Updated April 29, 2015
PA Dutch quality on the West Coast
Amish furniture in California? Though their best-known community of Lancaster County lies 3,000 miles east, a number of Amish furniture outlets in California provide Amish furnishings and home decor for Golden State residents. Our directory lists twenty of them below, located from north to south across the state.
Amish furniture ranges from bedrooms to children’s furniture to outdoor tables and chairs. Pennsylvania Dutch craftsmen make high-quality furniture in a range of styles and woods including oak, cherry, maple, and walnut, and the popular Shaker, Mission, and Queen Anne’s designs.
Whether you live in Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, Sacramento, Anaheim (or elsewhere in Orange County), you’ll find an Amish furniture dealer within easy driving distance.
13701 Harbor Blvd.
Garden Grove, CA 92843
Now featuring furniture from three Amish producers. Curios, bookcases, sofas, chairs, office suites, dining room tables, and more. Moved from previous Orange, CA location.
Barn Furniture Mart
6206 N. Sepulveda Blvd.
Van Nuys, CA 91411
Amish oak furniture including bedroom and dining room pieces. Tables, china cabinets, bedframes, armoires, and more. North LA area.
1619 San Pablo Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94702
Northern California dealer of a variety of furniture producers including Amish.
Morning Star Log Furniture
1431 Hwy 36
Chester, CA 96020
Retailing Amish log furniture from Montana Woodworks.
Stewart Roth’s Furniture
18218 Euclid Street
Fountain Valley, CA 92708
Selling a range of Amish Mission-style products. Greater Los Angeles area.
House to Home Furniture
2198 Lakewood Boulevard
Long Beach, CA 90815
Amish furniture made in the Midwest, including dining and pub sets, available at this Long Beach location.
6411 Edinger Avenue
Huntington Beach, CA 92647
Flooring company carrying the products of at least one company with Amish ties (Homerwood).
Lawndale, CA 90260
Carrying Daniel’s Amish Furniture among other lines.
Casual Dining & Barstools
7340 Miramar Road, Suite 110
San Diego, CA 92126
830 Los Vallecitos Blvd.
San Marcos, CA 92069
Carries a handful of items from the “Simply Amish” furniture brand. Two locations.
Designs in Oak Furniture
2750 N. Clovis Ave., Suite 110
Fresno, CA. 93727
Selling multiple lines of Amish-built furniture in Central California.
Lou Rodman’s Barstools & Dining
5587 N. Blackstone
Freson, CA 93710
Selling the Amish Crafted by Noah Bontrager line.
Homespace Santa Cruz
2701 41st Avenue
Soquel, CA 95073
1269 Veterans Blvd
Redwood City, CA 94063
Amish made desks, bookcases, chairs, bedroom collections, and more. Bay Area.
Fenton MacLaren Home Furnishings
1442 San Pablo Avenue
Large Bay Area selection of Amish made furniture items.
The Mission Works
947 Front St
Novato, CA 94945
Store located 45 min north of San Francisco.
800 West Napa Street
Sonoma, CA 95476
Items from the Simply Amish manufacturer.
Country Wood Furniture
116 W. Main Street
Grass Valley, CA 95945
Northern California seller of Amish furniture.
Sierra Valley Furniture
5369 Old Olive Hwy
Oroville, CA 95966
Full gallery of Amish-made bedroom furniture. N. California.
Oak Tree Furniture
2760 Bechelli Lane
Redding, CA 96002
“Made to Order” Amish furniture in northern CA.
For Amish furniture outlets in other states, check the Amish Furniture Guide main directory page.
Note to California 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.
Plain American quality
Through its long history, California has seen only one, brief Amish settlement, a small community located near Salinas in Monterey County in the 1910s. Though finding the nearest Amish requires a trek of hundreds of miles, fine handcrafted Amish furniture can be found at a number of convenient locations throughout the state.
Amish consider pride a sin. But Amish do take satisfaction from work well done. Creating quality furniture comes naturally for a people that follow the “Do unto others…” Biblical lesson.
Amish furniture has enjoyed a longstanding reputation for durability and quality. Amish make a wide range of furniture styles and items for every room of the home, from the dining room to the kitchen to the bedroom and children’s room. Amish use a range of hardwoods to produce their furniture, including oak, walnut, maple, and cherry. Styles of furniture include classics such as Mission, Shaker, and Queen Anne, as well as more contemporary styles.
Amish craft their furniture with a variety of tools and technologies. Some Amish furniture shops use hydraulic or pneumatic power to drive their equipment, while others rely on diesel generator-powered drive shafts moving belts and pulleys which in turn power shop equipment. Handcrafted pieces get their final treatment in Amish finishing shops, where coats of stain are meticulously applied by specialists trained in the art.
For the Amish, another important aspect of furniture-making is family. Amish have long lived and worked on farms. This agricultural heritage has allowed Amish families to stay together, rather than dispersing to distant workplaces. Farming has provided children with many opportunities to develop a strong work ethic. Close bands of farming families naturally work together, building Christian community.
Amish have big families, which can create challenges. With an average of seven children, it is difficult to find enough land for all sons to have a farm. So many Amish have begun opening shops–furniture makers, cabinet shops, other wood businesses, as well as buggy shops, quilt makers, and others–a business phenomenon that has been occurring over the past 3-4 decades.
The furniture shop is ideal for Amish in that it is similar in some ways to a farm. An Amish woodworking family is together or in close proximity most of the day, just like on the farm. Rather than working out in a factory, an Amish father is at home where he can give his children guidance. In the eyes of many Amish, furniture-making has become a good substitute occupation, one which helps preserve family and community.
Do Amish live in California? As mentioned above, one community of Amish did briefly exist in California in the early 1900s. Despite California’s title as America’s largest agricultural state, no Amish have been attracted to settle there since. Two-thirds of all Amish live in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Indiana.
But in recent years Amish have been moving West. Amish have founded settlements in Montana, Colorado, and Kansas. A recent scouting trip examined Alaska as a possible destination. Who knows? Maybe one day the Golden State will be home to its own population of Amish furniture craftsmen. Until then, California residents can find high-quality Amish-made furniture at a variety of sources, including CA Amish furniture retailers, as well as.Facebook
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