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What To Look For When Buying A Quality Hardwood Dining Table For Your Home

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The Discriminating Furniture Buyers Guide To Heirloom Quality Dining Tables

Do You appreciate beautiful hardwood furniture built by craftsmen to last for generations?
Are You seeking just the right dining table to grace Your dining room or kitchen?
If so, read this Furniture Buyers Guide To Heirloom Quality Dining Tables

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Hardwood Dining Table Guide – Part 1
Hardwood Dining Table Guide – Part 2
Hardwood Dining Table Guide – Part 3
Hardwood Dining Table Guide – Part 4

Mennonite Furniture Studios Hardwood Dining Tables Guide e-Book


The Discriminating Furniture Buyers’ Guide To Heirloom Quality Dining Tables – Part 3


Upgrading To A Custom Dining Table

Many people find that it is worth paying just a little extra for a custom dining table. Available in various sizes to meet your needs and assure the best possible fit in your room. By choosing a custom dining table You can select from various hardwoods, finish colors, leg motifs, skirting styles, and table top edge treatments, to compliment Your existing furniture and suit Your own specific tastes.

Custom Extension Dining Tables
Exceptional Quality, Timely Service, Fair Price…

Shaker Style Custom Extension Dining Table With Exotic Maple Top And Matching Shaker Ladder-Back Chairs
Custom Shaker Extension Dining Table With Exotic Maple Top by American Heirloom Furniture

“We searched high and low until we found Mennonite Furniture Studios ‘American Heirloom Furniture’ via the internet. Once the maple wood for our table arrived, they mailed us stained samples. There are very few expensive items I have purchased that I felt were of exceptional quality. I would absolutely say this furniture is exceptional. The entire shopping experience with them was enjoyable. They were timely and thorough in answering my questions, went out of their way to earn my trust, charged me a very fair price (in fact, we had enough money left to place an additional order for a coffee table and two candle tables) and delivered a fine product on time. I would shop there again and recommend my friends to do the same.”
Saki, Hanover, Maryland

To Find Out More About Exceptional Custom Furniture At A Very Fair Price Call 716.775.0206 Or e-mail

How To Obtain High Quality & Lasting Value In Your Dining Table

Understand which features You should demand and which ones You should avoid in order to get the best value from Your next quality dining table purchase:

What To Insist On: – Find out exactly what to look for in a true ‘Heirloom Quality Table’ 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 table manufacturers cost-cutting steps that will simply not bear the burden of normal use in Your home.

Insist On This – What To Look For When Choosing A Quality Dining Table For Your Home

Dining Table Quality And Value: A true Heirloom Quality dining table is always a piece of furniture that is both beautiful and functional. Caringly crafted from selected solid hardwood, it will provide far superior value to any of the mass-produced tables that You’ll find in most furniture stores, and the majority of people are pleasantly surprised at just how affordable an Heirloom Quality table can be.

Quality Dining Table Construction: A true Heirloom Quality dining table is designed and constructed, using time-tested engineering principles, carefully selected hardwoods, and quality materials, to be both strong and durable. Aesthetically, the details of the table edge and the skirting (aprons) should compliment those of the legs (or pedestal), and the base size of a pedestal table should be proportional to the dimensions of the top.

Inspect The Table Top: The use of veneers is simply not acceptable for any table that You mean to use regularly and expect to last as legacy furniture. Insist on a Solid Hardwood Top that will never wear through, and may be sanded down, repaired and refinished – even when subjected to extreme ‘wear and tear’.

Look For Legacy Carpentry Techniques: Solid hardwoods, edge-jointed with care, form a long lasting, smooth table top, which with moderate care will never warp or split. Aprons (skirts) should always be pocket-screwed to the tops to allow for expansion. The special hangar-bolt fastening of the legs or pedestal to the table-top makes a joint which, should the need arise, can be tightened simply with common hand tools. If you choose a table style with drawers, look for dovetail joints (both front and back!). These superior joinery techniques have been used by craftsmen for generations to produce beautiful yet strong dining tables that retain their beauty and their functionality through time.

Check For Table Leveling Adjustment: Table legs should each have an adjustable leveler, to enable the table-top to sit flat and level on any floor.

Check For Portability: Legs or pedestals should be designed for easy removal, with a standard wrench, to simplify transportation if the need arises.

Look For Low-Friction Extendable Slides On All ‘Extension Tables’: Slides should always open smoothly (from either side) in order to be easy for a single person to handle. Legacy-designed wooden table slides must be deep dovetailed for easy movement whilst keeping the table-top correctly centered.

Special Note For Pedestal Tables: All Pedestal Tables should have smooth-running, corrosion-resistant, geared metal rails to assure a centered table-top, regardless of how many leaves you use. Double check with your sales representative to make sure that you really are getting high quality corrosion-resistant metal geared slides on any Pedestal table. If they do corrode they will lock up your table and drop a mess on your floor!

Look For A Tough Hardened Varnish: Ask about modern catalyzed finishes and clean-room coating techniques. These allow full development of color and luster that emphasize the natural beauty of the wood grain, yet allow full protection against water and spillage of common household chemicals. Today’s heirloom quality tables are far more durable than the antiques they are modeled on – so they require far less care and maintenance and actually look even better.

Ask About The Glues Used: Modern technology has allowed the development of tenacious adhesives that allow the wood to move naturally with the seasons while providing joints that are now stronger than the structure of the wood itself.


Mennonite Furniture Studios American Heirloom Furniture – Amish ‘Classic’ & Amish ‘Heritage’ Furniture Classifications

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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Contemporary Dining Suite by American Heirloom Furniture
Contemporary Dining Suite Including Fan Back Windsor Chairs, Trestle Extension Table and Trestle Bench 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.


Mennonite Furniture Studios American Heirloom Furniture – Only The Best Endures!

Uncompromised Beauty, Functionality, Durability, and Value
The Quality Tables of yesteryear were built to last by caring men who thoroughly understood their tools, materials and craft.
Today, our Mennonite & Amish furniture makers undergo a long apprenticeship to develop keen eyes and skilled hands, and these expert craftsmen are dedicated to unhurriedly building Your tables the right way – offering exceptional value without compromise!


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