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What is Mennonite Furniture?

If you are looking to invest in some new furniture, Canadian made Mennonite furniture can be a great choice. Mennonites have been making furniture for generations and are masters at their craft! They use solid, locally sourced wood and cutting-edge technology with generations of experience to ensure impeccable craftsmanship. Also, because you’ll be buying locally, you’ll also get some extra bang for your buck in better craftsmanship rather than having that money going to the cost of shipping.

Why buy a Mennonite built dining or kitchen table?

Mennonite dining and kitchen tables are a work of art. Each table is built from solid wood and can be custom sized to fit your space perfectly. You can further customize your table by picking a stain and finish that adds to your existing décor.

While some view Mennonite furniture as outdated, we have many designs including tables with a modern look and feel. The craftsmanship is seamless and clean, without the use of nails. A quality extension method is used, and if you chose center leaves then two can be stored in the table.

 

Modern Mennonite Table

Modern Mennonite Table

Modern Phillipe Mennonite Table and Chairs

Modern Phillipe Mennonite Table and Chairs

 

The Mennonites finishing process is achieved with a great deal of time and skill. Through a meticulous process of preparation, dying and staining, sealing, varnishing, and polishing. The end result is a durable clear and vibrant finish that shows off the wood grain. That means your furniture will look great and last a lifetime and beyond. Also, because the furniture is made from solid wood and not particle board, if it does get marked up over time, you can refinish it and it will be like a new table.

Mennonite stunning finish achieved through time and skill

Mennonite stunning finish achieved through time and skill

Quality Extension mechanism used by the Mennonite that easily glides in and out. You can store two 12” leaves in the table

Quality Extension mechanism used by the Mennonite that easily glides in and out. You can store two 12” leaves in the table

How much does a typical Mennonite table cost?

Great décor and furniture help turn a house into a welcoming home. The typical investment for one of our tables is between $2300 to $3000. How do we achieve pricing this competitive? It is achieved because of our unique boutique showroom, and our by appointment only model. Our tailored and streamlined approach helps us reduce our costs, provide a customized experience and pass on any savings to you.

Why buy a bed or storage bedset from the Mennonites?

With the Mennonite each solid wood bed is unique.  You spend a lot of time in your bedroom so it’s nice to have a good looking bed.   We tend to find people buy beds from themselves last, but when they do finally make that investment they really appreciate it.

If you buy the beds for your kids you are investing in quality, but instead of the beds ending up in a landfill it’s a quality piece that they can take with them.  We recommend getting a Queen if your kid’s room can fit it, as it’s something that they can take with them

The solid wood dressers and storage beds feature four-corner English dovetail drawers, full-extension drawer glides and are stained and varnished drawer interiors.  They feature nice deep drawers. You can select from the many hardware choices the supplier offers

You can customize the size to fit a certain space.  That can be a real advantage if you need to fit a certain space.  Or sometimes customers can make slimmer nightstands so that their room can accommodate a king bed.

Solid Wood Dresser Custom Sized to Fit a space

Solid Wood Dresser Custom Sized to Fit a space

Nice deep drawers featuring four-corner English dovetail drawers, full-extension drawer glides

Nice deep drawers featuring four-corner English dovetail drawers, full-extension drawer glides

How much does a typical bed or storage bed from the Mennonites cost?

Just like tables, beds are also created with the best craftsmanship in mind. The same tailored and cost reducing approach is applicable to Mennonite bed sets. For a typical King panel, you should expect to invest around $2,200, while nightstands are around $750 each, and an 8-drawer dresser around $2,150. With these amounts in mind you can expect to pay somewhere around $5,850 plus HST, plus a delivery and set up fee of $180. For a storage bed you would be looking at an investment of $3,000 plus HST with an additional $180 for delivery and set up.

Mennonite Built Solid Wood Bedroom set

Mennonite Built Solid Wood Bedroom set

Why buy a chair built by the Mennonites?

Chairs built by Mennonites are made of solid wood and quality fabrics and genuine leather and come fully assembled. The Mennonites make our chairs the traditional way with true craftsmanship using solid wood pieces, mortise and tenon joints, and with strong, thick corner braces. Each chair is beautifully crafted, comfortable, and sound – a unique piece.

Unlike imported chairs which are basically slapped together and will be thrown away after a few years, the chairs are sturdy, durable, and long lasting. Imported, knock-down, chairs are usually made of wood that is quite soft and their legs are bolted on. This means that the bolts usually fall out and they are quite unstable and do not last very long.

Buying Mennonite made chairs also means that your chairs will match your set. The table and chairs will be stained together and will be matching, bringing your dining furniture together nicely. Because we know that chairs are an extra expense, we are very competitive with our pricing. When buying the Mennonite built chair from Anne Quinn, you can expect great value.

Mennonite built chairs, stylish, sturdy and comfortable

Mennonite built chairs, stylish, sturdy and comfortable

What type of wood and finish do you offer?

Furniture made by the Mennonites are made from the best selected wood of Maple, Oak and Cherry. Furthermore, they have a variety of finishes and stains including brushwork, heritage and windswept.

Solid Wormy Maple with a Heritage Finish in a Grey Stain

Solid Wormy Maple with a Heritage Finish in a Grey Stain

Where is your suppliers located?

Our supplier is in Kitchener, Waterloo in a town called Wallenstein. It is reassuring to know that your furniture is being built locally. Due to our close relationship with our suppliers, quality is assured, and you are supporting local communities. Furthermore, all the wood used by Mennonites in their furniture is sourced locally from Ontario in sustainable forests.

How long do orders take?

It typically takes the Mennonites 12-14 weeks to build a furniture piece. The wait time is worth it, however. Our tailored approach allows us to provide you with a quality, solid-wood product, exceptional savings, and the ability for you to order exactly what you desire.

What is the warranty and how do I care for my Mennonite built furniture?

We offer furniture from four different Mennonite suppliers.  Each of them offer different warranties.  Handstone is our main supplier and they offer a 10-year warranty. Our other Mennonite furniture suppliers offer a 2 year warranty. We pride ourselves on delivering the highest quality products. Our business is based on satisfied customers and word of mouth referrals, so if you ever have an issue we will take care of you.

You should also take additional steps to maintain your furniture. You should clean your furniture with a soft, lint-free cotton cloth. The cloth should also be dampened with water or matching the pattern of the grain. Make sure to use a light touch and change your cleaning cloth frequently. Avoid using a dry cloth as it can scratch your furniture.

You can also protect your furniture by maintaining the proper humidity. You should use a humidifier and keep the humidity around 35% – 40%. Additionally, you should avoid placing glass, or a hot plate or dish directly on your furniture. Always use a cloth or coaster. However, because Mennonite furniture is solid wood, you can always have it refinished and it will be good as new!

Who should not buy Mennonite furniture?

While Mennonite furniture is great, there are cases where it may not be the best option. If you are working with a tight deadline, then Mennonite furniture may not be right for you. Due to the craftsmanship of Mennonite furniture, deadlines are often not fixed, and it does take some time for the furniture to be completed.

If you are looking for uniform, cookie-cutter furniture then Mennonite furniture may not be right for you. Because Mennonite furniture is made from solid wood and hand crafted and therefore is not uniform. If you’re looking for identical looking furniture then machined, veneered furniture may be a better choice for you.

Who should buy Mennonite furniture?

Anyone who is looking for stylish, beautiful, solid-wood furniture for an amazing price is a welcome customer. Also anyone who needs to customize pieces to fit their space. Our ideal customer appreciates the beauty of solid wood furniture and realizes the incredible value we provide.

Great, I’m convinced. What are the next steps?

The first step is to look at our website for a style that you like.  After that contact us and we will send you pricing.  If you are okay with the pricing and the wait time, the next step is to book an appointment to visit our showroom.  We look forward to meeting you in person!

Union Table 72″ x 42″ with two 12″ center leaves