Buying Amish Furniture in Atlanta

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Amish Furniture or Colonial Furniture: What's Your Style?

Many people love the Amish furniture while others prefer the look of Colonial furniture. Yet others
prefer the intricacy of the old French furniture style or the fine graceful lines of Thomas Sheraton.
What's your style: do have any specific furniture style that makes your pulse race when you see it?

Many of us do, although most of us cannot afford the real thing - at least not as far as Louis XV or
the two Thomases, Sheraton and Chippendale, are concerned. However, you can furnish your
home or even just a room in your home, in your preferred style if you are prepared to accept
reproductions. Some reproduction furniture is so good that the untrained eye cannot tell the

If you like Amish furniture then you are even more in luck, because there are several firms that
produce this style of furniture, including Simply Amish where every piece is made by hand.
Whether it is that, Colonial furniture or something else, you have wonderful choice of options
online to furnish your home in whatever style you prefer.

Let's look at two opposing styles: Amish furniture and French furniture. In one case the genuine
article, hand crafted by genuine Amish carpenters using tradition skills handed down the
generations, and in the other, reproductions made to look like original pieces from the 1715-74
Louis XV period or the succeeding Louis XVI period.

Amish furniture is simple and functional. It is made from solid American hardwood, hand-made
and hand-finished just as it always has been in America's heartland. This furniture is built to last
and built to carry out a job. Chairs are steady and strong, tables are solid and cabinets have solid
wood drawers than run freely and smoothly.

French reproductions are made to look good; they are intricately carved or scrolled and expertly
upholstered. The Louis XV period was one of innovation with intricate carving and graceful curves,
based on the cyma curve, or elongated 'S ' shape that provides a fluidity and sense of movement
in the piece.

French furniture crafted during this period tended towards the ornately feminine, and was fairly
small but very comfortable with plush fabrics on softly sprung upholstery. Rococo furniture was
also in vogue during this period, heavily upholstered with heavy cushions and exaggerated
carvings and embellishments on the visible parts of the wooden frames.

You can purchase reproductions of all these online today from furniture companies such as
Southwood Furniture Corporation, while Colonial furniture is available from Stickley. There are
many more furniture vendors you should be able to find online. If you have a wish to decorate and
furnish a room in the Lois XV or Rococo style, then you can do so. The same holds true for the
Colonial style, where you could use either antique Colonial furniture or reproduction pieces.

Many choose Amish furniture simply because it will be genuine and not reproduction. As already
explained, modern Amish furniture is genuinely Amish. It is made by hand by Amish people with
traditional skills. What would it take to furnish a dining room with Amish furniture?

First you will need a table, and there are many to choose from. You could use an Amish gathering
table, with a basic 60 inch table and the option to purchase additional 18 inch leaves to extend it in
length. Double or Triple pedestal tables are also very popular, or you could opt for a simple fixed-
length trestle table.

Each of these is available in a selection of woods and finishes, and many firms will be able to
match a shade sample as closely as possible. Dining chairs, or side chairs, are available in many
shapes and styles, including the traditional bentback and ladder back designs. They are available
to purchase singly in woods and finishes to match the table.

You would likely also want a sideboard, crafted in a variety of styles and in traditional woods such
as maple, walnut, cherry and hickory. A stacking red oak wine rack capable of holding up to 32
bottles would be nice accompaniment to your table, chairs and sideboard. You dont want too
much furniture since that is not the genuine Amish style.

In fact, if you use a site such as Simply Amish, you can build your own Amish furniture. You
choose what you want and are then provided with a PDF file containing a blueprint from which to
choose your initial shapes, edge shapes and your choice of legs. That is the ultimate in

Whether your preference is for Amish furniture, Colonial furniture or French period furniture, you
can decorate and furnish any room in your home to that specific style. Even just one room satisfies
most people's desire to see their style personified in their home. Find the right website and they
should be able to handle your requirement.

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For fabulous home furniture in Atlanta visit Patterson Furniture where you will find a large range of
bedroom furniture, dining furniture and even custom furniture made to your own design. Patterson
offers the best in Atlanta furniture from their website at:

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