Heirloom quality Amish home furnishings
Trying to track down Amish furniture in Connecticut? No Amish live in the state, but Connecticut residents have a number of options for Amish made dining rooms, cabinets, tables, chairs, and other home items.
The nearest Amish communities to the Constitution State are in Maine and New York. In addition to online Amish furniture dealers who ship furniture across the country, there are a number of outlets within driving distance of Hartford, Bridgeport, New Haven and other Conn. cities.
Housatonic Hardwoods Inc
31 South Main Street
Kent, CT 06757-1435
Amish wood workers’ handicrafts from West PA and Eastern Ohio. Bedroom sets, entertainment centers, cabinets, rockers, gliders, children’s furniture, porch/patio furniture, and more.
216 West Road
Ellington, CT 06029
Custom furniture store in Connecticut, selling Amish made furniture that is crafted in small shops around the country. Other products include outdoor furniture, sheds, gazebos, and swing sets.
1115 Main Street
Manchester, CT 06040
Hartford-area store carrying an extensive line of products including Amish furniture.
Westchester Woods Furniture
200 Lebanon Avenue
Colchester, CT 06415
A mainly-Amish furniture showroom, featuring Amish-made pieces from northern Indiana, Ohio, and Lancaster County. Four thousand square feet of display space.
To find Amish furniture dealers in neighboring states, including Massachusetts and New York, visit the Amish Furniture Guide main listings page.
Note to Connecticut residents: Please be sure to check opening hours of any Amish furniture businesses listed in this guide before traveling long distances to visit them. While we strive to keep this directory up-to-date, business locations and availability can change. Not responsible for changes to information.
Though Amish may not live in Connecticut, their furniture has gained a following both in-state and across New England. Amish furniture is considered high-quality and durable. Featuring solid wood craftsmanship, Amish tables, chairs and other items stand out against competitors relying on particle board and mass-production, two characteristics not often associated with Amish-crafted furniture.
Amish furniture makers are typically small-scale operations, located at the home of the craftsman. Amish began starting furniture shops in large numbers just a few decades ago, but the positive reputation of Amish-made furniture pieces has grown rapidly.
Amish woodworkers use a range of hardwoods, including hickory, walnut, cherry, maple, and oak. Amish are highly involved in wood industries, from the actual logging of timber to sawmill processing all the way through to custom furniture craftsmanship and even finishing (finishing shops are another thriving Amish industry).
Family, faith, furniture
In recent years Amish have increasingly spread out from their traditional heartland states of Pennsylvania, Indiana, and Ohio. One cause of the migration has been the high price of land. With large families, not all Amish can afford to farm. Furniture shops have sprung up as a viable option requiring less investment than a traditional dairy.
Some Amish start side businesses producing hickory rockers, tables, chairs or other items, before growing a business into a full-scale operation involving family and other community members. Furniture-making allows Amish fathers to stay at home, similar to the dairy farm, passing on Plain values to the next generations.
Though Amish are unlikely to settle heavily in New England states such as Connecticut, due to high land prices, the popularity of Amish furniture means Amish woodworking will continue to be available within easy reach of residents of the Constitution State.
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