Uncompromising Quality for 18 Years

by Erik Organic on November 17, 2017

We’re coming up on our 18th anniversary!

In the early days of Erik Organic, we had to make a lot of decisions in turning the analog world of an Amish workshop into the digital world of Internet ecommerce. One billion possible options needed to be limited to ten thousand 😊

One of the decisions we made was to use 1.5” thick lumber on all of our tabletops, when the industry standard for hand-made dining tables was generally 3’4” or 1”.

Uncompromising Quality for 18 Years

Why? Because we’re making artisanal heirloom furniture intended to last for generations. We’re shipping furniture across the country to be used at family gatherings and events.

Why would we skimp on materials? A thicker tabletop is more beautiful, and the thicker tabletop also means that the table can also be re-sanded and re-finished as long as the tabletop is being used.

We don’t design furniture to fail. We design furniture to last for longer than the person buying it.

We’re working on a lot of new and exciting ideas for next year:

  • New furniture styles
  • New types of furniture, and
  • A greater emphasis on modern designs.

We look forward to sharing these new designs with you!

You can be certain that our furniture is built to be beautiful, and that it’s also built to last.

In 18 years, we have never compromised the quality of our service or the quality of our products – and we never will. We wouldn’t be Erik Organic if we took shortcuts.

We’d love to hear the kind of furniture you’re looking for. Standing desks? Mid-century modern? Leather couch?

We’re looking at ideas for next year and we’d love your feedback.

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Meet the Craftsman: Moses

by Erik Organic on September 9, 2015

Moses is an artist and creator of stunning and beautiful pieces of furniture for us at Erik Organic. The beauty and impeccable quality standards that Moses holds his work to make him a highly valued member of our team. You, our customers are our highest priority, and given that, we trust Moses to produce pieces that meet your every need and satisfy exactly what you have been looking for in your new furniture. We know that you will love the work that Moses creates and we would love for you to get to know the artist behind the work!

The day starts at 4:30am for Moses. As the saying goes, the early bird… gets the worm creates magnificent furniture. Moses has chores and breakfast just like most people, but after that is where Moses transitions from family man to Master Craftsman.

Moses studied with Eli, one of our long time Craftsmen here at Erik Organic, for about 5 years. Moses has now taken over the shop and has built a new facility that is twice the size of the previous shop. Moses expects that production will double with this new place! In this new facility, Moses has invested in new equipment that will help him stay organized and bring the quality of his work to a whole new level.

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Here is a photo of Moses’ new show room, where your next table is created!

Moses’ work and mindset is that of a true artist. While crafting each individual piece, his equipment is the brush, the highest quality wood is his canvas, and the best finish that money can buy is the frame for his artwork. Like anything handcrafted, obstacles can arise based on what each customer is looking for. Moses handles each challenge with ease and grace and is constantly learning and looking for ways to improve his process. The artist behind the work is apparent and clear when the finished piece is then hand delivered to each customer.

We know that you will love your furniture from Moses, and all of our craftsmen for that matter. The individualized attention to each curve, corner and texture of your furniture creates something that goes unmatched by anyone else!

When Moses hangs up his “Craftsman” hat and switches back to his “family man” hat, he can look at his sons and rest assured that he has a wonderful craft to pass down to them, but first it’s chores, dinner and rest for another day of hard but rewarding work.

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Meet the Craftsman: Dan

August 12, 2015

If you have been searching for a new dresser, nightstand, or other piece of ‘case good’ furniture, we would love for you to meet Dan! Dan is our next craftsman in our “Meet the Craftsman” series! Dan specializes in dressers, nightstands, buffets, bookshelves, desks, credenzas, china cabinets and more. Dan, like many of our other […]

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Furniture that Spans Generations

July 6, 2015

Sustainability is one of the reasons why I am proud to be a part of the Erik Organic team. At Erik Organic, every single piece of furniture is not only created sustainably, but it lasts throughout generations! Our furniture literally out lives the amount of time it takes to grow completely new hardwoods to replace […]

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Meet Johnny Our Master Chair Maker

June 9, 2014

You have all met Eli our master table maker.  Now it is time for us to introduce you to Johnny, our master chair maker.  He has been working with Erik for over 5 years and has created a lot of dining chairs for us since then.  He became our master chair maker after Eli introduced […]

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Our Craftsmen and Farming

June 9, 2014

Our craftsmen are a very important part of the Erik Organic team.  Without them, we would not be able to give our customers the highest-quality furniture you can find in the United States.  Truly, our craftsmen are our country’s best hidden secret!  Their solid hardwood, hand-crafted furniture is high-quality and more beautiful than anything you will […]

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Picture Perfect

April 17, 2014

Each piece we make is custom and made to order.  We do not have any pieces lying in a warehouse somewhere in the US.  Instead, we wait for you to make an order and our craftsmen will build it from scratch.  So, how do you know how it will look like if we have never […]

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The Appeal of Hickory

April 17, 2014

Our craftsmen find the best quality hardwood so we create furniture you can keep for centuries.  If the wood we used was not able to last that long, then our job of providing the best for you becomes a dream, not a reality. Our craftsmen hold that as part of their Amish doctrine.  Nothing is […]

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Meet Eli Our Table Maker

March 26, 2014

Eli is our master table maker. He has been working alongside Erik Schimek for over 13 years and is a valued member of our Erik Organic family. His expertise, craftsmanship and artistic talents have helped us to produce beautiful pieces of exceptional quality that truly stand out. Even though the bespoke tables that Eli has […]

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Houseplants and Their Amazing Power of Healing

March 25, 2014

Houseplants are commonly overlooked as décor, but their benefits go far beyond providing your home with aesthetic appeal. Erik has many houseplants in his home and it has made it a much happier, more vibrant place to live.  The air is fresher and he has even developed a sense of loyalty to his plants, making sure […]

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