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Amish Furniture Styles by Weaver Furniture Barn

Amish furniture received its notice in the early 20th century when American Folk Art was discovered. Amish Furniture is very well known for its quality because it is handcrafted by the Amish with solid wood instead of laminates. Many types of wood are used including; Oak, Quarter Sawn Oak, Cherry, Hickory, Maple and Brown Maple. Great care is taken when choosing wood for a furniture piece; you will never see wood grain that looks unmatched when put together. Amish furniture is built in simple styles such as Mission and Shaker; although some Amish furniture is built in more ornate styles such as the Queen Anne style, and other more rustic styles. You can find and purchase all Amish furniture Styles in one of the oldest Amish furniture Retailers in the Midwest, Weaver Furniture Barn of Nappanee, Indiana. Here is a look at the two of the most popular styles available today.

Mission Furniture Styles: Mission furniture style was created to give relief to the Victorian era style mass produced furniture of the industrial revolution. There was a high demand for good quality simple styles of furniture instead of what was being mass produced in factories out of laminated wood. Mission furniture is characterized by its sleek straight lines and exposed joinery. It is designed to emphasize simple horizontal and vertical lines with flat panels that accentuate the grain of the wood. But when it comes to mission style furniture, simple is extraordinarily beautiful.

Shaker Furniture Styles: Shaker furniture received its roots from a religious organization (the Shakers) that believed in making their own handcrafted furniture. The designs were influenced by the concepts of order, utility and durability. Shakers made furniture for their own use, as well as for sale to the general public. Like Mission style furniture, Shaker furniture is very simple with fine joinery, and functionality. So popular in the Late 19th century the Shakers received a design patent and mass produced and sold their ladder back chairs. The Ladder back chair is still a very popular chair style today.

Where can you find fine handcrafted Mission style and Shaker style furniture? If your are in the market to purchase handcrafted fine Mission or Shaker style furniture, a great place to shop is Weaver Furniture Barn, of Nappanee Indiana; Centrally located in northern Indiana, it is only a few hours’ drive from many major cities including Chicago, and Indianapolis. And, you will be very pleased you came because Weaver Furniture Barn has a very wide selection of the fine Amish Handcrafted Mission style and Shaker style furniture pieces in their showroom.