Blog & News — Artisan Features

Simply Amish: A Cut Above the Rest

We dive into the history, the process, and the features that separate Simply Amish from the rest of the field. When it comes to quality craftsman Amish furniture, Simply Amish stands apart due to their quality standards and standard features including SmartSlides, one-piece drawer fronts, and a luxurious catalyzed varnish finish.

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A Brief History of Amish Furniture

A brief history of Amish furniture including its origins in Europe and its transformation in America. From standouts like Jakob Ammann to the core principles of the Amish lifestyle, we briefly describe the events and the circumstances that resulted in the Amish coming to America and establishing themselves as purveyors of fine, quality crafts.

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Interview with Brian Brace, Roycroft Renaissance Artisan

We are so excited to meet Brian Brace this Sunday and hear about his process. Here's a sneak peek into his mind (and music!). What wood species do you work with?   My main woods that I am now working in are Quartersawn White Oak , Sapele, Walnut, and Cherry.   I am even getting to where we are cutting some of those woods ourselves that grow here in the Asheville area which is a great way to see a piece of furniture from the tree to finish product.  What piece of work would you like to be remembered for? I...

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What does it mean to be a Certified Roycroft Artisan?

Modern Bungalow explores the history of the Roycroft Movement. Roycroft artisans create furniture and other works of craftsmanship inspired from the Arts and Crafts Movement. We highlight two Roycroft Artisans: Keith Rust and Brian Brace.

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Featured Vendor Stories: Borkholder Furniture

Borkholder Furniture featured vendor stories. Get a glimpse into the history, the motivations, and the process behind one of America's premier crafters of heirloom style solid wood furniture. From the initial process of choosing hardwoods for specific designs to the application of the eco-friendly finish, we take you on a tour of the Borkholder process and show you what true American craftsman design looks like.

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