Amish Woodworking in the Wolverine State
A directory of Amish furniture in Michigan With a thriving Amish population–the 6th-largest in America–the Wolverine State has no lack of Amish furniture suppliers creating fine home furnishings in a wide range of styles and designs.
Residents of Detroit, Lansing, Grand Rapids, Ann Arbor, Battle Creek, Kalamazoo, Flint, Dearborn and other Michigan cities can find Amish furniture sellers within a reasonable drive.
Amish make furniture for every room of the home, including kitchen sets, a wide range of table and chairs, offfice furniture, children’s furniture, rockers and gliders, kitchen cabinets, outdoor furniture, and much more. Amish craftsmen provide both standard furniture lines and custom furniture work for their Michigan customers.
Riverside Oak Furniture
9151 Nashville Highway
Vermontville, MI 49096-9539
Dutch Woodcraft (A)
62267 S. Nottawa Road
Sturgis, MI 49091
Amish Connections, Handmade Furniture Store
5600 Harvey St. Ste 1000
Muskegon, MI 49444
Amish-crafted dining chairs, leg and pedestal tables, bar stools, living room furniture, dining rooms, office furniture, desks, dressers, beds, coffee tables, rockers, gliders, sofas.
Amish Oak Warehouse LLC
1288 Rosewood Street
Jenison, MI 49428
570 South Tanner Lake Rd.
Hastings, MI 49058
Amish-made bar stools, occasional tables, bookcases, hutches, rustic pine furniture, rockers and children’s rockers, entertainment centers, and much more. Two Michigan locations.
Bay Shore Oak Furniture and Gifts
1779 W Houghton Lake Dr
Prudenville, MI 48651-9616
Traditional and rustic Amish furniture from Michigan. Hardwoods including oak, cherry, maple, and hickory. Customizable Amish dining tables in single or double pedestal style, in Harvest or Shaker design. Magazine end tables, mantles, tavern mirrors, more.
Benchley’s Amish Furniture & Gifts
9425 Tobacco Drive
Clare, MI 48617-9625
Furniture seller in the Claire MI Amish community; gliders, rockers, benches, stools, benches, office, bedroom, living room, and more. Amish furniture in a range of styles and stains. Hardwoods including oak, quarter-sawn oak, elm, hickory, maple and brown maple, cedar (regular, red, and rustic), cherry and rustic cherry. Furniture styles include Cottage, Traditional, Mission,Rustic, Shaker. Pick up or delivery; no online sales.
The Amish Barn
51240 Van Dyke Avenue
Shelby Township, MI 48316-5017
Amish curio cases, children’s furnishings, rocking horses, entertainment centers, desks, bedroom suites, hutches and more.
Schmucker’s Lawn Furniture (A)
347 Bawden Rd.
Bronson, MI 49036
Wickey Custom Cabinets (A)
807 N. Matteson St.
Bronson, MI 49028
Custom Furniture, Vegetable Stand, Canned Goods and Breads (A)
389 Bawden Rd.
Bronson, MI 49028
3402 Washtenaw Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48104-4206
Unfinished Amish furniture along with non-Amish manufacturers’ products.
Branch Hill Joinery
424 Little Lake Drive #7
Ann Arbor, MI 48103
Southern Michigan Amish made furniture. Custom orders, also sells Amish quilts and Amish-made kitchen cabinets. Designs featured include Mission, Craftsman, Shaker styles.
336 West Front Street
Traverse City, MI 49684-2204
Started by a female former Amish convert; featuring furniture from Ohio Amish. Amish-made bathroom items, painted pine furniture, wall decor, office, living room, bedroom furniture, more. Amish furniture styles including Mission, Americana, Contemporary, Eclectic, Modern Country, Shaker.
Amish Made Mini Barns
1024 Harmon Rd.
Camden, MI 49232
Wood Working Shop (A)
717 Herricksville Rd.
Quincy, MI 49082
4844 Jackson Road
Ann Arbor, MI 48103-1899
Variety of styles of Amish dining room tables. Leg tables, trestle tables, pedestal tables. Also sells dining room chairs, barstools, benches. Cabinets, hutches, wine racks and more. Styles include Mission, Contemporary and Traditional.
Jim’s Amish Structures
7061 n U.S. 127
St. Johns, MI 48879
Sheds, gazebos, and outdoor Amish structures including play houses, chicken coops, log cabins, horse barns, metal buildings. Also Amish cupolas, weather vanes, dog houses, rabbit houses.
Amish Oak Treasures & More
103 West Allegan Street
Otsego, MI 49078-1115
Amish Oak Furniture
1360 E M 36
Pinckney, MI 48169-8855
Online Amish Furniture, LLC
20812 Cannon Drive
Clinton Township, MI 48038
Large retailer shipping around the world. Featuring Ohio and Indiana Amish made furniture.
Amish Furniture & Gift Warehouse
141 S Main Street Northeast
Cedar Springs, MI 49319-8948
Amish-built furniture, red wagons, wind chimes, candles; baby furniture, rustic furniture, pie safes, jelly cabinets, bookcases, deacon benches, upholstered furniture, and much more.
Apple Ridge Amish Furniture
49349 Seven Mile Rd
Michigan online Amish furniture supplier.
Amish Direct Furniture
45849 Mound Road
Shelby Township, MI 48317
Wide range of styles of Amish made furniture. Delivery within Michigan and out of state.
770 Ironwood Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48103-2604
Amish Round Tables
45849 Mound Road
Utica, MI 48317
Amish mission tables, pedestal tables, leg tables, corner nooks, corner cabinets, oval tables, benches, dining sets, sideboards, buffets, wide range of chairs, Shaker, Mission, traditional styles.
New Wood Store
4961 East Colonville Road
Clare, MI 48617-8920
Amish made unfinished furniture, including log furniture, gun cabinets, curios, china cabinets, pie cabinets, pantries, chef carts, armoires, writing desks, and more. Located near the Clare Amish community in north-central Michigan.
JHE’s Log Furniture Place
1 Lakeland Place
Edmore, MI 48829
Carries rustic Amish log furniture from Montana Woodworks Log Furniture company. Sells extensively online; also has large central Michigan showroom.
5319 Lake Michigan Dr.
Allendale, MI 49401
Grand Rapids-area furniture store in business over a half-century; working with Amish suppliers for over a decade. Amish-made chairs, tables, rockers, desks and more. Full line dealer of Amish-crafted furniture also doing a lot of custom work.
Looking for Amish furniture dealers outside Michigan? Try the Amish Furniture Guide main directory, featuring full listings of Amish furniture sellers in the USA and Canada.
Note to Michigan residents: Please be sure to check opening hours of any Amish furniture businesses listed in this guide before traveling long distances. While we strive to keep this directory up-to-date, business locations and schedules can change. Not responsible for changes to information.
Michigan Amish furniture tradition
It’s hardly surprising that Michigan is home to dozens of Amish furniture businesses, with numerous Amish furniture manufacturers and retailers found across the state. Michigan has long seen a significant Amish presence, and today is home to nearly 12,000 Amish (see Amish Studies web site).
Many Michigan Amish produce furniture as a means of providing a living for their families. While farming remains a highly valued occupation among Amish, lack of affordable farmland has encouraged Amish to enter small business. Furniture manufacturing, allowing Amish to draw on homespun skills honed on the farm and in a manual labor upbringing, is an obvious choice, a small industry well-suited to the Plain community.
Multiple Amish furniture manufacturers can be found in communities such as the sizeable St. Joseph County community in southern Michigan, bordering Indiana and the large Elkhart-Lagrange settlement. Amish are seen in other locations across southern Michigan, including Branch and Hillsdale County. Michigan hosts Amish communities up through central part of the state and even into the Upper Peninsula.
Why buy Amish?
Amish furniture is heavily associated with certain concepts. First of all, quality is one aspect strongly connected with furniture sold under the “Amish origin” label. Amish craftsmanship has a long history. Amish forefathers arriving in what would become Pennsylvania constructed barns and farmhouses meant to last generations. And many have.
The idea that you make a product to last is deep-rooted among Amish, who themselves pass heirloom furniture down family lines. Related to this concept is the ethos found in the Biblical admonition to “do unto others”. With these ideas in mind, producing quality furniture comes second nature for Amish.
Secondly–and related to the first concept–Amish are known for the top-notch materials they build their furniture with. You’ll find most sellers of Amish furniture advertising “solid hardwood” furniture. You may read that furniture is neither “pressed” nor constructed of “particle board”. Indeed, Amish woodworkers favor solid hardwoods such as oak, hickory, walnut, maple, and cherry, among others.
Some Michigan Amish furniture craftsmen create pieces outside of the above formula, using pine wood, or rustic hickory to create special varieties of furniture. A number of outdoor Amish furniture makers use the durable and attractive “poly” material to craft tables, chairs and other outdoor accessories. Still other Amish woodworkers may incorporate upholstery or leather coverings into their work.
Thirdly, Amish furniture is known for the value it provides. While usually not the cheapest furniture on the market, Amish-made woodworking typically offers great value for money spent. Time-tested construction methods and attention to detail ensure durability of Amish furniture pieces as well as giving Amish furniture visual appeal.
Amish furniture styles
Amish furniture makers in Michigan and elsewhere create furniture pieces in a wide range of styles and designs. As mentioned, Amish-made furniture is typically made from a wide range of hardwoods. Styles may vary as well, from the traditional classic styles such as Shaker, Mission, Colonial, and Queen Anne, to the modern and contemporary styles popular in urban homes across North America. Amish woodworkers are known to be adaptable, and despite the perception that Amish people are reluctant to change and accept new innovations, Amish furniture makers readily adapt and create new styles for their customers.
For the customer with something specific in mind, custom Amish furniture craftsman create tailored pieces aimed to please even the most demanding clients. Amish custom furniture makers often have a long waiting list, so it is good to think in advance if you’d like to have your custom furniture piece created by an Amish craftsman in Michigan or elsewhere.
Finding Michigan Amish woodworkers
As home to one of America’s largest populations of Amish, Michigan is also a prime destination for Amish furniture. And with Amish increasingly moving in search of less expensive and less crowded land, the rural counties of the Wolverine State are likely to continue to see an increase in Amish population, meaning more Michigan Amish furniture shops and woodworking businesses.
Finding an Amish furniture seller in Michigan is easy with the online guide provided above. Many of the businesses listed above are non-Amish retailers of Amish furniture. Those wishing to buy Amish furniture direct from the source can seek out Amish woodworkers in places such as St. Joseph County, Branch County, and elsewhere. Most Amish furniture builders in Michigan provide telephone numbers which are either direct lines to the business (often a phone is kept some distance from the business in a community phone shanty) or connect to a business’s voicemail. Like other Amish shops, Michigan Amish furniture makers will generally be prompt in returning your call.
Amish chair photo credit: saikofish