So when we got a letter in the mail saying the Amish store is going out of business and having a huge sale, we figured we'd check it out. Special orders are 40% off, which sounds good but is still WICKED expensive. But, if we are going to spend a lot of money on furniture, might as well buy furniture that lasts, and the Amish know how to build it.
Simply Amish is the brand, and what I love about it (other than the unsurpassed quality) is that you can get any piece built with any wood and any stain. So you can mix and match pieces, but make them look like a set. We ended up finding a bed that we liked in the catalog and placed a special order to get it made in the same wood as our existing furniture (soft maple, chestnut finish.)
We had also been looking for a good quality dining table, and had been having major trouble finding anything we liked. So, we priced out a table from the catalog along with 8 chairs, but it was WAY too expensive, even at 40% off. But there was a table on the floor that was being sold in a set with 6 chairs for really cheap. (And when I say it was really cheap, I mean it was not cheap at all, but still way cheaper than the custom order's 40% off price.)
The only thing was the table had a gouge on the corner that they had tried to fix with wood filler. It's really not that noticeable, and for as (relatively) cheap as it was, I was willing to live with it. They gave us an extra $150 off because of it.
"With its rustic beam and pin construction, the trestle table is reminiscent of the beautiful gathering tables you’d expect to see in a Bavarian lodge on a classic English keep. (Ale and serving wench not included.)"
So, we are now the proud owners of one Braden style king bed, a cherry trestle table that seats 10 people with leaves, and 8 chairs in the color "gold dust". (We ordered two extra chairs to match the six that came with the set.) It cost us a pretty penny, but they'll last forever and I'm so glad the search is over.