Littleton, Colorado (PressExposure) April 27, 2008 -- In a world of ever-changing gown styles and shoe designs, there are some things that always remain classic and timeless. Take, for example, bridal furniture. Yes, that's right. Furniture designed for brides, to hold precious treasures and destined to be a favorite item in their home. The concept of hope chests is not new. However, current styling and modern color schemes have made them perfect for today's discerning brides.
Handcrafted Hope Chests, a business established in 2006, has brought this tradition back into focus. This business features Amish bridal chests that are known to have traditional designs, but with a modern twist. "There is a lot of interest in these chests and that is very exciting. The craftsmanship of the Amish is much better than anything a chain store can offer," says Lisa Yarosh, owner. "The darker colors, choice of designs and engraving options make them personalized and perfect for today's home dÃ©cor. Not only do they provide ample storage, but they're also versatile enough to be used as coffee or end tables," Lisa explains.
The chests from Handcrafted Hope Chests uses old-fashioned techniques to produce superior products. Amish woodworking skills are passed down from father to son. Hand tools and air tools powered by gas are traditionally used. Hand rubbed finishes and interlocking joints provide durability. Only solid hardwoods, such as Oak, Maple Cherry and Cedar are used since these woods are more stable than pine and resist cracking well. Each piece is designed for beauty as well as function.
With unique designs and current styling, bridal chests are suitable for today's brides and their homes. Darker color choices, the engraving of names and the mix-and-match stain options allow them to fit in with any home dÃ©cor as well as any room in the house. They are designed to last through the years, providing plenty of storage as well as years of functional beauty.