The Amish Shops are swamped with Buy American - many items will require 12 weeks or maybe longer. Please check deliveries BEFORE ordering if you have a short time frame. Almost all items are built to order and there is very little stock or short delivery items.
We no longer able to try to meet special requests for birthday and birth events!
Horses that are padded or cherry or percheron or personalized take longer, as do painted rocking horses - up to 12 weeks is the new normal!
Heirloom Solid Hardwood Rocking Horses
Our son Bill Bedford lived with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy from Feb 19, 1970 when he was born to October 19, 2013 when he went Home to be with the Lord. We miss him terribly. We will continue to operate this web site just as he designed it and wanted it to be run. God Bless us All! Ed and Kathy Bedford
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 MAY vary from minor to major for the Rustic versions of the hardwoods, QSWO, OAK, CHERRY and HICKORY.
Our QUOTED sizes are nominal and should be correct, but we CAN 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.
(CLEAR) CHERRY WILL ALWAYS HAVE DARK VISIBLE STREAKS,
IT IS THE TRUE NATURE OF THE CHERRY HARDWOOD in the U.S.A.
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.
FINISHES VARY IN HOW THEY ARE APPLIED, HOW LONG THEY ARE IN VARIOUS HUMIDITIES AND THE UNDER-LYING WOOD GRAIN, WHICH VARIES NATURALLY OVER A WIDE RANGE!
Wood Furniture Care
Properly caring for your furniture ensures it lasts for many many years. This is especially true when
Caring For Your Furniture | Properly caring for your furniture is simple, so long as you follow some simple rules.
Always use a cloth that has wood polish when you dust. Dry dusting can scratch your wood, but the polish reduces the scratching. If you don’t dust, the dust will scratch the wood.
Do not use soap and water to clean the furniture. Water ruins the finish and can damage the wood.
The cloth you use to dust should be clean and soft. Harsh or scratchy materials could scratch the wood.
Things to Avoid | These general issues are the main culprits of furniture damage. Avoiding them can do wonders to protect your furniture.
Heat creates spots on wood finish. Always put something under hot dishes, utensils, or anything else which gets hot. This will protect the finish.
Fast changes in temperature can damage wood. This could be blasts of hot or cold air from a central heating and cooling unit. Avoid placing your wood furniture near these vents.
UV rays from the sun can destroy wood finish. Avoid direct sunlight when possible. Move furniture or close drapes, if necessary.
Liquid can ruin wood finish. Clean spills immediately and always use coasters. When cleaning a spill, never rub it - gently blot it, instead.
Proper Dusting Techniques
Do not dry dust. Use wood polish to avoid scratching, and change the cloth frequently.
Do not overspray the surface. Spray the surface evenly. Wipe clean with a circular motion.
To create a perfect shine and strengthen the finish, buff the surface until it is dry. For wood trim, apply polish directly to the cloth, not to the surface.
Always use the same type of wood polish or your furniture will become cloudy and streaky. If you use oil-based polish, maintain oil-based polish; if you use wax-based polish, maintain wax-based polish.
AVOID SILICONE BASED POLISHES, PLEASE.
AVOID HUMIDITY ABOVE AND BELOW 35 TO 45% TO AVOID EXCESS CONTRACTION OR EXPANSION OF WOOD FURNITURE, OR EVEN CRACKS!