FAQ

  Do you only make stand-up desks?
How long does it take to receive a custom made stand-up desk?
Do you have desks in stock?
How high should my desk be?
Is there a lip that prevents papers from sliding off a slope top desk?
Are your desks 100% wood?
Do you ship to Alaska, Hawaii or Canada?
Are your desks really Amish made?
What's the difference between the book shelf and the rack shelf?
How deep are the desks?
What is a drop leaf extension?
Are your desks guaranteed?
Can you match my present office furniture color?
Should I order a stool with my desk?
What's best a brass or wood footrest rail?
Can I personally pick-up my desk when it is done?
How can I be sure you are a reputable company?
I have a question that isn't covered here.
Do you offer a discount if I buy more than one piece of furniture?
 
Q) Do you only make stand-up desks?
A) No. But we are certainly most famous for our custom made standing desks. We also make some of the finest executive sit down desks you will find anywhere. And our Sit-Stand hydraulic Executive Desk is a one-of-a-kind in both design and functionality. Take a look at our pdf catalogs on the Executive Stand-up Desk page for some of our complete office suites. Our Executive and Benjamin Franklin desks are available in traditional sit down versions. We also make custom made filing cabinets, book shelves, credenzas and cabinets. If you don't see the style that you want on our web site and you know what you are looking for give us a call and tell us what you are looking for and we will give you a quote on a custom made piece.
 
Q) How long does it take to receive a custom made stand-up desk?
A) It depends when you get your order in and how many orders are in front of yours. We do stock a few of our most popular styles unfinished, so if someone needs a stand-up desk ASAP we can get one out in short a time as a few weeks. Due to the overwhelming demand for our custom made standing desks, custom orders are currently running around 12 weeks again depending on the model you order and how many customers are ahead of you in line for production. The sooner you get your order in the sooner we can go to work on it. Can't wait that long? Check out our Items In Stock page.
   
Q) Do you have desks in stock?
A) Usually a few. We usually build one or two extra desks per month for emergency cases. Those people who desperately need a stand-up desk ASAP because of an accident or other circumstances. We also sometimes have one of our model desks available for immediate sale. If you need a stand-up desk ASAP give us a call and see what we have in stock or go to our In Stock page although this list changes on a day to day basis to always call to check.
 
Q) How high should my desk be?
A) Whatever feels right for you. Create a makeshift set up from your desk with boxes or books and get it to a height that feels right while you are standing. This height should be around your elbow height. Usually an inch or two below elbow height is average. There is no objective science to this. Only you can decide what feels best for you. If you are going to use a lap top computer on your desk you might want to subtract an inch to compensate for it. If you are ordering a slant-top style desk there is a 4" front to rear slope. So the center of your desk will be about 2" higher than the front lip.
 
Q) Is there a lip that prevents papers from sliding off a slope top desk?
A) Yes, there is a 2" lip and we can install an additional catch rail at the base if you so desire.
 
Q) Are you desks 100% wood?
A) YES! We do use some fine wood veneers only on the Executive desk for added strength. All other desks are made from 100% solid wood only.
 
Q) Do you ship to Alaska, Hawaii or Canada?
A) Yes we ship world wide. However, remote areas and other countries cost additional and we ask that you call us for an individual freight quote. Hawaii and European freight runs about double domestic rates.
 
Q) Are your desks really Amish made?
A) YES, 100%. Three groups of highly skilled, specially trained Amish craftsmen work on each desk: 1) the furniture makers, 2) the leather smith, 3) the finishers. Amish Country Furniture Sales is very pleased to have the finest craftsmen in all three of these areas. Each one of our desks is created as a one-of-a-kind work of art, handcrafted by skilled furniture makers who employ the old world techniques of furniture manufacturing to our specific standards. Our finisher employs a six-step finishing process to ensure a lustrous sheen that both enhances the beauty of the wood and protects it from wear. Our price and quality are unsurpassed.
 
Q) What's the difference between the book shelf and the rack shelf?
A) The book shelf only holds books. It is available in 8" depth or 12" depth. The rack shelf (see the computer stand-up desk) can also accommodate large items like CPU's, printers, scanners and external hard drives. The rack shelf is 14" deep and allows maximum air flow. You can see the different styles on many of our desk style pages.
 
Q) How deep are the desks?
A) The Thomas Jefferson, Virginia Woolf, Winston Churchill, the flat top computer desk and the 3-in-1 are all 29 inches deep. At this depth they should fit easily through any door. These desks do not disassemble. We offer a drop leaf extension that can extend the rear top ledge from 7.5 inches to up to 17 inches deep. The Benjamin Franklin and the Executive are much deeper. The Executive is 36 or 42 inches deep and up to 72 inches wide.  Please measure before ordering. The Benjamin Franklin is 36 inches deep and 66 inches wide. Only the Standard Executive and the Benjamin Franklin desks come apart.
 
Q) What is a drop leaf extension?
A) It works just like on a table with a drop leaf. The extension lifts up and spring locks into place in such a way you can not tell it is an extension. The rear ledge on a Thomas Jefferson, Virginia Woolf, da Vinci 2-in-1 & 3-in-1  Winston Churchill is 7.5". You can extend that up to 17" with a drop leaf. On the 29" deep computer flat top desk you can extend the table top an additional 9" giving you a 38" deep desk and still be able to get it through the door. You can see how the drop leaf extension works really well on our free digital video brochure.
 
Q) Are your desks guaranteed?
A) Yes. All our desks carry a lifetime guarantee against material and workmanship defects.
 
Q) Can you match my present office furniture color?
A) Usually. Sometimes that is up to you. Don't order a cherry desk if you have all mahogany wood or oak if you have walnut. If you look at our stains & leathers page you will most probably see a very close match. If not, pick up a MinWax stain chart at your local paint, stain, hardware or Sears store and see if any of those samples match. We can also use Sherwin Williams stains or Pratt & Lambert stains. Last but not least, send us a picture that offers a good representation of your furniture color and we can match it. A custom match can sometimes cost up to $200 extra. Send us your sample and we will let you know ASAP. It is not always possible to match some laminate stain samples because THEY ARE NOT WOOD! They are a plastic film made to look like wood. We come as close as we can but sometimes it truly is impossible to exactly match some samples.
 
Q) Should I order a stool with my desk?
A) About 25% of our customers order a matching stool. The beauty of a stand-up desk is you have a choice of both standing or sitting. Sometimes, you may want to sit or lean against a stool or drafting style chair. Most of our customers say they only want to stand. You can always order a stool later or buy a drafting chair if you decide you need one.
 
Q) What's best a brass or wood footrest rail?
A) Brass is more durable. If you don't plan on using your footrest rail (an unlikely scenario) then wood might be a little bit more attractive. On 5' or longer desks we really highly recommend the brass rail for added strength.
 
Q) Can I personally pick-up my desk when it is done?
A) Sure. If you plan on picking up your desk just state so on your order form and do not include shipping. If you still want your desk custom packaged that costs around $95.00.
 
Q) How can I be sure you are a reputable company?
A) J&V Consulting, Inc. is an Ohio based corporation in business since 1984. Amish Country Furniture Sales is a dba of J&V and has been in operation online since 1994. Since our inception we have made desks for virtually every branch of the United States government and some of the top corporations in the US. We are proud to say several of our stand up desks are in the White House! If you wish to speak to one of our customers in your area or talk to someone from the Army, Air Force, Navy, Marines, Coast Guard, Federal Trade Commission, Federal Reserve Bank, Social Security Administration, IRS, or the Pentagon . . . we will gladly give you some referrals. We also have a very high 93 D&B rating and we can fax you a copy of it or you can acquire one yourself directly from Dunn & Bradstreet. Just type in Amish Country Furniture Sales in Ohio. We make the finest custom made stand-up desks in America and we have some very impressive customers who will gladly attest to that fact. Also, be sure and read our testimonial page. They are all 100% real and you may call any one of them. You can order from us with 100% confidence.
 
Q) I have a question that isn't covered here.
A) Then give us a call at (800)383-1356 and talk to us directly so we can help you to help us create the perfect custom made desk for you.
 
Q) Do you offer a discount if I purchase several pieces of furniture from you?
A) Yes! You will also save on shipping whenever more than one piece of furniture is ordered. Always call us for a price quote on multiple piece orders. Also, inside delivery is per load not per piece. So, if you need inside delivery it is the same price no matter how many pieces of furniture you order.
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