Amish Furniture in Louisville, Kentucky
A Directory of Louisville-area Amish Furniture Looking for Amish-made furniture in the Louisville area? Derby City lies within close range of dozens of Amish settlements, and the city itself is home to a number of dealers selling Amish woodcraft.
Amish furniture sellers are within convenient distance whether you live in Louisville or nearby Kentucky towns and cities including Frankfort, Elizabethtown, Shelbyville, Radcliff, Mount Washington, Bardstown, Clarksville, IN, and others. Jump to Louisville Amish Furniture stores. Read more on Amish near Louisville, KY
Please double-check info given below before traveling long distances, including store hours. While Amish-owned businesses are never open on Sundays, furniture businesses operated by non-Amish may be. Live in another KY location? Try our Kentucky Amish furniture guide. Live outside KY? Find Amish furniture listings for other states at the Amish Furniture 50-state directory.
1001 Breckenridge Ln # 113
Louisville, KY 40207-4648
Amish Hills features a 30,000 square foot Louisville retail store selling Amish and Mennonite crafted furniture sourced to over 300 workshops building “heirloom” quality products. A wide array of furniture offered for every room of the home, in hardwoods such as cherry, maple, Oak, Quarter-Sawn Oak, Hickory, Walnut. Bedroom collections featuring Amish-made beds (sleigh beds, cedar beds & more), armoires, mirrors, dressers, nightstands and more. Living room furniture covers occasional tables, floor lamps, wood sofas, clocks, loveseats, table lamps, and chairs. Dining furniture includes tables, chairs, pie safes, and kitchen islands. Office furniture on offer includes filing cabinets, desks, desk chairs, computer armoires, and bookcases. Amish Hills also sells entertainment centers, curio cabinets, children’s furniture, jewelry armoires, fireplaces, outdoor play sets, benches, rockers, gliders, stools, outdoor furniture (Poly wood Adirondack chairs, gliders, rockers, porch swings, love seats, chaise lounges, foot stools, etc) and more. In operation since 2002.
East Lewis and Clark Parkway
Clarksville, IN 47129
Louisville-area retailer based in Clarksville, Indiana offering online Amish furniture sales. Carries a handful of products for the living room, bedroom, and dining room, including cedar chests, armoires, dressers with mirrors, Shaker end tables, Mission recliners, Shaker sofa tables, cherry coffee tables, hickory dining tables, hutches, plank tables, Shaker leg tables, and more.
5000 Shelbyville Road #1490
Louisville, KY 40207
Mall St. Matthews
Arhaus is a national chain which primarily sells non-Amish furniture, but does carry the Holmes Grey Dining Table, and the Shaker-style Lewis Writing Desk built by a southern Ohio wood craftsmen family.
E-Town Amish Furniture (A)
4467 South Dixie Highway
Glendale, KY 42740
Located an hour’s drive south of Louisville (Elizabethtown area), E-Town Amish Furniture sells a variety of wood furniture pieces in cherry, oak, maple, and walnut. Outdoor lawn furniture also available in cedar, pine, or poly wood (made from recycled plastic). E-Town Amish Furniture is an Amish-owned business (Perry & Becky Detweiler family).
Amish woodworking in Kentucky
While some retailers sell furniture produced out of state, Kentucky is also home to many Amish furniture builders lying a close distance from Louisville. Some Amish furniture buyers prefer buying from a Louisville area retailer which offers convenience. On the other hand, some prefer to visit Amish settlements and find an Amish furniture business directly. While not all Amish craftsmen sell to the public, a good number do. Visiting an Amish community in person can be a good option if you’re willing to do a little more legwork to find your Amish-made furniture.
Amish businesses are typically small in size, and located near the home of the owner (see this article by an Indiana Amish cabinet maker for a look inside an Amish furniture shop). Amish produce custom furniture as well as standard pieces for their own retail outlets or to supply a retailer in cities such as Louisville.
For the Amish, farming is probably the most esteemed vocation, though woodworking can offer a similar model of work involving family around the home. Since furniture businesses require relatively small investments compared to dairy farming, furniture making has thus become attractive in many Kentucky Amish communities and elsewhere in Amish America where land prices may prevent all who want to farm to do so.
Amish can be found in Kentucky in dozens of locations across the state, including near Louisville.
Amish near Louisville
In recent years Kentucky has attracted interest from Amish like few other states. Over 20 new settlements have been founded since 2000 in Kentucky (see Donnermeyer, Joseph F., and David Luthy, “Amish Settlements Across America: 2013″, Journal of Amish and Plain Anabaptist Studies: Volume 1, Issue 2 (October 2013) for more).
The Bluegrass State currently has 3 dozen Amish communities within its borders. Louisville lies not only near numerous Amish settlements in Kentucky, but also within close range of communities in southern Indiana. If you’re seeking a furniture business in an Amish community, shops are typically located in relatively nondescript buildings located near Amish farms and homes. They are often identified by simple roadside signs or by indicators at country intersections pointing the way.
With the high influx of Amish into the state and migration to found new communities, you can basically drive in nearly any direction from Louisville and soon find yourself near Amish. However quite a few of the settlements are young and small, and not all will have furniture businesses.
We have listed a few of the more prominent Amish communities within close range of Louisville below, which either do or are likely to have furniture businesses operated by Amish in their midst.
Munfordville/Horse Cave (Grayson & Hart County): Kentucky’s largest Amish community. Founded by Amish from northeastern Ohio in 1989, the Munfordville community has grown rapidly to become much larger than the half-dozen or so KY settlements started previous to it. The Munfordville settlement has many small businesses including furniture makers. There is also an auction (Hart County Produce Auction) with a significant Amish presence. The Munfordville/Horse Cave Amish community can be reached in around an hour’s drive from Louisville.
Sonora (Hardin County): The Amish living in this small settlement lying just under an hour south of Louisville are among the most traditional. Known as Swartzentruber Amish, they use limited technology and have a markedly plain appearance. A few businesses can be found in this community including a tarp shop and produce sellers.
Park City/Smith’s Grove (Barren & Warren County): This Amish settlement founded in the mid-1980s is 3 congregations in size today. Around 90 minutes south of Louisville on I-65.
Daviess County, Indiana: Southern Indiana’s largest Amish community, with around 4,000 Amish residents and dozens of small furniture and cabinet businesses. Reachable in under 2 hours from Louisville.
Louisville photo: silicon640c/flickr; KY Amish buggy: daveandlolo/flickr