5 Benefits of a Cedar Chest

5 Benefits of a Cedar Chest

Pest Protection – One of the greatest benefits of a cedar chest is that cedar wood serves as a natural deterrent against moths and other pests. With a cedar chest, you won’t have to buy mothballs to keep your clothes in good shape! Appearance – Rather than serve as a boring storage area, a cedar chest offers a distinct, beautiful look that could easily become the highlight of your room. Its rich reddish-brown color, heavy grain, and knots makes each wood furniture piece look unique. Durability – The strength of cedar wood makes it a popular choice for storage chests and other handcrafted furniture pieces. Even when put under pressure, the wood is unlikely to warp or shift away from the wall. Sustainability – Cedar wood is an environmentally friendly choice, as the wood used for cedar chests and other wood furniture pieces typically comes from controlled forest areas. Aroma – The natural cedar oil that drives away moths and other insects also provides a pleasant aroma. You won’t need to buy air fresheners with the sweet smell of cedar in your...
Feature: Bunk Beds

Feature: Bunk Beds

When you have limited space and a growing family, setting up comfortable sleeping arrangements can seem like a challenge. But when you purchase bunk beds for your children, you can completely transform the way you use your home. Here’s how these Ohio wooden bedsets can benefit your family.  Naturally, one of the most noticeable advantages of these wood furniture pieces is that they open up additional floor space in your children’s bedroom. This creates extra room for games or other furniture pieces, ensuring that the room doesn’t feel too cramped. Better yet, this allows you to use another room as a home office or den, when it would normally serve as an extra bedroom. Some of the Ohio wooden bedsets offered by Swiss Valley Furniture take this space-saving idea a step further by integrating study desks into the bunk bed design—helping you make even more of your children’s limited space. If your kids are feeling really creative, they can even turn their bunk bed into an impressive fort for a great rainy day activity.  Bunk beds aren’t just great for young families. Many grandparents find that these wood furniture pieces are a great guest bedroom solution. Rather than needing to have several rooms set aside for when the grandkids come for a visit, a bunk bed can make staying at grandma’s a fun sleepover experience.  With their impressive flexibility and space sharing, your family can’t go wrong with these Ohio wooden...
Creating a Sophisticated Office Space

Creating a Sophisticated Office Space

With more and more people working from home these days, a sophisticated office space has become an increasingly important part of home design. So how can you make the most of your home office? Start by ensuring that your office promotes a healthy work environment. If you need peace and quiet while working, don’t set up your home office in a place where the kids will be running by all day! Even small considerations—like painting the walls a color you like or giving yourself a decent view from the window—can bring a positive energy to your workspace.  Furniture can also play a large role in your office’s style and function. A wooden bookcase or wooden file cabinets are a great way to store important documents, books, and anything else you might need for your day-to-day work. Of course, choosing furniture pieces that match your personal style can also make entering your office a pleasant (rather than dreaded) experience.  When selecting wooden desks, be sure to consider how you would need to use your desk space—many people do much more than just use their computer. Choosing wooden desks that are the right size can make a big difference in your ability to be productive. For example, Swiss Valley Furniture’s Master Corner Desk provides a large L-shaped workspace with room for multiple projects. If you’re short on space, an option like the Modern Shaker Desk w/Hutch can help you maximize a smaller area with above-desk storage hutches.  When you pay attention to both style and function—whether it be in selecting a wooden bookcase or choosing office decorations—you’ll be able to get...
Feature: Master Desk With Hutch

Feature: Master Desk With Hutch

Keeping a home office properly furnished and organized isn’t always an easy task. But with a Master Desk with Hutch from Swiss Valley Furniture, you’ll be able to turn your home office into a true productivity center.  While we may use traditional methods to manufacture our furniture, these wooden desks are crafted with modern home office needs in mind. The desk is large and spacious, with a keyboard drawer available to facilitate the use of a desktop computer. Even more handy is the wire hole in the hutch just above the desk surface, which provides a convenient solution for keeping computer cables and other wires safely out of the way.  Of course, this handcrafted furniture piece can do much more than simply serve as a computer workstation. With letter filing cabinets on each side of the spacious kneehole area and adjustable shelves in the hutch, these wooden desks provide plenty of space to help you organize business-related files, family documents, and other important papers.  No furniture piece from Swiss Valley Furniture would be complete without an added emphasis on style and beauty. Handcrafted from quarter sawn oak, brown maple, sap cherry, and other beautiful types of wood, our Master Desk with Hutch is sure to add an extra level of style and sophistication to your home office.  By combining functionality and style, the Master Desk with Hutch is the perfect way to complete your home office furnishings. With the right organization in place and stylish decor to match, you can feel—and perform—like a true...

The Advantages of Buying Custom Furniture

In a day and age when it seems like almost everyone purchases bland, identical furniture pieces from “big box” stores, it’s nice to know that there’s a better way to furnish your home. At Swiss Valley Furniture, we believe that providing custom handcrafted furniture options is the best way to help you find high-quality furniture pieces that match your lifestyle and personality.  Without a doubt, one of the biggest advantages of buying custom furniture is the level of quality and craftsmanship that goes into each piece. It doesn’t matter whether you’re buying wooden tables or outdoor seating; our team of experts handcrafts each piece using timeless techniques.  This furniture isn’t cheaply manufactured by a machine. Our wood furniture is built to last, serving your family for generations to come. Even more importantly, each furniture piece will function properly, thanks to the careful attention to detail each of our craftsmen provides. This personal touch lends each custom piece a unique, one-of-a-kind quality  Custom handcrafted furniture also has an intrinsic beauty not found in other furniture products. Every detail is accounted for, from the wood grain and staining to a functional but beautiful design. This allows your custom furniture piece to blend perfectly with your home decor or serve as the perfect starting point for your interior design dreams.  Why settle for less? With custom handcrafted furniture, you’ll have the perfect piece for your...
Taking Care of Your Wooden Furniture

Taking Care of Your Wooden Furniture

Wood furniture can add an extra level of beauty to your home, but its aesthetic appeal will be fleeting if you don’t care for it properly. Thankfully, following a few simple maintenance guidelines will help you keep your wood furniture in top shape.  Dusting is one of the best ways to care for your wood furniture. Over time, dust buildup can result in scratches and the creation of a filmy layer that diminishes your furniture’s appearance. Using a slightly damp lint-free cloth is a highly effective way of cleaning dust without the risk of scratching your furniture. While water-based cleaners or all-purpose sprays usually aren’t recommended for wood furniture, there may be times when you need to clean up a sticky spill. Rather than using an abrasive cleaner, simply dip a cloth in water that has been mixed with some mild soap. Wring the cloth out before wiping down your wood furniture and be sure to dry the furniture after for an effective cleaning solution.  Treated wooden outdoor furniture and other products are typically protected with a wax layer, but over time, you may need to reapply a layer of paste wax to provide continued protection to your furniture. Remember to only apply light coats of wax into your furniture and buff it dry for the best...
Make the Most of Your Entryway With a Hall Bench

Make the Most of Your Entryway With a Hall Bench

Is your home’s entryway a disorganized, cluttered mess? Do your kids leave shoes, coats, and other items scattered across the floor, posing a tripping hazard for the entire family? Worse yet, are they tracking mud throughout the house? With the help of the right wood products, it doesn’t have to be that way.  At Swiss Valley Furniture, we craft a wide variety of wooden hall benches designed to help you get organized and make the most of your entryway. With a functional design that combines coat hangers and storage cabinets for shoes and other objects, you can keep your entryway neat and clean, even when space is limited.  These handcrafted furniture pieces range in width from 30 to 62 inches to perfectly fit your available space. By placing these furniture pieces right by the front door, your family won’t have any excuse not to hang up their coats or store their shoes out of the way. Better yet, the inclusion of a bench in this handcrafted furniture piece also provides a comfortable place for putting on or taking off shoes.  Our beautiful handcrafted hall benches will add an extra level of style and class to your entryway, helping you keep your home clean so you can make a good impression when guests come to...
Check Out All of Our Kitchen Accessories!

Check Out All of Our Kitchen Accessories!

Anyone who has ever spent much time in a kitchen knows that there’s much more to a great kitchen than a dining table and some chairs. For many homeowners, the right kitchen accessories are what make all the difference in providing a great environment for cooking and social interactions.  We offer a wide range of wood products to help you transform your kitchen, including bread boxes, Lazy Susan’s, napkin holders, and even storage hutches and cabinets! With the help of our kitchen accessories, you’ll have an easier time than ever staying organized so you can make good use of your kitchen. Our kitchen accessories aren’t limited to traditional items, either. Our craftsmen can also construct microwave cabinets and lift top trash cans that are perfect for the modern kitchen.  With a wide range of wood types, stains, and design options, our kitchen accessories are the perfect fit for any home. Whether you wish to create a more rustic appearance or a high-end modern look, our kitchen accessories will provide both style and function to make this room your favorite part of the...

How to Throw a Successful Patio Party

With temperatures starting to warm up, many families’ thoughts turn to hosting a patio party for friends or neighbors. But are you prepared to make your party a success? Here’s how you can get ready. It Starts With Furniture and Decor Selecting high-quality Amish outdoor furniture for your patio party may not be the first thing that comes to mind during your party planning, but it can make a huge difference. After all, your guests will be looking for someplace comfortable to sit when they come to visit! Amish polywood patio furniture is designed to provide comfort and style, while holding up under whatever weather conditions might come your way. Don’t forget about accent decor, either! For example, a patio umbrella could help provide shade for an afternoon get-together, while an evening party will certainly benefit from stylish patio lighting. For best results, choose a theme for your party and find decor to match. Food and Fun No party is complete without a great menu and some fun activities. Plan ahead—do you want to provide a full meal, or just snacks and drinks? Regardless of the food you select, it would do well to have everything prepped by the time your guests arrive. Music and other fun outdoor activities can also add to the overall ambiance of the party. From backyard volleyball to tabletop card games on your Amish outdoor furniture, there are plenty of great options for entertaining your guests. Make sure your guests know what activities you have planned so they can dress...
Why is it Important to Buy High-Quality Furniture?

Why is it Important to Buy High-Quality Furniture?

These days, many people are concerned about finding ways to save money. But how do you balance price and quality? When you’re buying off-brand cereal at the grocery store or choosing a less-expensive t-shirt, a drop in quality from more expensive products probably isn’t that big a deal. But when it comes to furnishing your home, buying high-quality Swiss-made furniture can make a big difference—and even help you achieve long-term savings! While you might think that opting for less expensive furniture will help you save money, the unforeseen expenses of cheap furniture simply aren’t worth it. Cheap furniture is poorly made, making it more prone to falling apart or requiring repair work—and those repairs and repeat purchases can really add up. Worse yet, many cheap furniture pieces are ugly or uncomfortable, which can make you feel dissatisfied with your home. Ohio Amish furniture makers understand that quality is everything. Swiss-made furniture pieces are handcrafted from durable materials to ensure they will stand the test of time. In fact, many of these wooden furniture pieces are meant to last for generations. Over time, purchasing high-quality Swiss-made furniture allows you to save on your furniture expenses. You won’t need to frequently waste money on repairs or replacement furniture. Best of all, with superior style and comfort, these are furniture pieces you’ll want to use day after...
Different Ways to Use a Jelly Cabinet

Different Ways to Use a Jelly Cabinet

In the 1800s, jelly cabinets were a common feature in many homes. In the days before kitchen pantries and refrigerators became the norm, these Amish country furniture pieces were essential for keeping jelly and other non-perishable food items safe from pests. Modern kitchen upgrades haven’t caused the jelly cabinet to disappear, however! As these examples demonstrate, there are still plenty of ways you can use this piece of Amish country furniture in your home: Bathroom Essentials: Who said a jelly cabinet had to stay in your kitchen? Many homeowners appreciate the rustic charm a jelly cabinet adds to their bathroom, while also serving as the perfect spot for storing bath soaps, extra towels, and other bathroom essentials. Fine China: All too often, it seems that fine china disappears into the top of your kitchen shelves, where it will never be seen or appreciated. Jelly cabinets are perfect for both storing and displaying these beautiful dining pieces—especially if you get a cabinet with a glass door. Party Supply and Hobby Storage: Organizing all the supplies related to your hobby—or even for hosting small family parties—can be a challenging task. Not so with a jelly cabinet! This helpful storage cabinet will provide the space you need for storing these items while also giving your home decor a boost. As the best place to buy Amish furniture in Ohio, we have a wide selection of jelly cabinets for your home. From the kitchen to the bathroom, there are plenty of places to use this versatile Amish country furniture. Come by and check them out...
Feature: Bedroom Collections

Feature: Bedroom Collections

At Swiss Valley Furniture, we take great pride in our handcrafted bedroom furniture collections. With beds, dressers, nightstands and more carved from high-quality wood in beautiful designs, these lovely furniture pieces are sure to complete any bedroom. For homeowners looking for a more rustic style, our Country Hickory Collection is a popular choice. By combining rustic hickory wood with a natural stain, each of these furniture pieces feels right at place in a mountain cabin or farmhouse-style home. This collection even includes a blanket chest to help you store extra bedding! Rustic furniture pieces aren’t the only thing available at our Ohio Amish furniture store! We also offer several modern collections, including our popular Abigail and Crescent collections. These bedroom furniture collections combine our penchant for handcrafted, durable furniture pieces with an elegant modern appearance, perfect for any bedroom! At Swiss Valley Furniture, we believe that you should be able to find wooden bedroom furniture that perfectly matches your home decor and personal tastes. That’s why we offer over 20 unique bedroom furniture collections, with designs available in multiple wood and stain options. Whether you want a maple bookcase bed from our Garrison collection or a tall dresser with a mirror from our Old World collection, you’ll be able to find the perfect match for your bedroom at our Ohio Amish furniture...
Find Everything You Need for Your Nursery at Swiss Valley Furniture

Find Everything You Need for Your Nursery at Swiss Valley Furniture

Preparing for the arrival of a baby can be an exciting time. Of course, it also means there’s a lot you need to do to get ready for the big day, and at Swiss Valley Furniture, we know that creating a comfortable, inviting nursery for your newborn is one of the most important things you can do.  To help prepare your child’s bedroom, we offer a wide range of Amish Country Ohio baby furniture. Naturally, we offer several crib models. These durable and stylish cribs use secure wooden slats to provide a safe sleeping area for your baby. All of our models can even be converted into a full size bed for when your child grows larger.  Of course, a quality nursery requires more than an Ohio Amish-built baby crib. Changing tables are another popular choice for nursery furniture, as these provide a comfortable station for changing your child’s diaper. As with our cribs, many of our changing tables can be converted into a dresser so they can continue to be useful after your child has left diapers behind.  At Swiss Valley Furniture, we handcraft several other accessories to complete your child’s room, including kid’s rockers, toy boxes, and even rocking horses and doll furniture! These beautiful wooden products will complete your nursery. Best of all, their durable wooden construction means they’ll last for future kids—and even grandkids!  With the help of Swiss Valley Furniture, you’ll be able to find everything you need to create a beautiful...
Questions You Should Ask Before Buying Furniture

Questions You Should Ask Before Buying Furniture

Here at Swiss Valley Furniture, we understand that buying new furniture pieces for your home can feel like a big decision. And that’s okay! After all, our custom Amish furniture is built to last for generations—as such, you should ask yourself a few key questions before making a purchase so you can be sure you make the right decision. Do I Have Enough Space? This is one of the most important questions you should consider when purchasing custom Amish furniture. Always take accurate measurements of your room to determine how much space you actually have before you go furniture shopping. The last thing you want is to pay for a large piece of furniture that doesn’t fit in your home. What Style Do I Like? Are there particular colors or styles of furniture that you prefer? Are you trying to match the style of other furniture pieces you already own or are you starting from scratch with a new furniture collection? Narrowing down your preferred style will speed up your furniture search. How is the Room Used? The way a room is used should also influence the type of furniture you purchase. For example: do your kids study in their bedroom? A combination desk/bunkbed might be a more practical (and economical) option than separate furniture pieces. Does the Furniture Fit My Budget? While you don’t want to break the bank while shopping for new furniture, it also isn’t worth spending less for low-quality furniture that will need to be replaced in the near future. Custom Amish furniture is built to last for generations, so you can have confidence that...
New Year, New Office Furniture!

New Year, New Office Furniture!

2017 is finally here! In this season of fresh starts and new resolutions, many people choose to focus on improving their productivity and satisfaction in the workplace. Here at Swiss Valley Furniture, we know that new home office furniture is one of the best ways you can start a new year of work on the right foot. Whether your old furniture is worn out, ineffective, or just plain uncomfortable, our Dutch craft furniture is sure to help you get organized and better manage your home. Our bookcases and file cabinets offer a high-quality storage solution—perfect for your important books and documents. However, these wood furniture pieces offer more than functionality. Their beautiful, handcrafted design also ensures that they will contribute to a comfortable, elegant appearance for your home office. Of course, this isn’t the only way your office can benefit from custom Amish furniture. Ohio residents and others across the country have also found our wooden desks to be a valuable addition to any office. From large corner desks to old-fashioned roll top desks, it’s easy to find a solution that is the perfect fit for your working needs. With new office furniture from Swiss Valley Furniture, you’ll be able to get more out of your home office. The superior style, comfort, and function provided by our Dutch craft furniture is sure to help you be more productive and happy at work in the new...
Living Room Makeover With Swiss Valley Furniture! The Must-Haves

Living Room Makeover With Swiss Valley Furniture! The Must-Haves

With a new year upon us, it’s hardly surprising that many families are looking to rejuvenate their homes with brand new furniture. Here at Swiss Valley Furniture, we can help you find exactly what your living room needs to become the go-to place for family gatherings in 2017. So what are the must-have Swiss made furniture pieces for your living room? First and foremost, you need furniture that will provide comfort and function for your family. After all, the living room is the prime location for watching movies or hosting a family game night. Upholstery options such as the Woodbury sofa or love seat combine comfortable cushioned seating with beautiful handmade wood designs, while providing enough space to seat the whole family. A Swiss Valley Furniture TV stand not only serves as the perfect location for your big screen; italso provides spacious storage cabinets for your DVD player, video game systems, and other electronics. Beautiful pieces from our Alexander, Christian Jacob, and Gabrielle collections offer an elegant touch to any living room. Of course, a living room needs more than just a sofa and a TV. We offer a wide variety of Swiss made furniture to further customize your living room and help you maximize your space, such as bookshelves, occasional tables, and curio cabinets—perfect for storing books, games, and other possessions while adding extra flair to your living room. Thanks to the work of some of the best Amish woodworkers in Ohio, we’re confident that you’ll find the perfect solution for your updated living room at Swiss Valley...
How Can You Protect Your Furniture From the Elements?

How Can You Protect Your Furniture From the Elements?

Protecting a new purchase from the outdoor elements is a common concern when buying Amish patio furniture. Ohio residents know quite well the wide range of severe weather their furniture might endure—from winter blizzards to summer thunderstorms, the elements sometimes seem determined to ruin your possessions. Thankfully, a few simple steps can keep your furniture safe. Itis important to understand that different materials require different types of protection. Wood furniture should generally be covered when not in use—especially if the wood hasn’t been treated. Heat and humidity can quickly cause untreated wood to fade or even split, especially inOhio. Amish outdoor furniture is typically treated for additional weather protection, butitis still a good idea to cover outdoor wood furniture to keep itin good condition. While Amish poly outdoor furniture is generally highly weather-resistant thanks to its unique combination ofmaterials, itis still a good idea to cover it when not in use. Any fabrics (such as seat cushions or upholstered furniture) should also be covered or put inside when not being used. Fabrics are highly susceptible to fading under direct sunlight, while excess moisture could result in mildew growth. The sun can also pose a problem for indoor furniture. Try to keep your furniture out of direct sunlight to prevent fading, cracked leather, and other problems. By taking these simple steps, you can ensure that your family willbe able to enjoy your handcrafted furniture for years...
Designing Your Own Dining Table With Swiss Valley Furniture

Designing Your Own Dining Table With Swiss Valley Furniture

At Swiss Valley Furniture, we pride ourselves on our ability to produce beautiful custom Amish furniture. We understand that many homes have unique space requirements and that many families have their own personal styles, and we are fully committed to ensuring that our dining room tables and other furniture perfectly meet your needs. Our team works with you by taking note of your desired measurements and providing you with a wide range of options to help you design the perfect dining room table for your family. Each element ofour tables is fully customizable, from the edge style and table shapes to the legs and base options. And of course, each ofour furniture pieces is available in several types of wood, such as cherry, oak, and pine. No matter what your personal tastes may be, our team will work with you to ensure that you’resatisfied with the end result. Whether you have a specific idea in mind or are looking for some guidance in creating the right furniture piece, we’ll answer any questions you might have about your custom Amish furniture. With our help, you’ll have a dining room table that looks great and will serve your family for generations to...
We Are on Social Media!

We Are on Social Media!

We know what you’re thinking. Since when do Amish furniture stores in Ohio have social media pages? But at Swiss Valley Furniture, we’ve got good reason to be joining in on the latest media trend. You see, while we take great pride in our team’s custom Amish furniture, we also understand that finding a high-quality furniture piece isn’t the only thing homeowners are interested in. When it comes to decorating your home, a beautiful piece of furniture is only one part of the puzzle. And that’s where social media comes in. On Pinterest, we offer a wide range of home decor tips to help you further transform your home’s appearance. On Facebook, we provide useful tips that help you take care of your furniture and ensure that it continues to look and perform great for years to come. And on Instagram, we showcase behind-the-scenes looks at our employees at work. So what are you waiting for? Join us on social media today and get even more out of your custom Amish furniture experience! We’ll see you...