Most of us like to keep a showpiece living room: artifacts, curios, mementos, family heirlooms, memorabilia and all matter of items need a place for display. One may even have beautiful china, or a vintage tea service or other crockery that needs displaying or even valuable books that need a safe home. For all this and more, there could be useful display cabinet ideas that can be taken from Amish living room furniture.
There are several items of traditional as well as contemporary Amish living room furniture that could offer up options for all the precious items that you may want to display. Or which may just be a secure place to keep them to protect them from damage, dust and breakage. So which are the items that would double up as display cabinets for your home? The following versatile items of furniture could do the job splendidly:
Amish Gun Cabinets: As the name suggests, these are display cases made for the primary objective of displaying firearms. Now many of us may have no firearms to display; however the gun cabinets can be useful as a display case for many other objects. These items can also be customized to take the shape of a corner cabinet, an antique cabinet or even an entertainment center. In addition they can be structured to have a side pull out that can conceal guns as well! Any mounted trophies can also be displayed here. The dimensions can also be altered or modified according to the desires of each individual.
Amish Entertainment Centers: Though the Amish produce items of furniture in the traditional manner they do make items that are of and for the modern milieu. Amish entertainment centers are an example of this. These can be corner units or of the flat wall variety and they can be as versatile as you wish them to be. Not only is there place to mount your plasma or LED or regular tube TV and other musical gadgetry you may have, there is also built in display space. The glass front cabinets built into the entertainment center will provide an excellent display area for whatever it is you want displayed. The display shelves or cabinets can be customized to be above, below, on either side or both sides.
Amish Wooden Bookcases: For those that treasure books an Amish wooden bookcase is likely to be a much coveted item of furniture. But even for those of us who are not the bookish type, these beautifully built pieces of furniture can be very useful indeed. This is particularly the case since they can be customized according to individual specifications. They can be modified to create the kind of display cabinet you always dreamed of. Or they can be constructed in a way that part of the unit is built to house books and part of it acts as a display cabinet! The solid wooden shelves also mean that heavy books or other weighty items are easily supported.