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Top Tips for Doing Rustic Modern Home Decor Right

Top Tips for Doing Rustic Modern Home Decor Right By: Danielle Hegedus “Rustic Modern” may sound like an oxymoron, but it’s one of the most beautiful, feng-shui friendly trends in the design world right now. Homeowners are really embracing the warmth of rustic design coupled with the streamlined Zen-look of more modern design.We love how this trend beautifully couples a wide array of natural building materials like metal, glass, stone, and wood—a hallmark of good feng shui! We also love how it encourages designers and homeowners to utilize recycled materials, creating a unique, one-of-a-kind look that is also environmentally sustainable. Creating a rustic modern look may be a delicate balance, but follow these simple guidelines and your home will be transformed in no time. Look for Furniture with Clean Lines for a Contemporary Feel One of the joys of rustic modern style is having a simple, clean, uncluttered space—no chaos allowed. When choosing furniture or decor to bring into your home, look for sleek, clean, functional pieces that come in simple geometric shapes. Avoid cluttering your furniture with knickknacks. You want to keep your space clear and open, which will also make cleaning a breeze. Keep your color palette neutral, to truly bring the beauty of the outdoors into your home. We especially like this Reclaimed Wood Entertainment Center with its clean lines and reclaimed wood, perfectly complemented by stainless steel drawer pulls. Rustic Modern Home Decor Incorporate Reclaimed Wood and Recycled Materials Into Your Decor  Incorporating reclaimed or recycled materials into your home creates a rustic, eco-friendly feel while also providing your home with one-of-a-kind pieces that infuse a sense of history into the space. Reclaimed wood is a popular choice [...]

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Free Form Rustic Furniture

There are many styles of rustic furniture.  The most common and thought of is traditional log furniture made from natural logs – often hand peeled – sometimes with its bark left intact.  Log furniture can be described as the simplest or even the most primitive of the rustic furniture styles. There is Adirondack style rustic furniture.  The wealthy business people 20th century from New York built their summer lodges and camps up in the beautiful Adirondack Mountains.  Local craftsman were commissioned to build rustic furniture from domestic woods.  Natural birch bark was prevalent and used in many designs, and over time birch bark furniture became a look synonymous with Adirondack style rustic furniture.  Out west there was Mr. Thomas Molesworth with his distinct style and use of lodge pole pine.  Mr. Molesworth combined natural wood, leather and accented his furniture with half log pieces and silhouettes of cowboys, cowgirls, buffalo and other western motifs.  Then there is newcomer into the world of rustic furniture - barn wood furniture.  Furniture made from reclaimed wood planks & beams from Midwestern barns.  Barn wood has distinct texture. 100+ years of being subjected to the sun, rain and wind gives wood a distinct texture and warm patina.  Barnwood makes excellent rustic furniture.  There is a 21st century trend to build furniture from reclaimed wood and mix it with modern bases or use it in linear furniture designs.  This combination or style could be argued is a form of rustic furniture.  Yes, it is modern, but it is also rustic.  One style that is seldom discussed, but without doubt, is a distinct and prevalent category of rustic furniture is “free form rustic furniture.”  What is free form rustic furniture you [...]

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Customer Reviews Woodland Creek Furniture

Customer Reviews Woodland Creek , A Rustic Furniture Retailer, Receives National Award For Positive Customer Reviews February 4, 2014 – Woodland Creek Furniture of Traverse City, Michigan has been awarded “Best Of Houzz” by Houzz, the leading national online platform for home design. The Best Of Houzz award is given in two categories: Customer Satisfaction & Reviews and Furniture/Home Design. Customer Satisfaction honors are determined by a variety of factors, including the number and quality of client reviews a professional received in 2013. Users of Houzz, known as “Houzzers” saved more than 230 million professional images of home interiors and exteriors to their personal ideabooks via the Houzz site. Winners will receive a “Best Of Houzz 2014” badge on their profiles, showing the Houzz community their commitment to excellence. These badges help homeowners identify popular and top-rated home professionals in every metro area on Houzz. We’re delighted to recognize Woodland Creek Furniture among our “Best Of” professionals for customer satisfaction as judged by our community of homeowners and design enthusiasts who are actively remodeling and decorating their homes.” You can follow Woodland Creek Furniture on Houzz at: Woodland Creek manufactures and retails handcrafted rustic furniture made from reclaimed barn wood & solid natural woods made to customers’ specifications. Last year, Woodland Creek shipped over 2,000 custom made pieces of rustic furniture to homes throughout the U.S. and Canada via their web site. Woodland Creek was chosen by the more than 16 million monthly users that comprise the Houzz community. Local Traverse City residents George & Suzann Grazul could not find the perfect entertainment center for their new home after visiting most of the larger furniture stores. They stopped into Woodland Creek and found a [...]

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Handcrafted Furniture by Woodland Creek

Handcrafted furniture is becoming increasingly more and more popular. Why in the age of low priced mass produced furniture would someone pay more for handcrafted furniture? I have a simple theory as to why. First, the world is truly becoming more and more mass produced. Mega factories now employ tens of thousands of people at a time. Just about everything you see on your local retail stores’ shelves is made in huge quantities and usually with resins or plastics (manmade chemicals) and as cheaply as possible. Our kids toys, our kitchen utensils, our lawn equipment – I could go on and on. Very little is high quality or handmade anymore. Furniture is some of the lowest quality products in the marketplace. The large furniture retailers must maintain super high profit margins so they can have their fake 50% off sales every other week. 99% of their furniture is made in mega factories overseas with low wage workers and the least expensive materials. They do not make one or two pieces of furniture at a time – rather they order hundreds and sometimes thousands of pieces of the same design. It is mass production on steroids. I will share a true story with you. My wife and I purchased a home less than two years ago. The vast majority of the furniture used to fill this home came from either Woodland Creek Furniture or URDEZIGN Furniture. My wife needed a desk made, and we have been pretty busy with orders and under pressure to make promised delivery dates so I told her it would be about eight weeks before we could make one for her. That was not good enough for her. She had to have [...]

2018-01-04T01:09:43+00:00 By |Uncategorized|0 Comments

Unfinished Furniture – Pros & Cons

There is definitely a trend toward using reclaimed wood in all types of furniture designs. You are seeing salvaged wood used in modern designs, rustic designs, transitional designs, Tuscan designs, eclectic designs – the list goes on and on. But a new trend seems to be emerging – a trend whereby the wood used in these furniture designs has “no” finish or stated another way “unfinished”. It is raw wood without a traditional lacquer, oil, varnish or polyurethane finish to protect and seal the wood. The wood utilized is usually old and naturally distressed or made to look aged through distressing and antiquing techniques. The wood has an antique weathered feel to it. Here’s the million dollar question, “does it make sense to use raw, unfinished wood either old or new in furniture designs where it will get used in a home with normal everyday use?” The verdict is still out as this is a fairly new phenomenon, but there are many things to consider. First, the cons. As a person that has been in the furniture business for fourteen years now the first thing that came to mind when I realized the popularity of this new trend is “what happens when you spill a cup of coffee or a glass of wine?” I walked into a national retailer’s store (one that sells this type of unfinished, raw furniture) in Troy, Michigan last year and posed this question to the salesperson. To use a northern Michigan metaphor “she looked like a deer caught in the headlights.” For our customers around the country not familiar with white tail deer - when it’s nighttime and a deer is in the road and sees oncoming headlights, it becomes [...]

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Woodland Creek Brings Its Unique Handcrafted Furniture to the HD Expo For the First Time

Las Vegas, NV - Woodland Creek Furniture will exhibit for the first time at this year’s Hospitality Design Expo on May 14th-16th.  Woodland Creek specializes in unique rustic, industrial, & concrete furniture. Woodland Creek Furniture has been crafting unique furniture for 15 years – operations began in 1999 at their northern Michigan workshop located in Kalkaska, MI. About Rustic Furniture Woodland Creek’s unique rustic furniture designs are made from exotic natural woods such as hickory, juniper, redwood, aspen, teak or mahogany.  Woodland Creek Furniture specializes in using reclaimed, sustainable, renewable, live edge & exotic woods.  Woodland Creek’s furniture designs are perfect for tropical, cabana, cabin, lodge, ranch, southwestern, and rustic decors. A complete line of rustic furniture designs are available in custom sizes and finishes.  Custom design requests are welcome.  Most rustic furniture designs are proudly made in the USA. About Concrete Furniture Woodland Creek’s concrete furniture is made with a proprietary multi-layer concrete coating.  Woodland Creek’s concrete tables have all beauty, strength & durability of solid concrete, but at 1/3 the weight of real stone or concrete. Woodland Creek’s expert finishers create textured finishes with layered colors giving the concrete the aesthetics of granite, stucco, stone, copper or cement.  All furniture designs are available in a wide range of colors and textures and can be used indoors or outdoors.  Woodland Creek’s concrete furniture designs are perfect for the food service & hospitality industries as all coatings are FDA compliant. A complete line of concrete furniture designs are available. Custom design requests are welcome.  Woodland Creek’s concrete furniture designs are proudly made in America. For more information, please visit: Contact To learn more about Woodland Creek’s furniture, please contact: Hospitality Sales 4290 US 31 [...]

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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 [...]

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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. 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. 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 [...]

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