line choice of Amish Furniture Factory for the manufacture of our new rocking chair.  The quarter-sawn oak has a great personality, the chair’s structure is as solid as a rock, and talk about comfort!


We had no idea that a rocker could be so generous.  The “white glove” delivery brought us a work of art with no blemishes whatsoever.”
 


He ordered a beautiful Harrisburg Mission Rocker in quarter-sawn white oak with Michaels Cherry stain.


“The only problem we have is that there’s no room here for another chair of the kind. 

Joseph from Florida”






Why Amish Furniture Shopping Doesn’t Have to Be Hard

November 2nd, 2019

 
Dennis from California got this Princeton Dining Table and Meridian Dining Chairs in quarter-sawn oak with FC-106 Acres stain.
 
Dining room with Princeton Table and Meridian Chairs in quarter-sawn oak and Acres stain
 
But before he got his dining room set, he found the best way to shop for Amish furniture online. Here’s what Dennis writes about Amish Furniture Factory.

The Best Quality Selection

 
“Our new table is amazing—the finish is smooth and pleasant to the touch; the chairs are solid and the cushions very comfortable. In fact, we noticed immediately that the (lumbar support) curve of the chair backs was an improvement on the previous chairs.
 

 
Our catalog shows the Meridian Dining Chair‘s curved back from different angles

“Our experience with the website and the company was exemplary. After visiting numerous stores in our area as well as visiting numerous websites, we concluded that the combination of features we wanted in a table was only going to be found on an Amish furniture site.

A Website That’s Easy to Understand

 
Dennis’ chair seats have fabric upholstery in R1-31 Sunset

 
“We visited a dozen or so different web stores, and Amish Furniture Factory’s site really stood out. It was both easy to use and had a large amount of information available—it was easy to browse the various table and chair designs, the stain and fabric options were easy to review, and there was plenty of information about the wood types.

Human Customer Service

 
“I had made an error in my original order (placed through the website) I had selected a rustic oak instead of the regular oak and the staff caught the discrepancy and called me to clarify. Throughout the process, they were great to work with—they made a custom stain sample for us, and the final delivery was punctual and in fact earlier than we expected. There was an alignment problem with one of the legs and the company helped resolve that as well.
 
“The next time we look to purchase custom hand-crafted furniture, we’ll be back here for sure.
 
—Dennis”
 








The #1 Scariest Reason Why Amish People Don’t Need Halloween

October 26th, 2019

by Vicki Nemeth
 
Amish people don’t celebrate Hallowe’en, but their Anabaptist history is scary enough. The Anabaptists originally lived in Europe in a time when European countries didn’t have freedom of religion. When church authority combined with political authority, people in power did horrifying things to people they considered heretics. You can read about Anabaptist martyrs in Book 2 of Martyrs Mirror which, after the Bible, is the most important book in most Amish homes.

Be careful of the disturbing content in Martyrs Mirror

 
You might want to reserve Martyrs Mirror for the adults in your home. It has detailed descriptions and illustrations of torture. It’s not surprising that its other name is The Bloody Theater.
 

 
Martyrs Mirror, Book 2, page 10: Burning of Leonard Kayser, Scharding, 1527

The art style of Martyrs Mirror consists of realistic black and white etchings. Very little of the art is embellished with heavenly symbolism. It’s just plain and simple torture. The most shocking pictures show gore and suffering without holding back. Other images are merely disturbing, showing an arrest and the acceptability of persecution in seventeenth-century society. Some show the aftermath for families grieving for their martyred loved ones.
 
Book 2 focuses on Anabaptist martyrs, but Book 1 is just as shocking and details the martyrdoms of Christians from the first century all the way up into the middle ages. While Book 1 documents martyrdoms that predate the founding of Anabaptism, the martyrs it covers are thought to have had beliefs similar to Anabaptists.
 
What sets Martyrs Mirror apart from other martyrdom literature, such as hagiographies or Foxe’s Book of Martyrs, is its focus on Christians who are believed to have refused to defend themselves. It’s no surprise that Amish communities today practice pacifism. The book’s most famous martyr who refused to defend himself is Dirk Willems.

Who was Dirk Willems?

 
Dirk Willems is the most famous Anabaptist in "Martyr's Mirror" for saving a prison guard he was running from
 
In 1569, Dirk escaped from prison. While running from prison guards he was light enough to cross a frozen pond. But a guard who tried to chase him across fell through the ice. Dirk could have left him there. Instead, he turned around and helped the guard out of the water. Even then, the guard wouldn’t let him go. He re-arrested Dirk, and the authorities later burned him at the stake. The text describes how much pain Dirk went through and doesn’t gloss over it.
 
The illustration of Dirk saving the guard is frank. It doesn’t depict him having a superhuman aesthetic or a halo. It’s just him reaching for a man who has fallen through the ice. Even the trees are scraggy and leafless. By using realistic line drawing, Martyrs Mirror focuses on normal, everyday people who are not magical.
 

Martyrs Mirror Book 2 Page 812: Persecution in Switzerland


Martyrs Mirror, Book 2, Page 812: Persecution in Switzerland, 1637


When you look at the pictures and read the accounts in Martyrs Mirror, you understand why so many Anabaptists moved to America where they could have religious freedom. As a matter of fact, settlers in what is now Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, translated Martyrs Mirror from Dutch into German in 1749. You could say Americans adopted this Dutch book into American culture.
 
Martyrs Mirror is a religious book, and it does teach about the theology motivating its martyrs’ perseverance. It’s also critical of the Catholic Church before 1660. At over 1100 pages, it’s an ambitious reading project. Likewise, the English translation is from the 1800s, so it’s not the easiest book to read.
 
Unlike modern-day Hallowe’en, Martyrs Mirror doesn’t make light of pain, gore, and death. But it does warn readers to take human fragility seriously, and along with that, their right to freedom of conscience.