Volunteer State Amish woodcraft
Amish furniture can be found in TN Amish enclaves as well as Amish furniture outlets across the Volunteer State, within easy reach of Nashville, Memphis, Knoxville, Chattanooga, Clarksville, Jackson, and other cities in Tennessee.
1020 Northwest Broad Street
Murfreesboro, TN 37129-2325
Amish furniture outlet featuring dining rooms, bedrooms, entertainment centers, mattresses, living rooms. Dressers, beds, nightstands, dining tables, chairs, occasional furniture, benches, hutches, entertainment centers, cabinets, TV stands, more, in Queen Anne, Shaker, Mission, and a range of other styles. Within the Nashville area.
Anderson’s Amish Furniture
1233 N Mount Juliet Rd
Mount Juliet, TN 37122-3314
Nashville -region Amish furniture dealer.
Countryside Woodcraft Pergolas & Gazebos
1065 Cheek Road
Cumberland Furnace, TN 37051
Specializing in Amish outdoor furniture and gazebos from PA and Ohio (custom-made; also self-assembly kits). Pergolas by local Mennonite craftsmen. Poly outdoor furniture, wood outdoor furniture in pine and cedar; vinyl outdoor furniture. Picnic tables, gliders, porch swings, rocking chairs, Adirondack chairs, cabanas, children’s playhouses, swingsets, bridges. Located an hour west of Nashville.
7020 W Church St #7
Brentwood, TN 37027
Nashville -area food and Amish products store with an Amish furniture offering, including chairs, tables and dressers. Two furniture lines: Cedar chests, tables, chairs, outdoor furniture, as well as pine and poplar furniture. Custom-made Amish furniture available; also pieces in walnut, cherry, oak.
The Amish Connection
12343 Highway 64
Eads, TN 38028
Memphis-area retailer of Mennonite and Amish-made playsets, pergolas, gazebos (wood, vinyl), pool houses, storage buildings, as well as gliders, benches, rockers and swings.
230 Franklin Rd # 12C
Franklin, TN 37064-6333
Amish hardwood furniture including pieces for dining rooms, bedrooms, family rooms and entertainment centers, located near Nashville. Associated with Martin Furniture of Murfreesboro.
Amish Country Galleries
3931 Highway 43 N
Ethridge, TN 38456-2061
Located near Tennessee’s largest Amish settlement at Ethridge, 1.5 hours’ drive south of Nashville.
Mountain View Furniture
829 East Andrew Johnson Highway
Greeneville, TN 37745-3581
Wide selection of handcrafted solid hardwood Amish furniture (also Mennonite furniture) in a variety of styles and finishes. Armoires, dressers, nightstands, children’s furniture, chests of drawers, benches, chests, cribs, chifferobes, vanities, mirrors, more. Woods include brown maple, cherry, oak, quartersawn white oak. Located 1-1/4 hour drive east of Knoxville.
For Amish furniture outlets outside Tennessee try the Amish Furniture main directory, containing listings of Amish wood craftsmen and Amish furniture dealers across the country. For information on Amish settlements and furniture businesses in and around Nashville, visit the Amish Furniture Nashville guide.
Note to Tennessee 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.
Amish in TN
Tennessee is home to one of the most sizable Amish populations in the South. The community at Ethridge, lying about a 90-minute journey south of Nashville, is home to approximately 1,500 Amish. The Ethridge Amish are quite conservative, using limited technology and living well down the Plain spectrum in terms of material conveniences and dress.
However, limited technical resources have not prevented a woodworking industry to develop in this corner of Tennessee, with numerous Amish furniture shops tucked away on the country lanes snaking across the region outside the 500-person village of Ethridge.
Amish cabinet shops, furniture craftsmen, hickory rocker makers, and more can be found among the community’s numerous Amish-operated businesses. Some Amish woodworkers create custom made-to-order furniture in addition to standard pieces. Furniture making is an important entrepreneurial segment, which in tandem with agriculture has allowed this plain Amish community to survive and grow since their founding here in the 1940s.
Beyond Ethridge, around a half-dozen other Amish communities can be found in the Volunteer State, including in Carroll County. Most are much smaller than the Ethridge community, consisting of a few dozen households at most. Read more on Tennessee Amish.
Quality home furnishings
Amish furniture has attracted buyers across Tennessee and elsewhere thanks to, among other aspects, its reputation for high quality. Amish furniture is typically produced in family-run shops, often located on the home property of an Amish craftsman. With furniture typically produced in small batches, Amish woodworkers have a reputation for attention to detail and quality workmanship.
Perusing websites and literature for Amish furniture sellers, frequent mention is made of the use of high-quality solid hardwoods (as opposed to veneer or pressed wood construction). Woods popular with Amish include cherry, walnut, oak, hickory, elm, poplar, maple, quartersawn oak, and more. Amish also construct pieces using softwoods such as pine and cedar.
Amish craftsmen are also versatile enough to create furnishings for every room of the home, including the bedroom, kitchen, children’s room, office, dining and living rooms, and bathroom. Amish woodworkers produce custom pieces such as cabinets and islands for kitchens. Styles include Queen Anne, Traditional, Shaker, Contemporary, Prairie, Mission, and more. Amish are also not limited to the interior, producing many kinds of outdoor pieces, including gliders, rockers, gazebos, sheds, poly furniture, lawn ornaments, and more.
For these and other reasons Amish-made furniture compares favorably with that made in mass-production-oriented factories and as a result has found a strong following among furniture buyers in Tennessee.
Where to buy Amish furniture in Tennessee
Volunteer State Amish furniture shoppers have a range of choices. As a state with a sizeable Amish population, visiting an Amish furniture craftsman in person is not out of the question. The Ethridge Amish community remains the best choice in terms of number of craftsmen, though other Tennessee Amish settlements remain possibilities. For those wishing to shop for Amish furniture in the comfort of a retail outlet, there are a number of conveniently located Amish furniture dealers across Tennessee, within range of major cities like Memphis, Knoxville and Nashville (with the Nashville area having the highest concentration). Finally, Amish furniture shoppers can of course, with a number of internet-based Amish furniture sellers working in tandem with Amish woodworkers to sell and deliver home furnishings to addresses across the state of Tennessee.
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