Our primary goal is to offer people a source for quality Amish hand made furniture and woodwork. We work directly with Amish craftsmen in and around the Illinois Amish country. Many Amish shops are cottage industries which means that they do not have display rooms and do not allow the general public to visit their shops. We work with you, the customer, to help you design a gun cabinet or other piece of furniture to your needs and then work with the Amish shops to have that piece crafted.
There are numerous stores and sites on the internet that claim to sell “Amish” furniture. These shops usually have their furniture mass produced in factories and slap a tag on it or have an Amish finishing shop put a coat of finish on it so that they can claim it as “Amish made”. All of our pieces of furniture are 100% from top to bottom Amish custom crafted. We have been doing this for over 30 years. Our craftsmen order the lumber in, mill, assemble, sand, cut, finish, and everything else right in their shop. We know this because we personally see and put our hands on the furniture throughout the crafting process.
None of our pieces go down an assembly line or have computer equipment automating the making process. The Amish craftsmen still use traditional Old World techniques to craft each piece. They use such methods as hand sanding and hand rubbing stain into each piece. Most of our shops are family run shops with the father crafting the furniture and daughter, wife, or son doing the staining and finishing process.
We are shooters and hunters and can relate to your desire to safely display some or all of your collection. We work with you on design and presentation and then work as a conduit to express your needs and wishes to the craftsmen and guarantee you get the piece you want. We will work with you in our store, over email, or over the phone to discuss styles, stains, woods, and dimensions. We then contact or visit the Amish shops to get a bid on the piece. At that point we work out detailed spec sheets and drawings and/or photos that we send to you for you to inspect and make changes if needed. After the spec sheets are verified and approved we visit the Amish shops once again and get the order started. Throughout the crafting experience we have the chance to inspect your custom gun cabinet to ensure everything is properly crafted. We personally contact our Amish woodworkers approximately 3 times a week with new orders and furniture inspections. After the piece is crafted and a final inspection is made we then have the piece blanket wrapped and crated and delivered directly to your door.
We have knowledgeable staff that can work with you to ensure that you have the gun cabinet made the way you want. You don’t have to settle on something you see in a picture. We allow you to make the changes necessary to make the piece one of a kind made specifically for you.
We have been dealing with the some of the same Amish craftsmen for decades and have the experience and the know how to ask the proper questions and make sure the pieces are properly crafted. Lastly, when you heirloom is delivered, we will go over the proper care of your cabinet to ensure that it will last for generations to come.