Woodland Creek started with an idea to make unique rustic furniture from exotic woods. During the summer of 1997 Robert Evina, Woodland Creek’s founder, traveled extensively through remote villages in Russia, Ukrainia, Romania, and Hungary. During his travels he came across beautiful exotic woods. Having watched his uncles in Alaska craft log homes and rustic furniture, he knew the exotic woods would make some very interesting rustic furniture.
The Woods – Reclaimed Wood + Sustainable Wood = Eco Friendly Furniture
Robert showed his designs and met clients at shows across the country. During these shows Robert met other rustic furniture builders from different parts of the United States. Friendships were made and wood was traded. The wood is primarily standing dead or reclaimed wood from farmers’ ranches or old barns. Eco Friendly Furniture has recently become very popular. Woodland Creek has been using reclaimed wood for over ten years – long before reclaimed furniture became popular.
Woodland Creek now imports reclaimed wood from Eastern Europe, Mexico, Indonesia, China, California, Utah, and Colorado. When you combine a wood from Eastern Europe with a wood from California or Michigan, you have a look unlike any other and rustic furniture like any other.
Our furniture designs have evolved over time. The line between rustic furniture and contemporary furniture is being blurred. Even those who like contemporary furniture appreciate the organic feel of real wood. You get a very unique look by combining thick organic natural slabs with modern bases. Woodland Creek has a new web page called Contemporary Rustic Furniture. Our contemporary rustic furniture will work in a modern or urban setting or fitting in a timber frame or log home where the owners want to soften the rustic side.