About Solid Oak | Solid Wood Amish Furniture
We work with some of the best Amish and Mennonite furniture craftsmen from the Ohio area to bring you some of the best in handcrafted, solid wood Amish furniture. We personally travel monthly to Amish country in Ohio, to bring our Illinois customers the finest solid oak, solid cherry, solid maple and other solid hardwood furniture handcrafted by the Amish. We proudly feature solid wood Shaker, Mission and other styles of furniture for your living room, bedroom, dining room, home office or any other room in your home.
We personally deliver your furniture ourselves with our own truck. We will take great care to bring your furniture inside your home and place it just where you want it, not just leaving it on the driveway. We also keep flexible delivery hours so that we can deliver when it's convenient for you.
Our Handcrafted Solid Hard Wood Amish Furniture
The Amish see furniture making as an art admired for both its beauty and integrity. They have been making handcrafted, solid wood heirloom furniture for centuries passing down the craft from generation to generation.
This furniture is created from carefully selected Pennsylvania Oak of Northern Red and White, considered to be the strongest oak in North America. It is hand built, using techniques passed along for generations, for lasting beauty.
The Beauty of solid hardwood is more than "skin deep". Neither synthetic nor engineered, it comes from nature-a simple, reliable and renewable source. Our solid hardwood tables are made up of many pieces of wood. Each is unique and you may notice natural variations in color. All are equally strong and impart the beauty and value that make solid hardwood second to none.
The trees main story is written in its unique grain pattern. Grain patterns are made by the tree's growth rings-one for each year. Each board has its own story, its own unique grain pattern and texture. Trees grow limbs, which fall to the forest floor as the tree matures. What remains are knots in the wood. Each time you see a knot on a hardwood surface, you'll know a tree limb once grew from that spot. These natural markings have absolutely no effect on the wood's durability and structural integrity. Knots and other characteristics are much like the nubs you find in such fine natural fabrics as silk and linen; they are indications of genuine quality.
Color variations are a standard trademark of hardwoods. The outside or younger wood is lighter than the inside core where the wood is usually darker. The durability and integrity of our hardwood table is not affected by these naturally occurring variations, in fact, these variations are exactly what most people want, giving them the warmth and charm of individuality. Trees absorb minerals and other essentials as they grow and prosper. You may see their traces in our tables. These natural characteristics let you know you are enjoying the authentic item, and not artificial wood imitation.
The view from the web is nice, but to really appreciate fine Amish quality and our complete selection, you must visit our showroom. The temptation to run your fingers across the various woods is hard to resist. We can show you that solid hardwood, handcrafted Amish furniture is more affordable than you may think. Bring home a quality heirloom today.
Burress proudly serves the Chicago area, the entire Midwest, and beyond. This includes Cook County, Kane County, DuPage County, DeKalb County, McHenry County, LaSalle County, Kendall County, the rest of Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin and we will even ship anywhere throughout the rest of the United States.