Woodland Creek Furniture Blog

  • Creative Coffee Table Design Ideas

    By Bryn Huntpalmer

    While a boring coffee table may be no more than a drink holder in your guests’ eyes, an interesting and well-styled one can be the most important piece in your sitting area and true a conversation starter. Your coffee table affects how you entertain--conversations hover above it while appetizers and literature sit on it--so why not choose a unique coffee table that makes a statement? Here are several beautiful coffee tables that will transform your living room.

    Via Woodland Creek

    This asymmetrical Live Edge Burl Wood Coffee Table is a true icebreaker. The slab is carved out of natural tree trunks, which means no two are ever identical. The trees used to make these pieces have been infected with the burl virus, which means they have to be uprooted and moved in order to not affect the trees around them--but it also means they have a unique, beautiful grain pattern that appeals to furniture designers and collectors all over the world. This slab can be used as a rustic piece or, with a metal base, can be the perfect addition to a contemporary or transitional home.

    Via Woodland Creek

    If rustic isn’t really your style, this Casual Modern Cocktail Table will give a sleek retro look while still incorporating natural elements like reclaimed wood and natural wood grain. This unique coffee table is versatile enough for just about any decor style and can be finished in other colors to suit your home. Whether your home decor is rustic, eclectic, romantic or contemporary, this piece will contribute natural beauty to your design.

    Coastal Coffee Table with Wrought Iron Base

    Via Woodland Creek

    The Modern Organic Coffee table features a slab that is a vivid mosaic of handcrafted woods including burl, black walnut, ash, redwood, and maple. Like the Burl Coffee Table, there are no two identical pieces. This coffee table mixes the most interesting aspects of rustic and modern design, but don’t get stuck on one look: it can be crafted into an oval, circle, rectangle, or square table to fit in with your space and decor.

    Via Woodland Creek

    Both sophisticated and rustic, the Double Live Edge Slab Antler Coffee Table is crafted from natural wood and real elk antlers. The wooden slabs can be made from redwood, black walnut, burl wood, maple, cherry, or oak--any color will add elegant rustic character to your sitting area.

    Coffee Table Western

    Via Woodland Creek

    Crafted from vintage reclaimed and repurposed barnwood, the beautifully grooved Barnwood Coffee Table evokes the old days. The salvaged wood dates back 100 to 150 years. The long, steady weathering process of barn wood gives it character than modern techniques cannot replicate. The hammered iron base adds an industrial touch, but if you really want a piece reminiscent of the old west, opt for the mesquite slab with turquoise inlays that will be perfect for your rustic cabin, western ranch or lake house.

    Reclaimed Root Wood Coffee Table

    Via Woodland Creek

    The Organic coffee table is both contemporary and rustic, simple and elaborate. Apart from the natural wood details, one of its most stunning features is the ragged edge to the smooth glass. This isn’t just eye-catching. It’s complex enough to be worth a few minutes of study and, of course, several compliments.

    I found over 150 unique coffee table designs at Woodland Creek – quite possibly the largest collection of customizable coffee tables available on the web.  I was surprised to learn that many of the designs were made right here in America from repurposed woods.  If you are looking for a creative coffee table, they have a wide selection.

    For more living room furniture decorating ideas, including how to work beautiful pieces like these into your decor, visit Modernize.com.

  • Black Walnut Dining Tables & Furniture

    Dark…Mysterious…Hardwood Treasure

    “Walnut is one of America’s natural riches.”

    Every jeweler has their favorite gem.  Every carpenter has their favorite wood.  At Woodland Creek we are far past like, past enamored…we are infatuation with walnut wood!

    Look deeply into beautiful tones of dark amber, milk chocolate, caramel cream and cappuccino as the blended grains flow together to create the deep sensual coloration of American Walnut.  How can you not be enamored with the beauty of this American hardwood – this American treasure?

    Counter tops, dining tables, sofa tables, coffee tables, benches can all be designed to your needs and fabricated in black walnut wood.  Come in to Woodland Creek Furniture, and let’s discuss your ideas.

    There are 21 species of walnut but at Woodland Creek we specialize in American Walnut.”

    Many of our black walnut dining tables and benches are designed using the natural live edge of the slabs. The natural edge allows the beautiful wood grain to flow to the edge in a natural real design.  Mixing the natural edge table top with contemporary or modern legs creates beautiful “Sophisticated Rustic” signature black walnut tables & furniture designs.

    American black walnut is superior to many other woods due to its versatile nature. American walnut trunks grow traditionally straight and clear of many side branches.  This creates the highest grade lumber. Black walnut wood is a very durable, medium density wood that allows the grain to be sanded from either direction. This allows the black walnut dining table tops to be finished to a soft, warm luster.

    Woodland Creek - a company that allows you to participate in your new black walnut table design.”

    Notice the lighter wood on the edge of the tables and benches.  This is the outer edge closest to the bark of the tree.  This is called the trees’ cambium layer.  This is the newest wood formed under the bark.  As layers added year after year the wood will darken taking on its dark cinnamon cast.

    Woodland Creek’s workshop is located in northern Michigan just east of Traverse City.  Their workshop is surrounded by pristine forests full of black walnut, maple, cherry, ash, sycamore, oak and many more fine species.  We have access to some of the highest quality hardwoods available in the world.

    Throughout Woodland Creek Furniture’s web site you will see dozens of black walnut dining designs utilizing natural live edge slabs.  Any of our live edge black walnut dining tables, coffee tables, sofa tables or desks can be made to fit your space.  Custom walnut furniture is one of our specialties. If you don’t see it, let’s discuss your ideas as we are always looking for creative input from our customers.  We would be honored to handcraft a beautiful live edge black walnut dining table, coffee table, sofa table, desk or bed for you.  Call or email us today.  We are here seven days a week answering questions and brainstorming ideas.  231.668.9125 or info@woodlandcreekfurniture.com.

    “American black walnut is America’s hardwood!”

  • What is Organic Furniture?

    “Organic means coming from living things.“

     

    At Woodland Creek Furniture wood is our primary organic material for beautiful furniture design. Our organic furniture uses the nature curves and flow of forest grown hardwoods to create furniture that accentuates nature’s designs.
    Our craftsman create organic furniture that use the shape of the wood to form soft live lines furniture for sustainable living. Woodland Creek’s organic furniture embraces the sense that they are from living structures.

     

    Handmade slab counters of black walnut, sycamore, cherry, maple or ash create an amazing contrast with stainless steel dishwashers, refrigerators, and stoves. A kitchen with organic designs feels warm and alive yet clean and creative.
    “Even the lacquer we us to finish many of our organic pieces is derived from organic wood compounds.”

    Organic furniture design celebrates the natural wood structure in curves, texture, and coloration to create works of art with the comfort of fine furniture. The living grains in the surface of the wood create a natural flow of light through each room.

     

    Woodland Creek’s craftsman uses the natural interwoven structure of teak roots to create a phenomenal base for our glass organic coffee tables.
    For hundreds of years the upper structure of the trees was cut and utilized. Now the root structures are utilized also. We believe in “whole use.” Leave nothing but sawdust (and we burn this to heat our workshop – nothing is wasted – the true definition of sustainable manufacturing & sustainable furniture).

     

    Antlers from deer and antelope are wonderful renewable organic products. Cast off each winter, antlers are usually consumed by mice and porcupines for their protein and mineral content. We use them to create beautiful organic antler chandeliers with a new twist. Think of an antler chandelier stained in rubbed bronze or silver graphite. They are just amazing and epitomize this new design movement called “rustic chic”.

     

    Stop buy any one of Woodland Creek Furniture’s showrooms or see all the organic furniture designs at WoodlandCreekFurniture.com.

  • Questions to Ask Before Purchasing a Barn Wood Table

    “Imagination and great execution creates the finest barn wood tables in the industry.” 

     

    All of our barn wood furniture comes from 100 + year old barns from Michigan, Illinois, and Indiana.  They are all American Made! Working with aged retrieved barn wood takes special techniques designed to allow it to maintain its antique character yet preserves it for generations to come.  Keep in mind that a “Barn wood” Table is made from authentic barn wood not miscellaneous reclaimed wood from inner city buildings or pallets. Our barnwood tables and other furniture are the same barns built over 100 years ago that gave shelter to animals or tools for the thousands of hard working farmers that helped build our great nation.  Barnwood’s character reflects the character of the men, women and children that worked these farms.  Reclaimed wood coming from inner city buildings and pallets are noteworthy, but lack the story, character and warm rustic charm of barnwood naturally weathered by Midwestern seasonal vicissitudes.

    “Here are some questions to ask before purchasing a barn wood table.”                                                                              

    Can the table be made to our custom size? At Woodland Creek your barnwood table can be made to your specifications.  Length of most rectangular barn wood tables can be up to 120” and more.  We one made a barnwood table to be used as a conference table that was 24’ long.  That’s 288 inches. Width can vary between 38” and 48” with wider widths available on certain models.  Standard height is 30”-31“, but higher tables can easily be made for all our barnwood table designs.  Custom barnwood dining tables are our specialty.

    How is the barnwood tabletop made?  Woodland Creek’s barn wood table tops have a super structure underneath that allows the top to float in its tongue and groove. This allows our tops to expand and contract with humidity.  Many other barn wood table tops are glued together.  This does make a solid top. But Mother Nature and/or your home’s humidity levels can play games with a glued barnwood top.  Humidity will cause the wood to swell.  Swelling is not usually the problem.  The problems begin when the humidity drops in the dead of winter. The wood shrinks…if it is glued together, something must give.  A glued top could crack.  The dryer the air the more cracks appear.  Woodland Creek’s barn wood tables have an engineered tongue & groove top and will not crack.  They are made to last many lifetimes.  In fact, Woodland Creek has sold several thousand barnwood tables over the past ten years, and we have not had a table top cracking issue since we implemented the tongue & groove style tops.  Beauty & function – the best of both worlds!

     

    Woodland Creek will soon be offering a live edge reclaimed barnwood top.  We have found barns that used natural white oak logs in their structure.  These logs with the natural edge are being cut into planks.  We do plan to glue these tops and offer them on all the barnwood bases shown on our web site.  We anticipate only minor checking and hairline cracks. These will only add character to the tops copious character.  We plan to be very upfront with our customers about the possibility of minor cracks.  We will only offer these to our customers that appreciate the potential for additional rustic charm – or stated another way – customer that like a very rustic table and are not afraid of additional cracks.  Photos of these gorgeous live edge barn wood table tops coming soon!

    What kind of wood are the barnwood tables made of? 

    Most of the barn wood is red, white or yellow pine with some oak and silver maple. Many of the barns were built with whatever wood was readily available.  The woodlots close to the barn were used in construction.

     

    One wood that we never use in our barn tables or furniture is Douglas fir.  Douglas fir is very difficult to sand.  The more you sand it the rougher it becomes.  It remains rough with lots of splinters.  We value our customers, and we do not want you to get splinters (we cannot guarantee you will ever get one, but we try darn hard to provide a splinter free barnwood dining table).  Our barn wood dining tables are built to provide the perfect ambiance for good memories with friends and family while sharing a meal (they also double as an excellent place to host family games).

    “Our barn wood tables are considered heirloom quality furniture.”                                                                                

     

    Hand Crafted techniques?  Woodland Creek’s tables are all made by hand.  Yes, it takes a little bit longer to build a table by hand, but the extra time creates a table that will be solid as a rock in the year 2215.  Our craftsmen even us special superlative fasteners that will never loosen.  This little detail is just one small detail that sets the quality of our barnwood dining tables apart.  There are dozens of little details that make up a quality piece of furniture.  It took 15 years to learn what makes the best quality barnwood furniture.  Barnwood furniture has become popular and main stream.  You can find many small woodworkers offering them, but they simply do not have the experience to expertise to offer our level of quality.  That is why we are contacted so often by people to ask how to repair one they bought somewhere else that is having problems.  Also most of our barnwood tables can be made expandable for more versatility.

     

    How are the tables finished?  Woodland Creek’s tabletops are finished with a five step sanding process that bring out the natural century old character.  It has taken over a decade of trial and error to create our final beautiful finish. The table is then simple coated with old time lacquer that brings out all the deep variegated honey colors of the wood.  This deep patina color is produced by over 100 years of outdoor aging. I wish I could share more with you about our finish process, but why help the competition who are just now figuring out that barnwood furniture is popular. Let’s let them spend the next ten years of trial and error figuring out how to properly finish a barnwood table.  Just rest assured we are already there and our finishes are the best in the barnwood industry.

     

    Some customers prefer color to be added to match various décor.  We offer 12 colors from dark to light that can be applied:  Ebony to Dove Gray.   Special colors can be created to match any variation or home decor.

    Do the different designs of your barn wood furniture match?  All the barn wood product lines will mix and match with each other.  Our barn wood furniture designs has a distinct “sophisticated rustic” charm.  The design, the scale, the attention to detail, the finish all combine to form an elegant rustic charm.  You can close your eyes and touch the barn wood tables…you will feel the difference. Our barn wood is soft and warm. I invites you touch. It demands to be touched. To this day I cannot stop near a piece of barnwood furniture and not run my hands over it.

    “The “Antiques Roadshow” of 2215 will feature our barn wood furniture.”

     

    Why are your prices higher, compared to the big furniture chains? Our barnwood tables are hand made to your specifications. One at a time.  Furniture chain stores can only make standard size tables at a mass produced level. I’ve never seen a real barn wood table product from them.  Our barn wood price points are the lowest in the industry…check prices on comparable tables (also take into consideration design & quality when comparing).    Many barnwood tables sell for 7-9 thousand dollars. Not ours – just fair Midwestern pricing – we are looking for you to be a customer for life.  We want you to think of us when you’re ready to update the rest of your home.  Woodland Creek Furniture offers barnwood kitchen cabinets, vanities, sofa tables, coffee tables, side tables, console tables, sideboards, bedroom furniture, and just about anything else that can be built out of wood.

    Do you deliver?  Our warehouse is in Kalkaska, MI.  Yes, we deliver all across the United States and most of Canada. We have shipped to Alaska, Hawaii, Australia, Western Europe, and even Dubai! Due to the volume that we ship we have some of the lowest shipping rates in the country. We offer two services.  Common Carrier or White Glove.  Contact our company for more details.

    “Our barn wood furniture will be passed down for generations.”

    Take a drive to Woodland Creek in Kalkaska or Traverse City and see what dedicated woodcraft has to offer.  Our barn wood is 100 years old before we start and will remain steadfast for centuries in the future. Stop buy and design the dining table of your future. I promise you will see a showroom unlike any other.  Our flagship Traverse City store is a combined 28,000 square feet.

     

    We have clients fly and ride in from around the country all the time.  We have never had one disappointed.  If you have the time, we would love to take you a short twenty minute drive and see our workshop and meet the men and women that work for Woodland Creek.  You will see beautiful exotic woods from all over the world.  While there our original roadside store in next to the workshop.  You will meet the matriarch of Woodland Creek – Patricia Evina.  At 73 she loves meeting new people and talking about our unique products.  Be prepared for a little “mom” bragging about her sons.  All three of us are involved in Woodland Creek – two are furniture builders – so mom can go on from time to time. Let’s chalk that up to the charm of Woodland Creek.  We look forward to meeting and serving your family.

     

    Thank you for taking the time to read this article.

    Rob Evina
    Woodland Creek
    CEO

  • Custom Made Rustic Furniture

    Ready to add some rustic warmth to your home?

    Woodland Creek Furniture is the store that can help. But Woodland Creek is not your typical furniture store and, in fact, could be one of Michigan’s best-kept secrets. Within your first five steps into their unique stores in Traverse City and Kalkaska, I think you’ll agree that the designs are fresh, the energy is upbeat and the staff rarely says “no.” Just about every rustic furniture design you see can be reimagined in any size or color and for any layout — making custom made furniture a snap!  Try asking for a piece of rustic furniture to be made a custom size or color at the big box furniture stores. That will earn you a “have-you-lost-your mind” stare. Not at Woodland Creek, which loves doing custom.  That’s because many of Woodland Creek’s furniture designs are made right here, in its own northern Michigan workshop. Handpicked craftsmen make other designs that are available exclusively at Woodland Creek.  Custom furniture does not mean “expensive” either.  Since you are dealing factory-direct, you will get factory pricing along with your access to nearly unlimited options in woods, textures and colors.  Each of Woodland Creek’s more than 1,500 rustic furniture designs can be custom made to your specifications.

     

    With Woodland Creek, you can expect a progressive twist to old standards of traditional rustic design.   Woodland Creek is pairing reclaimed barn wood, live edge barnwood, and live edge hardwoods with different bark textures, weathered metal panels, gray washed inserts, chipped edge glass, salvaged birch bark, burl wood panels and other unique looking textures.  The combination is unique custom made rustic furniture for your home, office, lodge, ranch, mountain, cabin or camp décor.  Starting in summer of 2015 customers ordering custom made rustic furniture will be able to watch live time as their furniture is handcrafted by some of the finest rustic furniture builders in the country.  Watch as raw wood and varying rustic mediums are transformed into functional works of art.

    Woodland Creek keeps up with all the new trends in furniture, displaying what’s particularly in vogue at its showrooms in Las Vegas and Denver. Top interior designers around the country have Woodland Creek build custom made rustic furniture for them. These guys and gals are on top of what’s hot!  Working with reclaimed woods before that became cool, Woodland Creek offers furniture and other items supporting today’s popular “refined rustic, soft modern and elegant casual lifestyle.” The style niche is focused on pairing reclaimed woods, live edge slabs and organic shapes with modern, linear furniture design, including polished and brushed stainless steel and beveled or chipped glass.  “Major furniture shows and the DIY shows on television are showing the mixture of rustic with modern, rustic with Tuscan, rustic with Cottage,” said Gina Evina,, the Traverse City store’s friendly interior designer.

     

    “Customers are mixing ‘soft modern’ or ‘refined rustic’ in all types of decors, including traditional. It is becoming mainstream.” If people don’t see exactly what they want in the store or on the company website, Evina advises them on mixing and matching the various bases, tops, woods, metals, glasses and finishes to suit their personal style. A base preferred on one table can be paired with a different top from another piece, for a customized new piece. By contrast, import furniture makers typically offer one size and one color for a particular product.  Should customers have another idea entirely for a piece of furniture, Evina’s motto is simply “Let’s design it together.” Personal service is one key to Woodland Creek’s success.

    Woodland Creek has designers on staff that make house calls to help with the design process.  Several gorgeous dining room tables on display Woodland Creek are made from planks of genuine Michigan hardwood, which are much thicker than mass-produced tables. Woodland Creek’s dining and coffee tables, headboards and footboards include the variations most people appreciate about real wood, including natural grain and occasional knots.  Complementing the Woodland Creek custom made rustic furniture are unique accessories, including special light fixtures.  A chandelier dangled over one long rustic table in the showroom made a dramatic statement, its 10 or more mixed media-enclosed filament lights hanging from raw cords off a large ceiling medallion. You must see it!  The cost of Woodland Creek’s custom made rustic furniture are “always a pleasant surprise for customers,” said Evina. “Customers tell us all the time that they were expecting much higher prices.”

     

    Woodland Creek’s handcrafted, solid hardwood and Made-in-Michigan dining tables start at $1,795 — about half of what name brand manufacturers would charge, according to Evina.  Woodland Creek pieces attract customers worldwide, and Evina expects continued market growth for the company this year because: “We are surrounded by some of the finest hardwoods in America, we handcraft each piece of furniture with Old World techniques and everything we make or that we offer from other American craftsmen can be customized.  Oh, and our designs make people stop in the tracks and say, ‘Wow!’”

    Showroom visitors are welcome “to open the drawers, shake the footboards and lean on the table tops,” Evina said. “In that way, they’ll “see and understand the difference between our quality custom made rustic furniture and mass-produced furniture.”

  • Ways to Spice up Your Patio Furniture and Throw the best Barbeque

    The sun is peaking through, the days are getting longer, and you might be sneezing. Yes, spring is almost upon us. With one of the longest and hardest winters in recent history hitting most of the nation, most people are jumping out of those snow boots to get outside. Winter gets old and spring can never come soon enough this time of year.

    As a barbecue fanatic and a DIY-lover I’m always grateful when sunny hot days come my way. There’s nothing better than throwing a freshly marinated rack of ribs on a hot grill while you hang out with family and friends. There’s something unbeatable about my wife’s delicious iced tea, throwing a football around with the guys, and letting the kids run around the yard. There are tons of ways to get out and enjoy the outdoors, but one of our favorite is definitely having an evening on the patio.

     

    One important thing about buying patio furniture is making sure it will last. I like to impress my guests with a good overall experience and maintain my reputation in the neighborhood for having the best Memorial Day barbecue. Having solid, sturdy patio furniture is an essential part of this.

    There are a lot of great ways to spice up your patio so you can throw the best barbecue. Just remember that it’s difficult to ever throw the best barbecue without a solid foundation. You’ll definitely need a grill and some awesome pieces of outdoor furniture. Letting Woodland Creek take care of your outdoor furniture needs will take a lot of stress out of your party planning this spring and summer. Remember, we’re close to getting that summer weather and it’s not too late to start thinking about your patio furniture.

    Bio: Hank McKinsey is a DIY blogger and craftsmen. He enjoys spending his time grilling, hanging out with his dogs, and being a new parent. Check out his blog here.

  • Rustic Modern Furniture Design

    “It’s a fusion of rustic masculinity and modern femininity creating a new décor.”

    Rustic modern furniture design embraces multiple time periods. Ancient stone slabs married to modern chrome legs, reclaimed hardwood matted to black modern wrought iron supports creates the yin yang in this design.

    “Masculine and feminine aspects exist in all beings.”

    At Woodland Creek we love to mix the masculine with the feminine to creating forms that touch your emotional senses. Close your eyes and run your hand across our rustic modern tables. What will you feel? Coarse aged hardwood joined with polished black forged metal. Time worn gray barn wood joined to ebony lacquer create a timeless mix.

    Gray Wash Coffee Table
    A dining room done in Rustic Modern furniture creates interest by matching reclaimed hardwood with the clean intention of modern stainless steel. Aged hardwood supported by sculptured metal are trademarks of this diversified design scheme.

     

    Coffee tables and entertainment centers with sofas and end tables mix the old and new. Rustic Modern furniture holds on to the past while embracing the modern. The black and gray or gray and rustic browns create a time frame of hundreds of years. Rustic Modern furniture allows great versatility to add new pieces of décor without worrying much about whether it will match. Of course it will as it typifies transitional furniture.

    Modern Rustic Reclaimed Wood Entertainment Center

    A rustic modern bed allows you to mix rustic night stands on either side with a modern dresser and a rustic modern chest of drawers. Mix…match…enjoy. Furniture design is all about you. What do you like? What gives you the sense of calm, contentment, peace in your home?

    Rustic and modern materials in Rustic Modern furniture generate a balance in room décor. The rough wood generates feelings of rustic rural Idyllic calm. The modern materials of chrome, black lacquer, and glass focuses on urban, contemporary and metropolitan. A mixture that creates curiosity from both aspects. Rustic Modern furniture designs are like the fascination that exists between the men of the country and the women of the city. New, different exciting, mysterious. Masculine and feminine wound together in rustic modern furniture design.

     

  • Slab Dining Tables

    Woodland Creek Furniture displayed several of its beautiful slab dining table designs at the Las Vegas World Market’s January 2015 show.

    The show was a wonderful success.  The purpose of attending the show was to exhibit our solid slab dining table designs and make them available to Interior Designers and their clients.  The feedback and reviews were very positive, and this encouraged us to take a permanent showroom for the bi-annual event.

    Woodland Creek is located in northern Michigan surrounded by beautiful hardwoods.  Woodland Creek’s geographical proximity to such a wonderful selection of hardwoods allow it to produce some of the finest slab dining tables on the market.  Woodland Creek Furniture offers slab dining tables made from black walnut, cherry, maple, ash, alder and exotic burl woods.  Custom size slab dining tables are not a problem.

    Slab Dining Table

    You may tell us the exact length and width needed.  Each slab dining table is handcrafted one at a time using time honored woodworking techniques. A professional, high quality four coat finish is applied to each slab dining table.  The wood is sealed and protected from stains.  We tell our customers all the time to not worry about the table top – use it and not to “baby” it.  Scratches only add to the character of a slab dining table.  In 8-10 years, you can either have us refinish it for you or a local finish company. A solid slab dining table top can be refinished in just a few days, and it will look as beautiful as the day you first received it. Since it is solid wood and not a veneer dining table, you can refinish it every 10 years for the next several hundred years, and still have a thick slab left over.  You must try very hard to hurt this style table.  We have customers ask all the time if they can take the abuse kids can dish out.  We always answer (playfully) that unless you let you kids play with hatches or matches at the table, then our slab dining tables can take the abuse of just about anything else.

    Walnut Slab Dining Table

    Natural live edge slab dining table tops can be paired with a variety of base styles.  Our dining table base designs range from rustic to modern – and just about everything in between.  We offer farm dining tables with live edge slabs as well as contemporary designs.  Slab dining tables are becoming popular in all types of decors including ranch, mountain, rustic, modern, Tuscan, coastal, cottage, mid-century modern, and even traditional.  Woodland Creek Furniture offers over 200 unique dining table base designs.  All bases and tops can be mixed and matched.  Woodland Creek is sure to have a slab dining table design perfect for your project.

    Woodland Creek Furniture offers customer service seven days a week.  You can call or email anytime from 10:00 to 6:00 Eastern Standard Time, and you will reach a real person who can help you with your questions as well as provide a slab dining table and shipping quote.

     

    We would be honored to handcraft a beautiful solid wood slab dining table for you and your family.  One that is sure to become a family heirloom and be passed down from generation to generation.

    Sincerely,

    Rob Evina

    President

    Woodland Creek Furniture

  • 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.

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