Made In Lancaster County: Where To Shop For Handcrafted Furniture

October 28, 2015

One of Lancaster County’s best-known treasures is its plethora of skilled furniture makers.

If you appreciate fine craftsmanship, I recommend that you visit a few of our area’s stores that feature locally made handcrafted wood furniture. The artistry and skill demonstrated in their creations is breathtaking.

Here are a few of my favorite Lancaster County handcrafted furniture shops:

Martin’s Chair, Inc.
As evident by the Historic Smithton Inn’s dining room tables and four chairs, Martin’s Chair creates high-quality reproductions of furniture any colonial history buff will love. We’re even friends with the owner, John Martin, who happens to be our neighbor. You haven’t seen vintage furniture until you’ve visited Martin’s Chair of New Holland.

Sensenig Furniture
Visit Sensenig Furniture in Hinkletown. It’s less than 15 minutes from the Historic Smithton Inn and an easy stop on your way to Martin’s Chair. Sensenig’s offers a family-run furniture store experience that will make you feel right at home. You’ll find an array of furniture pieces in a variety of styles and colors. Go to Yelp to read more reasons to stop in.

Fisher’s Quality Furniture
Fisher’s Quality Furniture in Ronks, PA, is an Amish furniture store filled with custom-made pieces. Purchase an original set from the beautifully lit showroom floor or bring in an image you’d like them to replicate for your own customized piece.

George’s Furniture
This second-generation family-owned business in Marietta sells all handcrafted furniture. Each piece is signed by its maker to exhibit the hard work and dedication each crafter invests in his pieces. To get an even better grasp on what makes George’s Furniture worth a visit, check out their website.

Morton Fine Furniture, Inc.
Located in Lititz, Morton’s offers high-end, heirloom quality furniture. These handcrafted pieces are perfect to hand down from generation to generation, making Morton’s another great destination on your journey to find fine furniture.

Cherry Acres
Cherry Acres is a shop in Lititz you won’t want to pass up. It’s got all sorts of impressive pieces, from furniture crafted from old barn wood to ironwork and lighting. It’s a great stop whether you’re looking to furnish or remodel a room in your home or just want to browse.

I hope you’ll take an opportunity to visit at least a few of these stores to see the characteristic charm of Lancaster County handcrafted furniture. And don’t forget to book your stay at the Historic Smithton Inn, where you can experience the uncompromising quality of the workmanship firsthand!

By Rebecca Gallagher