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A guide to Amish furniture in West Virginia With only 3 communities, the West Virginia Amish population remains small. Amish woodworking can be found in at least 3 locations in the Mountain State, however, within driving distance of Charleston, Huntington, Parkersburg, Morgantown, Wheeling, Weirton, and other WV locations.
Rr 2 Box 351E
Clarksburg, WV 26301
Amish dining room, living room, bedroom, office furniture; children’s furnishings as well as outdoor furniture. Amish-made pieces include gun cabinets, armoires, hutches, chairs, dining room tables, rockers, curio cabinets, coffee tables, end tables, television stands, night stands, mirrors, chests of drawers, mule chests, cribs, high chairs, rocking horses, filing cabinets, desks, bookcases. Amish outdoor furniture includes gliders, rockers, swings, mail boxes, windmills, lighthouses. Also poly lumber furniture.
American Amish Furniture Co
1003 4th Street
Moundsville, WV 26041
Helen’s Amish Furniture
State Route 62 South
Ripley, WV 25271
Looking for Amish furniture dealers outside West Virginia? The Amish Furniture main page contains listings of Amish furniture outlets across the nation.
Note to West Virginia 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.
West VA Amish
Amish have had a continuous presence in West Virginia since 1996. Despite 15+ years in the state, and neighboring the two states with the largest Amish populations, the West Virginia Amish population has not grown larger than a handful. Amish can be found in Mason County and Summers County. Read more on West Virginia Amish.
How did Amish become prominent in the woodworking and furniture industry? Amish long based their lives around an agricultural existence, and in general still do. Amish have large families, typically between 6 and 8 children on average. With most Amish youth choosing to join the church of their parents, the Amish population is growing at a rapid rate. Farms can be difficult to purchase, particularly given that established Amish communities experience price pressure resulting in high land prices.
While some Amish choose to move to less-populated areas (West Virginia is a good example of a state offering more affordable land), many have adapted occupationally, shifting into small businesses which require less capital to start-up and run. Retail shops, carpentry, and bulk food stores are among the many Amish enterprises; furniture making is one of the most important, involving thousands of Amish across North America.
Quality furniture in a variety of styles
Amish woodcraft comes in a wide range of styles and designs. Amish craft everything from contemporary and urban pieces to classic and traditional styles such as Shaker, Mission, Craftsman, Queen Anne, and other designs. Amish furniture is often made of solid hardwood (oak, cherry, maple, walnut, hickory), with some furniture constructed of softwoods as well, such as pine and cedar.
Amish also craft rustic furniture, such as hickory rockers, along with a range of outdoor furniture, either made from wood such as pine or from environmentally friendly poly lumber. Amish furniture has earned a reputation for quality craftsmanship; some Amish furniture retailers even advertise their goods as “heirloom quality”.
Where to buy Amish furniture in West Virginia
Amish furniture shoppers in WV have a few options. First, at least 3 Amish furniture retailers are found in the Mountain State, offering the chance to browse a wide selection of furniture at a convenient location. Some buyers prefer visiting an Amish shop in person; while many produce furniture on a strictly wholesale basis, certain shops do sell their furniture retail to the public.
Some WV locations will also be within range of retailers and Amish communities in other states (see the Amish Furniture guide main directory for more). Lastly, some Amish furniture shoppers have taken advantage of, who deliver to locations across the nation, including West Virginia.