Wednesday, December 30, 2009

In The Workshop

In the workshop at this time I am getting started on some natural tree curtain rods and hooks. This is a great way to add a rustic look to a room. For this customer I have chosen to use Maple for both the rustic rods and hooks, and I will leave the bark on. I have cut the rods from trees that are fairly young and straight. They were growing in an area that was cleared but then left to grow back in, so the trees are pretty tight together. The diameter is about 1 1/2 " and they will be about 4 ' long. The hooks will be one piece where a branch was growing from the tree and the rod will sit upon one at each end of the window opening. The customer is then going to make her own curtains that will slide over the rod. Of course, these will not be completely straight and that is part of the rustic charm. As I mentioned, the bark will be left on and then I am going to put a completely environmentally safe and non toxic clear finish on which will protect the wood for easy clean up but also darken the wood a bit. That's my current project along with starting to collect wood for another Adirondack table I hope to start soon, but I'll fill you in on that later. I'll try to post some pictures of the rustic curtain rods and hooks when I get them done.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Holiday Food Drive

The Wilderness Creations food drive was a great success again this year! During the month of December, leading up to Christmas we gathered 143 pounds of food! Thank you to all of our customers and visitors that dropped of food for this important cause. It was wonderful to see people pull in and drop of bags of food that will go to help families in our community. We will be donating the food to The Community Kitchen of Keene NH for distribution.
Thank you again, and Happy Holidays!

Monday, December 28, 2009

Happy Holidays!

From all of us at Wilderness Creations, we would like to wish you a very happy new year! We hope your holidays have been filled with joy and that 2010 brings you much happiness. 2010, can you believe it? Let's make it a great year and the start of a great decade!
Be well.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Power Tenon Cutter

Set of Tenon Cutters and an example of a stick cut with the tenon cutter.

Tenon Cutters

Tenon cutters are a great tool for the rustic woodworker. Yes you can make nice tenons by hand using a draw knife but the cutters can be very handy and fast, and make a nice looking, consistent tenon for your rustic projects. I purchased a set from Lee Valley and Veritas that included six tenon cutters ranging in size from 5/8" to 2". They are light weight and fit into a standard drill or drill press. I typically use mine in my 18 volt cordless Dewalt driver and they work quite nicely. On many occasions you may need to bring down the wood's end diameter to get it closer to the tenon size which you can do using a draw knife. These hand held cutters can get to be more challenging and a bit more work when you get up into the 2" range because of the wood size but they still are quicker and give you a nice even tenon. The cutters also feature a built in level so that you can get your tenon going the proper direction. There is always some "eye balling" that goes on when doing it free hand without a guide, but you can usually get them close enough that you can make small adjustments when it is in the mortise hole, by turning the wood to the spot where it fits best for your project. There are several other companies that make this type of tenon cutter, such as Bosworth, Blue Ox, and Northwest. At Lee Valley the cost of these cutters ranges from $87 for the 5/8 up to $109 for the 2", but they do offer sets that can save you a bit of money. I found them well worth the cost and I have had mine for about 8 years, with no problems. So, have fun making your rustic furniture and try out some tenon cutters for a beautiful and secure log/stick connection.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Copper as an accent on rustic furniture.

Copper is a great accent to use on rustic style projects. Copper is one of the most beautiful metals and it goes very well, in my opinion, with twigs, birch bark, barn wood, and other rustic furniture materials. So, what is the best way to incorporate copper into your home projects? What I do is I buy copper flashing at the local hardware store. No, it’s not cheap but the metal itself will probably hold it’s value no matter what you do with it. It comes in different widths and in various length rolls, used by builders to protect areas on roofs and other spots where water can get to the building. Once you have purchased your copper you can cut it with shears that can also be purchased at any hardware or home improvement store. As with anything, it will pay to get a good solid pair of shears because they will last longer and cut easier. I like to add copper accents on to my mirror/picture frame projects, along with twigs and White Birch bark. Sometimes I keep it new and shiny and other times I leave it outside until it tarnishes and looks older. Another way to prepare the copper is by banging it with a rounded hammer to give it the old pounded look (you will see examples of this in the accompanying photos). This takes a bit of time to get it completely pounded and looking somewhat authentic but it is fun to see it start to fill in and come together. When applying the copper to your project you want to glue it in place and then you will also cover the edges and hold it down with logs, twigs, or whatever material you are working with. This will hold it securely in place as well as hide the edges. It’s really as simple as that. You can add some wonderful copper accents to your project and it will be pretty straight forward. I do not put any special finish on the copper I just let it change as it may over time, but if you need to spray a finish of some type over the bark or twigs it is fine to go over the copper as well. Good luck with your rustic/Adirondack home project and please let me know if you have any thoughts or questions on using copper to cover flat areas.

If you desire larger pieces of copper furniture like tables, beds, and more then please contact us to learn about the line of rustic copper furniture that we carry.

Old Hickory Furniture Co.

Wilderness Creations, LLC. is proud to carry Old Hickory Furniture, made in Indiana, USA.
We offer the entire Old Hickory catalog and give personal attention to each and every customer.

Rustic Furniture Sale Continues

Wilderness Creations is offering at least 20% off everything in our gallery (except consignment items). Some gifts and pieces of furniture are marked off as much as 50%! Stop into our gallery located on route 101 in Dublin New Hampshire to see all the fun rustic and Adirondack furnishings, home accessories, and gifts that we have in stock. Beyond our extensive inventory we also can order in thousands of items from the fine companies that we work with. Come in and see what we have to offer for your home, and if you need any help with the interior decorating we offer that service as well. We will also offer 20% off of any rustic furniture that we order in during this sale, if you mention this blog. This sale runs up until December 24th and our gallery hours are Monday, Tuesday by appointment, Wednesday through Saturday 10-5, and Sunday 10-2. Of course you can always check out our website at

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Art Show

Saturday December 19th, Toni Garland of Peterborough NH displayed her latest artwork at the Wilderness Creations Gallery. The show was a huge success and attendance was estimated at over 50 people. The artwork had two major categories, School Days and Zest For The West. Everyone enjoyed getting together and viewing these fine paintings as well as socializing on a cold New England evening. Wilderness Creations looks forward to showing and promoting other local artists from the Monadnock Region, in the near future. Extra thanks to all of those who brought food to the show for our holiday food drive.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Food Drive Continues

The Wilderness Creations Food Drive is going on now through December 24th. We are trying to collect as much food as possible for our local organizations, so please take a moment to drop off some items to add to our supply. We really appreciate your support and so will the local food pantries and those that are in need of food this year.
Thank You!

New Items for the Holidays

Just in, we've got some new carved bears and cedar furniture. Wilderness Creations has lots of unique gifts in stock and everything is at least 20% off. Swing by the store to find something special for your loved ones this holiday season.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Sale Starts Today!

Wilderness Creations is having a 20% off sale from now until Christmas! Some items will be discounted even further. Stop into our gallery to save on everything in stock, and find wonderful, unique holiday gifts. Surprise your loved ones with something they would never expect, but will love and enjoy for years to come.

Old Hickory Co. Sofa

Beautiful Old Hickory Company Sofa. Woodlands Sofa with Tahoe Bark, Rustic Finish, and Pioneer Oak. It has a very attractive fabric on the cushions and matching pillows. Solid Oak arms, White Birch accents and Hickory borders make for a perfect combination on this Old Hickory sofa. The back is completely finished so it can be enjoyed in the center of a room.
This Old Hickory Sofa is in stock, and is now 20% off!
Come visit our gallery in Dublin, NH. to see this sofa and other Old Hickory products, or call for more information 603-563-7010. We've got many fabric and leather options as well as other style sofas. You can also visit to see more Old Hickory options.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

The holiday season at Wilderness Creations

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving and were able to spend time with loved ones. I was fortunate enough to be able to spend the whole week with my entire family. We all went to Jamaica to celebrate my mother's 70th birthday, as well as Thanksgiving. My father put the whole trip together and it really was perfect. We stayed at a wonderful resort that was friendly and safe, and enjoyed beautiful sunny skies every day. The resort was the Half Moon, near Montego Bay. Our days were relaxing, spending time by the pools, playing tennis, and just enjoying our surroundings and each other. It is really important and fun to get away from home and work for a while. Leave it behind and have a good time.
Now it is back to work. We have increased our hours at the Gallery for the holiday season, and we are advertising a sale right up until Christmas. Everything in stock will be at least 20% off (except for consignment items). On December 12th we will be hosting an art show, featuring the paintings of Toni Garland. Please give us a call if you are interested in attending and we can add you to the list 603-563-7010.
In addition we will be collecting food for our local food banks, all month long. There are many people struggling right now with very basic needs and we want to collect as much as possible to help out in our area. Especially during the holidays, everyone deserves a good meal, so please drop off your food items or donations at the Wilderness Creations Gallery, located at 1327, Rt. 101, in Dublin, NH. We thank you in advance for your generosity.
Stop by and see all of the unique gifts that we have on sale this month, or visit us online at
Take care and enjoy the holiday season.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Blog Sale

Through December 2009, receive 20% off (retail price) any in stock rustic or Adirondack style mirrors. Come into our Gallery and mention the Blog Sale to get this discount. We are conveniently located in Dublin, NH on route 101. We have a great selection of beautiful Adirondack style mirrors, in many sizes and variations.

Hospitality Industry Rustic

Wilderness Creations offers rustic and Adirondack style furnishings that are beautiful and rugged, crafted to stand up to the tough tests of the hospitality industry. Choose from various rustic styles, carefully made in the USA. Our rustic/Adirondack furniture will revitalize and add character to your restaurant, lodge, inn, office, bar or other business. We will provide our personal attention and expertise to to your important project from start to finish. Need an interior decorator to help plan your build or renovation? Our in house decorator will be there for you every step of the way. Your customers will love your new furnishings and your business will stick in their heads so that they return again and again. We offer rustic furnishings from some of the countries best companies and craftspeople, so that we can find the perfect fit for your project. Choose from Cedar, Pine, Birch, or the very popular Hickory styles. Adirondack furnishings come caned or upholstered with a number of finish options. Wilderness Creations also carries a huge selection of rustic accessories, from mirrors and artwork to lamps and fountains. Give us a call at 603-563-7010 to discuss your upcoming project, or visit us online at to learn more.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Rustic Pine Bar

Wilderness Creations Bar. This bar is made from local White Pine including a thick slab top with live edge. The foot rail is made of cedar. This bar is a nice size for two or three people on each side. It has shelves on the back side and a poly finish on the top. This bar is in stock in our Dublin, NH Gallery. 603-491-5080

Monday, November 16, 2009

Chainsaw Carved Bear

Wilderness Creations offers chainsaw carvings from several different carvers. We have a large selection of wood carvings as well as the ability to get you custom chainsaw carvings. We utilize a number of carvers because each one has their own style and approach to carving. Carved bears are great for indoors or outdoors. Each one has it's own character and adds a playful touch to the home or garden. Carvings of all sizes are available and you can choose from Bears, Moose, Foxes, Coyotes and more. Many of the carvings can hold signs such as "Welcome". Feel free to call or email for more information on chainsaw carved bears and other animals. 603-563-7010
        Check out our current inventory at

Friday, November 13, 2009

Vintage Tin Signs

Real vintage style tin signs. Wilderness Creations has many great rustic tin signs for camp, cottage, and lodge. These have beautiful pictures and sayings on them. Welcome to the lake, welcome to the cabin, welcome to the lodge etc... Check out rustic tin sign options as well as other signs at

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Go Rustic Gear

Visit www.cafepress/gorustic to view the Go Rustic gear. Shirts, mugs, water bottles, hats and more! Show your love for the rustic lifestyle with these products featuring the Go Rustic logo.

Adirondack Mirror

Adirondack Mirror made by Wilderness Creations rustic furniture. This Adirondack mirror uses white Birch bark and young Birch twigs, covering a wooden frame. It is a nice simple rustic design which would subtly add character to any room. For a custom Adirondack Mirror contact To view some great Adirondack accessory options, including mirrors visit

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Old Hickory Furniture

Wilderness Creations is your best source for Old Hickory Furniture! The Old Hickory Furniture Company has been making quality rustic hickory furniture for generations, and we offer their entire catalog at the very best prices. We can drop ship any Old Hickory items, anywhere in the US. If you live in New England you can visit our gallery for pickup or get delivery. Let us help you find the very best rustic furniture, whether you need just one piece or an entire hotel full. We have been carrying Old Hickory for many years, in fact it was the first brand we ever carried! Visit our website or call 603-563-7010 for more information on the Old Hickory brand of furniture. Or stop by our Gallery to view our in stock hickory furnishings.

In the Workshop

Greetings! Just completed, this is a rustic armoire/cabinet for hanging jackets and putting boots etc... It was a custom order for a family that needed some storage in a small living space. It is made out of local White Pine rough cut shiplap boards. The outside is rougher and the inside is smooth. It was made to look as if it could have been made long ago, when people had to make there own things and cared more about function than impressing the neighbors. The wood has slight variations in thickness, as well as saw marks and weathered areas. It stands over 70" tall with a wood rod inside to hang clothes. The finish on this rustic project is a single coat of spar urethane that will darken over time. To check out more great rustic furnishings visit our website

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Rustic Signs

This is a rustic sign made at Wilderness Creations for a customer in Dublin, NH. It is routed and painted and then covered with an outdoor finish. The rustic sign is on a natural slab of wood, giving it a "woodsy" appearance that fits in well to the New Hampshire landscape.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Barnwood Side Table

This is a barn wood side table that I made from wonderful old wood. The drawer pulls out so that you can display items on the drawer bottom which can then be seen through the glass on the top. This was a custom order which I designed. The client gave the table as a gift to a friend, complete with display items that were meaningful in their relationship. It features a natural stick drawer pull made from a juniper bush. There is really something special about the weathered/barn wood style. The history of the wood becomes part of the new piece of furniture. Wilderness Creations carries a great line of barn wood furniture that comes from reclaimed tobacco barns. This furniture is very strong and rugged, but has lovely craftsmanship and details, such as pegs and wood drawer pulls. Visit our gallery to see some examples of this barnwood furniture. Route 101 in Dublin, NH.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Twig Furniture

Wilderness Creations carries rustic twig furniture and accessories. Twig furniture is a great way to add character to your log home or cottage. Bent twig chairs and tables, mirrors, and more. Bent Willow furniture is great for outdoors or indoors and will really get attention from visitors. Stop by our gallery in Dublin, NH to see rustic twig furniture options.
The chair shown is made from Birch wood.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Rustic Lodge Furnishings

Much of our rustic furniture inventory is on sale at clearance prices. We're getting ready to bring in more new furniture but need to make room, so we have kept sale prices on many of our in stock items. We've got a full showroom and have tons of rustic lodge accessories and furnishings. Wilderness Creations also has hundreds and hundreds of items that can be ordered in, so come check out all of the amazing options. Located on route 101 in Dublin, New Hampshire.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Old Hickory Company Rocking Chair. This is just one of the many styles of classic rocking chairs offered by Wilderness Creations and created by Old Hickory Furniture. Visit our website to see some other options of rustic rocking chairs

In the Workshop

In the workshop at this time I am working on a large armoire for coats and boots and so forth. It is going to be open (without doors) and be made of rough cut pine for an older, simpler look. This is a custom furniture order for some folks here in Dublin, New Hampshire. I will keep you posted as it progresses.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Adirondack Great Camp Furniture

Create your own Adirondack Great Camp. Make your home something special, with beautiful rustic furniture just like the furniture that could be found in the old camps of the Adirondacks, built by some of the country's wealthiest families. Furniture that is strong and attractive, functional and artistic. We carry the largest selection of rustic and Adirondack style furniture, made from Hickory, Oak, Lodge Pole Pine, Teak, Maple and more. Furnishings can change the whole feel of your home and make it feel more comfortable, warm, and welcoming. You'll feel a connection to the outdoors with natural rustic furniture. So, if you want the feel of the old style Adirondack Camp, bring some classic Adirondack furniture and accessories into your home. Give us a call for great design ideas and information on the Adirondack style. 603-563-7010

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Log Beds

Mission Mountain Bed by Frontier Furniture Company. This beautiful log bed is made of Lodge Pole Pine with the inner bark left on for a nice natural look. These rustic beds are built to last with mortise and tenon joinery and a durable finish. Wilderness Creations offers the complete Frontier catalog at great prices! Visit our gallery to learn more about Frontier Furniture or visit our website at

Monday, October 5, 2009

Wilderness Creations

Rustic Furniture Gallery
Route 101, Dublin, New Hampshire.

Our online sale continues!

Everything at is on sale now! Save 15% off our already low prices, on the finest rustic furniture and accessories. Great prices on Old Hickory Furniture, Frontier Furniture, Cedar Furniture and all of our incredible rustic and Adirondack home accessories. This sale ends on October 31st so take advantage before time runs out.
Feel free to call or email with any questions on this sale. 603-563-7010

Rustic Sale

Our rustic furniture sale was a huge success! Many of you took advantage of the huge savings on our rustic furniture inventory. It was a win win situation since we were able to add to our sales and move out some of our inventory, while we were able to get some beautiful rustic furniture to our customers at large discounts. Items sold for 30% to 50% off, and in some cases even larger discounts. We thank you for coming in and we look forward to seeing you soon.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Teak Side Table

Teak Side Table
We've got two of these in stock as well as a complete line of Teak products. We carry Teak products that are made from reclaimed wood, so that it is a sustainable process and no new trees need to be cut. Teak is a very hard and durable wood that will hold up for many years. It is also a great choice for outdoor furnishings.

Rustic Decor

Wilderness Creations, LLC. is here to answer all of your rustic/Adirondack interior decorating questions. We specialize in rustic decor, including furniture, lighting, accessories, paint, and more. With an interior decorator on staff we can easily plan your rustic remodel and updating, or work with builders and contractors on new home construction. Add some character to your home or business and make your space memorable and more enjoyable. We have thousands of product options to choose from, so that we can find just what you want for your project. Stop into our Dublin, New Hampshire Gallery to see some of our product lines and one of a kind pieces, or call us at 603-563-7010.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Cottage Furniture
Wilderness Creations offers a huge selection of furnishings for your cottage, as well as interior decorating services.

Rustic Furniture Sale Continues

We've been very busy here at the gallery with our big sale. All of our inventory is 30% to 50% off. In fact there are some items discounted even more than that. Great rustic and Adirondack furnishings at bargain prices. Come in to see what we've got and join us for some snacks and coffee. We've got a raffle for a moose lamp and other freebies.
Open today 10-6 and tomorrow 10-4, located in Dublin New Hampshire. 603-563-7010

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Huge Sale this Weekend!

Don't forget that our big clearance event is this weekend. Save 30% to 50% on all of our beautiful in stock rustic furnishings and accessories. Also save 10% on any items ordered in or custom built. Friday 10-6, Saturday 10-6, and Sunday 10-4, at our Dublin, New Hampshire Gallery.
We are located on Route 101, 1327 Main Street Dublin (03444). Please call if you have any questions 603-563-7010.
We are also running a sale throughout our entire website. All merchandise is 15% off , from September 18th until October 31st. All discounts will be calculated automatically, there is no coupon code to put in.

Don't miss out on these savings!

Friday, September 11, 2009

Upcoming Sale!

Wilderness Creations is having a huge sale on September 18th, 19th, & 20th! Our entire inventory will be on sale at savings of 30% to 50%. This is a great opportunity to get incredible rustic and Adirondack furniture at huge discounts. Our pricing is always the best and now we're lowering all the prices for three days only. This isn't just a damaged goods sale, this is a sale on brand new furniture in perfect condition as well as some older inventory. We want to clear out this inventory so that we can get all new items in. Don't miss out on this sale because we've got beautiful furniture from Old Hickory, Frontier Furniture, Appalacian Rustic, Wilderness Creations, Green Gables, Rustic Natural Cedar, plus one of a kind rustic furniture and accessories. Join us for this sale event, open 10-6 Friday, 10-6 Saturday, and 10-4 on Sunday. There will be food, fun and a raffle. Call with any questions 603-563-7010. We cannot hold any items so come early to get the largest selection. All sales are final.
Visit to see a portion of our inventory.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Root Chair

Wilderness Creations offers a unique line of rustic root furniture that will add tons of character to your home. We offer root chairs, beds, benches, accessories, drawers and so much more. Solid and beautiful! Come into our gallery to learn more about rustic root furniture. Route 101, Dublin, New Hampshire.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

September 12th & 13th

Wilderness Creations Rustic Furniture Gallery will be closed on September 12th and 13th. We will be attending a wedding and hope that this does not cause any inconvenience. Please call for an appointment or visit us the following weekend. Thank you for your understanding and we hope to see you soon.


Friday, September 4, 2009

Wilderness Creations Blog

This is the official and only blog of Wilderness Creations. Here, under the Go Rustic heading, you will find great photos of work and products, news and updates, and all kinds of interesting tid bits. If you love the rustic style then stick with Wilderness Creations!

Garden Gate

A rustic garden gate made for a vegetable garden. The half log raised beds were also crafted by Wilderness Creations. Contact us for your custom garden beds, fences, and gates. 603-563-7010

Wooden Bird Bath

A rustic birdbath made from a Maple log with a branch base. The wood is unfinished so water gets through cracks and slowly drains, but it still adds a lot of character to the garden. The wood may swell up if kept wet or a plate or dish could be set in to hold the water. I carved the depression with a chainsaw and drilled a hole in the bottom to slide the branch base into.

Rustic Boat Racks

A custom kayak rack by Wilderness Creations, made with Cedar logs. This rack mounts to the side of a shed, barn or building, but free standing racks are also available. Rugged, rustic and perfect for camp, cottage, or retreat.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009


Here is an email I received today. I thought it was a nice testimonial and I really enjoyed receiving it:

Hey Mark,
I was just going through this summers photos and came across a pic of your benches.
Thought you would be happy to know that after 11 years, they are still sturdy and beautiful!!!!
They are outside all summer and put under cover in the winter.
I hope all is well with you all up on the hill.
Hello to everyone,

I built these benches for an all boys summer camp in Maine back in the nineties, so you know they have seen some abuse in all those years.
Please email me and let me know how your Wilderness Creations furniture is doing, we would love to hear from you.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Sofas, Love Seats, Chairs

Wilderness Creations offers a nice selection of upholstered furniture, with hundreds of leather and fabric options. Upholstered hickory bar stools and chairs are very popular, with a natural Hickory look and your choice of fabrics. We've got a great selection of rustic furnishings from companies such as Old Hickory Co., Frontier Furniture, Appalacian Rustic, Green Gables and more. At this time, we have several upholstered options in stock. A beautiful sofa from Old Hickory's Woodland Collection and a large log chair from Frontier Furniture Company. Come by to see our complete selection of fabrics and leathers for your new furniture. We are located in Dublin New Hampshire, right on the main street. 603-563-7010

Friday, August 28, 2009

Adirondack Furniture

New Adirondack Birch accessories have recently arrived. We just got in some baskets, peg hooks, coat rack, waste basket, signs and more. Come by to check out what's new at Wilderness Creations Gallery. We have lots of other great Birch bark furniture in stock, such as book shelf, corner cabinet, dresser, mirrors and living room furniture from the Old Hickory Company (the woodland collection). Visit us at our store in Dublin, New Hampshire or online at

Monday, August 24, 2009

Green Gables Barnwood Furniture

The Green Gables company makes beautiful, authentic barn wood furniture. Based in Illinois, Green Gables reclaims these antique boards and timbers from old tobacco barns in the region. The result is gorgeous pieces of furniture that are built to last with incredible wood tones. Green Gables has functional yet beautiful designs with wonderful details, such as barn wood drawer handles. Wilderness Creations carries the complete line of Green Gables furniture with multiple pieces in stock at all times. Custom dimensions and designs are available as well. Come in and check out the Green Gables line of furniture for yourself, you won't be disappointed! We have the best prices on barnwood furniture that is made to last for generations. Call 603-563-7010 for more information or to make an appointment. Or visit to see more in stock barn board furniture.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Go Rustic!

Go Rustic is a term we began using for our business many years ago, because we felt that it said alot. When you "go rustic" you are enjoying the simple things in life and getting back to nature. Appreciate the beauty and functionality of the rustic style of furniture and of living. When you bring rustic into your life, you are taking a deep breath and creating a relaxing environment, one where you can enjoy your time and your family. Let time slow and stop running for a bit so that you can appreciate the truly important things in life. These days, things can get crazy fast. And we all get caught up in it and it gets more and more out of control. With rustic style furnishings you can create a special place where you feel more relaxed and more connected. You don't have to own a second home to add a rustic flare. You can do it in your full time home, and why wouldn't you? That's where you spend a huge amount of your time. Create a rustic room, full of character and warmth, or an outdoor sitting area, or redo the whole feel of the house. Try adding some small accessories or one piece of furniture and see if it makes a difference in your home. Think about it and Go Rustic!

Friday, August 21, 2009

New Hours

Wilderness Creations has new hours! In order to give our clients and visitors the full attention that they deserve, we have gone to a by appointment approach, Monday through Thursday. Our weekend hours remain the same, Friday 10-5, Saturday 10-5, and Sunday 10-2. So, if the weekends aren't good or you would appreciate our full attention, then please call or email for an appointment during the week. 603-563-7010

To learn more about Wilderness Creations, LLC. and what we offer, please visit our website at

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Rustic Lighting and Accessories

This new bathroom in an old great camp had the finishing touches put on by Wilderness Creations. We supplied the lighting and mirror, both from Steel Partners. Also, I created and installed custom stick door handles for the closet and vanity cabinets. The room came out great and fits in well with the historic character of the lake home, which was built in the early 1900's.

To check out more of Steel Partners offerings you can visit our website at Steel Partners is located in Chehalis, Washington and all of their products are hand crafted in the USA!
For custom work and door handles, contact Mark at Wilderness Creations 603-563-7010
The Lakeside Living Show in Gilford New Hampshire was a huge success. It was a great venue for all of the various displays. We had two booths indoors and a large deck space outdoors to display all of the rustic/Adirondack pieces we had brought. The picture above shows an Old Hickory sofa, side table and coffee table from the Woodland Collection. This sofa is available in many choices of fabric and leather. Below is an Old Hickory Rocking Chair, Barn board entertainment center and many rustic home accessories.

Outdoors we displayed many of our Cedar Furniture with cushions. We met many great people and talked with visitors about their homes and the rustic items they would like to add. Look for the Lakeside Living Expo next summer, it's worth a visit.

Hospitality Industry

Wilderness Creations supplies the Bridgton Highlands Country Club with beautiful outdoor deck furniture! These Cedar umbrella tables have transformed the country clubs outdoor dining area and created a fun and comfortable area for relaxing after a round of golf or tennis match. Give us a call for your commercial project and improve your business. Call Mark or Tasha at 603-563-7010 or visit
We look forward to hearing from you and getting started on your transformation.

Croquet Table

This Wilderness Creations table was created from an old croquet set stand. It still contains the antique croquet balls and has the original handle for moving it around. The top is a pine board with breadboard ends, stained to match the antique tone of the original wood.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Old Hickory Furniture

Wilderness Creations is an authorized dealer of authentic Old Hickory Furniture and we have been selling this well known brand for many years. We offer the best prices on Old Hickory, on top of our incredible customer service. In this blog special I am offering 40% off of Old Hickory Company's suggested retail price, and you pay actual shipping. We will not try to profit on the shipping. This is an incredible opportunity to purchase the Old Hickory furniture that you have been wanting. 40% off, which just gives us a little profit to cover our time, effort and fees on your order. Order by August 25th to get this huge discount on the classic Old Hickory line of furniture. There is no limit on the amount of items you can order and it does include the entire Old Hickory catalog. Old Hickory Company offers furnishings and accessories for every room of the house, as well as outdoors. Call 603-563-7010 to get more information on Old Hickory furniture, or visit
Don't let this opportunity pass, we cannot offer this discount beyond August 25th. You must mention this blog special to recieve the discount.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Custom Rustic Furniture

I have been building rustic furniture for clients for over ten years. Customers have certain spaces that require specific dimensions and they have something in mind for the space. I work with people to come up with ideas that will work in these areas. Some of my customers give very little input and just let me go for it. Basically, what is the purpose of the piece of furniture and what are the size limitations. From there, I work on designs that I think would please the home owner. I build custom rustic furniture here in my workshop in Dublin, New Hampshire, as well as doing rustic built in work on site. From rustic trim to Adirondack furnishings, Wilderness Creations can help you with your remodels and upgrades. Give me (Mark) a call at 603-563-7010 to discuss your ideas or to set up an appointment.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Rustic Amish Furniture

Wilderness Creations offers the classic bentwood rockers built by the Amish. They are made of Hickory saplings and Oak slats, two very durable woods that will hold up for a very long time. These rockers are available in other woods as well. Also available are gliders, childrens rockers, footstools, and tables. These Amish built furnishings are a great look for your home or retreat and the quality of the products is superior. Of course these items are designed and built by the Amish in the USA. Contact us if you are interested in rustic Amish furnishings, at 603-563-7010.

Friday, July 31, 2009

Dublin, NH.

If you are heading to the Monadnock Region of New Hampshire then please stop in for a visit. We are open on the weekends and by appointment all week long. Just give us a call and we can give you our full attention. We offer hundreds of rustic and Adirondack style pieces of furniture and our in stock inventory is extensive. The gallery is full of beautiful items that would enhance your homes decor. If you don't find what you are looking for then we will work hard to track it down or custom build it. Feel free to call with any questions - 603-563-7010, or visit us online at

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Rustic Wedding Supplies

Wilderness Creations offers cool, original items for weddings, such as place card holders, guest sign in boards, center pieces and displays, as well as benches, seating, and arbors. Give us a call to talk about your wedding needs. 603-563-7010

Friday, July 24, 2009

New Hours

The Wilderness Creations Gallery is changing it's hours. We will be open by appointment Monday through Thursday. Weekend hours will be Friday and Saturday from 10-6 and Sunday from 10-4. We believe we can give our clients more attention and better address their needs by moving to an appointment only approach during the week. As always, you can call us at 603-563-7010 with any questions and view our website 24 hours a day at
Our mission is to offer the finest and largest selection of Rustic and Adirondack style furnishings and to offer our customers the best service and value possible.

Thank you and we hope to see you soon.
Mark & Tasha

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Rustic Home & Furniture Books

Wilderness Creations carries a great selection of books on rustic homes, cabins, and lodges as well as building styles and rustic furniture. These are beautiful books filled with great information and spectacular photos that can help guide you through a project or just give you fabulous ideas for your own rustic home or retreat. Authors such as Ralph Kylloe and Robin Obomsawin share their extensive knowledge and years of experience in the rustic and Adirondack styles. You can see these books in our Dublin, NH gallery or view some of the options online at
Order online and mention this blog and receive an extra 20% off the listed price. The discount will be applied after you order. This offer is good until August 1st.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Rustic Kitchen Island

Rolling kitchen island made by Wilderness Creations. The top is made of Maple and is finished with a food safe oil so that food can be prepared right on it. The log legs and twig shelf ends give this piece a nice rustic look. This piece was custom made for a cabin in Vermont.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Make your home stand out

"Live with character"

Don't just be ordinary, be special and stand out. Unique, one of a kind rustic furnishings help you do just that. Visitors will appreciate your unique flavor and be amazed at your fun, warm, and comfortable decor.

If you want to stand out and "Live with character" then give Wilderness Creations a call at 603-563-7010 or email

We are your one stop source for everything rustic! You can pick up a piece here or there for the next 30 years or you can get it right now and enjoy your home for the rest of your life. We offer rustic and Adirondack style furnishings as well as lighting, accessories and everything else you need to make your lodge, cottage, cabin, or retreat as special as it can be. We understand and live the rustic lifestyle. Contact us for all of your needs from interior decorating to furnishing.

Lakeside Living Expo

We just returned from the Lakeside Living Expo in Gilford NH. The show went well and there were some great artists and companies showing their goods. The show was at Gunstock Mountain which was a very nice venue for this event. We brought lots of our furniture and accessories to show, with two booths indoors and a huge outdoor space on the deck where we offered outdoor cedar furniture. These events are a ton of work (probably adds up to over 130 hours) but we were able to meet and speak with many people that we otherwise couldn't have. Hopefully all that work will pay off with some new customers and clients. We plan to do the Lakeside Living Expo again next year and think that it is a great event to visit. I will post some pictures of the show soon.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Adirondack Full Length Mirror

Adirondack mirror made by Mark Nicholson at Wilderness Creations. Small birch sticks frame the beveled mirror and the base features mortise and tenon joinery.

Supporting Local Businesses

Times are tough right now. I have never been through an economic time like this in my lifetime, and it is scary. As a small business owner it is very challenging because we understand that you need to think carefully about your purchases. We have alot of overhead and expenses to deal with but we still try our best to provide good value, by keeping prices fair and offering superior quality and customer service. Now more than ever we need to support our local businesses and our local workers. The products that we sell that are made in America are being handcrafted by people who care about quality. There is a job provided and money that will stay in the country. I just read an article that stated that for every $100. spent in independently owned stores, $68. returns to the community through payroll, taxes, and so forth. If you spend that same $100. in a national chain store then only $43. remains in the community, and of course when you buy online nothing goes to your home community. I think those are pretty impressive numbers. You can add on that local businesses support local charities and events. So, if these small businesses can't make it then it really does affect the whole community, whether or not you need their particular product or service. Give it some thought and see if there are any local stores that you would like operating well into the future, and if so then stop by for a visit and let them know that there business is important and maybe even purchase a little something, because after all, a good chunk of that money will stay in your community and help make it a better place to live.

Friday, July 10, 2009

The Lakeside Living Expo

The Lakeside Living Expo is right around the corner, July 17th to 19th, at Gunstock Mountain in Gilford New Hampshire. This is going to be a great show! We will have two booths indoors as well as a big space on the deck of the lodge. We will be bringing some of our finest rustic items from companies like Old Hickory, Rustic Natural Cedar, Lazart, Appalacian Rustic and more. Also at the show there will be lectures, demonstrations, and items such as boats, docks, log homes, lighting, crafts, and so much more. This is a perfect location for this show with vendors both indoors and outdoors. Stop by and visit us at our booth location in the main lodge. If you have any questions on the Lakeside Living Show you can give us a call at 603-563-7010. We hope to see you there!
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Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Custom Handles and drawer pulls

Greetings! I just returned from Maine where I installed some stick closet handles and birch cabinet handles, in a new bathroom of an old summer home. Wilderness Creations also provided the lights, towel bars, and mirror for the project. It all came out beautifully and the owners are very pleased with the room. The rustic closet handles are made from small Maple saplings which I peeled, and they have a wonderful natural bend to them. I left them a little longer to give them even more character. The rustic cabinet handles are from small Birch trees and I added a small stick to bring them out from the cabinet door. The stick goes into the handle which was drilled out. This gives space to easily grab the handle. Another project for this home was a fun little croquet table. The customer found an old croquet rack which still had the balls and a wonderful color from decades of use. I added a small pine top with bread board ends and stained it to match the base. I put the original handle back on and it now makes a great table on the porch to serve appetizers and beverages. It's an unusual piece that will get lots of comments from visitors. All of the projects came out well and just enhanced the great character of the property.

Friday, July 3, 2009

Bent Willow Furniture

A beautiful bent Willow chair offered by Wilderness Creations. This is the classic look of bent Willow furniture, hand crafted in the USA. Also available are Willow swings, tables, chests, rockers, buffets, etc... Give us a call for more information on rustic Willow furniture.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Antler Chandelier

Here are some photos of a wonderful antler chandelier that some of our customers just installed. It is a bit tough to see just how well built it is in these photos but it really did come out great! This is made of real deer antlers (naturally shed) and has eight lights. We offer antler chandeliers custom built to your specifications. Also available are moose antler lights and chandeliers. Table lamps and sconces are available and add a great look to any home. Contact us for more information on our antler lighting options. 603-563-7010

Happy Fourth of July!

Greetings everyone, I hope you all have a fun, happy, and safe fourth of July. I will be spending time in Maine with friends and family. Hopefully the rain in the North East will stop sometime. It has just been unbelievable how much rain we have gotten in the last month. Things have not had a chance to dry out at all. It will change at some point so we just need to hang on until then.
Take care and have a great weekend!

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Stone Lamps and Sconces

Check out our stone lamps that are perfect for any rustic, cottage, or coastal decor. These lamps are made from real stones gathered on the coast of Maine and each one is unique. They feature high quality lighting hardware and are a great value complete with shade. Choose from stacked stone lamps in two different sizes, single stone table lamps, stacked stone sconce lamps, or single stone sconce lamps. This is an easy way to spruce up any room with natural character while bringing in light as well. Learn more about these lamps including dimensions and pricing at:

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Children's Adirondack Furniture

We've got some great rustic furniture for children! Hickory rockers, hickory chairs, cedar Adirondack chairs and tables, bunk beds in hickory and lodge pole pine and so much more. Rustic furniture is perfect for the kids room or to give them their own chair in the living room or on the porch. With rustic children's furniture your kids will have rugged items that will stand up to their use and it will give them a nice connection with the outdoors and more natural form wood pieces. You can check out an example of the great options on our website at
Feel free to call or email with questions or if you are looking for something in particular. Your children will love having their own rustic furniture!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Custom Built in Rustic Stuff

Custom rustic door handles and latches help make your camp or cottage truly unique and one of a kind. We find wonderful bent wood branches and craft them into functional handles, hooks, and latches. Wilderness Creations also creates custom rustic trim for your building project as well as other custom rustic built in items. Visit us in Dublin, New Hampshire on route 101 or call Mark at 603-563-7010.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Rustic Cedar Log Wood Rack

This Rustic Cedar Log Wood Rack is perfect for keeping your wood high and dry. It is made from Northern White Cedar Logs which will last for many years whether it is used inside or outdoors. These wood racks have a classic rustic log look that will fit in perfectly in your log home, cabin, farmhouse, lodge, ski house, cottage or business. The rack comes unfinished so that you can choose the look that best fits your home, or leave it to weather or age naturally. The cedar wood rack comes in 2', 3', and 4' lengths, as well as custom sizes. For those outside the Monadnock Region, we will have the item drop shipped to you and it will arrive unassembled, but assembly is relatively easy and takes just a few tools. Screws and directions come with the rack. If you can pick up this item at our Dublin, NH. location then the assembly is free, if desired. We can also do any finishing for an extra cost. Call today to order your beautiful cedar wood rack- 603-563-7010. We are offering the 3' at $98. and the 4' at $114. (prices include shipping). Mention this blog and get an extra 10% off (must order by July 10th, 2009). It's never too early to be getting ready for winter, these wood racks make an attractive addition to any home.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Rustic Garden Area

Custom garden beds and gates. Wilderness Creations now offers on site rustic raised beds, gates, fences, and arbors. Using natural materials from the local area we can craft a garden area that fits in with your lifestyle and the natural environment. Give us a call to discuss your vision for your yard and garden area.

Military Discount

Wilderness Creations offers an extra 10% off it's already great prices for those in the military! We thank you for your hard work and the sacrifices you have made. You are appreciated and this is our way of saying thanks. Come by our gallery or give us a call if you have found something you like on the website, and get an extra 10% off. Let us help make your home or retreat the special place you have dreamed of with beautiful rustic/Adirondack furniture and great rustic cabin and lodge style home accessories.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Rustic Gifts

Come in and find unique gifts for weddings, holidays, birthdays, or any occasion. Carved wooden bowls, chainsaw carved bears, paintings, mirrors, fun signs, birch bark canoes and baskets, candles, birch beer steins, furniture, walking sticks, and so much more. 603-563-7010

Rustic Accessories

We've got wonderful rustic accessories at Wilderness Creations in Dublin, New Hampshire and online at
Everything from rustic signs and candle holders to rustic Adirondack mirrors and lighting. We are always adding to our huge selection of rustic offerings and have a large inventory of items at all times, in the gallery. Rustic accessories are a great way to add that rustic charm to your cabin, cottage, lodge or business. You can choose from hundreds of items at reasonable prices. We believe in quality and value and we know you will be pleased with the personal service you receive from Wilderness Creations.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Cabin Living

It can be quite surprising sometimes just how well you can live in a small space. A little cabin can make a great getaway, but at the same time be easy and affordable to maintain. So you can spend your time enjoying the outdoors and special family time, instead of working on your list of things to do. As a weekend retreat, you really can be quite comfortable in as little as 600 square feet, give or take. It keeps the family close and makes a nice shelter from the weather but you will spend most of the time outdoors. Go off the grid and save more money with less bills. It is a great opportunity to remind yourselves of what is most important and how many things we use in our daily lives really are just luxuries. Gathering water and preparing food become close family activities. In the evenings you can play games, read, or have a nice chat, instead of watching TV. The warm glow of candlelight will relax you before a restful sleep. That is what a weekend retreat is all about. Getting away to rejuvenate and enjoy your family in a special, natural setting.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Outdoor Rustic Furniture

Our new line of Cedar Furniture has been very popular and we are extremely happy with the products and their quality. The pricing on the cedar line of furniture is very good, considering the quality and just how long this furniture will last. We now have cedar furniture on our website for outdoors and indoors. This furniture comes unfinished so that you can choose the finish that best suits your home, or just leave it and let it weather to a nice silver gray. Our Cedar products come unassembled so that the shipping costs can remain very low, relative to other furniture. It takes a little bit of time but really goes together quite easily, and saves alot of money! This line of cedar furniture is all Northern White Cedar which is very resistant to rot and insects. It has a great look and superior durability at a great price. You can view some of the cedar products at or call us with any questions at 603-563-7010. If you purchase from our gallery in Dublin, NH. you will receive free assembly and finishing is available for an extra cost.
It's time to get outside and enjoy the weather!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

The Lakeside Living Expo

Wilderness Creations will be part of the Lakeside Living Expo July 17th-19th, in Gilford New Hampshire. Come check out our large show space with indoor and outdoor displays. There will be over 300 exhibits as well as seminars and demonstrations. If you are interested in attending this event at Gunstock Mountain, you can contact us for discount coupons for entrance fees. It should be a great event with many incredible exhibits. Give us a call for more information on the Lakeside Living Expo. 603-563-7010

Rustic Lighting

Don't forget that Wilderness Creations offers a great selection of rustic, lodge, and cabin lighting. We've got wooden lighting from companies such as Old Hickory, Frontier, and Appalacian Rustic, as well as steel lighting from Steel Partners. If it is Antler Lighting you are looking for we've got that too. Naturally shed antlers are used to create beautiful lighting, from artists in Vermont, Colorado and elsewhere. All of these companies are located in the USA and take tremendous pride in their lighting products. Wilderness Creations offers lighting for outdoors and indoors, including chandeliers, sconces, desk and table lamps, floor lamps, vanity lights and more. Stop by our gallery to learn more about the hundreds of options for lighting your lodge, business, cabin, or cottage. Lighting is crucial to your home's decor and it is used every day, so don't settle for anything but beautiful, quality rustic lamps and fixtures.
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Thursday, May 28, 2009

Weathered wood cabinet

Barnboard cabinet made with weathered wood and a hand pounded copper top. The door is one piece of wood and the latch is made from a Juniper bush. This rustic cabinet was made at Wilderness Creations in Dublin, New Hampshire.


1942 Century Dictionary Definition

Rustic; made or built in the country fashion or of simple materials, after a plain or rude design, made of roughly dressed limbs or roots of trees, as summer-houses, garden seats…….Rusticate To go to the country; stay or sojourn in the country. Rustication The act of rusticating, or the state of being rusticated; Rusticity The state or quality of being rustic; rural character or life.

Vacation Home.

Vacation homes and rustic retreats are very special places, especially these days. Our days seem to get faster and more busy and stressful, but when you go to your cottage or cabin away from it all you can hopefully relax and rejuvenate. That is what they are for and the payoff for the hard work. These get a ways don't need to be extravagant, just peaceful and comfortable. A place where the phone isn't always ringing and the computer isn't always on, where the entertainment is the wildlife and the sunsets. To call some place a retreat really says it all. It's a special escape from life's daily stresses. As we move into summer, I hope you all have a chance to get away and reflect and relax, whether it is at your own second home or out on a vacation. Enjoy!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Frontier Log Furniture

Wilderness Creations carries the full line of Frontier Log Furniture. We have been working with Frontier for years, so we know their quality, strength, and value. This line of log furniture is made from Lodge Pole Pine logs and made here in the USA, in Montana. Since 1973 Frontier has been making durable rustic furniture. We at Wilderness Creations feel this is a great choice for cottage, cabin, and all rustic home needs. We've got Frontier log furniture in stock so that you can see and feel the wood, and test it out for yourself. Right now at our Dublin, NH. gallery you can find bunk beds, a day bed, a twin bed, arm chairs, stool, nightstands, side tables, and a beautiful upholstered large chair and ottoman. In addition we can order in any of the items in Frontiers extensive catalog. You can view this line of log furniture online at:
Email or call us with any questions on Frontier Log Furniture. 603-563-7010

Serving the Commercial Industry

Wilderness Creations is the best source for outfitting and redecorating your restaurant, bar, inn, lodge or other business. Make your business stand out from all of the competition by furnishing in the rustic style. Our rustic/Adirondack furnishings are durable, beautiful, and leave a lasting impression with your customers, which in turn will increase your business. Go farther than just the same old furnishings, with a style that will capture the attention of your customers and make their experience better. They'll tell their friends and family and do your advertising for you. Wilderness Creations offers a huge selection of tables, bar stools, desks, beds, outdoor furniture and more. You'll find great comfort, service and value. Top it all off with great rustic accessories such as lighting, mirrors, artwork, and more. Does a remodel seem overwhelming? Give us a call for help with your rustic interior decorating and remodeling needs. Improve your business and make it a better environment to work in at the same time, with rustic and Adirondack furnishings from Wilderness Creations.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Dublin New Hampshire Gallery

Our Gallery located in Dublin, New Hampshire, on Route 101. Conveniently located near the Massachusetts border and close to many parts of Vermont and New Hampshire as well. We deliver to Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Vermont and beyond.