About Gish's Furniture
Gish’s Furniture provides handcrafted, solid hardwood furniture, custom-made by the finest Amish craftsmen in the country. Our vision is to make our stores the best place to purchase home furnishings in our communities, while providing exceptional customer service and outstanding value.
We carry a wide range of furniture, from kitchen tables and hutches, to bedroom furniture and baby cribs, all custom-made to match your home’s décor. Our Amish craftsmen typically use cherry, oak, and maple woods when making your furniture. However, if you prefer more exotic woods like elm or walnut, our craftsmen can make your furniture with those woods as well.
At Gish’s all of our furniture is finished with a catalyzed conversion varnish. This creates a hard, resilient finish that still displays the beauty and charm of the wood it is made from. There are no more worries of water rings and the durability and strength are much greater than pre-catalyzed lacquer or polyurethane.
Most furniture is made-to-order, and we recommend allowing two to four months from order to delivery. After all, the finest things in life take time. Invest in heirloom quality furniture for your home, it will serve as the foundation of family memories for generations to come.
About Our Founder
Michael Gish, son of A. Samuel and Grace Gish, is the founder of Gish’s Furniture and Gish’s Amish Legacies. Michael Gish is married to Teresa Gish, and they have two sons, Matthew (Jan. ’07) and Ezekiel (March ’10). Michael and Teresa opened their first store, aptly named Gish’s Furniture, in 2003.
Before opening his own stores Michael worked in Ohio for Miller’s Furniture, and also was the founder of Miller-Gish finishing. This unique background is where he learned about Amish furniture: how it’s made, the meticulous nature of a quality finish, craftsmanship, and heirloom quality.
Miller-Gish finishing was a company that specialized in finishing furniture with a catalyzed conversion varnish. Working with fine furniture and expert craftsman allowed Gish to quickly develop an expert knowledge base. He also began to realize how rare long-lasting furniture is. He knew Pennsylvania would benefit from having an exclusively Amish furniture retailer, and so Gish’s Furniture was born.
What started as one store soon became four, with locations in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Maryland. As the company expanded, Gish was sure to stay true to the business’s roots—to this day, it is still a family run business, with Michael’s wife, mother, father and brother all facilitating its growth.
About Our Amish Partners
Gish’s Furniture sells products exclusively made by the Amish of Holmes County and Wayne County, Ohio. Holmes County is home to the largest Amish community in the world, with a population of 36,000. This large population results in a strong cluster of Amish furniture makers, enabling a high degree of specialization for our customers, both in design options and wood choice.
It is our belief that the Amish furniture makers in these communities offer the very best furniture quality, with the widest assortment of products.