Sunday, March 29, 2009

In the workshop

My latest project in the workshop is a half log birch frame. I made the basic frame from 1 by 4 boards and then routed out the notch in the back. Actually, I did the notching before putting the pieces together. Now it is stained and yesterday I searched for birch that would be the right size. I found some good pieces but they will need to dry further. Then I will attach the half logs to the frame which should create a good solid, rustic frame. The frame will hold an 8 by 10 photograph.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Value

To have value means that a purchase is worth the money that is paid. It doesn't mean that it is inexpensive or cheap. First you decide if you think you will really enjoy the item and whether it will have importance in your life. If you think that it will add to the quality of your life then you must decide is it worth the price tag. Of course you can never tell how you will feel in the future but you base the decision on how you feel at that time. When a purchase is made of an item that is of the highest quality then it will hold it's value, even if you lose interest in it. That is not the case with cheap items that are used for a while and then you may be unable to resell because of their condition. Is it something that will last and hold up to the use it is intended for? Is it appealing to the eye, and will it be appreciated? In the case of furniture, items can get used and appreciated every single day. How much value does that bring? Take a bed for example, you go to sleep every night in that bed, so isn't it worth having something special that you enjoy? As I mentioned yesterday, good things are seldom the least inexpensive choice. Why? Because typically more effort and better materials go into that item. That is what will make it last longer and work better. So, when determining value, you have to look at all of these factors and decide whether the purchase will have a positive impact on your life. Otherwise, what's the point?

Friday, March 27, 2009

Quality


Quality rustic furniture. We strive to sell furniture that is of the highest quality, and we are always searching for the best. We see how furniture holds up over time and seek feedback from our clients to check on the durability of products. As we all have learned in our lives, quality can cost more but is usually worth it because of the enjoyment and longevity that comes with it. It is fun for us to think of furniture that comes from our gallery being handed down to children, grandchildren and beyond. Anyone can carry cheap crap that will fall apart, but that is not what we want to provide to our customers or to the world. We care about our reputation and sincerely want to provide furnishings that will enhance a home's beauty and add to the quality of one's life.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

My wife Tasha and I run the gallery and our website together, so each client gets our personal attention as we work with them on their rustic interior needs. Tasha is an interior decorator with a great eye for color, texture, and layout. Unlike most furniture stores or designers, we are focused on the rustic style, for cottage, lodge, cabin, log home and timber frame. We work with designers, decorators, and others in the hospitality industry. With our vast selection of quality furniture and accessories, we can find one special accent piece or furnish an entire resort, and everything in between. To us, it is more than just work, it is what we love to do because we help people change their living space and improve their lives, by adding comfort and natural aspects to their home or business. You can visit www.RusticFurnitureGallery.com, 24 hours a day, to see some of our offerings.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Welcome to the Go Rustic! blog. This is a blog for Wilderness Creations, LLC. which is a rustic furniture gallery located in Dublin, New Hampshire. At our gallery we offer beautiful, unique rustic furnishings and accessories. We love what we do and we are always striving to make our company better. We constantly search for new companies and new items, so that we can expand our offerings. I have been making rustic furniture since 1998 and have had the retail gallery since 2003, here in Dublin.