Local Amish-made quality in the First State

de amish furnitureDelaware Amish furniture seekers are in luck, with a sizeable Amish community right outside Dover.  Local Amish craftsmen create a variety of pieces for every room in the home.

Outside the state capital, residents of other Delaware cities such as Wilmington and Newark have a range of options for Amish furniture as well.  Delaware also lies within a short drive of the large Lancaster County community, home to many Amish woodworkers.

Delaware Amish furniture stores

Amish Furniture

Troyer Custom Woodcraft
1609 Yoder Dr.
Hartly, DE 19953
(302) 492-0602

Byler’s Cabinet Shop
1926 Dinah’s Corner Rd.
Dover, DE 19904

Dutch Country Heirloom Furniture
11233 Trussum Pond Road
Laurel, DE 19956
(302) 875-1608
Family-owned furniture store in Laurel, Delaware, offering custom-built hardwood furniture, poly outdoor furniture, sheds & storage buildings, and vinyl playsets.

Troyer’s Cabinet Shop
476 Apple Grove School Rd.
Wyoming, DE 19934
(302) 678-0256

West Dover Woodcraft
2417 Pearson’s Corner Rd.
Dover, DE 19904

Miller Woodworks
764 Winding Creek Rd.
Dover, DE 19904
(302) 730-0188

Walnut Grove Cabinets
308 Rose Valley School Rd.
Dover, DE 19904
(302) 678-2694

Hickory Hill Cabinets
434 Lynnbury Woods Rd.
Dover, DE 19904
(302) 653-5496 Ext. 9

Shady Maple Woodcraft
4091 Hazlettville Rd.
Dover, DE 19904
(302) 734-8702

Oakcrest Furniture Inc
6467 Milford Harrington Highway
Harrington, DE 19952-2356
(302) 398-3949
Amish-made furniture in pine, cherry, and oak; Amish sheds, bedroom furniture, entertainment centers, children’s rockers and more.

For Amish furniture listings in Pennsylvania and neighboring states, visit the Amish Furniture Guide main directory.

Note to Delaware residents: Please be sure to check opening hours of any Amish furniture businesses listed in this guide before traveling long distances to visit them.  While we strive to keep this directory up-to-date, business locations and availability can change.  Not responsible for changes to information.

Amish furniture heritage

The Dover, Delaware area has been home to Amish for nearly 100 years.  Traditionally, Amish have made a living by farming, and the Delaware Amish were long the same.

amish furniture delaware

Amish furniture makers in Delaware

However, like in other Amish communities facing population pressure, land prices have made it difficult to farm.  Amish in the Dover area compete with land developers and the encroaching capital city.  Today, less than 2 dozen Amish remain in full-time farming in the Dover area.

Amish in this sole Delaware community have turned to furniture making and other small businesses as a means of economic support.  Furniture craftsmanship allows Amish to work together as family, similar to what they maintain on the farm.

Amish put manual skills to good use in furniture shops.   Amish youth may apprentice with family or furniture-making neighbors from a young age.  The average Amish wood worker has many years of experience under his belt, often starting from the teens.

Amish furniture appeals to a wide range of buyers, in part due to the many styles and varieties available–not only traditional styles such as Mission or Shaker furniture, but modern designs as well.

Add to the mix the many solid hard woods Amish use, such as oak, walnut, cherry, and maple, as well as the wide range of finishes available, and the variations of Amish furniture are nearly limitless.  Amish craftsmen typically do custom work on demand, and are able to adapt bedroom, dining room, living room, and children’s furniture, as well as cabinets and other home furnishings, to a client’s individual needs.

Dover Amish woodworking

The Dover DE community is one of a few East Coast Amish settlements facing high population pressures (others would include Lancaster County, PA, and St. Mary’s County, MD).  In addition to opening wood working shops and other businesses, some Amish have responded by leaving for other communities in states like Virginia and Kentucky.

However a good number of Delaware Amish furniture producers continue to operate at Dover.  With a sizeable population remaining, Delaware is likely to keep a contingent of Amish wood workers, providing a source of quality locally-made home furnishings for First State residents for the foreseeable future.

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