Amish-built furniture and other structures is known to be crafted to the highest quality using traditional techniques with hand tools. The attention to detail is superb, resulting in long-lasting items that become heirloom pieces. Eastern White Pine is a common material used in Amish crafts, including a number of sheds, barns, gazebos and other outdoor structures. Many examples can be found at New York-based outdoor shelter company The Barn Raiser.
The Barn Raiser offers sheds made with exterior tongue-and-groove Eastern White Pine with lots of knotty character, as well as board and batten-style rough cut Eastern White Pine. The board and batten variety comes in four styles, A-frame, Quaker, Dutch Barn and Mini Barn, and features handcrafted wooden cable vents and heavy duty strap hinges.
Leave Eastern White Pine siding natural, and it will weather over time to a beautiful silvery gray. It also takes paint and stain very well thanks to its smooth, fine surface.
Amish outdoor structures made using Eastern White Pine can also be found at many local outlets around the nation, or directly from Amish communities. Check with your local shed company for details.