Find Amish Furniture Stores in Madison, Wisconsin
With over 4 dozen Amish communities across the state, Wisconsin is home to one of the largest Amish populations in America. Madison residents have numerous options when it comes to buying Amish-made furniture, whether purchasing direct from nearby Amish suppliers or patronizing an Amish-owned retail business.
Whether you live in Madison itself or in suburbs and surrounding towns such as Fitchburg, Sun Prairie, Middleton, Stoughton, Mt. Horeb, Janesville, Fort Atkinson, DeForest, Waunakee, Sauk City, Portage, Whitewater, or Edgerton, you can find Amish furniture within easy access of the WI capital.
The Wisconsin Amish furniture main page lists other Amish furniture locations around Wisconsin.
Amish-owned businesses are not open on Sundays due to Amish religious beliefs. You may find non-Amish retailers’ doors open, however. Give these businesses a ring before driving long distances, to verify business hours. Find furniture in other states with the Amish Furniture 50-state directory.
5808 Highway 51
McFarland, WI 53558
The Montage carries a range of furniture lines including Amish-made. Various styles and wood selections available. Located in southeast Madison area. This business has a sister store (The Amish Barn) near Milwaukee.
Don’s Home Furniture
2121 West Beltline Highway
Madison, WI 53713
This Madison retailer (formerly Don’s Oak Furniture) has offered Amish-made furniture since the mid-90s. Don’s Home Furniture sells primarily Amish-built furniture (roughly 95%) sourced from over 140 Amish producers, and claims to be the largest Amish furniture store in America. Furniture for the entire home (inside and outside) including living room (TV stands, sofas, chairs, entertainment centers), bedroom (dressers, nightstands, mirrors, beds), dining room (dining tables and chairs, china cabinets and more), office (desks, computer desks, bookshelves), and outdoor furniture (poly lumber Adirondack chaise lounges, chairs, picnic tables, gliders). In addition to oak, woods include maple, cherry, and hickory. Furniture viewable in showroom or made to custom order, in up to 7 different kinds of wood, two dozen+ finishes and stains, and numerous other options.
Detweiler Kauffman Furniture
Albany, WI 53502
Amish crafted furniture including bedroom furniture – sleigh beds, ladder beds, panel beds, nightstands, dressers, armoires, more. Dining room sets in numerous styles, pub tables, chairs, trestle tables, claw foot tables, china cabinets. A range of TV stands and entertainment centers, as well as office furniture (hutches, computer desks, file cabinets) along with baby furniture, occasional pieces, benches, trunks, quilt racks, and more. Styles include Mission, Shaker, Contemporary, Transitional, more. Also builds Amish made kitchen cabinets. Located 30-45 minutes by car south of Madison.
101 West Main Street
Cambridge, WI 53523
Furniture from this business is primarily built by Amish and Mennonite wood craftsmen from Wisconsin. Products include curio cabinets, furniture in oak, hickory, cherry, and pine. Also sells Amish-made quilts among a wide assortment of home items. Located half an hour east of central Madison. This business has a sister location in Augusta WI.
Amish Communities – Madison WI area
Amish settlements are heavily clustered in the western half of Wisconsin, with over 16,000 Amish living in the Badger State as of 2014. Madison lies a little more than the proverbial stone’s throw from numerous Amish communities, including in neighboring counties such as Green and Sauk.
Buying Amish furniture direct from an Amish craftsman is a more challenging but potentially more fulfilling experience. If you live in Madison, however, you have the opportunity to seek out an Amish woodworker on your own, due to the proximity of the Amish.
However, not all Amish sell to retail buyers–in fact it’s probably safe to say more prefer to sell wholesale. That noted, woodworking is among the top occupations for Amish, and in many communities can be small home shops producing furniture products.
To find an Amish business, you may have to leave Madison and visit a community. Amish typically advertise their businesses simply, using plain signs at the end of drives and posted at country road intersections. Asking about at other Amish businesses (such as variety stores or bulk foods stores) can be a good way to locate a retail craftsman. Alternatively, some furniture seekers prefer buying Amish furniture online. If you do decide to visit an Amish community, here are a few communities lying within a relatively short drive of Madison:
Kingston/Dalton (Columbia, Marquette, Green Lake County): Just an hour or so north of Madison, the community in the Kingston/Dalton is one of the two largest in the state. Roughly 1,500 Amish live in this settlement. In this settlement you’ll find numerous Amish woodworking shops producing cabinets, chairs, and rockers, among other products, and also finishing furniture. A business map listing Amish shops in the area can be found here: travelcolumbiacounty.net/ccvbamish.html
Sauk County: This county is home to two Amish communities lying 60-90 minutes from the capital (vicinity of Loganville, and LaValle). These are much smaller than the Kingston community, however, at just 2 or 3 congregations each.
Vernon County: Vernon County is noteworthy in that it is home to 5 distinct Amish communities (some of which overlap into neighboring counties such as Monroe). The largest of these is found near the town of Cashton (1,500+ Amish). Retail furniture stores can also be found in the Cashton area (see the WI Amish Furniture guide for more). Around two hours from Madison.
Madison capital photo: akasped/flickr; Cashton Amish: ed_needs_a_bicycle/flickr