About Us

Years ago, the tools and equipment people used were made with their own hands. Craftsmanship was very important. Today, we at Colonial Trading Co. carry on that tradition.

Colonial Trading Co. is a small woodworking business located in rural Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Brothers Jonathan and Andrew Myer operate the business, with some help from Jonathan's wife, Gwen. Andrew is in college right now, so his contribution is sporadic.

The wooden buckets, butter churns, and apple crates are made by Colonial Trading Co. We buy all of our wood in rough, random widths. With the help of regular woodworking machinery, we turn this lumber into the wonderful buckets, butter churns, and crates. Each copper nail is personally hand-nailed by Jonathan Myer. Our items have been used by colonial era reenactors, and have even been used as props on the shows "Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman", and "The Wild, Wild West Show". The wagon wheels, hay rakes and forks, and wrought iron items are made by local craftsmen. The wagon wheels and wrought iron is actually made by local Amish families. (Check out our other web site, www.amishcraft.com , to see more authentic Amish-made items.) The decorative fruit is imported, but we believe it compliments our products well.

Colonial Trading Co. began as Colonial Wood Benders in 1989. From its beginning until now, we have been primarily a manufacturer and wholesaler, with wholesale customers in more than half of the states. Now, with the medium of the internet, we are able to offer our high quality colonial and country products to the retail market. If you have any comments or questions, feel free to contact us.

Colonial Trading Co.
Jonathan Myer, Owner
15 West Queen Street
Stevens, Pa 17578

Phone: (717) 286-4041

We do not really have a storefront, so please contact us before dropping by. We welcome pickups by appointment.