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MyCountryStuff

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1552 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: amish furniture handmade furniture country furniture

I’m interested to find out how many people make Amish furniture or are inspired in their own furniture projects by the Amish. I’m curious because I see a lot of Amish techniques in pieces that I or my buddies make, but it’s not necessarily a conscious decision. I realized this when I started to sell some of my pieces of handmade furniture and people were asking me if I was Amish!

-- Carl, Pennsylvania, http://www.mycountrystuff.com


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JimmyNate

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#1 posted 1552 days ago

I’m honestly not sure what an Amish technique is. Is there a particular style or type of joinery?

-- "We are what we repeatedly do; excellence then is not an act but a habit." ---Aristotle

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Daren Nelson

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hObOmOnk

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#3 posted 1552 days ago

I’ve spent a lot of time with the Amish in Kentucky, Ohio and Indiana.
There really is not a defined Amish furniture style.

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lumberdustjohn

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#4 posted 1552 days ago

They build the same as we do except they use air motors instead of electric motors for drilling and screwing.
The table saws, shapers and dust collectors are the same except they are usually driven with a line shaft.

Some Churches allow them to use electric motors as long as they are generator driven.

Styles are customer driven. Just like other builders of fine furniture trying to draw in customers.

-- Safety first because someone needs you.

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richgreer

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#5 posted 1552 days ago

It’s hard to stereotype Amish because the rules and customs vary a lot from one location to another.

There are 2 Amish communities close to where I live and both produce some handcrafted furniture. Most of what I have seen I would categorize as early american.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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John Gray

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#6 posted 1549 days ago

I’ve spent a lot of time with the Amish in Ohio and Indiana.
There really is not a defined Amish furniture style.
I’ve been in Amish homes and didn’t see any particular style.

-- Only the Shadow knows....................

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semi75

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#7 posted 979 days ago

Uhh oh, someone found google or Wikipedia.

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Daren Nelson

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#8 posted 978 days ago

LOL, the last spammer is less than 20 miles from my house…Maybe I should go over and watch the ’’Amish’’ build some furniture. A lot of Mexican Amish in Arcola Il., just sayin’...

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