Common knowledge says, “you get what you pay for.” Furniture is no exception to this rule. If you’re reading this, there is a good chance you’re weighing the differences between handcrafted and mass-produced furniture. If that’s the case, I would like to help you see that handcrafted furniture is more than a purchase, it’s an investment.
The Craftsmen’s Investment
Handcrafted furniture requires an investment by a skilled craftsman. Rather than producing a cookie cutter product, craftsmen deposit their talents into every piece of furniture. The end result is furniture that maintains the distinctly human element intrinsic to an artisan product. On the contrary, the furniture sold in most big box stores is designed with one goal in mind-maximum profit. The manufacturers bottom line flourishes while the consumer suffers. But you can be confident when you purchase handcrafted furniture, you’re making more than a purchase, you’re making an investment.
This may look like an ordinary table but it’s the tables story that makes it unique. Great Aunt Mary was very special to my wife. When she passed away her table remained and became a part of our newly established home. Because Aunt Mary invested in this solid Maple table my two boys will have the pleasure of spending many hours there during their childhood. This is the beauty of handcrafted furniture. It is not intended to be used for a few years and then discarded. Rather it is built for generational enjoyment. A skilled woodworker invested in the table, Aunt Mary invested in the table, and now my wife and our two sons are reaping the benefits.
The Beauty of Human Community
Handcrafted is about more than furniture. It is a commitment to the beauty of human community. There are many advantages to investing in handcrafted furniture. But I believe the most important element is the creative energy a fellow human being has poured into each piece. This is what distinguishes handcrafted furniture from mass produced furniture. The special touch that moves furniture from merely functional to being an heirloom. That is the kind of furniture Miller’s Dutch Haus is committed to delivering to you.
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