Amish furniture makers are known for their careful attention to detail, and a high level of craftsmanship. They are also known for the quality woods that they select and use in the building process.
The majority of the Amish furniture at Burress Oak is made from a premium Red Oak, a sturdy wood with a beautiful grain pattern to it.
When it comes to purchasing furniture, there’s no shortage of variety. Many of the pieces available in today’s showrooms lack a long-term quality, however. When they are built using laminates or particle board, they lack the total quality of a solid wood piece. Often times these kind of shortcuts in the less visible areas on the furniture are the first to give.
When you are buying wood furniture to fit your home, there are several factors to consider. It may be tempting to buy a painted piece of furniture, or paint it yourself to fit the color scheme of a certain room. But before you start matching furniture colors to the wall, consider a more natural look.
Amish women never cut their hair, which they wear in a bun on the back of the head. On their heads they wear a white prayer covering if they are married and a black one if they are single. In earlier times the women wore flat straw hats.