Why don’t you display pricing?
There are so many factors involved that influencing the price of your custom designed furniture. The choice of wood, the choice of finish, what options are chosen, and where you live all factor into the final price.
My style is not country so I don’t want Amish furniture.
Although all of our custom hardwood furniture is built by Amish builders in Central Ohio, they create and work off of our design. Each builder is carefully
selected to meet specific guidelines and quality standards, and our builders gladly stand behind their work. You get the quality of hardwood furniture, hand built by amazing craftsman, in your design and style.
How are the drawers constructed?
Every drawer box is made using a solid wood five piece construction, with dovetails in front and in the back to ensure that the box will retain its integrity for years to come.
The drawer boxes are also finished both inside and out, so they not only look good, but will prevent any delicate fabrics from snagging.
What is the difference between woods?
Each wood has their own unique characteristics which can impact the finishes that can be applied, and also impact the cost of the raw materials and manufacturing time. Each wood also has unique visual characteristics that can meet specific style requirements.
Below is a brief description of some of the woods we offer.
Red Oak is a very popular hardwood, chosen for its traditional, coarse-textured look, as well as its excellent durability and strength. It accepts stain consistently and wears very well over time, making red oak a good choice for furniture that will see heavy everyday use. Natural color varies from yellow to pale brown, often with a light reddish tinge.
Quartersawn White Oak — much like red oak — is hard and strong, providing outstanding wear-resistance. It has a medium-coarse to coarse texture and varies in color from light tan to nearly white or light grey. Our Amish craftsmen use quartersawn white oak for a unique aesthetic appeal.
Soft Maple is a straight-grained, fine-textured wood. And despite its confusing name, it’s actually a hardwood. Derived from red or silver maple trees, soft maple is not as durable as its hard maple cousin, but is more capable of accepting stain. Soft maple has roughly the same density as cherry, with colors usually ranging from light cream to pale brown with occasional dark streaks.
Hard Maple, or rock maple, comes from sugar or black maple trees. It’s a tough, moderately heavy wood with a fine and uniform texture. Hard maple finishes very smoothly and is extremely durable. Commonly seen with no stain, its natural color varies from nearly white to light tan, with an occasional reddish tinge.
Cherry is a dense, even-grained wood, widely considered to be the finest of the fruitwoods. It is prized for its beauty and considered an excellent choice for both formal and casual applications. Natural coloration varies from a light cream to a dark reddish brown; however, cherry can darken considerably with age, developing a deep, rich patina over the course of several years.
Character Cherry has all the characteristics of the classic cherry as described above, plus a few more. Harvested from the same tree as its premium counterpart, character cherry is simply a different grade — one with more knots, variations in the grain, and more, well, character.
Hickory is a close-grained wood that’s often nearly white in color. It’s also one of the hardest, heaviest and strongest woods found in the United States. Because of its flexibility and resilience, hickory is commonly used in the construction of chairs and other bentwood furniture.
Walnut is a dense wood, ranging in color from light- to deep-chocolate brown. The black walnut tree produces one of the finest cabinet woods. Slow-growing and highly desired, walnut is more expensive than many other woods.
Is it really solid wood?
There are varying degrees of quality when it comes to furniture production. At Stephanie Spice Designs, we use only the finest northern hardwoods, raised to perfection, and slowly kiln-dried to prevent splitting and provide years of reliable use.
How long does it take to get my order?
From the time we receive your order to the time it is ready for delivery to your local dealer ranges from about 8–12 weeks. Depending on our delivery routes it may take an additional 2–3 weeks to get to your local area.
Please keep in mind each piece of Stephanie Spice Designs is made to order to your specifications, and this process cannot be rushed. We strive to keep our delivery times as short as possible, but we also are going to ensure it gets done right…which may take a little extra time.