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A directory of Amish furniture in Missouri Over 10,000 Amish call the Show Me State home, with numerous Amish furniture makers among them. Whether you live in St. Louis, Kansas City, Springfield, Columbia, Independence, or other locations in Missouri, Amish furniture is within reach.
Missouri Amish furniture makers produce bedroom suites, dining room sets, office furnishings, children’s furniture, outdoor and poly furniture, chairs, tables, kitchen cabinets, and more. Missouri Amish furniture craftsmen sell furniture both direct to the public and through non-Amish furniture retailers.
3125 East 6th Street
Joplin, MO 64801-5512
Amish children’s furniture, tables, chairs, hutches, living rooms (sofas, recliners, ottomans, occasional tables), entertainment centers (consoles, corner and wall units), bedroom suites (beds, dressers) and more. Hardwood construction from oak, maple, hickory, cherry, etc.
Amish Country Store
3100 North Gretna Road
Branson, MO 65616-7243
Amish-made furniture and food items, cookbooks, baking supplies.
Amish Furniture Gallery
1101 Market Dr
Mexico, MO 65265
Featuring Simply Amish brand furniture.
915 South Main Street
St. Charles, MO 63301-3445
Primitive pine furniture as well as the Simply Amish brand of Amish-made furniture, home accessories.
Country Heritage Furniture
31301 Missouri 6
Jamesport, MO 64648-7392
Store Hours: Mon-Sat 9-5
Amish furniture outlet located in the Jamesport Amish community; dining room tables, chairs, desks, computer centers, more.
Looking for Amish furniture outside Missouri? The Amish Furniture main listings feature a directory of Amish furniture sellers across North America.
Note to Missouri 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.
Show Me State Amish woodcraft
Missouri has become a very important state for Amish settlement. Missouri has a number of well-established Amish communities which continue to grow. The three largest, at Seymour (Webster County), Jamesport (Daviess County), and Clark (Audrain/Randolph County) have Amish populations exceeding 1,000 each. Missouri has also seen an influx of Amish, with numerous smaller communities being established over the past decade. Today, Missouri’s Amish population numbers over 10,000, in 3 dozen-plus communities (read more on Missouri Amish).
Though Amish are best known for farming, woodworking has become a very important trade, in many communities surpassing agriculture in terms of importance and number of families involved. Furniture making offers Amish in Missouri and other states a way of making a living at a relatively low initial investment (with the expense of setting up a small furniture workshop typically exceeded by the cost of a farm).
Though farming is generally seen by Amish as the ideal occupation, furniture making has come to be seen as a good substitute. Since land prices are high in many communities, and Amish population growth is strong, farming is not as feasible an option for Amish as it once was. For many Missouri Amish, furniture making is an attractive choice that allows the family to work together, at a manageable cost of entry.
Amish furniture styles
Missouri Amish furniture comes in a range of styles and designs. Popular styles include:
- Queen Anne
- Quarter-sawn Oak
- Rustic Cherry
- Black Walnut
Amish are known for their use of hardwoods and avoidance of particle board, pressed wood, and veneer. Though some Amish furniture businesses do their own staining and finishing, Amish finishing shops play an important role in the increasingly specialized Amish furniture industry.
Attention to detail and fine craftsmanship have earned Amish furniture the “instant heirloom” label. Buyers of Amish furniture in Missouri and elsewhere expect to keep their Amish furniture pieces for the long haul. Amish themselves pass on heirloom pieces of furniture from one generation to the next, and thus have a good appreciation for quality, durability, and longevity.
The Amish woodworking business
Visiting an Amish woodworking shop, you’ll probably notice the non-descript nature of the place. Amish businesses are hardly flashy, and Amish furniture shops are no exception. Typically located at the home, Amish furniture workshops often occupy an unused building–sometimes set up in an old tobacco shed–or might be housed in a structure specially constructed for the purpose.
However, one thing is for sure–Amish don’t build overly fancy buildings in which to house their furniture workshops. Functionality is more important than impressing visitors with a fancy exterior or elaborate waiting area. Due in part to this common-sense, bottom-line approach to expenses, Amish are able to produce quality furniture at a reasonable price.
Buying Amish furniture in Missouri
That said, a number of Amish furniture makers will maintain a retail end to their furniture business, through which customers can purchase from a standard line of furniture available for perusal in a display showroom. Typically, retail Amish furniture establishments are set up to be more inviting than the average bare-bones workshop. Amish furniture outlets will also produce catalogs for their customers to peruse.
Perhaps the most common arrangement in the Show Me State (and elsewhere) is for an Amish furniture maker to sell his goods through a Missouri Amish furniture dealer. Amish furniture retailers are typically not Amish themselves, but partner with Amish craftsmen to sell their woodcraft in large Amish furniture showrooms, by special order, or to make furniture available online. Seekers of Amish furniture in Missouri have numerous choices when it comes to buying Amish-made home furnishings.