Tired of blankets taking up your closet space? Instead, place your cozy quilts and comforters in a beautiful, handmade cedar hope chest.
Historically, hope chests were used by families to prepare for marriage. This was common in the United Kingdom, Egypt, and the New World. When young women would get married, the gift of a hope chest would be filled with items like linens and clothes for their wedding and new life.
Cedar chests are still a precious tradition of Amish culture. They are often used as gifts to young women when they leave home to start a family of their own. The handcrafted wood boxes are typically filled with household necessities and nostalgic items.
The wood chests you find at Rustic Red Door are carefully crafted by our team of Amish woodworkers in Ohio. Starting with solid wood, these chests are built using the time-honored woodworking techniques that have been known to outlast generations. You're sure to receive heirloom-quality furniture that can be enjoyed today and lovingly passed on to your children and grandchildren.
In this gorgeous collection of hope chests, each piece comes with a lock and key, a cedar wood bottom to help protect from insects, and a lid with anti-slam hinges for protecting little hands and fingers when closing. Exquisite in its design, each cedar hope chest features a rounded waterfall top and scalloped details on the bottom, creating a soft, graceful look.
Our selection of waterfall chests includes both brown maple and rustic hickory wood.
Hope chests also make a wonderful wedding gift! Just as in the tradition of old, you can give the gift of hope to the special young lady in your life. If you need help with determining the perfect hope chest for your family (or as a gift), please contact us!