the Manasses Henry Furniture Company
is not just another word. It's at the heart of the business .. In fact,
it's the cornerstone on which this business was built. In the
an Amish farmer named Manasses Hochstetler came to Indiana. As he
the land for his farm, he used the wood to build furniture for his
He passed this skill on to his son Cornelius; Cornelius passed it on to
his son Henry, and so on down the line. This rich heritage is the
Henry Furniture Company,
and operated by Gene Beachy, the great-great grandson of Manasses
Many of the original pieces built by the family as far back as the
are still being used today and passed down from one generation to the
One of the original pieces built in 1933 by Henry Hochstetler is on
in the showroom as a model for quality and craftsmanship. What is so
about these pieces and why do they last so long? The answers to these
give us not only a glimpse into the past, but a view of the present. Manasses Henry Furniture Company uses the same techniques as they build furniture
Henry Furniture Company,
every piece is made from solid lumber construction.
The finest northern hardwoods - oak, cherry, pine, maple, walnut
and quarter sawn white oak- are harvested especially for this
plywood, chipboard or veneers are used in any part of the pieces.
Where else can you find such quality features as solid lumber drawer
dovetail drawers, mortise and tenon joints, and hand-rubbed linseed and
watco oil finishes?
At Manasses Henry Furniture Company,
many pieces are replicas of actual family heirlooms. To the craftsmen,
making furniture is an art. They build pieces using the same
techniques their grandfathers used. All the pieces at Manasses Henry Furniture Company are built on-site, with the exception of
some chairs, which are built by Amish artisans in the area. From
and dining room suites to chairs, sofas and accompanying pieces, Manasses Henry Furniture Company builds 165 different pieces. These pieces
are not built on an assembly line; each piece is bench-built by one
signed and dated for posterity. Pieces in the showroom can be mixed and
matched. For example, you can choose a specific table you like, and
select the style of chair you prefer.
Furniture Company is
located on State Road 13 in Middlebury, easily accessible from Exit
107 on I-80/90. The beautiful 6,000 square foot showroom carries
items, available for immediate delivery. Custom orders are also handled
on a timely basis, within 12-14 weeks. When you visit the showroom in
you can watch the craftsmen actually create the furniture. Manasses Henry Furniture Company now has a 4,000 square foot showroom in downtown
Noblesville, IN at 930 Logan Street. Manasses Henry Furniture Company is carrying on a tradition that began over
150 years ago. Every piece of furniture carries with it the pride and
of the builder. At Manasses Henry Furniture Company,
you can purchase future heirlooms today.
if you have something else in mind? No problem. The motto of Manasses Henry Furniture Company is "If you can dream it, we can build it."
Simply bring your idea to them and watch your dream become a reality.
made-to-order furniture is given the same attention to detail as all
Henry Furniture Company can
custom make bedroom and dining room suites, wall units, kitchen
and other pieces exactly to your specifications.