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Looking for Amish-made furniture in Idaho?
Amish are known for their fine handmade cabinets, bedrooms, office furniture, outdoor chairs and tables, and more. While Amish do not live in Idaho, Amish-crafted furniture is available to residents of the state.
Though the nearest Amish community may be many miles away, Idaho residents have at least one option for Amish-made furniture in the state–in the Boise area, and within driving distance from other Idaho population centers such as Twin Falls.
3175 East Copper Point Drive
Meridian, ID 83642-1741
Amish-made beds, dressers, bookshelves, hutches, dining sets, hickory furniture, TV consoles, recliners, chairs, tables, clocks and more.
Sheri’s Home Interiors
1190 Timberline Center
Priest River, ID 83856
Rustic Amish log furniture from Amish-owned Montana Woodworks.
For Amish furniture dealers beyond Idaho, visit the Amish Furniture main directory, with full listings of Amish furniture businesses in the USA and Canada.
Note to Idaho 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 enjoys a burgeoning reputation. Over the past few decades, Amish have transitioned away from a primarily agricultural lifestyle to one which incorporates entrepreneurship along with traditional farming. Furniture has been a key part of that transition, and Amish-made furniture products have developed a reputation for high quality and value.
Amish wood working shops run the gamut from the small side businesses–ie, an Amish farmer may operate a small furniture business to supplement his income–to large manufacturers producing products in industrial-sized facilities, away from the home (the traditional site of the Amish shop). Most however are of a smaller scale, employing primarily family or a handful of employees.
Amish woodcraft is known for its high quality and careful attention to detail. Amish typically build furniture from quality hardwoods such as oak, elm, walnut, maple, and cherry. Some manufacturers produce pine furniture and rustic hickory pieces as well.
Amish market their furniture through a variety of means. Some Amish sell furniture directly from their property, often through a retail showroom built near the workshop where furniture is made. Numerous Amish produce primarily for a wholesale furniture market, however, often working with non-Amish dealers to distribute their pieces across the country.
Though Amish typically do not own or run their own websites, they may cooperate with a third party (non-Amish) which manages and maintains a web presence–allowing Amish access to online markets while remaining true to the strictures of the Ordnung, or guidelines for daily living, which outline acceptable practices in each Amish church in the areas of technology, dress, etc.
Purchasers of Amish furniture often like to visit a showroom to see what is available. A number of Amish craftsmen create custom furniture in a wide range of styles, from the contemporary to the classic (Mission, Shaker, Craftsman, and Queen Anne are common). Many Amish online furniture retailers sell products primarily for delivery across the country, and feature online catalogs in which potential buyers can peruse their full offer.
In recent years, Amish have expanded from their traditional heartland in states like PA, OH, and IN, moving to northern and western states, often in search of cheap farmland. Numbers of the new migrants have also set up businesses, including furniture shops (see Amish communities in Colorado and Montana).
As recently as the mid-2000s, a small Amish group was found near the town of Bonners Ferry in Boundary County, ID (see David Luthy’s Why Amish Settlements Fail: Extinct Settlements 1961-2007). Today the nearest Amish settlements to Idaho can be found at communities in western Montana.
Perhaps in the future Idahoans will be able to visit Amish furniture craftsmen in-state, but for the time being, Gem State residents can visit Amish furniture retailers either within Idaho or in neighboring states (or shop from the comfort of home via an).Facebook
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