Best Furniture for Thee - 2005
Amish Furniture Showcase
Yeah, yeah, we're just as excited about IKEA's opening as anyone else in North Texas. Woo-hoo, now we can have the same spindly bookcase and desk lamp that millions of other people have. We prefer our furniture handmade by hardworking people who appreciate quality and abhor vanity--and drive slow-moving, horse-powered buggies. We wouldn't seek out the Amish for a home theater system, but we do love their furniture. Amish Furniture Showcase offers pieces "built by hand without the use of electricity" by craftsmen in Ohio and Pennsylvania. The rocking chairs, especially the bentwood ones, are beautifully simple. Almost any piece in the store (maybe the 14-seat dining table?) could become a family heirloom.