Amish Handmade Furniture


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A Quick Look at the Art of Amish Furniture Making

This brief summary about the Amish furniture manufacturing processes and practices is based in part on our personal observations over a couple of decades, as well as: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amish_furniture.

In our interactions with the Amish, we have seen that, because of their beliefs about being disconnected from dependence directly on worldly sources, they use a gas or diesel-powered generator to produce some DC and some AC electricity and air compression and/or vacuum and hydraulic pressure sources.

So their shops are never connected to the electrical utility in their town or village.

Some groups use long shafts under the floor with pulleys that have a belt that supplies motive power to the connected machines. Others use hydraulic or air power, or even electrical power that is generated locally to power their machines.

The core idea behind handcrafting is to begin by selecting wood that meets the individual Amish craftsman’s critieria for beauty and durability in the finished furniture piece. The grain, the type of hardwood and way it will be assembled and machined and even the choice of stain, are all factored into the choices the Amish craftsman makes.

Even relatively small pieces of wood that might be the leg of a chair for example, are always made from individual pieces of hardwood lumber that are pressure glued together and then machined and shaped to the final form.

This is particularly important in the case of large flat hardwood lumber surfaces, which are cleverly put together from boards so as to alternate the curvature of the original tree in an alternating pattern. That is an immense skill that is perhaps most present in the Amish furniture making community.

Hardwood lumber left outside in its natural form or in area of excessive moisture, will try to go back to the curve of the tree from which it was created – it warps!

Unfinished lumber is particularly vulnerable to such warpage, so the process of sealing and staining and top coat protecting such furniture with very modern stains and polyurethanes is often done by Amish shops who only do this "finishing”, as it is called locally.

In some cases, very complex shapes will be cut to form using Computer Controlled Machines that are powered with electricity from the Amish-owned generator.

The parts that make up a finished piece of Amish furniture are often made by several Amish workers in their own individualized shops and brought together in a final Amish assembly shop to be prepared for finishing.

It is important to note, that most of the Amish do not use the Internet to directly sell their products. That is most often done by non-Amish families such as ourselves, that visit the shops and publish photos of specific items and then work with the general public to take their orders on the Internet or over the 'phone. We then hand deliver the orders to the Amish, and in our case, pick them up when finished completely to be prepared for shipping by another Amish family.


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  • We are a small business of 18 years and sell below $1 million so we are not obligated to collect Sales Tax except in Ohio. You Save! We charge NO sales tax for 47 States!
  • We live in the midst of the Amish builders and visit them to expedite orders almost daily
  • We appreciate your inquiries and your business and offer a 5% Anniversary discount.
  • If you live within 150 miles of Berlin Ohio you may save up to 30% on larger items like Hope Chests and multiple items like Amish Dining Chairs, if you pick up your items in Berlin.
  • Thanks for visiting and we hope to see you again and to be of service to you!
  • We ship FedEx in most cases to ship your items when they are finished being built and the shipments arrive at your door quickly. You will receive a FedEx tracer and in 24 hours that tracer number allows you to follow the progress of your shipment.

Our son Eddie Bedford lived with Muscular Dystrophy for 13 years and went home to Jesus in 1980.

Our son Bill Bedford lived with Muscular Dystrophy for 43 years. He helped found this website. He went home to the Lord in 2013.

My wife Kathleen Ann Bedford - Married 56 years- went home to Jesus on 9/19/2022 and to our two sons Eddie and Bill after an Alzheimer's related illness. A friend said, "Heaven is rejoicing in her presence!"  Ed Bedford
A friend said:

Ed: I remember you and Kathy as you mourn her loss. You blessed her so beautifully as you worked so hard to keep her at home with you. She fought the good fight against Alzheimer’s and is at peace with her maker. You fought the good fight against Alzheimer’s with her and your halo may be waiting. But, you are still alive and given the gift of earthly life for perhaps several years yet. Enjoy them, celebrating the family you have loved so absolutely beautifully. 


One great reason that Eddie and Bill and Kathy had such full and productive lives was due to our daughter Sharon (Bedford) Douglas and her great help to us from her time as an infant. Her husband Dan Douglas stepped forward over 26 years ago since their engagement to add a level of comfort and wonderful activities for Bill and Kathy and me, Ed, first at their home in Michigan and later when they moved to Rocky River, Ohio! From almost the time they were infants our granddaughters, Zoe age 24, and Lucy age 16 were always there for Bill and Kathy, and me.

When Kathy went to the nursing home when I took ill, Sharon and Dan handled all the financial and bureaucratic details to get Kathy enrolled permanently at Ennis Court. They and Zoe and Lucy visited her there regularly with flowers and games and news of the family. Kathy was taken care of very well there and enjoyed the food and the staff and the fresh flowers inside and outside the home. She was happy there until her transfer to hospice, almost a year later.

Weather and other delays often occur in the Amish and our community, thus we are completely unable to GUARANTEE any delivery. We and they will do our best, but we are not liable in any way for delays, regardless of the cause!
Because hardwood is a natural product, created by nature and then finished by skilled Amish craftsmen, you can expect the usual variations in wood color, stain color, some degree of cherry pits, even in so-called clear cherry (Filled for regular cherry, normally open for Rustic Cherry). Knots vary from minor to major for the Rustic versions of the hardwoods, QSWO, OAK, CHERRY and HICKORY.
Our sizes are nominal and should be correct, but we may also make errors. If a given dimension is critical, please call to let us know that and to confirm the dimensions. Differences of an inch or so are not errors, but just the result of the hand made process as practiced by the Amish builders. Thanks!

Hardwoods may contain mineral deposits, pits, gum streaks, small pin holes, knots, color differences, unusual grain patterns, darker heart wood, lighter sap wood, etc. However, it is these attributes that comprise the beauty of hardwood furniture. No two items are exact duplicates, and therefore Educational Electronics Inc. makes no representation or guarantee that Customer's furniture will appear exactly as another.

# Our address is: Ed Bedford
101 Lakeview Dr Apt28
Millersburg, Oh 44654
330 958 5862
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