Woodland Creek Furniture Blog

  • Rustic Bedroom Furniture for Your Home

    Why is our rustic bedroom furniture the best fit for you?

    If you have ever meandered through the seemingly endless walkways of big box bedroom furniture retailers, you might have started to notice a very particular pattern. Aside from color schemes and design tweaks, there is not really all that much variety. Also, you might notice that the floor models are wearing down from the limited use of other passersby, who wanted to test run the furniture before they bought it. One feature that might stand out because of this is that there is a consistent lack of durability and quality. It just doesn’t seem like these types of retailers are offering quality and comfort over simplified and generic standards of production.

    That is where we draw the line, and where you will find the answer to that question! Rustic bedroom furniture from Woodland Creek Furniture is the best fit for you because it is the answer to all those other issues, and it tops it off with its unique and elegant look and feel to boot!

    Our rustic bedroom furniture is made from reclaimed barnwood, farmhouse wood, logs, and other sorts of reclaimed wood, which we source from local areas. The wood we use is typically over 100 years old, giving it a sense of antiquity and history unmatched by other department store catalogs. With our professional craftsmen quality work, we can create rustic bedroom furniture that will not only outlast the alternatives but outshine them as well. With a wide variety of rustic bedroom furniture options throughout our two giant showrooms, the toughest decision to make after having this question answered will be choosing which one is the right fit for your bedroom!

    Woodland Creek Furniture is Traverse City, Michigan’s premier producer of fine rustic bedroom furniture. People from around the state, country, and the world have visited us and made the decision to furnish their homes with these natural and elegant pieces. We proudly invite you to stop on by and see for yourself!

  • Spice Up Mealtime with Reclaimed Wood Tables

    Reclaimed wood tables are great additions to your home for many reasons:

    • LOOK: There is no denying it. These tables look fabulous. They look fresh, stylistic, and rustic. They look like they are high quality. They look like they took many hours to reclaim, design, and craft (That’s because they did). They look like they should be added to your home and made part of your furniture family!
    • FEEL: They feel smooth. They feel like a quality table. They feel like they will be part of your life forever (with proper care, they will!). It just seems right to add a reclaimed wood table to your home!
    • ECO-FRIENDLY: These reclaimed wood tables use wood that has already been used. They do not require our company to cut down fresh trees. We use pieces of wood from locations in neighboring states that would otherwise be left to rot. We breathe new life into our pieces, which helps us herald the strong history, our next point!
    • HISTORY: Our tables have a place of their own in American history. These reclaimed wood tables are made of wood that was used during a time when our country was coming of age, developing new farming techniques and utilizing quality wood to build their barns. While their time may have seemingly passed, they are now being given a second chance at life by undergoing our reclaiming process and finding their ways into homes like yours. You now have an opportunity to own a piece of history, that you will use as a part of your history!
    • UNIQUE: You will not find authentic rustic reclaimed wood tables like this in your big box retailer. While fresh wood can be finished to look like reclaimed wood, there is no replication of the authentic wood pieces that we source from around us in Michigan, Indiana, and Illinois, to craft these unique and beautiful pieces of furniture.

    Why wait any longer to own a unique, eco-friendly piece of history with the right look and feel for your home decor? Come on down to one of our huge showrooms and see what all the buzz is about regarding reclaimed wood tables!

  • Add Reclaimed Wood Furniture to Your Rustic Interior Design

    Reclaimed wood furniture is growing in popularity around the country when it comes to home decor. The reclaimed wood that is used in the production of furniture is sometimes not what it claims to be, however. Many competitors are offering furniture that has a reclaimed wood look to it but comes from fresh cuts of lumber. The authenticity, durability, and history of the wood are all compromised! Actual reclaimed wood furniture uses wood found from sources such as old barns, factories, and warehouses that were built at least 100 years ago, meaning they have the age, character, and meaning all buried deep within the timber. For anyone who is avid about their history and their furniture, these are all very important features!

    The reclaimed wood furniture style is growing in popularity for several reasons:

    • It looks and feels great and unique
    • The rich history and tradition that are behind each piece of furniture
    • They reuse resources, instead of requiring more trees to be cut for wood
    • The physical characteristics of the wood are marked by higher quality and sustainability

    Why, you may ask, is it better to reuse the wood, especially if it is so old as it is? Well, the answer again lies in our history. The wood that was used over a century ago by the nation’s agricultural pioneers was harvested in a time when air pollution from the industrial age did not stunt the growth or quality character of new trees. The wood is stronger, healthier, and last much longer than the wood that is harvested from trees that are bred and cut down in the modern age for mass producing furniture.

    The reclaimed wood furniture that we use at Woodland Creek Furniture is sourced from barns and other locations around the states of Illinois, Indiana, and Michigan. We use wood that is at least 100 years old and filled with history and character, before implementing our unique process to craft and reclaim it into new and elegant pieces of reclaimed wood furniture. We would love for you to take a look through our wide variety of pieces either online, or in one of our two massive showrooms.

  • Log Furniture For a Unique, Natural Touch

    We totally understand the appeal of symmetry. In nature, symmetry can be found in all shapes and sizes: From the symmetry of our bodies to the seemingly symmetrical leaves of a birch tree leaf, there is no denying that there is a special sort of magic to these natural designs. However, as beautiful as symmetry may be, there is also a lot to be said about the naturally asymmetrical quality of individual natural bodies as well. Mountains, crashing waves, meadows, landforms, clouds, and even fallen tree branches can shine as their imperfect twists, turns, and features stick out in asymmetrical contrast with themselves. Something about the natural disarrangement of things makes them feel like they have a unique place in the limelight, ready to be recognized as yet another beautiful mark on the world.

    At Woodland Creek Furniture, we pride ourselves on our collection of log furniture pieces. A quick overview of these items on our web page will give you an idea of what we are talking about. We take logs that have fallen, and we help them back up, rearranging them into truly unique, asymmetrically elegant pieces of log furniture that will add a complex yet naturally stunning look and feel to any room, whether it is for your family’s summer cabin or the rustic home decor of your private residence. Not only can you depend on having a piece of furniture that is unique, but you can also depend on the quality craftsmanship that we have built our entire business upon.

    Our vast log furniture collection includes bed frames, burl wood coffee tables, hickory log dining chairs and log dining tables, floor lamps, rustic entertainment centers, and much more. Stop by one of our two massive showrooms in Kalkaska or Traverse City and get a good look and feel for the log furniture items we have ready for you to take home and make a part of your rustic interior design! Our friendly and professional customer service team will help you navigate through your options and decide what will be the best addition to your home!

  • Serving Meals From Farms to Farmhouse Dining Tables

    Our farmhouse dining tables play an interesting role during mealtime when you consider the supply chain it took for everything to come together the way it did for this to happen.

    First, you have agricultural pioneers who spread across our nation’s farmlands and discovered innovative ways to harvest and store the fruits of their labor on the farm. Not only did they sustain themselves and their families, but they learned to make a living feeding those around them. That is an aspect of our American history that continues to run through the supply chain and get fresh food from the farm to your table. Our farmhouse dining tables take pieces from those original farmhouses and barns and turn them into elegant and rustic pieces of furniture to add to your home. This adds to the unique character of the supply chain because you will be eating food from farms that have learned from and adapted from the techniques of the original agricultural wizards off of tables that are made from the barns and farmhouses that these wizards used to innovate those techniques! What better way to celebrate the country’s strong tradition than that?

    The farmhouse dining table collection we offer has the unique elements that we are talking about, and to make matters even better, they look and feel amazing! People from around Traverse City, Michigan, the country, and even the world have come to our showrooms to see the variety of quality farmhouse dining tables and other rustic furniture pieces we hand make and keep in inventory.

    The farmhouse dining table series is unique in that our customers can work with our specialized customer service team to help design and create a custom look for their table. Size, color, and wood type specifications can be sorted out and made ready for production, which will truly result in a farmhouse dining table that can only be found in the comfort of your own home. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to celebrate our American heritage while sprucing up your home decor!

  • Contemporary Rustic Furniture for a Unique Blend of History and Modernity

    Contemporary rustic furniture is a style that is starting to make waves in the interior design community. As many of the urban stylings have recently swept over the tastes of the current generations, many people have grown tired of the static, plain look of modern stylings and have sought comfort in the designs that reflect a more natural look and feel. Woodland Creek Furniture proudly crafts contemporary rustic furniture. This style offers a beautiful and naturalistic feel to the piece itself while presenting the owners with a taste that harkens back to times when life was more simple. A time when people appreciated the beauty that surrounded them so much that they wanted their indoors to resemble their outdoors as much as possible. Still, there are many people who are caught between two worlds of design: They want to have that modern, contemporary look and feel, yet they want to stay somewhere in the realm of rustic, antiquated, and homely. While we talk a lot about our reclaimed wood pieces, we also would like to mention honorably, the lineup of contemporary rustic furniture that helps these kinds of folks find their equilibrium when they are caught between these two worlds!

    An overview of our website or walkthrough of one of our two large showrooms will give customers some amazing insight into the variety of contemporary rustic furniture pieces we have available. We have skillfully blended contemporary design elements and features into the reclaimed wood pieces that we are renowned for crafting to create the contemporary rustic furniture that you have been longing for. Among our many items, you will find:

    • Dining tables
    • Sideboards & sofa tables
    • Coffee tables
    • End tables & nightstands
    • Chairs
    • Beds
    • Bar Stools
    • Entertainment Centers
    • Dressers

    As you can see, we have everything you need to find that middle ground between history and modernity, where the wood meets steel, and where style bursts out with grace and strong character. Let us help you step up your interior design by getting you closer to owning your very own piece of contemporary rustic furniture today.

  • Cabin Furniture for Your Cabin in the Woods

    Cabin life. It really is something else. The fresh air of the forest or mountain emanates through the rooms and hallways. Natural light flows in through the precisely positioned windows. When the night falls, the natural light is substituted with some of the light of the crackling fire, with the strong scent of a hearty meal sneaking into all rooms from its origin in the kitchen. You relax on your finely crafted cabin furniture, that, if selected right, perfectly complement the look and feel of your surroundings.

    The concept behind a well-designed cabin is that there is a seamless line between nature and abode. The cabin dweller might be indoors, but they will still feel like they are outdoors with all of the naturalistic design elements that surround them. The next best thing to being in the great outdoors is being indoors, away from all the bugs, beetles, and bears, and inside a cabin that feels like you are still right outside.

    At Woodland Creek Furniture, we specialize in crafting cabin furniture that is perfectly suited for the task of creating that outdoorsy look and feel on the inside of your cabin. Using reclaimed wood, the design and quality of our cabin furniture are unmatched and just what you need to tie together the decor of your cabin. With a broad selection of options to choose from, our warehouses are sure to contain just the right piece or pieces you are looking for to furnish your getaway!

    We offer cabin furniture for bedroom, bathroom, lighting fixtures, office, patio, storage, dressers, and more. With our wide selection of handcrafted, reclaimed wood cabin furniture sets, you can relive your dream of connecting the inside of your cabin to the outside by giving it the stylistic, elegant, and natural look that it deserves to stand out as a comfortable getaway that you call your own. Come into Woodland Creek Furniture today, check out what our huge showrooms have that will fit your cabin furniture requirements, and start picturing what your cabin is going to look like from the inside, out!

  • Bringing Home the Barnwood Table of Your Dreams

    For some of our customers, owning a barnwood table is a reminder of their days back at their family’s farm. For others, the barnwood tables are natural and elegant pieces of Americana that fit comfortably into their home’s interior design. Whatever the reason may be, our customers have a wide variety of barnwood tables that are inspired by a movement of American heritage and craftsmanship.

    Our barnwood tables are exclusively made out of reclaimed wood beams from 100 to 150 year old barns from the states of Indiana, Illinois, and Michigan. Unlike many of our competitors, who utilize paint and finish techniques to make fresh lumber look old, we use actual pieces from our nation’s rich agricultural history and reclaim them using our unique process, which keeps them looking rustic and natural while breathing new longevity into them.

    The other unique aspect of our barnwood tables that sets us aside from mass-produced, fresh-lumber furniture is our ability to customize the size specifications and finish colors to suit your specifications and tastes. The quality of our customer service is something we at Woodland Creek Furniture pride ourselves on, and we would love for you to come by one of our spacious showrooms to check out our friendly team and a wide variety of barnwood table options!

    For a unique and finely handcrafted addition to your home that will not only complement your rustic decor, but will also earn you multitudes of compliments from your house guests, we invite you to come and get a good look and feel for our lineup of barnwood tables. Following a rich tradition of agricultural history in the United States, help us pay tribute to the years of work and toil that went into feeding our great nation when it was coming of age. Do so by taking home a piece of that history, and using it to be the place where you continue to feast on the great products that the modernized agricultural industry still provides us to this day.

  • Barnwood Furniture is the Ultimate Rustic Touch

    Growing up in a road tripping family might have afforded you a few chance visual encounters with some of those barnyards that pattern our Great Plains and our old American art and cultural items. Barnyards of the older generations have a mystical quality to them, reminding us of the strong agricultural tradition that carried our great nation into prosperity and helped nurture it when going through the more difficult times. While many barnyards have since fallen into obsolescence as technology has altered the face of the farmlands, they still stand as cultural beacons. Woodland Creek Furniture takes these traditional items and helps breathe new life into them with our lineup of barnwood furniture items. With our finely crafted and uniquely designed pieces, we offer our valued customers the chance to own a piece of Americana that will fit elegantly into their home.

    What better way to cherish the American spirit of agriculture and stylistically decorate your home than with an actual piece of that tradition? Our barnwood furniture collection exclusively uses barnwood to create a fresh, unique look to your home decor. Our barnwood furniture collection includes the following items:

    • Barnwood bedroom sets
    • Barnwood dining tables
    • Barnwood coffee tables
    • Barnwood sideboards & sofa tables
    • Barnwood end tables & nightstands
    • Barnwood chairs
    • Barnwood benches
    • Barnwood entertainment centers
    • Barnwood lighting
    • Barnwood framed mirrors
    • More!

    As you can see, there is no shortage of options to bring that homely, rustic decor into your home, and with loads of style. The barnwood furniture that we craft is given a very special touch behind each and every piece, and we have many options for you to choose from. Visit one of our humongous showrooms in either Kalkaska or Traverse City, Michigan, and find out what people from all around the country and even the world have been looking into when they want a piece of barnwood furniture and unique American craftsmanship in their homes. All of our barnwood furniture is made from 100+ year old barns in the Illinois, Michigan, and Indiana areas, and find out how we can replenish these antiquated pieces of wood into custom sizes and shapes, to meet your specifications!

  • Home Styling with Antique Barnwood Furniture

    Antique barnwood furniture is one of the most popular rustic furniture products we offer, which comes as no surprise considering its unique blend of rustic and elegant characteristics. Aside from looking amazing, our reclaimed barnwood has more features to it than meets the eye.

    We source all of our barnwood from barns in the states of Illinois, Indiana, and Michigan. All of the reclaimed barn wood we use in our furniture is at least 100 years old, which says a lot about the quality of the wood to begin with. Wood that was harvested from that time is just not the same as the quality of the wood you will find in new pieces of furniture, or our competitors’ barnwood furniture.  The wood’s age is important as only the slow process of weathering gives it the desired antique patina.  Many of our competitors are taking fresh wood or 30-50 year old barn wood and trying to enhance it through distressing and burning techniques.  It simply does not and will not have the same look or feel as naturally aged barnwood subjected to four season of slow weathering over ten decades.

    Our reclaimed wood is an eco-friendly and good for the environment as we are saving trees and our landfills.

    Our barnwood furniture might be the easiest furniture to maintain.  The more use it gets the better it looks. Should you ever get a fresh scratch or gouge, you can use a special tinted wax and in just minutes watch it disappear.  You will not be able to tell what a farmer did 80-100 years ago versus what your kids did yesterday.  Scratches only make the furniture look better. 

    With this higher level of quality, you also get the added benefit of a strong history behind your antique barnwood furniture.  America’s farmland history has an admirable tale full of heroes, innovators, and hard workers. The American farmer has always been the back bone of the United States. While the nation was coming of age and finding its way, the agricultural industry found in it a group of determined individuals who had the discipline and craftiness to work the land and produce the food that would feed the entire nation. The blood, sweat, and tears of our ancestors are in each reclaimed beam, timber and plank.  Our barn wood furniture pays tribute to this Americana. 

    Woodland Creek Furniture welcomes the opportunity to handcraft a piece of unique barnwood furniture for you and your family. All of our designs can be custom made to fit your home, office, cottage or ranch. Call us today and let’s discuss your project.

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