Quality craftsmanship in the Sunshine State
Where to find Amish furniture in Florida? From Jacksonville to Orlando to the Gulf Coast, Amish furniture outlets provide furniture seekers a ready source of Amish-made tables, chairs, beds, and other home furnishings.
While “Amish” brings places like Lancaster County to mind, most people don’t realize that Florida is also home to an Amish community in Sarasota. Florida residents from the panhandle to Tampa and even Fort Lauderale and Miami can reach FL Amish furniture dealers within a reasonable drive.
Miller’s Amish Furniture
110 West Lady Lake Boulevard
Lady Lake, FL 32159-4324
Amish Creative Furnishings
101 W Oak St
Arcadia, FL 34266-3913
Outdoor furniture, tables, children’s furniture, custom pieces by Amish wood workers. Also sells Amish food items.
Wood Family Furniture
731 Northeast 5th Avenue
Crystal River, FL 34428
Both non-Amish and Amish furniture including a wide range from Amish craftsmen.
The Better Backyard (outdoor furniture)
12180-1 Philips Highway
Jacksonville, FL 32256
Amish-made outdoor, poly furniture (made from recycled material). Also sells birdhouses.
Miller’s Dutch Furniture
3737 Bahia Vista St # 6
Sarasota, FL 34232-2422
Amish-made bedrooms, dining rooms, living rooms, office furniture and custom pieces from a variety of Holmes County craftsmen.
815 West Colonial Drive
Orlando, FL 32804
Mainly non-Amish furniture lines but also featuring custom work by an Amish craftsman.
Oak Emporium of Tampa Bay Inc
15445 N. Dale Mabry
Tampa, FL 33618
Carrying Amish furniture by Amish Mills and Simply Amish.
1877 Porter Lake Drive,
Sarasota, FL 34240
Toll Free: 1-866-272-6773
A large selection of solid wood Amish Furniture. Buy at A+ Rated DutchCrafters with 30% down.
Amish Home Furnishings
1220 Ridgewood Ave.
Holly Hill, FL 32117
Daytona Beach-area furniture seller. Roughly 2/3 of furniture available is Amish-made, from Arthur, Illinois; Indiana and Holmes County, Ohio.
To find Amish furniture dealers in other states, check the Amish Furniture Guide main listings. Live in Sarasota? Check our Sarasota Amish Furniture guide for more on the local Amish/Mennonite community and furniture available there.
Note to Florida 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 quality in the Sunshine state
Florida seems an unlikely place to find an Amish community, but the Gulf city of Sarasota has long harbored a Plain presence. Amish and Mennonites live in the Pinecraft district, once a village but now a suburb of the city. While the community is not huge, in the winter months it swells as Amish and other Plain people from northern communities in Ohio, Indiana, and Pennsylvania arrive by bus for 1-2 week stays.
The Pinecraft community is a popular getaway among entrepreneurial Amish, and many of the winter visitors are in fact furniture makers from communities like Holmes County, OH or Lancaster County, PA. Amish have never had a large presence in the South, due to climate and other reasons. But Amish appreciate warm weather and a sunny climate just as much as anyone else, hence the popularity of the Sarasota plain community, which has existed since the late 1920’s.
PA Dutch fine furniture
Amish have developed a tradition for fine furniture craftsmanship over a number of decades. Flash back to the mid-20th century, and most Amish were involved with traditional farming, including dairy and some cash crops. As the century progressed and populations boomed, Amish faced a challenge–large families and high land prices challenged maintaining their agrarian-based heritage in their traditional homelands.
Wood working, typically in small shops in buildings located near the home, provided a manual occupation requiring less investment to start up. Amish have since applied a strong work ethic, attention to detail, and creativity to produce quality furniture for generations of Americans.
Today, Amish farmers are in a minority, though the profession remains highly respected among Amish. Amish furniture craftsmen employ many in their communities and provide a boost to local economies. Furniture shops allow Amish families to stay together in a home environment, allowing them to better preserve and pass on Plain Christian values. With high family involvement, wives and children take an active part in furniture production and the secondary jobs that come along with it. Wood working has proven to be a robust and growing Amish industry.
Types of Amish-crafted furniture
Amish furniture runs the gamut from outdoor furniture to office accessories to children’s pieces. Kitchen cabinets, dining room tables, bookshelves and occasional pieces are standard fare in the typical Amish furniture gallery.
Amish artisans create a wide variety of styles, from the classic Shaker, Craftsman and Mission designs to more contemporary and eclectic pieces. Solid hardwood is a hallmark of Amish construction; cherry, walnut, maple, hickory and oak figure largely in Amish furniture pieces.
Amish furniture is not the cheapest but offers high value. Many purchasers consider their Amish-made pieces future heirlooms. In addition to standard lines of furniture, Amish woodworkers create custom pieces for customers in Florida and beyond.
Since the late 1920s, Amish have maintained a presence in Florida. Amish furniture makers are among the many both visting the state in the off-season, and sending their quality creations to furniture dealers across the Sunshine State. Amish wood workers are likely to maintain a significant presence in FL, both personally and through their heirloom quality furniture, found in a range of retail shops across the state (see guide above). Read more on the Florida Amish community.
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