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We spent all of last week discussing an important book to aid your family’s interaction with technology: Tech-Wise Family: Everyday Steps for Putting Technology in Its Proper Place. Many families struggle when it comes to creating healthy technological boundaries, but Andy Crouch’s book does an excellent job offering practical advice for any family and set of parents/grandparents. Go ahead and read Part One, Part Two and Part Three of our series then let us know what you think! Lastly, we thought an easy transition away from the topic was one of the best ways to create meaningful community within the context of family: around the dinner table. Or, in today’s case, around the farm table.
What Kind of Conversation
There are many scientists, authors and educators figuring out how to limit distraction amongst today’s youth. Certainly a task that’s easier said than done – technology is everywhere! But in today’s societal climate, sometimes the best thing isn’t to avoid distraction. At Unruh, we create wooden furniture as a means to memories. With our dining room tables, we offer your family more than a slab and four legs. Although we could focus on multiple options for your family and how our tables are a great fit for your family, let’s focus on the “why.”
The real “why” behind all of our products is a space for family and friends to grow individually and collectively as humans. This life goes by pretty fast, and the best way to experience the years we have is together. Consider the following questions when you think about your home: Where does my family spend most of their time in my home? Do we spend most of the time with each other or by ourselves? What room should our family spend more time in? How can we maximize our evenings together? When we’re together, what do we talk about?
Building Better Families
We’re proud of our reviews. And we’re grateful for every one! But each review says more than the quote itself. Behind every review is a family. And every family has stories that make them great. Unruh is simply providing a platform for families to create memories and tell more stories. Consider that reality when reading the following.
“I cannot say enough good things about Unruh. I looked a long time for something as high quality as our Belmont pedestal table. Nothing really compared. Supporting local business is important to me and my family and it made it even more worthwhile when I met with Sam. They have the cutest showroom it allowed me to see the stain colors and quality of work. When it arrived last Saturday my husband and I were so happy with it, it’s beautiful. It makes our house a home and we cannot wait to have Sunday dinners and fill it with family and friends.” -Ericka Eiserer
“We love, love, love our oxford dining table, chairs, and bench. The craftsmanship is outstanding and although we have only had it a few weeks, we are fast building our family traditions including our English Sunday Roast as I am from the UK. I am so happy I found you guys. We wish you guys continued success. What an experience to actually see your furniture being made and a bonus of it being delivered by the craftsmen themselves. Thank you, Sam and everyone at Unruh.” -Dawn Stutzman
The Family Farmhouse Table
“Words can’t describe how much love I have for Unruh Furniture. This farm table will forever be cherished in our home and generations to come. The memories we will make having family dinners, doing home work, late night chats… Thank you Unruh. Your craftsmanship is stunning and I know your heart and souls were put into this table. We are so forever blessed and thankful. Check them out KC. You’ll be glad you did!” -Amy Ashurst
We saved this last review to highlight our Farmhouse Table. If you’ve ever watched or read Little House on the Prairie, you know the farm life was (and is!) not easy. Living on a farm is hard work, and for early pioneers the work was as hard as it gets. But every evening, men and women had a place to look forward to: the dining room table. The early families who built this country spent hours conversing with one another – dreaming about a bright future. Today, we honor their lives by carrying on a family tradition. And it’s centered around the farm table.