In the digital age, it can be incredibly easy to opt for buying things online that will show up at your doorstep shortly after you order, and this is incredibly true for furniture and larger items for your home. It often makes a lot of sense: so-called “fast furniture” can arrive at your home in a matter of days, be assembled quickly and easily with only a few tools, and they’re often the least expensive option available. But what are you really paying for with this cheap furniture? Too often, the answer is poor quality and a short life-span. The solution? Hand-crafted, high-quality, custom Amish sheds and furniture. Here are just some of the differences between these custom pieces and cheap furniture found online.
Built To Last: Lifespan Differences
When most people buy furniture, they expect it to last for a long time. In fact, in a survey of over 2,000 consumers, over 92% said that they expect their wooden furniture to last for at least 15 years. Typically, “fast furniture” breaks down in about as short a time as it took to reach you. Made of cheap materials and often only held together by a few well-placed screws, these pieces of furniture are most likely not going to last that full 15 years. Comparatively, custom Amish sheds and furniture are designed to last for decades, if not longer. One of the primary reasons Amish furniture gained traction starting in the 1920s was because of its quality construction and longevity.
The Personal Touch: Handcrafted Customization
Ordering cheap furniture online means that you’re stuck with a set of pre-made options for your home, and a large number of people will find that limitation frustrating. In fact, almost 73% of consumers surveyed said that “The design of my furniture reflects my personality.” When cheap furniture only comes in a limited set of styles, it can be difficult to express yourself in this way. On the other hand, Amish furniture is always 100% handcrafted, and therefore customization is far easier. This allows buyers to decorate their home as they see fit and use their furniture as a form of expression.
What It’s Made of: Materials and Quality
Whereas most cheap “wooden” furniture is made of particle board, custom Amish sheds and furniture are typically constructed of oak, cherry, hickory, walnut, or maple. By using these specific woods, you can be sure that your Amish furniture is made of high-quality woods that will last for decades, rather than a piece of cheap particle board that will fall apart fairly quickly.
While Amish furniture may take slightly longer to create and deliver, the quality that you will receive is typically well worth the wait.