Handcrafted Hawkeye State home furnishings
Like their counterparts in other states, Iowa Amish produce a wide range of furniture for the bedroom, office, dining room, kitchen, and elsewhere in the home. From Des Moines to Cedar Rapids, from Dubuque to Davenport to Iowa City, Amish furniture is within easy reach of Iowa natives.
Midwest Woodworks LLC
2019 Iowa 22
Kalona, IA 52247-9575
R S Lawn Furniture
2026 B Avenue
Victor, IA 52347-8511
Retailer carrying outdoor Amish furniture.
Kalona Furniture Co
210 5th Street
Kalona, IA 52247-7706
Simply Amish of Davenport
3711 N Harrison St.
Davenport, IA 52806
Davenport area dealer for the Simply Amish network of Amish furniture manufacturers.
Amish Haus Furniture
3037 100th Street
Urbandale, IA 50322-3875
Hardy Lawn Furniture (lawn and outdoor)
4161 Naples Ave
Iowa City, IA 52240
Outdoor and lawn furniture made by Amish and Mennonite craftsmen. Wooden and vinyl gazebos, poly furniture, gliders, swings, wooden chairs, benches, picnic tables, playhouses, sheds, lighthouses, pergolas, and more.
101 180th Street
Drakesville, IA 52552
1631 4th Street Southwest
Mason City, IA 50401
Amish-made furniture produced by Amish in Indiana. Amish-made gliders, rockers, recliners, entertainment systems, bookshelves, desks, cabinets, office furniture, occasional tables, hutches, buffets, dining room and living room furniture, and more.
Amish Heirloom Cabinetry
4370 Dodge St # 3
Dubuque, IA 52003-2603
Amish Furniture Factory
103 S 3rd St.
Fairfield, IA 52556
Amish Furniture Factory sells furniture and accessories for all areas of the home. The best-selling furniture items are for the dining room, bedroom, and entertainment area. Furniture is built by skilled craftsman in Northern Indiana. Competitive prices, attentive service, and quality and beauty of furniture are points of pride for Amish Furniture Factory.
Looking for Amish furniture dealers in neighboring states? Visit the Amish Furniture Guide main listings page for a full directory.
Note to Iowa 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.
A Hawkeye haven for Plain woodworking
Amish have found a home in Iowa since the first settlers arrived in the Kalona area of southeast Iowa in the 1840s. Amish furniture in Iowa is a relatively more recent phenomenon. Amish have long found a happy home on the farm, with dairies and cash crops providing a living for Amish families for generations.
In recent decades an entrepreneurial trend has swept Amish society. Ever-large families and high land prices in their traditional areas have driven Amish to open a wide range of small businesses, including dry goods and crafts stores, salvage groceries, metal and machine shops, engine repair, and numerous others. The wood industry has proven most popular for Amish, however, with a wide range of wood-related businesses emerging, furniture-making chief among them.
Amish have proven adept at crafting a diverse range of home furnishings. Amish furniture is not just plain and simple, running the gamut from the traditional styles such as Mission, Shaker, Queen Anne and others, to contemporary styles at home in an urban loft or suburban household. Amish have developed a deserved reputation for quality craftsmanship. Perusing the literature potential buyers will also notice an emphasis on hardwood construction over particle board, veneer and pressed wood. Oak, quarter-sawn oak, maple, cherry, and walnut are commonly-used woods in Amish furniture workshops.
Amish furniture craftsmen are remarkably versatile, stepping outside of their plain sensibilities to customize furniture to client’s needs. Custom furniture craftsmanship is frequently seen among Amish, in addition to standard furniture lines. Amish entrepreneurs show a high responsiveness to trends, as well as exhibiting a creative side in innovating new designs and styles.
Iowa Amish furniture locations
Iowa’s largest Amish settlements are found in three locations: 1) Kalona, in Washington and Johnson Counties in SE Iowa; 2) Bloomfield, in David County, also in the southeast, and 3) Buchanan County, in northeastern Iowa (Read more on Iowa Amish).
Amish furniture seekers, looking for Amish furniture direct from the source, are probably better served in the first 2 of these communities, which are more progressive relative to the highly conservative Buchanan County Amish. Higher levels of technology generally permit Amish more versatility and scale in furniture production; however more conservative Amish communities also produce furniture, though often on a smaller scale.
Like Amish in most other states, Iowa’s Amish population continues to grow. New generations of Amish follow in parents’ footsteps in opening wood working shops. Iowa Amish furniture seekers have a number of options, from finding Amish furniture direct at the source, or by purchasing it from a range of dealers across the Hawkeye State.