"How Much Does Amish Furniture Cost?"

November 6, 2015

You’re probably wondering why we don’t have prices on our website.  How much will this furniture cost?   Your salesperson can tell you all about the quality of our pieces, and the value you get out of choosing durable pieces that won’t need replaced any time soon, but the fact remains that, bottom line, you do have a budget.

 

The problem is, unlike conventional furniture stores, we don’t sell one-size-fits-all furniture pieces.  Every piece of furniture we sell is handcrafted, and everything has various options that will affect the final price.  It’s not unlike purchasing a new car.  A certain model may be advertised with a particular starting price, but once a shopper starts adding optional features – power windows, upgraded stereo, leather interior, etc. – the price understandably rises. 

 

The only way to know what you’ll actually spend for our built-to-order furniture is to take the time to visit our showroom, where one of our experienced associates can take the time to understand your needs & help you through the selection process.  However, for your reference only, here are some general guidelines on what our customers typically spend on our products.   Remember, these are only guidelines, and not a guarantee.  Your price may be higher or lower than what is shown here.  And remember, prices and offerings are subject to change.

 

Wood Species

 

All our furniture is offered in variety of wood species.  You can learn more about the difference in the species here.  Oak is our standard species and is the most economically priced.  Brown maple is our middle category, and typically is priced approximately 10% over oak.  Our premium species are cherry and quartersawn white oak, which are typically in the range of 30-40% above the price of oak.  The rustic varieties of our premium species have limited availability, but they typically fall in a range between brown maple and the premium species prices.

 

The English Shaker Dining Room is shown, from left to right, in oak, brown maple, and quartersawn white oak.  The price will vary depending on the wood species chosen, as well as the table size, chair style, and cabinet size.

 

Kitchen & Dining

 

Apart from your own personal taste, there is no real distinction between kitchen furniture and dining furniture, although many people tend to select smaller and less formal styles for their kitchen than their dining room.  Our pieces are sold a la carte, meaning that you won’t be pressured to buy a certain number of chairs just to receive a discounted “set” price.

 

The Americana Leg Table is shown in oak with one of our spindle style chairs. 

 

Tables are offered in sizes to seat anywhere from 2-10+ people, and, obviously, a bigger table will cost more than a smaller table, an expandable table will cost more than a solid-top table, and a pedestal table will typically cost more than a leg table.

 

The Tribeca Single Pedestal Table is shown in brown maple

 

We show approximately 50 styles of chairs in our showroom, and the prices vary depending on the style, size, and detailing of the chair.  Chairs can typically be classified as a spindle chair or a frame chair.  Frame chairs cost more, but are built better and typically last longer. Arm chairs cost more than side chairs.  Interestingly enough, some builders charge more for padded seats, but some charge more for wood seats, so that varies from style to style. 

 

A spindle chair, like on the left, has its legs inserted into the underside of the seat.  A frame chair, like on the right, has its legs built into a supportive frame for extra stability.

 

A set of a table and four chairs will usually start at $1,250, but most sets average around $1,400-$1,700.  This is highly dependent on the chair style chosen.  Chairs can range from around $175 each for our simplest spindle styles in oak, up to $500 or more for our most ornate styles in premium woods.  A simple dining room, with 6 chairs, a solid-top table, and a small 2-door buffet starts at $2,465 in oak.  A larger dining room set, with an expandable table, 8 chairs, a china cabinet, and a buffet or sideboard, and can typically range from $5,500  to upwards of $10,000.  Again, these prices are only ranges, and will vary depending on the style chosen.

 

The Lexington Shaker Dining Room is shown in brown maple and features an expandable leg table, 6 chairs, a three-door hutch, and sideboard. 

 

Bedrooms

 

It’s hard to say that there’s any such thing as a “standard” bedroom set.  Not only does each collection offer many different sizes & configurations of case pieces (storage furniture, like dressers, chests, armoires, etc.) but each case piece collection can be matched with any bed style.  In addition to the selected wood species, the price of a bedroom set will be largely dependent on the size of the case pieces and the number of drawers included.  Drawers require more material & labor than shelves, so a short chest of drawers will likely cost more than a tall armoire with shelves. 

 

The English Shaker Bedroom Set, shown in oak, is one of our most economical sets, offered at a great price without sacrificing quality.

 

A four-piece bedroom typically consists of a bed, dresser, mirror, and a nightstand.  Our most economical four-piece set starts at $2,680 in oak with a queen bed.  Your room may require more or fewer pieces.  Depending on the wood and style selected, you can expect to spend between $3,000 and $6,000.  Like our kitchen & dining sets, these pieces are a la carte, so you pay the same per piece no matter how many pieces you buy.  We can also add storage drawers under any of our bed styles.  These storage units typically add $500-$1,500 to the basic bed price.

 

Balancing budget with features:  A smaller dresser & unadorned mirror help to offset the cost of adding underbed storage drawers to our Hyland Park Bedroom Suite

 

Other Common Items

 

We carry a wide variety of hardwood furniture for every room in your house.  Many of these items are typically purchased one or two pieces at a time, so it doesn’t make much sense to try to lump them in to sets.  Here are some basic ideas of the general prices for our furniture pieces.  Again, these prices are only ranges, and will vary depending on the style chosen.

 

TV Stands: $500-$800

Coffee Tables: $350-$600

End Tables: $250-$500

Pedestal desk with hutch top: $1,500-$3,000

 Single Bookcase: $400-$800

Tall Curio Cabinet: $900-$1,200

Kitchen Island (Including Top): $1,500-$2,000

Jewelry Armoires: $750-$1,200

 

What affects the price?

 

As previously stated, each piece of furniture has many options.  Some options will be included, while others will raise the price:

  • Premium wood species

  • Premium finishes (when available)

  • Upgraded hardware (knobs & pulls)

  • Upgraded drawer glides

  • Two-tone finishes

  • Upgraded glass styles

  • Upgraded fabric selections

  • Upgraded lighting systems

  • Any customization (when available, customization typically adds 25-50% to the base price)

 

“Do you ever have sales?”

 

Everyone is familiar with furniture stores that advertise “The Best Sale Ever” almost every weekend.  If they’re offering 60% off, then how highly inflated is their pricing?  If it seems disingenuous, that’s because it is.  That’s not how we do business.  Instead, we just keep our prices marked as low as we can, every day.  We’re not trying to lure you in with the promise of a bargain, and we don’t want your experience with us to be marred by the idea that someone else got a better price, or that you could have saved money just by coming in on a different day.  On that same note, we don’t haggle over our prices.

Choosing a bench instead of chairs, like on our Serenity set, is just one way our associates can help work within your budget

 

That being said, if you have a certain budget in mind, just let us know!  We can help you find solutions in your price range.  We may be able to suggest similar styles or other options at better price points.  From time to time, we will offer coupons.  These give true reductions from our normal, everyday price.  Follow us on Facebook for information about upcoming coupons.

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