Amish-built storage buildings in Michigan
Find an Amish shed Amish-crafted sheds and storage buildings can be a great solution for storing your outdoor items. Amish sheds come in a variety of attractive designs and styles, and are crafted from both vinyl and wood. The Amish have a well-established foothold in the Wolverine State, with nearly 40 communities. Whether you live in Detroit, Grand Rapids, Lansing, Ann Arbor, Kalamazoo or other MI locations, you can find an Amish shed dealer within a reasonable drive.
Jim’s Amish Structures
7061 n U.S. 127
St. Johns, MI 48879
Jim’s Amish Structures specializes in outdoor Amish-built items including sheds, gazebos, log cabins or chicken coops. Metal buildings, garden and patio furniture are among their offerings. Jim’s sells a full selection of Amish shed garages as well as high-end sheds, including Cape Cod, Dutch, Cottage, Carlisle, and Colonial models. Their rustic-style board and batton sheds feature pine siding (rough-sawn and stained) topped with a durable metal roof. The business also sells a range of custom-built log cabins in 12 and 14-foot sizes. In addition to its Amish sheds offering Jim’s carries greenhouses, playhouses, and play sets as well. Located outside Lansing; reachable within two hours from Detroit.
Creech’s Amish Woodworks
14600 Us Highway 12
Brooklyn, MI 49230
Creech’s Amish Woodworks carries Amish-made outdoor structures including sheds.
Cedar Rock Barns
11975 Northland Drive
Cedar Springs, MI 49319
Grand Rapids-area Cedar Rock Barns carries a vast array of Amish-made sheds, garages and other painted and vinyl storage buildings, all made by Amish craftsmen. They provide a broad choice of options to make each product customized to your needs ands expectations, including choice of door, siding, roof or trim colors, windows and floor. Their sheds selection numbers over 20 different styles and can be made to order.
P.O. Box 55
Fenwick, MI 48834
Selling sheds made by a local Amish family as well as other products including cabins, “chicken condos”, birdfeeders, birdhouses, and more. Sheds built in wood and steel.
10791 W Carson City Rd
Greenville, MI 48838
Provides Amish storage sheds and barns.
Trophy Amish Cabins
1976 E. Chicago Rd (US-12)
Jonesville, MI 49250
Trophy Amish Cabins carries a broad choice of hand-built Amish structures and buildings including sheds, available in different styles and a full line of options such as roofing, siding, floors and doors.
Meyer Wood Products
32180 East Red Arrow Highway
Paw Paw, MI 49079
Meyer Wood Products in southern Michigan Leader sells storage sheds, built by skilled Amish craftsmen, available in dozens of styles including Quaker or mini-barn. Sheds built in vinyl and wood. Garden sheds, pool houses, mini-barns, screen houses and more.
Lawn Furniture Plus
2216 S 11th St,
Niles, MI 49120
Provides a broad choice of outdoor products made by a variety of manufacturers including Amish-ones. Amish-built sheds are available in several different styles and designs–Carriage, Studio, Gambrel, Villa, and more.
KUNTRY KABINS SHEDS & MORE
9500 Forrister Rd
Adrian, MI 49221-9462
Amish-built sheds available in a broad selection of common styles including Saltbox, Victorian, Quaker or mini-barn. Sheds are built-to-order and customizable. A large array of other storage buildings available.
3209 Beaverton Rd.
Clare, MI 48617
Open Mon.–Sat., 7:30-5 p.m.
Onwed by Yost & Ada Mae Miller. They carry a nice choice of Amish-built outdoor structures, including sheds.
Note to MI residents: Please double-check business hours of Amish shed dealers listed here. Business locations and availability can change. Amish-owned businesses will always be closed on Sundays; non-Amish shed dealers may be open. Not responsible for changes to the above information.
Amish shed builders
In recent times Amish business has flourished in Michigan as it has elsewhere across the country. Michigan Amish craftsmen create furniture for the home and the backyard alike, while Amish carpenters construct new homes and do remodeling work including building decks and patios. The sheds and storage building industry has also been a hit with the Amish, whose mini-factories pump out scores of outdoor structures to be shipped across the country.
The typical Amish-owned business in Michigan is traditionally based at the home and is a low-key operation compared to the industrial manufacturing setting prevailing in much of modern society. Amish are heavily family-oriented, and incorporate their families into their work, believing strongly in the importance of teaching their children and a youth a robust work ethic from an early age. Sons and daughters alike pitch in to help at the typical Amish family firm, as do wives in many cases (when they have a free moment from duties in the home and taking care of young children).
Thanks to partnerships with non-Amish dealers, Amish shed builders have expanded their range into areas well outside of their home communities. Shed outlets near large cities offer convenience for buyers, also allowing Amish to focus on production. That noted, a number of Amish shed manufacturers also sell their products direct to the public on a retail basis. Numerous shed businesses can be found in neighboring states like Ohio, home to an Amish population numbering in the tens of thousands.
Amish shed quality
Amish products in general enjoy a good reputation, thanks to Amish emphasis on core business elements such as value for money, quality materials, and precise handiwork. Amish craftsmen typically learn their trades on an “on-the-job” basis, often apprenticing with other Amish woodworkers from an early age. This often gives the average Amish craftsman an experience advantage, especially since nearly all Amish finish their formal education at the age of 14 or 15 and shortly thereafter enter the workforce.
Amish sheds are crafted in a wide range of attractive designs and types, making an eye-catching addition to any backyard. These include Victorian, Cape Cod, Quaker, Garden, Cottage, A-Frame, and Mini-barn style sheds. Wooden sheds are a specialty (pine, cedar, and hemlock are commonly used woods), as are buildings crafted from vinyl. Since many Amish shed builders offer customization, the prospective shed buyer can choose from different options including doors, roofs, shingles, flooring, windows, and more.
As Amish businesses are typically small-scale, often the owner will work on-site along with his employees. This personal involvement means great care is taken to assure quality. Amish seek to maintain good relationships with their often non-Amish dealers, and also believe strongly that they should treat others as they’d like to be treated–which often spills over into the way they run their businesses.
Where to buy an Amish shed – Michigan
Amish-made sheds can be purchased in a variety of ways. Some buyers opt to buy direct from an Amish craftsman. While not all Amish sell their wares retail, some do. Amish can be found in Michigan in their greatest numbers in settlements in St. Joseph County (near Centreville), Branch County, and Hillsdale County. Numerous Amish in these communities continue to farm, however many have entered woodworking, construction, and other manufacturing trades. Read more on Amish in Michigan, or view a full list of Michigan Amish furniture sellers.
Outside of Michigan, a number of retail Amish shed sellers can be found in Ohio, particularly in the large Holmes County settlement. Michigan residents may opt for the somewhat more convenient option of visiting a large shed outlet, where numerous styles of sheds can be viewed. An even simpler option may be to purchase an Amish shed online. Numerous web-based Amish shed dealers will sell customized sheds and even deliver the product to your backyard. This option by its nature does not let you “kick the tires” of your new shed, so to speak, but may tempt some shed shoppers by its promise of a hassle-free shopping experience done from the comfort of your own home.
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