Frugal Feature: Secrets to Buying Amish Furniture at Best Value

March 22, 2023

The following post is from a guest contributor to this blog

Amish furniture is renowned for its durability, quality, and longevity. It is also well known for its cost. While the price is well worth it in the end, not everyone has a big budget when it comes to buying furniture.

That can prove a problem when looking for quality pieces that last, but it doesn’t have to be that way. With some research, planning, and patience, it can be possible to find Amish furniture at a great value. You can enjoy quality and comfort without breaking the bank.

Pinpoint your budget

Obviously, before you start buying pieces, you need to have your budget sorted. Knowing how much money you have to spend on pieces will help narrow the search down, saving time and energy while also avoiding finding stuff you love but can’t afford.

Figuring out the budget might take some time as well, but it’s a good starting point for deciding what you want and where you can find furniture that will fit that range.

Determine your style

With a budget in mind, it’s time to think about what you actually want to buy. Do you want robust pieces to fill a large room, or smaller ones to fit into a cozy den or bedroom? These questions need to be asked when buying furniture anyway, but they are useful when on a budget to thin the search herd and better focus your energy.

It might be tricky finding pieces that fit your style and budget, but there are ways if you know where to look. You can buy Amish made furniture that fits your style and affordability. While there is plenty of value in such pieces on their own, finding them is the trick. Fortunately, you have plenty of options in that regard.

Secondary markets

When buying furniture, secondary markets can often provide great value as opposed to direct retail. It can take some searching to find what you want at the price and quality you desire, but savings are often well worth the time.

For example, when buying a solid wood crib, instead of buying a new one, you might be able to find a used piece on places like Facebook marketplace or a local consignment store. Wooden furniture lasts, and pieces like cribs aren’t usually kept around once the child has outgrown their use.

Not everyone who inherits wooden furniture can keep it, so they sell it if they have no one else to give it to, either. While the selection may not be the greatest, if you do some digging you might be able to find what you like. Part of dealing with such markets is having some flexibility.

Secondary markets are especially useful with Amish furniture because of their small production. It’s effectively recycling that keeps the market going without increasing production, which can affect quality. That means wherever and however you acquire your furniture, it will be a great piece for a great value.

Buy wholesale

Sometimes it pays, or rather saves, to go direct to the source. When you decide to buy Amish made furniture, you might want to consider going directly to the source. While driving directly to the local Amish woodshop isn’t really practical, there are other ways to obtain their pieces directly.

Thanks to the power of the internet, furniture can be bought directly from companies with warehouses instead of retail stores. This means you save on retail costs, creating great value for the same quality pieces available elsewhere.

The downside to buying online is you rarely get a chance to see the pieces in person. That might make you nervous, but, if the listings are thorough and the site reliable, you should be fine. You do need to remember to take shipping costs and options into account as well, though. Otherwise you might find your savings ruined by the giant box waiting on your porch one day.

Shop local

Shopping local is a great alternative to wholesale markets if the shipping costs are too hire, or the travel too far. Local shops may not include the products you want, but shopping local can meet a lot in modern days.

Remember, Facebook marketplace tends to focus locally, as do consignment stores. Whether shopping in local retail shops, secondary options, or even fronts owned by the Amish themselves, shopping locally can save you money. That means a great value for your pieces as well as a chance to purchase with confidence.

Amish furniture lasts and is an excellent value. To increase that value, you have options. Knowing your budget is a great start, as is knowing what you want to buy. If the idea of paying Amish furniture prices makes you nervous, you can buy them through multiple avenues.

Regardless of the pieces involved or where you get them, with the right research and planning it is possible to get Amish furniture for a great value. You don’t have to break your budget to enjoy quality, nor should you have to in order to enjoy such comfortable, quality furniture.


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