Featured Builder: Canal Dover

Once known as Valley View Oak, Canal Dover Furniture has been crafting heirloom quality furniture in the rolling hills of Holmes County since 1989. With a backbone of family in their community and business, owners Nicholas Pickrel, Darren Schrock, and Jared Lapp work with their dedicated team to deliver beautiful, American-made solid wood products.

Wonderful things happen when you take the work ethic passed down from generations of Amish and Mennonite families who still use the time-tested techniques that have been in the furniture world for years. Every day, the talented craftsmen at Canal Dover utilize modern machinery to bring you the best possible experience. Using their expertise, each piece is bench-crafted just for you. That means paying attention to details that typically get overlooked in a high production assembly line.

Their Work

Canal Dover strives to make their planning process both effective and personal for the customer. Honoring life’s special moments with their Tree Crowns collection, this line celebrates the beauty of solid wood and old-world crafting techniques. You’ll fall in love with the mortise-and-tenon joinery, dovetailed drawers, and hand-sanded surfaces. Want to have furniture built to your particular interests? From the Square One Bedroom and Dining collections, you can select your favorite options from a variety of styles, wood, colors, and so much more! They truly believe that because it is your furniture, it should be unique to you.

Once these experienced creators begin the crafting stage, your dream then becomes reality. Creating special pieces is a challenge they are ready to rise up to. From the initial cut to the final protective topcoat, your furniture is treated with the tender, loving care it deserves.

Having furniture made by Canal Dover is a reward within itself. The careful consideration in the design of your furniture will show since everything they craft is for you to enjoy.