Woodland Creek Furniture Blog

  • Barn Wood Doors Bring Rustic Modern to Your Homes Transitions

    Behind the Gray Door

    A transition is made of one single step from one room to the next.  The door that opens…the door that closes…the closed door for solitude…the open door for welcome.  A closed door elicits curiosity.  What is on the other side?

    At Woodland Creek we feel that the doors between rooms are essential to your home design. I’ve always loved sliding doors.  They slide on a track from left to right or from right to left.  When open they become wall décor. When closed they add to the rustic room design.  An open door creates a new experience as you transcend from room to room.  This ash door is finished in Urban Graphite.  Shades of gray is the hot color in interior design.  Graphite matches most colors.

    “Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn't know you left open.”

    All of our interior barnwood style doors are made of solid woods like alder, ash, aspen, walnut or maple. Our rustic barn wood finish is popular choice for many of our customers as it has deep brown and honey tones giving a warm rustic charm.  Most of our barn wood doors are made and manufactured in the USA (Michigan).

    This barn wood design features four constructs: three horizontal boards, Z design or X design or the split M design. Our barn wood doors can be finished in a variety of colors and made any size needed.  Our barn wood doors are handcrafted from either solid knotty alder or ash, but if you have another preferred wood species – let’s discuss it.

    Barn wood doors can also be painted in any of twelve colors or for a minor upgrade any color that Benjamin Moore makes. Our barn wood doors are very popular as they add rustic charm to any room.

    “When one door closes, another one opens.”

    Are you enthralled with the spirit and feel of modern-day design?  Our sliding contemporary door accents the clean sparse design of Modern décor.  Note the stainless steel tracking. A modern design sliding door opens the possibilities for original projects.

    Add a window, a spy glass lenses, inlays, metal accents, or multi colors.  Sliding doors can become a portrait for holding photos, cork for lists, or black board and chalk for notes.  Imagine…design…create.

    Sliding doors done in white wash or cappuccino flatter cottage designed doorways.  Let us know what size door you would like.  With sliding doors you can make the entry way any size you like.  Double doors allow the entry way to be large enough to make two small room into one large room.

     

    Cottage doors allow you to be whimsical and fun.  Our gray driftwood stain adds a wonderful touch. Pieces of drift wood can be used as outside door handles. I’ve seen cottage doors trimmed in fishing lures, hand nets and other fish stuff.  Great fun!

    It’s time to be creative with your doors! Give us a call with your ideas.  Our craftsman are very creative and enjoy make unique new projects.  Open the door to a new design!

  • 4 Amazing Antler Furniture Creations from Woodland Creek    

    Woodland Creek Furniture Specializes in Reclaimed Organic Materials in its Designs. 

    Elk and deer shed their antlers as winter progresses, allowing them to save energy in the deep cold. Many local Department of Natural Resource Offices allow Scouts to collect antlers on DNR managed land. The Scouts resell the antlers to raise money for their troupe.

    Woodland Creek Furniture’s craftsman use many of these shed antlers from elk, mule, whitetail and moose for their exclusive antler furniture & antler tables. Combining antler sheds and natural edge woods of black walnut, ash, maple, cherry, aspen, oak or beautiful burl our craftsman create amazing antler designs never before attempted in the furniture industry. Each antler furniture piece is a work of fine American art.


    This new reclaimed antler dining table is made with a solid wood natural live edge slab top supported by an organic juniper trunk and natural elk sheds. The base features real elk antlers finished in our exclusive bronze finish. This elite finish has taken many months for our design group to perfect.

    The finish has genuine copper particles mixed in to create this rustic deep copper bronze hue. The thick juniper base is also finished in bronze. A variety of master tints are available for our antler furniture. From Opel & Gold to Rustic Barn wood or Natural to White Wash the tints will accent any rustic or modern décor.

    We suggest placing the antler table in a sunlight area. Allowing sunlight to shine across the surface creates a deep golden glow to the surface. The combination of rich black walnut and real antler in bronze is stunning. Please share your thought of adding moose or fallow deer shed to create your personal design. Of course our antler tables can be made in the length and width of your choice.

    Woodland Creek’s antler sofa table or antler console table features real Rocky Mountain Elk and Eurasian Fallow Deer antlers. The fallow deer lives in wood and grass lands through out Spain, France, and as far south as Greece. They are noted for their smaller size but spectacular antlers.


    This antler sofa table is a Woodland Creek exclusive. Two rugged live edge slabs are paired with real elk and fallow deer antlers. The antler is then finished in our new proprietary bronze & copper finish giving it a rich luster. Or the antlers can be left in their natural color for a more realistic look.
    The combination of walnut, antler and bronze create a functional antler table with an artistic design. Our antler furniture can be made custom sizes to fit your space. Black walnut has always been the favorite but a table made of cherry is equally as beautiful!


    Despite popular belief, the size of a deer rack is not a good indicator of the animal’s age. Adult male’s antlers will reach its largest sizes at about five to eight years. Deer antlers have been recorded to grow as fast as ½” per day.
    This striking antler coffee table is designed with two beautiful live edge black walnut slabs paired with naturally shed deer and elk antlers. The craftsman artistically designed the antler coffee table so it has a raised shelf. The antler coffee table can also be made with a standard design.
    The combination of walnut and antler create a functional artistic design. Our antler coffee table can be made custom sizes to fit your space. Keep in mind that our antler furniture can be made with many other species of wood such as redwood, burl wood, maple, ash, elm and oak. Share your design ideas. We are very creative.
    Bull elk lose their antlers each March, but they begin to grow them back in May in preparation for the late summer breeding season. Today elk live primarily in western North America, especially in mountainous landscapes such as Wyoming’s National Elk Refuge and Yellowstone National Park. Some eastern U.S. states like Michigan have reintroduced small elk herds into heavily wooded wilderness areas. Pigeons River State forest is the home of Michigan’s elk herd.
    The artisans of Woodland Creek rarely get a period of time they are not working on a customer’s order, but on those rare occasions it, they are allowed to dream up new antler furniture designs.


    This spectacular rocker was designed and built by one of the most talented rustic furniture builders in the country. If you want a rustic piece of antler furniture that amazes visitors when they visit your home, office or lodge. This handcrafted elk antler rocker is guaranteed to create memories for a lifetime.
    Our handcrafted antler rocker is not only jaw dropping, but it actually rocks. Created from natural shed elk antler and burl redwood along with hours of tedious design work. We invite you to visit our showrooms to see the most unique handcrafted rustic antler furniture available in the world. This antler rocker typifies our commitment to crafting and exhibiting the most unique antler furniture in America.

  • Unique Coffee Table Base Only Designs

    Woodland Creek Furniture presently offers 158 unique, handcrafted coffee table designs.  All 158 tops and bases can be mixed and matched to create a distinct look or style for your home.  This means that if you need a cocktail or coffee table base only Woodland Creek is your company.  We have handcrafted hundreds of unique cocktail & coffee table bases for many customers who may already have their own granite, glass, wood or concrete table tops.

    Woodland Creek Furniture offers a wide range of cocktail and coffee table bases in reclaimed wood, forged metal, natural log, stainless steel, live edge slabs, stone, and concrete.  Our cocktail or coffee table bases can be made any size needed to fit your cabin, lodge, ranch, camp, country, mountain or traditional home.

    Our cocktail or coffee table base only designs complement the modern, rustic, mission, craftsman, Old World, Tuscan, Southwestern, Western, contemporary, timber frame, industrial, and rustic chic home decors.

    Woodland Creek Furniture has its own talented craftsmen on staff.  We have talented woodworkers, metal artisans and wood carvers.  We operate a full service workshop in northern Michigan and one in Indonesia.  Woodland Creek works directly with individual customers as well as large hospitality customers.  We handcrafted single custom coffee base only projects as well as projects that require hundreds of cocktail or coffee table bases for commercial applications.

    If you do not see a cocktail or coffee table base only design that interests you, we welcome custom projects.  Let’s design a unique coffee table base only together.  Many of our coffee table base only designs have come from customers all over the United States and Canada.  We always keep an open mind and will offer suggestions when asked.

     

  • Unique Dining Table Base Only Designs

    Woodland Creek Furniture presently offers 217 unique, handcrafted dining table designs.  All 217 tops and bases can be mixed and matched to create a distinct look or style for your home.  This means that if you need a dining table base only Woodland Creek is your company.

    We have handcrafted hundreds of unique dining table bases for many customers who may already have their own granite, glass, concrete or wood table tops.

    Woodland Creek Furniture offers a wide range of custom made dining table bases in reclaimed wood, forged metal, natural log, stainless steel, live edge slabs, stone, and concrete.  Our dinette table bases can be made any size needed to fit your cabin, lodge, ranch, camp, country, mountain or traditional home.

    Our dining table base only designs complement the modern, rustic, mission, craftsman, Old World, Tuscan, Southwestern, Western, contemporary, timber frame, industrial, and rustic chic home decors.

    Woodland Creek Furniture has its own talented craftsmen on staff.  We have talented woodworkers, metal artisans and wood carvers.  We operate a full service workshop in northern Michigan and one in Indonesia.  Woodland Creek works directly with individual customers as well as large hospitality customers.  We handcrafted single custom dining base only projects as well as projects that require hundreds of commercial dining table bases.

    If you do not see a dining table base only design that interests you, we welcome custom projects.  Let’s design a unique dining table base only together.  Many of our dining table base only designs have come from customers all over the United States and Canada.  We always keep an open mind and will offer suggestions when asked.

    Woodland Creek Furniture offers customer service seven days a week from 10:00 to 6:00 eastern standard time.  We are only closed major holidays.  Give us a call or email, and let’s design a unique dining table base only together.

  • Complete your Kitchen with Farmhouse Table Chairs

    You convinced yourself that a Farmhouse table from Woodland Creek was the only table you wanted in your kitchen because of its beauty, functionality and rustic appeal. Now you have that table, what are you going to do about chairs? As my Mother used to say, ‘You can’t sit on your imagination….get a chair.’ Just for one moment let’s do sit on our imaginations. Imagine your family around that beautiful table sitting on Farmhouse Table Chairs. These chairs are made from the same materials used to make your table and they are made by the same artists, too.

    Getting a new Farmhouse Table is an exciting addition to your kitchen but, how do your old chairs look around that table. Do the colors coordinate? Are they all the same size chairs? If these chairs aren’t made by Woodland Creek you know they are not the same materials and definitely not the same workmanship.

    Let’s look at this from another perspective. Do you entertain a lot? Perhaps there is someone in your house that for what ever reason is a local VIP. Do you have clients into your home frequently? All these are reasons to complete your kitchen with Farmhouse Table Chairs.

    If guests frequent your home you have every reason to invest in matching rustic chairs. Your home is a reflection on you. What if a client walked into your kitchen and saw that gorgeous table with worn-out, stained and odd sized chairs surrounding it. What kind of message is that sending? What if your business is designing of any kind, whether its wedding cakes, landscape design and especially if you’re involved with interior design; it will send the message this person doesn’t know what he/she is doing!

    Don’t let this happen to you. Take time to choose the right style, size, workmanship and wood to fit your Farmhouse Table and your décor. A good first impression can make a world of difference with any one whether it’s a future client or future friend. Give your guests the WOW factor when they walk in your home. First impressions are everything.

  • Eco Furniture is Natural Wood Furniture taken to the Next Level

    The term “environmentally friendly” has been used more in the past decade than perhaps ever before in history. As the issues related to the depletion of our natural resources, global warming, and pollution come to the forefront in the new millennium there are those in every industry that find a way to do their part to preserve this planet. Woodland Creek Furniture chooses to make eco furniture, our small contribution to the solution for problems that have in many areas reached epic proportions.

    Eco furniture is environmentally friendly furniture that is made from reclaimed wood. Reclaimed wood is wood that is gathered, not cut down. Most often it is taken from the piles made by the demolition of barns and farm houses, preserving the natural resources of our woodlands and forests. With it, we create all natural wood furniture that is taken to the next level, giving you the beauty that you’re looking for in your home without the negative consequences to the environment.

    Each piece of reclaimed wood that we collect and bring back to our furniture gallery has a unique look and feel to it that can be used to create something significantly different from any other piece of furniture you may have purchased before. Combining different types of wood and then preserving them with a finish to enhance their natural beauty turns these already rare pieces into timeless classics. Our craftsmen are the very best wood working artists in the business and we do custom orders if you’d like to share some ideas of your own.

    Eco furniture is also sometimes called organic furniture. Since it’s created from all natural wood, when the time comes for it to be discarded it can easily be reabsorbed into the eco system it was taken from. Unlike plastics and synthetic materials, wood is biodegradable. It will last for many generations inside or even outside of your home, and there is nothing to worry about when it finally does see the end of its usefulness to you. If you throw it away its safe for the environment and perhaps someone at that point will reclaim it like we did and create something new.

  • Our Rustic Furniture Collection is Unique and Stylish

    Are you tired of all the plastic and glass furniture you have collected over the years. Take a look around, nothing really matches anything. Is it time for a change? Woodland Creek Furniture carries a back-to-nature style of furnishings. Our collection of Rustic Furniture is unique and stylish, definitely a classic addition to any home.

    Plastic and glass have their place but, there is no alternative for real wood. No particle board or veneer, Woodland uses the finest wood nature has to offer. Oak, pine, walnut, birch and hickory are just a few of nature’s gifts given to the skilled and artistic furniture makers at Woodland. Have you ever scanned through a home magazine and seen a room that looks cozy, relaxed and welcoming, with real wood furniture? Chances are that atmosphere was created by a rustic style of furniture.

    Rustic Furniture has a character all its own. It has been referred to as Barnwood furniture, Farmhouse, Natural or Reclaimed wood furniture. Chances are, if you live in the United States, you’ve sat down to eat at a farmhouse table at least once in your life. Whatever you decide to call it; there is no substitute for this warm and inviting style of furnishings. Keep in mind, there are different rustic themes and designs. For instance, there is a segment of furniture referred to as contemporary rustic. It has been described at the Ralph Lauren of rustic because ‘it is rustic but it is also elegant and refined’

    People who start off putting rustic furniture into just one room will get comments like, ‘I love this room’ or ‘What did you do to make this room so beautiful?’ Your guests aren’t seeing ‘the room’ they are seeing the furniture. When an entire home is furnished in a rustic décor, then the comments are ‘What a beautiful home!’ If clothes make the man, furniture makes the home.

    Attention Baby Boomers, are you looking to downsize, relocate or redecorate? Are you planning to build a hideaway in the mountains, near your favorite lake or even at a ski resort? Bedroom, living room, dining room and kitchen furniture in rustic designs can mean the difference between a home and a haven.

  • A Farm Table Would Look Wonderful in your Kitchen

    Farm tables were originally constructed to fulfill the most basic of needs. They are a sturdy piece of furniture serving several purposes – a place for the family to gather, eat and sometimes work. Its place is firmly planted in American history. If we scan all the important events that made America what it is today we will find a farm table as one of the participants.

    I know what you are thinking; it’s just a table. Yes, it is but, the humble Farm table was there when the pilgrims sat down with the Native Americans for the fist Thanksgiving. It was on them the Declaration of Independence, Louisiana Purchase and the Emancipation Proclamation were penned and signed.

    Every image we have of Abe Lincoln as a boy involves a kerosene lamp and a farm table. These tables saw civil war soldiers gathering around for planning battles and after the war was over, drinking in celebration. And with the exception of a bed the farm table was the first piece of furniture to grace the homes of settlers of the Wild West and Oregon Trail. Now, sociologists tell us when families sit down at the dinner table together the family unit is strengthened.

    Perhaps I have woven too much history and romance into a simple table but, these tables have stood the test of time and now deserve an honored place in your home. The kitchen is a gathering place for most families and how wonderful would it be to have a piece of rustic furniture like a farm table in your kitchen?

    Some would say that their kitchen or home is too modern for a table of that design. Our farm tables can be constructed to fit nearly any décor. They can be modernized with color, shape and the chairs you choose. The next time you are at a home show and they show a comfortable country kitchen or a kitchen with southern charm, a farm table will be there. Look in any of the kitchen design magazines, it doesn't matter if it’s a contemporary, early American or farm house design you will see how comfortably a farm table fits. Wouldn't a farm table look wonderful in your kitchen?

  • Farmhouse tables are made from real wood, not synthetics

    What kind of tables do you have in your home? There is the one you bought at the garage sale down the street. It was light weight, cheap and you thought you got a good deal until the veneer started to pull away from the frame. How about the kitchen table, the salesman said it was made of real wood. What he failed to mention was it was made out of particle board. That’s real wood, right?

    Let’s get serious; you are finally at a time in your life where you can get quality products and not cheap imitations. This is the time to think about real wood. Woodland Creek rustic furniture is real wood. Not the used, glued and fused pieces that collapse when you put a casserole on it. Tables, chairs, beds and dressers made from the real McCoy.

    The article of furniture that gets the most attention, use and abuse is the kitchen table. A farmhouse table is the most basic and well built of kitchen tables. An authentic farmhouse table is made from real wood. It is not fashioned out of plastic that is made to look like wood or particle wood made to look like solid wood. Woodland Creek farm tables are not made from synthetics of any kind. These farmhouse tables are made to last not just your generation but, for generations to come.

    The next time you are out looking for furniture start asking the sales staff questions. If you don’t like high pressure sales or hovering sales people these questions and those like them will make them disappear; perhaps never to be seen again. ‘Is this real wood?’ ‘What type of synthetics is used to build this furniture?’ ‘If this table is real wood, why are you talking about a beautiful veneer finish?’

    I suppose I shouldn’t be so hard on furniture sales people but, if they know their products they will know real wood when they see it. Don’t be taken in by synthetic materials that look like wood, it won’t last as long as real wood and it certainly won’t look as good. Come see our farmhouse table collection at Woodland Creek. Once you have seen our real wood tables you won’t settle for anything else.

  • Rustic Office Furniture has that Warm Comfortable feeling for your Home Office

    Steel and glass may be classified as a modern look but there is nothing as warm and inviting as natural wood furniture when it comes to furnishing your home office. Leave the modern at work and go for the rustic contemporary that Woodland Creek Furniture has to offer. When you furnish your home office you want a desk, chairs and file cabinets that enhance the beauty of your home, not take away from it.

    Begin the process of furnishing your home office with a careful examination of the room itself. Ask yourself a few basic questions? Do you want bright and cheerful or dark and comfortable? Will you be keeping the current colors on the walls or adding wood paneling or new trim? Are there many windows in the room and how will the lighting affect the ambiance you are trying to create? Try to imagine what you want it to look like and take a few pictures of the room so you can get some input from others.

    Once you have a general idea of what you want, go online and look at the office furniture section of our website or if you’re nearby come to our gallery and see some of the reclaimed wood furniture we have to offer. That look you imagined in your head is here in the showroom. If its not we’ll create it for you. Send us those photos along with your ideas and we’ll make you the office furniture you want and need.

    Most people who haven’t seen our work before are amazed at what can be done by master craftsmen who have the knowledge and experience that our people have. All of the furniture we make is environmentally friendly furniture created from reclaimed wood, some of which would have been carelessly discarded if we had not salvaged it. You will be enthralled by the beauty of the coppers, redwoods, birch, cherry, and other hardwoods we turn into furniture for your home and office.

    The office in your workplace can have furnishings that are simply serviceable. The office in your home needs to have furnishings that you can live with on a daily basis and that you are proud to put on display when you have guests. If your workplace is your home, you’ll want to spare no expense in making it warm, comfortable, and a place that you don’t mind bringing a client to.

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