Amish Furniture – Florida

Quality craftsmanship in the Sunshine State

fl amish furnitureWhere 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.

Florida Amish furniture stores

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Miller’s Amish Furniture
110 West Lady Lake Boulevard
Lady Lake, FL 32159-4324
(352) 753-8331

Amish Creative Furnishings
101 W Oak St
Arcadia, FL 34266-3913
(863) 993-1100
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
(352) 795-9855
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
(904) 655-1504
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
(941) 952-5646
Amish-made bedrooms, dining rooms, living rooms, office furniture and custom pieces from a variety of Holmes County craftsmen.

Whitmire’s Furniture
815 West Colonial Drive
Orlando, FL 32804
(407) 422-5621
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
(813) 264-7378
Carrying Amish furniture by Amish Mills and Simply Amish.

Dutch Crafters
1877 Porter Lake Drive,
Sarasota, FL 34240
Office: 941-377-5112
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.

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Amish furniture manufacturers from Midwestern states often vacation in Florida

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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    1. Merle Painter

      Ft. Walton, Fl Amish furhiture

      Please send me info for the furniture builders in area. I live in Gulf Breeze & was told by my friend that showed me her beautiful custom-made chairs,table, & oak chest that she had built in Ft, Walton to contact this web-site. Thanx!

      1. Amish furniture in Florida panhandle?

        Hi Merle, above you’ll find all the stores I have been able to locate and confirm carry Amish furniture. There are many furniture stores in Ft. Walton but I do not know that there is one which carries Amish-made products.

        You might want to just use Google maps and see if one of the above addresses is within a reasonable drive and make a day trip. There is also a store in Elberta, Alabama which looks about 90 min from your area. Give them a call to confirm if they have what you are looking for first though:

        Furniture Haus‎
        26800 US Highway 98
        Elberta, AL 36530
        (251) 986-8480

        1. I am looking for an Amish wooden casket for myself. I do not know when I will be needing it but I know that it will be sometime. I would like to have it ready for when the time comes. I live in the Panhandle near Panama City,Fl. inland. Is there any Amish craftsman nearby that do this ?
          I come from Northern Indiana and am familiar with the wonderful Amish People. Barbara Knotts, 211 Mossie Rd., Wewahitchka,Fl., 32465

    2. Lisa

      Question about Builders

      I have a friend who is moving to Florida and would llike an Amish made barn for her horses. I was wondering if you know of any in the Daytona area or elsewhere in Florida.

      1. All Products Amish Made

        To everyone who is looking for anything amish made I can get whatever you want may it be (cabinets , mini-barn , large machinery shed , or wooden toys it does not matter just give Larry a call at 812-444-9539 Thanks

    3. Isabella Rasi

      Looking for a Cottage/cabana for my backyard, made by Amish tradesman?
      (In florida)
      Your help is appreciated.

      1. Mary

        Builder in Hernando county?

        Hello Did you find anyone??