The qualities of Amish made dining room chairs
Whether matching your high calibre Amish dining room table or replacing inferior dining or kitchen chairs, Amish dining chairs are your best investment. There is no other piece of furniture that we expect more from than our chairs. We plop down on them, drop food on them and yes, even stand on them. The quality of joinery and the process of production is imperative or your investment will be a loss in a few years of normal every day use. The Amish exceed the quality standards of furniture manufacturing because of their dining chairs substantial and rigid construction along with their choice of woods and finishes.
An Amish handcrafted chair's quality is easily discerned. As with all Amish furniture and accessories their hallmark is that every rail, post and joint is well designed visually and well made structurally. The Amish dining room chair is created with an integrity not found in discount dining room chairs or furniture. These kitchen and formal dining chairs are meant to last for decades unlike modern mass production chairs that must be replaced after only a few years of use. While saving money is important, buying poorly constructed dining room chairs with no integrity of design, results in loose joints and certain dissatisfaction, or even worse, injury.
Amish chairs today are much like antique vintage chairs of yesteryear. In the past pieces of furniture that have stood the test of time and that have stood up to changing conditions are highly prized even today. Yes, you can find Mission and Shaker designs easily but none that match the Amish.
Today, though available through mass production, these reproduced pieces of furniture have serious problems as to how they are reproduced and what materials are used. This issue is not present in Amish dining and kitchen chairs.
The Amish are experts in construction and pay attention to mortise and tenon joints, dowel joints, stretchers, rails and back posts, and how leg posts are joined. Stress points that strengthen the seat and the joints are carefully constructed to avoid future chair 'wobble'.
Good design in Amish chairs, whether Mission, Shaker or even contemporary is one of comfort. This, along with stability, is one of the most important indicators of great artisanship. The architecture of the back along with the seat and arms create seating comfort. The heritage of good, honest Amish carpentry has made the attention to strength and detail culminate in high end dining room chair production.
Barstools, benches, formal, contemporary, Shaker and Mission chair styles are available to meet all of your sit down dining needs. There is a wide range of styles, stains and woods to match either a previously owned table or one of the Amish handcrafted dining room tables available.
Amish woodworkers rely on American hardwoods to ensure heirloom quality dining room furniture. These woods are known for their natural durability, beauty and colours. Dining room chairs from the Amish are available in Oak, Quarter Sawn White Oak, Cherry, and Maple. Depending on the style the chairs are available with supple leather or stylish, durable cloth upholstery. Each piece of Amish dining room furniture is hand assembled, hand sanded and finished.
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