When it comes to making furniture, the Amish have quite a reputation. Words like "quality that lasts forever," "meticulously handcrafted," "functionality and durability," and "100% wood," are just a few, This is not perception. It is reality. And so is the Abner Henry AmishBilt™ guarantee: Abner Henry guarantees the craftsmanship and durability of every piece we produce. We clearly mean it when we say it is for "This generation and the next".
It all begins in the depth of our North American Hardwood forests. The forester carefully selects the hardwood trees that have reached their maturity. He is followed by the logging crew that removes the selected timber and hauls them to the sawmill to be cut into boards. After the timber has been removed young new growth is given the opportunity to emerge into brand new time. This gives our forests new life and promotes our sustainable manufacturing process. After the trees have been cut into boards they are carefully graded to specific quality grades. They are then stacked into air tight chambers, where they are dried to the exact humidity percentage. The dried board enters the rough mill where it is planed, sanded and glued to specifications needed to build your piece of furniture. It then enters our lean one piece flow manufacturing, where our talented craftsman precisely builds your furniture piece by piece until it is completed.
Once the piece is built it is moved into our state-of-the-art finish room where each step is carefully applied until the required finish is achieved, some finishes require up to a 15 step process. It is then covered by our own ProTekt™ Finish to complete your heirloom to be cherished for generations to come.
Quality control is taken at every step, where each craftsman inspects his work after he is finished to ensure a finished piece that meets or exceeds your expectations.
This whole effort takes place in the heart of the world's largest Amish community, networking together to create your heirloom piece of furniture all the while teaching the next generation the secrets to create these beautiful pieces.