How to Clean and Care for Quality Amish-Made Furniture

Anders Villadsen
Aug 24, 2017 · 2 min read

Amish-made furniture is truly unique and long-lasting. When the Amish create, whether for their home or store, they put a particular kind of hard work into each item that you can not find anywhere else. While it can be an expensive buy, they built Amish furniture to last. But how do you care for this beautiful furniture?

When you first bring this superior furniture home, keep in mind that it is still curing. It means that you should not use it right away. It will need time to adjust to a new environment. Keep the humidity in your home at around 40 percent to help the wood fit. If the moisture is left any higher, it may warp or crack.

When you set up the furniture, make sure to keep sharp objects and harsh chemicals away from it. Anything sharp will leave scratches on the surface, and harsh mainstream cleaning agents can adversely affect the finish and overall quality of it. Do not keep it around furnace vents, radiators, fireplaces, heaters, and should not sit anywhere that sees direct sunlight. Following these tips will keep the handcrafted wood from cracking.

You should only use a mild cleaning solution for Amish-made furniture. A simple combination of water and gentle wax is typically enough to do the trick. If you’d like to polish the wood, do not use any polishes that contain wax or silicone. These two things can cause significant build-up, which makes any future polishing challenging.

If you already upholstered your furniture, some of the same rules apply. You should only use mild cleaning products and solvents for this part of the furniture. If you are using a dry-cleaning shampoo for your Amish-made furniture, make sure that it does not contain harsh chemicals. When you clean it, make sure that you do so in a well-ventilated room. It is both for you and the furniture. You can also use mild or gentle detergent as a spot treatment.

Amish-made furniture is often costly, and for a good reason. You do not want to neglect it for Amish workers made it with so much care and hard work. Look for all the Amish furniture stores in Lancaster county, Pennsylvania, and you will find some of the best furniture in the country. You will not want to buy anywhere else, so make sure that you take care of this beautiful furniture because it will last for many years.

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