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 www.RusticFurnitureGallery.com

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 www.RusticFurnitureGallery.com
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 http://www.rusticfurnituregallery.com/home.php?cat=135
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 info@RusticFurnitureGallery.com

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.
www.RusticFurnitureGallery.com

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!
Visit http://www.lakesidelivingexpo.com/LAKESIDE_LIVING_EXPO_HOME.html for more info.

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.
603-563-7010

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!