About Us

Let The Sampler Design Your Family Heirlooms

Each piece of Sampler furniture is made per customer order. That means, on most designs, there is a great deal of choice available in size, leg and post turning style, drawer, door and cabinet base options, and finish color. If you don't see what you are looking for in our online catalog please give us a call. We may well be able to produce just what you had in mind. The only designs we will not customize are our chair models.

Sampler Woodworkers Are Skilled Craftsmen and Detail Perfectionists

Jason Dwenger

Jason Dwenger is in charge of the mill room. He ensures that all furniture parts are cut to the proper size and fit. He works with drawings and plans to determine proper sizes and borings.

Shella and Mindy

Shella Thompson gives each piece of Sampler furniture its final hand sanding and waxing for that special Sampler feel. Mindy Mahan specializes in Sampler repair and restoration services.

Steve Brown

Steve Brown is in charge of the build area. Attention to detail is very important in hand fitting all Sampler furniture parts. Steve can also be found on the sales floor working with customers.

Linda and Bruce Levi

Bruce Levi specializes in hand turning table legs and bed posts, applies the finish to each Sampler piece, and supervises the general operation of The Sampler. Linda Levi communicates details of customer orders for production and manages the office and Sampler showrooms.


We regularly finish our furniture in a clear china wood oil leaving a natural color. The cherry then darkens and reddens somewhat as it ages. We also offer stained finishes in three basic shades: Antique, a fruitwood color; New England, a nut brown color; and Old World, a dark red color. Basic prices include our natural finish. Regular stained colors are available for a 7% charge. Upon request, we can also offer custom colors which can involve additional charges.

[Stain Samples]

Colors left to right: #10 Natural, #40 New England, #20 Antique, #30 Old World (Photographic colors may vary)

We offer a fee delivery service within a 100 mile radius of Homer. Generally, deliveries run $1.10 per mile, round trip. Deliveries outside the 100 mile radius can be shipped by common carrier. Currenly, we use Plycon Transport. We are sometimes able to arrange delivery ourselves outside the 100 mile range. Price quotes will be given upon request. Furniture can also be picked up at our factory or showroom in Homer, Indiana.

A 20% deposit is required to activate an order. The remainder is due upon pick-up or delivery. Payment is due prior to delivery on common carrier shipments. No orders are subject to cancellation after work has been started except by payment of the charges incurred up to the time of cancellation.