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Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Amish Dining Room Furniture - Traditions and Gatherings

By Leon Tuberman

The dining room is one of the rooms where the Amish pay particular attention. It is one of the places where the entire family can gather and it is considered to be a place to treasure where memories, conversation and good food are the order of the day. These families consist of a core grouping of parents and children sometimes between 7 and 10 of them plus older family members such as widowed family and grandparents. This means that the dining room furniture needs to be built to last.

As a result the Amish go through a painstaking traditional process in order to be able to create both high quality and lasting furniture for themselves and for those that have an appreciation for fine hand crafted furniture. These heirloom quality pieces reflect the very nature of the Amish community in their utility, quality and simplicity.

The pieces are made from the finest wood, and craftsmanship. It is an essential room and the pieces are picked out and decided on often time's months in advance of the wedding. This is one of the core pieces of furniture that are essential in the home. Dinning room tables are not just used for the family at meal times but also for church functions, and holidays that involve community participation.

Thanks to a growing awareness of the need for family which many in modern society have lost over the past several generations there has been a movement to return to gathering at meal times despite hectic and busy schedules.

As a result, individuals are taking pride and notice in picking out quality dining room furniture that is going to provide them with a warm and comfortable place to gather for meals while providing them the close atmosphere they are looking to return to and provide them with enough space to entertain.

Thanks to this growing interest the number of furniture shops in the Amish community have started to grow and since Amish furniture is usually made to order there are a number of different elements that you can choose from when picking out your own dining room set. For example, you can decide usually from a listing of what the shop provides the size, style, shape, even wood and finish that is used on your furniture.

You will find these types of custom orders either by going to the Amish community and purchasing directly or looking into middlemen which are partnered with the Amish in order to sell to outside communities. Styles include Windsor, Queen Anne, Shaker, French Country, Hoosier, Mission and a host of other styles including contemporary. Woods include oak, cherry, maple, pine and walnut. In addition because the furniture is custom made you can choose the types of supports and the shape of the top so you can have a pedestal support, or four legs or trestle. For tops you can choose round, oval, octagonal, even square or leaf styles which include stow leaf, separate center leaves or side drop styles.

Since 1945 The Barn has offered fine handmade furniture made from solid oak, maple, mahogany and cherry in various style such as Mission, Arts & Crafts, Shaker and Traditional. We also specialize in fine Amish furniture that's built using the old world craftsmanship and bound to last for generations.

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