Amish traditions and today’s digital world don’t exactly intermingle. Nonetheless, online marketing opened a whole new sales avenue for Amish furniture makers. Shaker, Mission and Transitional furniture styles are available to be viewed and customized online. Therefore, it’s no surprise that it has become a booming business.
71% of Amish furniture makers expanded their businesses from 2006 to 2008. With more than 190 Amish craft shops operating in Indiana, Ohio, and Pennsylvania today.
What makes there work so timeless? It’s the commitment to traditional values such as craftsmanship and simplicity. See how Amish woodworking developed into a major influence within the furniture industry.
History of Amish craftsmanship
This infographic will travel through the history of Amish craftsmanship and explore the styles, favorite wood types and the characteristics that make them so unique. For example, did you know that in 1737 twenty-one families board a ship in The Netherlands headed for North America. Between 1737 and 1770 more than 100 Amish families settle in the ‘new world’.With little more than the clothes on their backs, they must rely on their own woodworking skills for building homes and furniture.
Also, don’t forget to checkout our infographic about the history of chairs, ‘Chairs history: A Brief History of Sitting Fashionably (Infographic)’.