Off the beaten path... and well worth the trip - Furniture Tour
by Ohio's Amish Country
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Tucked away on the quiet back roads of Ohio's Amish Country, treasures await those who are willing to take the time to discover them. Some of those treasures can be found in the many small furniture stores that dot the countryside. Amish-made furniture has a well-earned reputation for quality and craftsmanship. Though each of the shops highlighted below has its own unique flavor, each has a strong commitment to quality and excellent customer service. As you plan your next trip to Amish Country, you won’t want to miss these hidden treasures.
If your looking for a piece of Amish Country that will fit into your living room, why not try Homestead Furniture, in Mount Hope? Homestead Furniture offers customers a fine selection of solid hardwood, hand-tooled furniture made by local Amish craftsmen—much of it on-site. But customers aren’t limited to just their in-store selection, though there is plenty there to choose from. Designers at the store’s Design Center will work with a customer’s photo, drawing or idea to help create one-of-a-kind pieces that will last for generations. Look for them on the left as you go north out of the downtown area of Mount Hope on 241.
Perhaps you're interested in refinishing your cabinets into something unlike anything else? Just west of Mount Hope sits Mullet Cabinet. Stunning hand-painted glasswork designs and exotic woods such as African zebrawood set this cabinet shop apart. Their 3,500-square-foot design center showcases kitchen, bath, office and laundry room cabinetry, and designers are on hand to help customers create the room of their dreams. As the only manufacturing facility in Ohio with the Color Expert System, Mullet Cabinet manufactures its own stains, paints and glazes. Their products are low-VOC finished and environmentally friendly, and all are backed by the Mullet Family Promise Guarantee.
Once your back on the road, you may decide that you want something for the kids. Kids Collection of Walnut Creek is just what you're looking for. This unique store stocks the area’s largest collection of locally crafted nursery and youth bedroom furniture to outfit a child “from crib to college.” Kids Collection also offers a wide selection of specialty toys, including popular brands such as Playmobil, Thomas the Tank Engine and Corolle dolls, along with locally made wooden toys.
Still haven't found that spectacular piece? Well, you won't miss Weaver's Furniture of Sugarcreek on Old Route 39 when you head east, as the family name painted on the building directs you to some of the finest products the area has to offer. Express your personal style with a one-of-a-kind heirloom piece, crafted with the same excellence as every piece in Weaver’s 14,000-square-foot showroom. Weaver Furniture works hard to keep up with current trends, offering a wide variety of traditional and contemporary styles showcased in room-like settings so you can easily envision them in your own home.
As you embark on your second day of furniture shopping, you can begin your day at Four Corners Furniture in Millersburg, on the right just past Township Road 629. At Four Corners, the Miller family and their employees build every piece of furniture on-site, thus ensuring reasonable pricing and consistently high quality. Four Corners specializes in bedroom furniture, but offers a selection of dining room furniture as well. Choose from oak, cherry and rustic cherry, brown and hard maple, and hickory. Nine different styles are available, ranging from Shaker to contemporary.
Take a drive on up SR 83 to Jake's Handcrafted Oak, and look for their sign at the Y in the road, just north of Holmesville. Half the fun of visiting Jake’s is the trip there. Feel the stress melt away as you drive past picturesque Amish farms and fields. Upon arrival, you’ll find a 5,400-square-foot showroom of furniture for almost every room in the house. Styles range from rustic hickory to elegant Shaker style and elaborate Queen Anne designs.
Head south back to Millersburg, and east into Charm, where you'll find Ole Mill Furniture. Despite its small size - or perhaps because of it - Charm certainly lives up to its name. A perfect example is Ole Mill Furniture, an old feed mill that owner Leon Mast transformed into a furniture store. Since 1986, Mast has been selling high quality Amish-made furniture, some of his own original design. With more than 7,000 square feet of furniture and accessories, you’ll want to allow plenty of time to explore the old building’s nooks and crannies. Along with their furniture selections, Ole Mill Furniture offers P. Graham Dunn wall art, candles and other accessories.
Just down the road, east of downtown Sugarcreek, is what was formerly known as Dutch Valley Furniture. Today, The Coop truly captures the flavor of Amish Country. Browse through two floors of handcrafted hardwood furniture, textiles and kitchenware in a surprising setting—a renovated chicken coop. The building is part of a farm originally owned by the Lorenz family, now home to the Dutch Valley Restaurant and Carlisle Inn as well as Dutch Valley Gifts. Along with its classic furniture lines, The Coop carries well-known accessories such as Colonial Candle, Zyliss ergonomic utensils, World Rugs, Sorrento dishware and Nordicware. Their professional interior designer will be happy to help you create the perfect look for your home.
Spending a day at several stops on the eastern side of Amish Country will make the furniture shopping easy. Custom, quality craftsmanship and owner Levi Graber’s attention to detail are what sets Precision Woodworking, north of Sugarcreek, apart. At Precision Woodworking, they can customize anything from kitchen cabinetry to fireplace mantels to window seats, working from a photo or simply an idea. Custom cabinet accessories such as pasta drawers, spice racks and utensil doors add the perfect finishing touches. Many different types of woods and finishes are offered along with metallic accents and marble, granite, or laminate countertops. Customers are welcome to stop by to watch the progress on their order. One hundred percent customer satisfaction is the goal at Precision Woodworking.
You can't miss the sign for Swiss Valley Furniture, right on state Route 39 just outside of downtown Walnut Creek. Swiss Valley Furniture is proud of the fact that all of its furniture is built on-site, with quality and craftsmanship that will last a lifetime and beyond. At Swiss Valley Furniture, the salesperson that helps you custom design your piece of furniture is often the person who builds it as well. At 24,000 square feet, they have one of the largest showrooms in the area, giving customers a wide variety of styles to choose from. The store is owned by the third generation of the Mullet family, known in the area for their top quality furniture.
Stay on state Route 39, and head southeast of Walnut Creek to find Walnut Creek Furniture. Not your typical Amish Country furniture store, the options at this stop are limitless. There’s something special about it, or rather someone, and his name is Dale Miller. A master artisan, Miller scours estate auctions, industrial warehouses and salvage yards for interesting materials to upcycle into gorgeous, one-of-a-kind pieces of functional art. Weathered barn siding becomes cozy chairs, beds, and coffee tables, while metal gears lend an industrial look to metal shelving and décor. For truly one-of-a-kind furniture and interior design inspiration, this is one store you won’t want to miss.
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