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Dovetails Furniture is a family owned business. We offer a full line of hand crafted, solid wood furniture. Each piece is handmade to last many generations, an investment that will last a lifetime. To each craftsman, building heirloom quality furniture is an art form. They build pieces using the same time-honored techniques their grandfathers used. These pieces are not built on an assembly line; each piece is bench-built by a craftsman. Standard features include dovetail drawers, mortise and tenon joints, and a hand-rubbed oil finish.
The Amish Story
Amish furniture first gained attention in the 1920s, when early American folk art was "discovered", and dealers and historians placed great value upon the beauty and quality of the pieces. Great attention is paid to the details of the wood in the furniture-making process. Each piece of wood is hand-selected to match the specific furniture in mind. Attention is paid to the grain of the wood, both in gluing pieces together and in achieving the desired look of the finished piece. Amish furniture is also valued for its sustainability and is considered a green product. The Amish woodworkers pride themselves in their work and view their products as both a piece of art and furnishings to be used and lived in for generations. No piece of furniture is ever identical because of the care taken to select the wood. The grain is different on every piece of wood, and the craftsmen often try to highlight the features of each individual piece.
Our motto is "if you can dream it, we can build it". Our customers appreciate our exceptional service and the freedom to build each piece to their exact specifications. We have samples of a variety of pieces in our store with full color catalogs showing all the products each builder makes. You can choose from a variety of hardwoods, finishes and sizes to meet your needs. Delivery time is 10-12 weeks.
Handcrafted furniture that is built to be enjoyed now and for many generations to come!