The warm beauty of Amish made hickory furniture

As we present a sampling of our beautiful Amish-made hickory furniture, it's helpful to know a bit about the wood itself. The word "hickory" comes from Native Americans. Its genus name, "Carya," is Ancient Greek and means "nut." Carya is in the walnut family. Several North American varieties of hickory include scrub, pignut, smoothbark, swamp, shagbark, nutmeg, bitter water, red, spicebark, Carolina, sand, black, mockernut, and more.

 

Pictured is a Hickory Dining Room Table with 4 matching Side Chairs and Bench

Hickory wood is hard, stiff, dense, and shock-resistant. Its uses are multiple and include everyday items such as tool handles, wheel spokes, drumsticks, baseball bats, and flooring. Hickory was even used to build early aircraft. In addition, since it is a dense wood, it offers efficient fuel when used in wood-burning stoves. It's also popular for smoking cured meats and frequently used for barbecues.

Pictured is a Rustic Hickory Bedroom Suite consisting of a bed, nightstand, chest, blanket chest, dresser, and mirror

Furniture builders from Amish communities in Indiana, Ohio, and Illinois choose hickory for their timeless designs because of its beauty and durability. Styles include rustic, mission, and modern.

Pictured is a Hickory Panel Bed with a sideways chevron design on the headboard and footboard along with a matching 1 drawer nightstand

Rustic

If you like a rustic, home-spun look with fewer decorations than other styles, you'll love how hickory wood allows light to showcase the beauty of furniture pieces.

Pictured is a Hickory Rocking Chair made with a frame of bent hickory saplings and a matching Side Table

Mission

Mission-style furniture made from hickory wood offers a modern, clean look reflective of the influence of the American Southwest. It has few decorative details, relying on the beauty of the craftsmanship.

Pictured are matching Hickory Bedroom Furniture Pieces: a nightstand, chest, blanket chest, dresser, and mirror

Modern

Amish furniture makers are versatile, and as one builder put it, "We can make an old piece look modern and then flip it and make a modern piece look old. The two biggest factors on how to make a piece look old or new is the type of wood and color it is made of."

Pictured is a Hickory Bedroom Suite consisting of a panel bed, nightstand, and chest of drawers


Unlike most mass-produced furniture companies, Amish furniture makers do not use an assembly line. As a result, their hickory furniture is beautiful, and all pieces are environmentally friendly and American-made, making it a popular choice no matter which style you choose.

Pictured is a set of Rustic Hickory Bedroom Furniture consisting of a panel bed, nightstand, chest of drawers, and dresser

Amish Furniture Creations is a family-owned and operated furniture store in Mesa, Az. We have been a proud distributor of Amish-made furniture since 1993. We also offer custom options for most of the pieces offered on our site. In addition, we provide more material options to ensure that you bring home a beautiful product that will fit your interior or exterior spaces.

Pictured is a Rustic Hickory Trash Can that has a drawer and a tilt out trash bin

You can visit us at our store at 1660 S. Alma School Rd., #100, Mesa, Arizona, to learn more about Amish furniture and custom furniture pieces. Or you can call us at (480) 336-2144. We are always happy to answer your questions.