Amish woodcraft in the Empire State
A New York Amish furniture directory With over 13,000 Amish, New York has a thriving Plain population, and many Amish woodworkers. Amish furniture is available across the Empire State, within easy reach of residents of New York City, Long Island, Buffalo, Rochester, Albany, Syracuse, and other areas–both direct from Amish craftsmen, and through Amish furniture dealers.
In recent years Amish furniture has grown in popularity across New York and the nation at large. Amish are known for their finely crafted furniture for the bedroom, living room, office, kitchen, children’s room, as well as outdoor furniture and structures.
77 Sterling Pl # A
Brooklyn, NY 11217-3309
Custom-made Amish furniture in Brooklyn, New York City.
Amish Craft Barn Gazebos and Sheds
1080 Hicksville Road
Seaford, NY 11783
Outdoor Amish structures along with indoor Amish built furniture-oak, pine, rustic, primitive styles.
Elmer’s Custom Amish Furniture
Feather Hill Village
53345 Main Rd
Southold, NY 11971
Hours: Mon-Sat 9-5; evenings by appt. Sun closed
Custom Amish furniture for every room of the house, made by Amish in PA and OH. Delivery within New York and out-of-state.
79 Main Street
Greenwich, NY 12834
Hours: Mon-Sat 10-5; Sun 12-5
Amish cherry furniture- Shaker-style line of beds (panel, post, storage), dressers, chests, clocks, nighstands, armoires.
2964 Route 9W
Saugerties, NY 12477-5207
Amish sheds, barns, gazebos, horse barns, outdoor furniture.
Blue Hen Furniture
4608 State Hwy 30
Amsterdam, NY 12010
Store Hours: Mon-Fri 9-5; Sat 8-2
Amish-made Occasional Tables, Mirrors, Dining Rooms, Gun Cabinets, Rolltop Desks, Office Furniture, Steamer Trunks, Cedar Chests, Children’s Furniture, as well as Woven Rugs, Quilts, Wall Hangings, more.
East Syracuse Location
6668 Collamer Road
East Syracuse, NY 13057
(315) 463 1774
1015 North State Street
Syracuse, NY 13208
(315) 422 6400
Amish-made beds, tables, chairs, office furniture, mirrors and more, along with non- Amish furniture at 3 upstate NY locations (see also UTICA entry).
710 Horatio St.
Utica, NY 13502
(315) 738 7817
Amish-made bedroom furniture, dining rooms, office furniture, and more, together with non- Amish furniture. 3 locations in upstate NY (see also SYRACUSE locations).
Jeff’s Handcrafted Amish Furniture
1 Main St
Richfield Springs, NY 13439-2539
2045 Empire Boulavard
Rochester, NY 14580
Rochester, New York Amish furniture retailer. Customizable furniture for every room of the home.
Amish Outlet & Gift Shop
Furniture and Gift Showroom
3530 Union Street
North Chili, NY 14514
Amish bedroom, living room, dining room furniture including beds, dining tables, chairs, and more in Mission, Shaker, and other styles.
3090 Main Street
Caledonia, New York 14423
Hours: Mon-Sat 9 – 5; Sun 12 – 5
Amish bedroom, dining room, children’s, office, living room, outdoor furniture, entertainment centers. Amish pine furniture.
Roses & Oak Ranch
4169 Ferguson Corners Road
Rushville, NY 14544-9624
Amish Pride Hardwood Furniture
5353 Ridge Road West
Spencerport, NY 14559
Hours: Mon Closed; Tues-Sat 10 -5; Sun: 12-4
New York Amish furniture dealer with a wide range including beds, occasional tables, rockers, gliders, outdoor furniture, hutches, buffets, dining tables, chairs, entertainment centers, benches, barstools, more.
Jack Greco Custom Furniture
1611 Scottsville Road
Rochester, NY 14623
Sells a line of Lancaster County-crafted Amish furniture; does custom finishing. Also sells non-Amish furniture. Amish desks, rolltop desks, dressers, nightstands, computer desks, beds, dining tables, entertainment centers, kitchen islands, more.
7936 Mill Street
Springwater, NY 14560-9727
Amish outdoor furniture, sheds, lawn decorations, horse barns, indoor furniture. Two New York locations–Springwater and Big Flats.
For more on Amish furniture and communities in the Rochester area, visit the Amish Furniture Rochester main directory.
24 West Main Street
Gowanda, NY 14070
New York Amish furniture and kitchen cabinets. Custom furniture crafted by Amish in Western NY (Cattaraugus County). Countertops, custom flooring, bathroom cabinetry, more.
Martha’s Quilt Barn
7145 Walker Road
Dewittville, NY 14728
New York Amish quilt, fabric, and furniture store. Amish children’s furniture, gliders, rockers, recliners, chairs, benches, and much more. Wide selection of Amish quilts in many styles.
Concord Amish Village
6652 Route 39
Springville, NY 14141-9750
Hand-made Amish windmills, arbors, bridges, bird houses, picnic tables, dog houses, benches, play structures, planters, gliders, more. Also indoor Amish furniture including occasional pieces, hutches, bookshelves, sofa tables, coffee tables, television stands, kitchen, office, bathroom furniture, dining room sets.
Amish Country Oak
695 Main Street
East Aurora, NY 14052-2407
1472 Olean-Portville Road
Olean, NY 14760-9405
Amish furniture as well as non-Amish lines.
Pickens General Store
83 State St
Heuvelton, NY 13654-4127
Wide variety of Amish-made goods including Amish furniture; located near the Heuvelton, NY Amish settlement. Amish puzzles and toys, outdoor supplies, food, straw hats, quilts, baskets, kitchen supplies, as well as a wide range of indoor furniture including Shaker, Rustic/Lodge, Mission, as well as plain styles favored by the Amish. Hickory bentwood rockers as well as unfinished outdoor furniture.
Painful Acres Amish Furniture
15541 North Harbor Road
Adams Center, NY 13606
Amish furniture handcrafted from solid hardwood–cherry, red oak, maple, brown maple, quarter-sawn white oak, cherry, rustic cherry, elm. Amish children’s furniture, office furniture, entertainment centers, toy boxes, night stands, quilt racks, jewelry cabinets, chests of drawers, nightstands, shelves, hutches, more. Many fabric and stain choices.
North Country Storage Barns
32260 RTE 11 S
Philadelphia, NY 13673
Amish and Mennonite furniture, Amish log-sided modular homes, more.
The Wood Carte
1063 State Route 9
Queensbury, NY 12804-1375
Wide range of home furnishings including Amish-made furniture.
Byler’s Furniture and Cabinets (A)
3776 Deneve Road
Marathon, NY 13803
No Phone/No Email
An Amish Craftsman builds custom furniture and cabinets for every room in the house, including kitchen counters and cabinets. Also gun cabinets.
Amish Interiors by North Star Trader
3036 Bagley (US-127)
Ithaca, MI. 48847
Located on US-127, just south of Ithaca Michigan, the center of the mitten. Furniture for every room of your home. We have the honor of working with some of the finest Amish craftsmen from Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. Handcrafted from solidwood, no pressed wood or veneers. Your new furniture will last for generations. We enjoy working with each and every customer to ensure that each piece of hand built furniture is just want you want. We do custom work.
1424 Upper Front Street
Binghamton, NY 13901-1147
Amish sheds, gazebos, playhouses, garages, cupolas, lighthouses, swing sets, nautical lawn ornaments. Also sells Amish chests (cedar, hope, blanket) as well as armoires and quilt racks through chestworks.com.
The Spirited Raven
6128 State Route 89
Romulus, New York 14541
Amish furniture branch of Thee Amish Market (see below).
Thee Amish Market
Thee Amish Structures
6128 State Route 89
Romulus, New York 14541
(607) 869-2504 ext. 11
1808 Hanshaw Road
Ithaca, New York 14850
Dealer of Amish sheds and outdoor structures with two New York locations. Amish log cabins, garages, horse barns, gazebos (octagon and rectangle), cabanas, storage sheds. Structures built in a variety of colors and customizable options including metal roofing colors, siding, paint colors.
Treeforms Furniture & Gifts
1302 Dryden Road
Ithaca, NY 14850
Amish chairs, tables, hutches, in oak and cherry wood; Shaker and Mission styles. Also carries Amish handcrafts.
Amish Barn Company
6048 Rt. 7
Oneonta, NY 13820
Lancaster County-made outdoor structures- sheds, horse barns, cabins, garages, gazebos.
99 Canal Street
Big Flats, NY 14814-8905
Amish-made furniture, sheds, horse barns, lawn furniture and decorations. Two NY locations–Big Flats, Springwater.
1 N Galleria Dr # 104
Middletown, NY 10941-3026
Amish furniture in the Catskills.
At Home in the Woods
2325 Route 9D
Wappingers Falls, New York, 12537
NY dealer of Simply Amish furniture line.
Amish Build Sheds
3850 Us Highway 9W
Highland, NY 12528-2121
All American Storage Buildings
268 Service Rd
Parksville, NY 12768-6630
Amish lawn furniture, wishing wells, crafts, hunting blinds, playhouses, sheds, garages, barns, cabanas, more.
For Amish furniture beyond New York, try the Amish Furniture Guide main directory, with extensive Amish furniture business listings for the US and Canada.
Note to New York 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.
Empire State Amish
Though most don’t realize it, Amish have a long history in the state of New York. Amish originally settled the Empire State in the early-mid 1800s, though the current oldest NY Amish community dates from the late 1940s.
Today, New York’s Amish community numbers over 13,000 souls, found in 40 settlements across the state (see the Amish Studies website for more). Significant Amish communities can be found in the Conewango Valley area, Western NY, Heuvelton near the Canadian border, and the Mohawk Valley in central NY.
New York has seen high levels of Amish migration in recent years, with Amish attracted to the abundant farmland located in upstate New York. Amish settlers in New York have both set up farms and opened many small businesses, including furniture shops. Today the New York Amish population is the 5th-largest in the nation. Read more about NY Amish.
Furniture making has been a key industry for Amish in New York and elsewhere. Amish have found woodworking an accessibly trade, particularly compared to the high costs of starting a farm. Amish furniture shops are typically started on Amish property in close proximity to the home. Amish men may start a furniture “sideline” in addition to a regular job, as a part-time supplement to income. Amish furniture shops may be one-man operations, employ family and a few neighbors, or carry payrolls of 30 employees or more.
Amish appreciate furniture-making and other small business for the fact that it permits Amish fathers to work at home, rather than in factories or in other trades requiring travel, as is the case in some Amish communities. Amish feel that parents being at home is important for the sake of children and maintaining a strong family. This is one reason they appreciate agriculture. For the Amish, furniture making replicates this aspect in some sense.
A furniture shop on the home property also gives children a chance to learn a work ethic from an early age. Young Amish children will often be given small tasks and chores to take care of. This helps them develop an appreciation for hard work. After graduation from the 8th grade (Amish children typically finish their formal education at age 14-15), an Amish boy may go to work for the family woodworking business, or at another furniture shop in the neighborhood. Amish youth develop furniture making skills through this apprentice-style system.
Amish wives and daughters may even be involved in the home furniture shop to some degree. Amish housewives, in addition to their large at-home workloads, may assist with the furniture business–doing bookwork or helping with customers. The same goes for Amish daughters–and in some cases Amish girls do manual work as well, for instance in Amish finishing shops.
Furniture has become a key industry for Amish, comprising a major segment of the thousands of Amish small enterprises found across the nation. Amish furniture has thrived in response to high demand from furniture consumers who appreciate the exceptional qualities of Amish woodcraft.
“Heirloom Quality” home furnishings
Amish businesses have thrived for a number of reasons. One is the commitment to common-sense financial management common within Amish culture. Amish furniture is not always the cheapest, but typically offers good value for money. Amish furniture businesses do spend money on advertising, but also generate a lot of their business through word-of-mouth and repeat customers. Fancy shops and other frivolous expenditures are rare among Amish.
Amish furniture is regarded as high quality. One reason for this reputation is the skill of Amish craftsman. As noted already, Amish youth often begin learning the furniture trade early. The early start allows them to accumulate many years of experience in the woodworking trade.
Another factor leading to high quality products is the use of top-notch materials. Amish furniture is typically made of solid hardwood. This includes wood varieties such as oak, cherry, maple, walnut, black walnut, and more. Amish also create furniture from soft woods like pine and cedar. Rustic hickory furniture is another popular category (including hickory rockers, tables, etc). Amish furniture sellers often advertise the fact that their furniture is created without the use of particle board, veneer, or pressed wood. The end result is a durable, long-lasting product that is often pegged as “heirloom quality”. Indeed it is not hard to see Amish furniture pieces being passed from one generation to the next.
Amish furniture producers have also exhibited a high level of versatility in the furniture they create. Furniture typical to Amish homes is often crafted in plain and basic styles. However for their customers Amish craftsmen are able to fashion a broad range of furniture designs, including Mission, Colonial, Queen Anne, Shaker, Arts and Crafts, Craftsman, Prairie, as well as contemporary styles that wouldn’t look out of place in an urban loft setting in New York City. The ability of Amish furniture craftsmen to respond to market demand has led to their high level of success in the competitive US furniture industry.
Where to find Amish furniture in New York
Amish furniture seekers in the Empire State have many choices. Some potential Amish furniture buyers are drawn to the idea of purchasing direct from an Amish furniture shop. As mentioned above, there are numerous communities across the state where Amish furniture craftsmen can be found. A visit to an Amish furniture workshop provides a unique experience well beyond what you’d encounter at a local strip mall. Amish settlements in New York with furniture craftsmen include Clymer, the Conewango Valley, the North Country, as well as the Mohawk Valley areas.
For those wanting to find Amish furniture in more conveniently-located settings, New York state is home to over 3 dozen Amish furniture outlets. Many New York Amish furniture stores are located in or near major cities (Rochester, Buffalo, Albany, Syracuse, and others), providing easy access to large showrooms, and in many cases offering home delivery. New York Amish furniture buyers can also, from one of a wide range of internet-based Amish furniture dealers. Most online outlets offer shipping of Amish furniture to New York locations as well as other destinations.
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