Do You appreciate beautiful hardwood furniture built by craftsmen to last for generations?
Are You seeking fine custome hardwood cabinets to grace Your dining room or kitchen?
If so, read this Furniture Buyers Guide To Heirloom Quality Dining Cabinets
Mennonite Furniture Studios Hardwood Dining & Kitchen Cabinet Guide – Download FREE e-Book
Hand-Built American Oak Heritage Dining Set With Round Colonial Table, Contemporary Fan-Back Windsor Chairs, & Shaker Corner Cupboard by American Heirloom Furniture
Understand which features You should demand and which ones You should avoid in order to get the best value from Your next quality kitchen ir dining room cabinet purchase:
What To Insist On: – Find out exactly what to look for in a true ‘Heirloom Quality Cabinet’ that will beautifully accommodate Your needs, and be easily maintained to last for generations
What To Avoid: – Find out how to look for, identify, and avoid common cabinet manufacturers cost-cutting steps that will simply not bear the burden of normal use in Your home
Avoid ‘Beautiful only on the outer face’ When only the top and front are pretty and the back and bottom of the cabinet are ugly, you know that shortcuts have been taken. On the other hand, quality furniture pieces will look great from the front, back, underneath, and inside the case. This test will show you whether the person that made the piece was in it for his love of fine craftsmanship or if the person was building for a fast buck – at Your expense!
Look Behind The Cabinet: shallow beauty is a sure sign that other cabinet components and / or the finish are also likely to be sub-standard, and will degrade and become problematic in use.
Avoid Finishes That Are Not Guaranteed To Be Water Resistant: Lacquers are not water resistant and are not as hard as modern conversion varnishes. A water resistant finish means that sweating glasses will not leave rings on your cabinet top.
Insist On Solid Hardwood Throughout: Avoid any cases constructed with particle board, and beware of the terms ‘all wood’, ‘solid all wood’, and ‘veneers’. Avoid soft tropical woods and particleboard components that will split or crack when subjected to weight or swell and chip when subjected to moisture.
Avoid Sloppy Joinery & Poor Craftsmanship: The structural members of the furniture case must meet in a tight joint. Predominantly caused by poor craftsmanship, poorly fitted joinery will result in early failure and a short service life in your home. Drawers that do not use dovetail joints or doors that do not use mortise-and-tenon joints are another sure sign of inappropriate cost-cutting.
Amish ‘Classic’ Furniture Piece
A ‘Reproduction Antique’, faithfully following a distinct and premier antique furniture piece. Mennonite Furniture Studios ‘Classic’ Furniture remains exactly true to the original furniture form and style, using the original joinery techniques.
Compared to the master piece, use of modern glues and finishes enhances quality, and selected components may deploy a minor increase in wood thickness in order to address a known weak point in the original design.
Mennonite Furniture Studios Amish ‘Classic’ Furniture pieces are actually of higher quality, and are more durable and easily maintained, than the antique masterpieces that they are modeled upon.
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Shaker Cherry Dining Furniture Suite with Dutch Cupboard On Sideboard by American Heirloom Furniture
Amish ‘Heritage’ Furniture Piece
A Masterful Adaptation of a distinct and premier antique furniture piece, with some alteration to increase both functionality and durability
Compared to the original piece, use of modern glues and finishes enhances quality. Variations in both joinery techniques and wood thickness enhance strength and durability. Adjustment of the original form and style improve functionality.
Mennonite Furniture Studios Amish ‘Heritage’ Furniture pieces are actually of higher quality and more durable, requiring less maintenance, and offering enhanced functionality, compared to the original furniture pieces that they are modeled upon.
The Quality Cabinets of yesteryear were built to last by caring men who thoroughly understood their tools, materials and craft.
Today our Mennonite & Amish furniture makers undergo an apprenticeship to develop keen eyes and skilled hands, and these expert craftsmen are dedicated to unhurriedly building Your legacy-quality dining room & kitchen furniture the right way – offering exceptional value without compromise!