Amish woodcraft in the Evergreen State
A guide to Amish furniture in Washington The state of Washington has no Amish population. Amish woodworking has found its way to the state, however, with a number of Amish furniture stores providing WA residents access to Amish woodcraft, within easy range of Seattle, Tacoma, Bellevue, Everett, Renton, Federal Way, Kent, Yakima, and other Washington cities.
Amish are known for producing quality home furnishings from solid hardwoods in small-scale family workshops. Amish furniture includes desks, chairs, bedroom suites, kitchen cabinets, dressers, entertainment centers, bookshelves, and more, in contemporary and traditional styles.
Amish Touch Inc
10876 NW Myhre Pl # 112
Silverdale, WA 98383-7992
Amish made chairs, beds, nightstands, tables, and more, in cherry, white oak, maple. One hour from Tacoma, 1.5 hrs from Seattle.
Amish Country Originals
17805 State Route 9 Southeast
Snohomish, WA 98296-5388
Amish outdoor furniture including swings, Adirondack chairs, rockers, chaise lounges, benches, loveseats, made from wood (pine), Poly material. Also sells arbors, bridges, lighthouses, playhouses, sheds and mini-barns. Seattle area (north).
Don Willis Furniture
Lake City Store
10516 Lake City Way Northeast
Seattle, WA 98125
1712 NW Market Street
Seattle, WA 98107
5510 6th Avenue
Tacoma, WA 98406
Federal Way Store
26830 Pacific Hwy. S.
Kent, WA 98032
Hours: Monday-Friday: 9:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Saturday: 9:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday: Noon – 5 p.m.
Featuring the Borkholder line of Amish furniture made in Indiana, among other non-Amish manufacturers. Four locations in the Seattle / Tacoma area.
Kilmer Creek Cedar Outdoor Furniture and Gazebos
Lynnwood, WA 98087
Cedar Amish outdoor furniture. Porch swings, gazebos, gliders, Adirondack folding chairs. Gazebo kits and greenhouse kits, also log gazebos and log playhouses, Tamarack timber beds.
105 South Toppenish Avenue
Toppenish, WA 98948-1557
1904 Main Street
Ferndale, WA 98248
Offers the Simply Amish line of furniture (Amish bedroom, living room, dining room, kitchen furniture), among many non-Amish brands.
For Amish furniture outside Washington, visit the Amish Furniture main page, with info on Amish furniture sellers and woodworkers in the USA and Canada.
Note to Washington 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 Washington State
No Amish currently live in Washington state, though a community existed in Washington as recently as the 2000s. Four Amish families living in Washington at the time eventually left as the settlement failed to grow. The Amish in the area “grew hay and grain and operated leather, machine, wheelwright and furniture shops” (read more about the former Washington Amish community here: http://articles.latimes.com/2004/may/23/nation/na-amish23). The great distance from existing Amish settlements in the Midwest and East Coast is likely one discouraging factor for Amish settlement. The nearest Amish communities to Washington are found in Montana.
Amish woodworking shops
Amish woodworkers can be found in nearly all the 29 states in America where Amish live. Woodworking has arisen as an important industry in Amish society. While Amish still farm in large numbers, the Amish furniture shop has provided a way for Amish families to make a living in a home environment. Along with other small Amish businesses, such as dry goods shops, carpentry crews, and engine repair shops, to name a few, woodworking comprises an important occupational segment for Amish.
Contrary to belief, Amish woodworkers do in fact utilize a significant degree of technology in crafting furniture. Saws, sanders, planers, and drills are among the numerous power tools used in Amish shops. However the means of providing power varies. Some Amish rely on belt and pulley power provided via a drive shaft situated beneath the floor of the furniture shop. Other more progressive Amish rely on pneumatic or hydraulic power.
Amish furniture makers are able to create a diverse array of furniture in many styles. Shaker, Mission, and Queen Anne style furniture are popular, but Amish craftsman also produce Prairie, Arts and Crafts, Queen Victoria, Craftsman, as well as contemporary and urban furniture styles. Amish also create custom furniture pieces based on their clients’ wishes. Kitchen cabinet makers design kitchens complete with extensive cabinetry work and kitchen islands. Amish also produce a wide array of outdoor furniture, including rockers, gliders, and benches, as well as outdoor structures, such as pet houses, mini barns, sheds, playhouses, gazebos, pergolas, and more.
Buying Amish furniture in Washington
Amish furniture shoppers in Washington State have a number of in-state outlets where they can find both indoor and outdoor Amish furniture pieces. Visiting an Amish furniture shop in person will take extra effort, but communities in Montana, for instance, do have an Amish woodworking presence. Another popular option is ordering Amish furniture online, through a variety of internet dealers shipping product to Washington state.