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The Amish Shops are very busy with Buy American. All pricing on this web site is subject to confirmation when the order is placed.As always, we reserve the right to refuse and refund an order that is priced in error and would be unprofitable.
A great many motels, hotels and eateries have discovered Amish furniture has outstanding durability, long life and attractive ruggedness, so they are ordering heavily. Most Amish shops are up at least 50% in back orders, which means your order may take awhile longer than it has in the past!
ALL OF THESE PRINTS SHOWN IN THE SLIDES ARE FOR SALE FOR $34.95 for 8 x10.
Pause the Slides by hitting the slide pause button.
Just email us the name of the slide you might wish to order edwb (at) att.net.
All PRINTS are available with personalization up to 36 letters and spaces at NO CHARGE! Any printed words on any of the examples here are NOT included unless you request it!
These museum quality painting has been created by American artist Richard Neuman. From an art career which has spanned over fifty years, his work now graces homes in all 50 states and in many countries around the world. Around the year 2000, as a tremor diminished his ability to draw freehand, Richard took this opportunity to master the art of digital painting.
Photo based painting is a relativity new venue for artistic expression. Cameras, computers, software and printers replace brushes and paints. Making a close inspection of his contemporary media paintings with those in traditional media, one will find it impossible to distinguish between the new and old methods of painting.
These captivating paintings are carefully crafted creations taken from the life and travels of this 70+ year old artist. While the subjects of Richard Neuman’s art are wide and varied, each original painting began as an image captured on location by his own camera. Back in his studio, Richard devotes hours combining his vast graphic experience with current hi tech tools to create the final image. View the world through the eyes of this American artist. Enjoy the simplicity of close up views of its people and places. Discover common everyday things can be beautiful.
You will, no doubt, treasure at your home or office - all of your choices of his impressionistic and minimalistic paintings as much as Richard enjoyed creating them for you! Your painting created with contemporary artists tools comes on archival watercolor paper using a professional giclee printer.
You will never find these charming products at mass merchandisers! These 8 inch x 10 inch prints are created using a very modern technology called Giclee (zhee-klay).
Each print is printed using seven archival inks on acid free paper, which is then coated to resist finger printing and protect from fading by UV rays. Unlike home ink jet printers, these printers run into the thousands of dollars to purchase and individual ink cartridges can be $100 or more. Enjoyed & Collected Around The World. Richard transforms images of everyday life into universally appealing vignettes enjoyed by everyone. It is no surprise that his work can be found in homes in every state and in many countries around the world. All Prints are created on very high quality watercolor paper using professional giclee printers.
Six colors of pigmented archival ink are used to insure longevity and an amazing range of rich colors. This is not your grandfathers desktop printer - not even close. Usually your prints will look better than the image you see on your monitor. But colors between your monitor and the print can vary.
After being individually reproduced in the artist's studio on a 13 x 19 inch sheet of high quality watercolor paper using six colors of pigmented archival ink, it will be rolled, placed in a mailing tube and shipped via First Class mail. I have embraced computer graphics from its inception! Richard bought his first Apple II computer in the early 70’s when less than 20,000 had been made and sold. The manual for it was hand written!! Our own company, established in the late 90’s was computerized from the very beginning to help us produce prints and products for the wholesale markets. The early involvement in computer technology paid dividends more recently in the form of growing internet sales.
My studio is only a few yards away from the house that Faith and I built with our own hands in 1989. The house and studio are on land that has been in my family for over 140 years.
We call our rural property Axis Mundi because it is indeed the center of our world. Many of the drawings I have created over the years come from visual delights readily found around Axis Mundi.
Over the last 5 years, since withdrawing from 20 years of traveling and selling at wholesale and retail shows, I have had time for additional creativity. For example, I teamed with Stacey Gabel, a talented teacher/author, to draw farm equipment for a series of children books. They’re called: The Readin Machines.
Faith and I found time to become active with international students at the University of Findlay and now enjoy having many friends from Japan, Taiwan, South Korea, China and Thailand. It was from this university involvement that Pei-Hsuan came into our lives and we are better for having met her.
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
The construction of an heirloom chest or other furniture begins with lumber that has been aged under cover for almost a year to dry it out to a level of moisture where it can be moved to a drying kiln for two weeks.
This reduces the wood to the proper moisture level of about 10% and kills any internal bugs that might be present in the core of the tree wood.
Those boards then go to a facility that combines them into a glued up panel suitable for the top and sides and back of the toy box or other furniture item. There are at least five different levels of wood quality for those boards. Our supplier sorts the boards and uses only the highest quality. Overall business is so large as to overwhelm those board making panel facilities so that it takes about ten weeks to make up the toy box panels or other furniture panels of the appropriate high quality.
Then our Amish builder receives them and schedules them in his facility, which is backed up for the three or more workmen by about 8 weeks.
The complete fully assembled chest or other furniture item then goes to the finishing facility for staining and overcoat protection. They are running about four weeks.
There is no way to rush the process, because training a skilled wood worker takes a few years and non-Amish do not to want to do that work that is very labor intensive. The Amish have to raise their own workers! We appreciate your patience while this process goes forward for your order!
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!
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