If you’ve ever had the opportunity to take a drive through Amish country, you know the magnificent beauty of the Amish barns and quality sheds that grace the horizon. Even if you’ve never step food anywhere near the areas that produce Amish built sheds, you know that there are no great quality sheds, garages, farm tables, and all other furniture things than the product of Amish workshops. We all know this. But their are a lot of things regarding Amish-made goods that you might not be aware of. For example, here are a few truth bombs that might take you by surprise:
Three Surprising Facts About Amish Goods
- Amish-made Goods Don’t Always Look Like They Were Made a Century Ago.
The image you have of Amish made goods probably looks like it belongs in Abe Lincoln’s grandmother’s cabin. The reason for this is the great quality sheds and other outbuildings that are build by Amish hands are made to last forever. The structures that were produced by Amish builders a hundred years ago are still around today, looking like they were just built. However, this doesn’t mean that Amish builders are only able to create goods that look like they’re from the last century. In fact, like all craftsmen, Amish builders are usually hip with what’s hip. They build furniture and goods to compliment any design style that their customers are looking for. In fact, unlike any manufacturers who produce goods in a factory overseas, Amish builders can accommodate any instructions that their clients give them. They don’t just create superior quality sheds, garages, and furniture; they create high quality and custom sheds, garages, and furniture.
- Amish Goods Aren’t Just Available to People Who Live Nearby
We enjoy buying everything we need with the click of a button. Thanks to retailers like Amazon, we can get toilet paper, furniture, groceries, and maybe even vehicles on the World Wide Web, without leaving the comfort of our home.
Meanwhile, to quote the great lyricist, Weird Al Yankavich, Amish craftsman shun fancy things like electricity. Because of this, it’s easy to assume that Amish made goods aren’t available to you unless you’re able to physically visit an Amish workshop and talk to a craftsman in person (shutter at the thought). However, as with any other kind of manufactured goods, Amish goods follow the normal supply chain of manufacturers, wholesalers, and retailers. The skilled hands that build your Amish-made goods probably aren’t posting selfies on Instagram. However, there are suppliers of Amish goods who are reachable on the interwebs. These go-betweens are happy to work with you to get the Amish touch that you want, no matter what part of the globe you’re on.
- Amish-made Items Don’t Cost an Arm and a Leg.
We all know that Amish goods are better quality than their counterparts that are created on a conveyor belt in a factory across the globe with very little quality control (or human rights, for that matter). However, some people assume that the improved level of quality that comes with a skilled craftsman making your piece of furniture by hand and demanding perfection of themselves will come with an equally high price tag. However, there are several reasons that Amish made items have lower overhead than big box items.
- The furniture you buy from a big box furniture store come with about a thousand line items that you’re paying for. Your piece of furniture pays a CEO and a staff of hundreds of factory workers, transporters, logistics workers, sales people, and cashiers who had a hand in producing the piece. On the other hand, Amish made goods only go to pay the craftsman who actually builds your piece.
- Included in the price tag of mass-produced goods is the cost to source the materials in one part of the globe, ship them to another place to build the piece, and then ship them to your local store. Meanwhile, Amish craftsman generally source the materials they use to build their goods locally from sustainable sources. This costs a lot less and puts far less middle-men who take a cut in the equation.
- Amish builders believe in the principal of wasting nothing. This means their materials go much further, costing you less.
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