Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Final Day of Sale!

This is the final day of our end of year clearance sale. All of our in stock inventory is 40% to 60% off! The furniture is beautiful and the prices are ridiculously low. So come on in this afternoon to get some great deals on rustic and Adirondack furnishings. Call 603-563-7010 for more information.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays from all of us at Wilderness Creations, LLC! We hope your holidays are filled with joy and happiness and that you have a wonderful 2012! Cheers!

Monday, December 12, 2011

Unique Holiday Gifts at Wilderness Creations!

You'll find fun and unique gifts at the gallery in Dublin, NH. Stop in to see great local art, carvings, furnishings, wall hangings, signs, rugs, pillows, candles, and so much more. Give a gift that shows you care, something special and carefully crafted. We are located at 1327 Main Street, in Dublin, NH. Our 2011 hours are Tuesday to Saturday 10-5 and Sunday 10-2. For more information call 603-563-7010 or visit us on the web at www.RusticFurnitureGallery.com

Monday, December 5, 2011

Barn Board Furniture Sale!!!

One week only! All reclaimed barn board furniture is on sale, online or in store. Wilderness Creations is your number one source for genuine barn board furniture, Made in America! This is heirloom quality furniture that has been carefully crafted to look beautiful and last for generations. From December 4-11, 2011 take an extra 10% off our already great prices. Simply enter coupon code Barnboard11 at checkout. Check out all of the barn wood furniture options at http://rusticfurnituregallery.com/home.php?cat=206 If you have any additional product questions please call 603-563-7010. If you have been considering adding barn board furniture to your home or retreat then this is a great opportunity to save! Sale ends December 11th. Made in the USA.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Buy Local!


Support your local economy by shopping at independent businesses in your community this holliday season. Wilderness Creations, LLC. is a member of Monadnock Buy Local and located in Dublin, New Hampshire.

Have a Very Rustic Christmas!

Wilderness Creations offers unique gifts for your loved ones. You'll find carefully crafted, original furnishings and home accessories. Rustic furniture for every room, as well as porch, patio, and deck. We have a huge selection of cabin and lodge lighting, as well as rugs, signs, carvings, and paintings. Give the gift of high quality furnishings that will last for generations.
Visit us online at www.RusticFurnitureGallery.com or call us at 603-563-7010.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Patagonia



Check out this video on the proposed dams in beautiful Patagonia.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Artist Tim McEachern





Locally Carved Birds on Display at Wilderness Creations
Carved birds by local artist Tim McEachern are now on display at Wilderness Creations, LLC, in Dublin, NH. A member of the League of N.H. craftsmen and winner of international awards, McEachern strives to "deepen nature’s beauty and mystery" with his work. Carved from Tupelo wood and painted in acrylic and oil, each sculpture starts with extensive research to capture the exact dimensions and details of the bird. Works on display include: Egret on Alligator, Barn Swallow, and Gyr Falcon. Gallery hours are Tuesday – Saturday: 10-5, and Sunday: 10-2. For more information please call 603-563-7010. These one of a kind, detailed carvings are available to purchase, please call or email for pricing. 1327 Main St., Dublin, NH.


Thursday, November 10, 2011

Give Aways At WC

While supplies last! Get a free rustic Tin Sign with any purchase $100. or greater. 10 different signs to choose from, a $19.50 value. Also going on now, while supplies last, get a free pocket calendar with any purchase. Keep track of your appointments, take notes on the pad, check maps, or view the additional pages of useful information, all in an attractive and durable cover.
These offers are good only at our Dublin, NH. gallery (not online).
These offers may be withdrawn at any time, so visit soon! Offers are not valid on sale items or in combination with other discounts.
603-563-7010


Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Rustic Lay Away Program

Wilderness Creations is happy to help you reach your furnishing goals by offering a lay away program. Get started on your Christmas shopping and pay on a schedule that works for you. Call us for details on this opportunity. Get beautiful, hand crafted rustic and Adirondack furnishings at incredible prices. We're here to help you find just the right furniture for your home, cottage, cabin, or retreat. Choose from thousands of options, and if you still can't find what your looking for then we will help design custom pieces to fit your needs.
Visit us at www.RusticFurnitureGallery.com for more information, or call us at 603-563-7010

Monday, November 7, 2011

Barn Board Furnishings

Wilderness Creations, LLC. is your number one source for barn wood furniture! We carry hundreds of furniture options made from authentic boards and beams. This wood has been salvaged from old barns, giving it warmth and character that can not be replicated. We offer barn board furniture for every room of your home, as well as custom options. Contact us to learn more about the many beautiful barn wood pieces that are available.
Mark@RusticFurnitureGallery.com 603-563-7010

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Thursday, October 13, 2011

Rustic Cabin Rental



Rustic cabin retreat for rent! For the first time this cute little cabin on Hastings Mesa, in Placerville Colorado, is available for long term rental. This is the perfect spot for your weekend get aways! It sits on 10 private acres with incredible views of the San Juan Mountains. There is no running water or electricity, and only has an outhouse. In the winter you must ski, snowshoe, or snowmobile in, basically it's your own back country hut. There is a wood stove and furnishings for your use. It sits at over 9,000 ft. and is close to Telluride, Ridgway, Ouray, and Montrose. There is room for camping or parking a small RV, in addition to the cabin. Hike, bike, ski, snowshoe, or just sit and watch the wildlife pass by. This rustic cabin, in the popular Telluride area, is now available for rent. For more information please email Mark@RusticFurnitureGallery.com, or call 603-563-7010

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Chainsaw Carved Welcome Bear

This adorable Welcome Bear has recently arrived to our gallery! He/she is approximately 27" tall and has a base diameter of around 14". The bear was carved by a New Hampshire chain saw carver and has great personality. As you can see it has a beautiful and durable outdoor finish, for years of enjoyment. Wilderness Creations has other carvings and can even take care of your custom chainsaw carving needs. This one will go fast so stop by to check it out soon!
Call or email for further information on chainsaw carvings. 603-563-7010 or Info@RusticFurnitureGallery.com www.RusticFurnitureGallery.com

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Twig Signs

I just finished up another twig/Adirondack style sign for a customer. This custom order was a street sign look, made on a 1" by 5" piece of rough cut Pine. The letters, which spelled out Hunter's Park, were made from White Birch branches. I provided a post for the rustic sign and finished the project with several coats of exterior polywhey finish.
For more information on rustic signs contact me at Mark@RusticFurnitureGallery.com

Saturday, September 24, 2011

New Barn Board Furniture

Dublin, NH.- Another new shipment of beautiful barn wood furniture has just arrived! Now in stock we have a queen bed, two nightstands, a pantry cabinet cupboard with two adjustable shelves, a bench with seat storage, a sofa table with two drawers, and a coffee table. All of these pieces are hand crafted from authentic reclaimed barn boards and beams, in the USA. In addition to our in stock items, we offer hundreds of barn wood pieces that can be ordered in. Come see this high quality furniture at our Dublin, NH gallery. For more information call
603-563-7010 or email Info@RusticFurnitureGallery.com





Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Rustic Cabin Retreat

Stowe, Vermont- Wonderful Rustic style cabin for rent in the beautiful town of Stowe, Vermont. This is a small, off the grid cabin in the forest. The log structure overlooks a pond making it a naturally relaxing spot to unwind. At the same time you are only minutes from all that Stowe has to offer, including skiing, hiking, biking, great night life and dining, and so much more. See Stowe in a different way, out of the noisy motel room, in your own private cabin. Visit

http://www.vrbo.com/136732 for more details and photos. I have enjoyed this cabin for years, and have also done many rustic projects at the site. If you visit the cabin you will find log and twig railings (inside and out), a log ladder, tables, benches, bunk beds, coat racks and more that I built custom for the retreat. This cabin is for the more adventurous traveler, but the rewards of being "off the beaten path" are numerous. Check it out at VRBO and enjoy your rustic travels!

Mark

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

New Items

New items are arriving to the gallery!
We are always working to keep our inventory and offerings fresh and interesting. New pieces in today include a beautiful Teak root side table, an antique cooking tool (perfect as a unique wall hanging), a small carved Moose head, and carved Teak bowls. New reclaimed barnwood furniture is on the way and should arrive any day. These pieces will include a queen size bed, night stands and a large cabinet with shelves. Also on the way are vintage style tin signs, and other rustic home accessories. Stop by our gallery on Rt. 101 in Dublin, NH. to check out these new items and the rest of our incredible inventory.
603-563-7010
Info@RusticFurnitureGallery.com

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Late Summer Cedar Furniture Sale!

Oversized Adirondack Chair and Ottoman

There is still time to enjoy the outdoors this summer and fall! We have all of our in stock Cedar furniture on sale at 30% off, until September 17th, 2011. There are many pieces to choose from that are ready to go and be enjoyed immediately. Chairs, rockers, arbor, tables, tea set, and more! If you don't find what you would like in stock then save 20% on all ordered Cedar items. Cedar furniture is available for indoors and outdoors, including bedroom, dining room, living room, porch and patio. Order in store or online at: http://www.rusticfurnituregallery.com/search.php?mode=search Use code "LaborDay" at checkout. We are located at 1327 Main Street, in Dublin, New Hampshire 03444. 603-563-7010

Don't miss out on this huge sale! Call, stop by, or visit our website today.

Wilderness Creations, LLC.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Adirondack Camp Signs

I just finished up this custom Adirondack sign for some local clients. It is 27" by 11" with White Birch bark and Birch twigs. Cones and smaller twigs are added for extra decoration. The sign is ready to be mounted outdoors on a building, with ring hangers attached to the back and a clear exterior polywhey finish. Wilderness Creations crafts Adirondack signs of all sizes for cottages, camps, lodges, and businesses. Signs can be crafted with your name, property name, numbers, etc... Or choose from more generic signs such as welcome, lake, cabin, and so forth. Please call for more information 603-563-7010
www.RusticFurnitureGallery.com

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Don't forget that there are significant savings when you shop in tax free New Hampshire!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Rustic Rocking Chair Sale



Secret blog rocking chair sale. All in stock rockers are now 30% off!!! Come by our gallery, located in Dublin, NH, and mention this blog sale for your discount. We have 13 beautiful rockers in stock! Choose from Cedar, Hickory, Amish, upholstered, or Log style. This sale will end on 8/25/11, so contact us soon for this great opportunity. Call Mark at 603-563-7010


In The Workshop

Currently I am working on a custom "Camp" sign for a local, waterfront homeowner. This will be an Adirondack style sign with Birch bark over wood and twig lettering. This style has a great look while blending in beautifully with the surrounding environment.
Contact us for more information on custom Adirondack signs, mark@rusticfurnituregallery.com

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Colorado Rustic



I have enjoyed and appreciated rustic furniture for a long time, but I didn't start actually building it until 1998 when I moved to Durango, Colorado. It is a beautiful area with gorgeous natural beauty. What better place to get into rustic furniture building? I found a place located outside of Durango in the town of Mancos that built Aspen furniture, and asked them if I could help and learn. I wasn't too concerned about pay as much as learning the craft. The guys that ran the shop, Dan and Bill, were very patient and very helpful. They were making some wonderful, one of a kind furniture pieces in the Rustic Style workshop. It didn't take long until I was a helpful, contributing part of the crew there. Unfortunately, I wasn't in the Durango/Mancos area too long, so I didn't stay on with Rustic Style past the spring. At that time I headed back to New England where I have lived ever since. I look back fondly on those times and I am thankful for the group at Rustic Style that really got me started in the rustic furniture business.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Support The Local Arts



For over eight years Wilderness Creations has been supporting artists and crafts people in the Monadnock, NH. region. We feel it is very important to give local artists another quality outlet to show their work. Visit our gallery, located at 1327 Main Street, Dublin, NH. 03444, to view some of the beautiful works of our talented neighbors.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

WC Joins Monadnock Buy Local

Dublin, NH.- Wilderness Creations, LLC. has joined the organization Monadnock Buy Local. This organization "is a network of locally owned businesses working to build a strong and local economy and a vibrant community". Owner Mark Nicholson stated "as a small brick and mortar gallery we understand the challenges that arise in this "new" economy, and it is nice to come together with other local business owners to encourage shoppers to support their local businesses when ever possible". The organization supports companies in the South West area of New Hampshire known as the Monadnock Region (named because the towns represented are around Mount Monadnock). For more information on Monadnock Buy Local you can visit http://monadnockbuylocal.wordpress.com/ The 2011 member business directory is out and available at Wilderness Creations, located at 1327 Main Street, Dublin, NH. 03444.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Barn Board Dining Table

Click for more details on this barn board table: http://www.rusticfurnituregallery.com/home.php?cat=23&sort=orderby&sort_direction=0&page=1
Beautiful reclaimed barn wood dining set. This is just one of the styles available from Wilderness Creations, LLC. Contact us for more information 603-563-7010 or info@RusticFurnitureGallery.com

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Rustic Bar Structure

This is a photo of a cool gazebo/palapa type structure that fits in beautifully with the natural surroundings. Located in lush jungle, it features stone work, log posts, and a thatched roof. Here, visitors can be protected from the rain but still be close and connected to the outside environment. Located in the forests of Western Belize. http://realestate-in-belize.com/

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Old Hickory Upholstered Furniture

Old Hickory Company has long been know for it's high quality and attention to detail. All of it's furniture is crafted in the USA and can be drop shipped anywhere in the country. Wilderness Creations offers the complete line of Old Hickory and offers hundreds of upholstery options. Choose from grade 10 to 60 fabrics or a vast selection of leathers and suede. Chairs, benches, stools, sofas, love seats, and ottomans can all be upholstered in your choice of fabrics. Email us for further information at info@RusticFurnitureGallery.com and visit our website to view Old Hickory Furniture http://www.rusticfurnituregallery.com/home.php?cat=54
Add some rustic class to your home or retreat, with Wilderness Creations and Old Hickory!

Shown above is the Old Hickory Company 959 Swivel Bar stool with Tahoe Bark and Rustic Finish. They have a spoke back, Hickory arms, and a grade 20 seat fabric (discovery).

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

New Inventory!

























We have been getting new inventory in all spring! Lots of new outdoor Cedar furniture has arrived as well as new Hickory items, some from a new company (Pioneer Cabin Furniture). Shown here are a beautiful Hickory rocker and a Hickory and Oak swivel bar stool. There are some new Hickory/Oak benches and a Hickory coat tree. In the White Cedar we've got a swing, a glider, rockers, Adirondack Chairs, log chairs, a settee, and more. Plus, we've got more ordered and on the way! Stop by our gallery at 1327 Main Street in Dublin, NH. to see what's new.


Monday, May 23, 2011

Checking

Natural rustic furniture is going to have some checking (or cracks) that develop as the wood releases moisture. Wood species behave differently as this drying takes place. Some woods won't do much checking while others will show substantial cracks, however this is a natural process and will not affect the strength of the log (or furniture piece) itself. Smaller diameter woods such as Hickory saplings or bent Willow twigs usually do not show evidence of checking. If this look is something that really bothers you then you may want to stay away from bulky log furniture and go with smaller sapling construction. Some of the larger log furniture like Cedar, Lodge Pole Pine, and Aspen will show evidence of checking, but in a lot of ways it is just another character feature of rustic furniture. Each log will be different and unique, and natural in appearance. So, don't fight it or worry that your furniture is going to fall apart. It is natural and it is part of the rustic charm.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

End Of The World Sale!


You are going to want to take advantage of this amazing sale! Make your purchase at www.RusticFurnitureGallery.com today or tomorrow and if the world ends on Saturday, May 21st,2011 then you pay nothing! That's right, we will not charge your credit card until Monday 5/23/2011 (if possible). So, if you love to shop and believe that we are all done on Saturday, then by all means jump on the website, put lots into your cart, and purchase before this offer ends. Then the worst case scenario is that you will be alive and have a bunch of really nice furniture headed your way. Just mention the code "we're finished" in an email or on the contact us page. Don't miss this incredible opportunity!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Go Rustic!

Why "Go Rustic"? Well, I'm not one that get's too caught up in trends or the latest great thing. I usually wait and see how it looks, how it works, or is it really needed. Let's face it, modern furniture is going to look ridiculous a few years down the road. Why keep redoing things over and over. Go with a classic, timeless look that will work for decades. That's a good investment with real value. That's what the rustic style brings, quality, beauty, and a look that will be appreciated for generations. So, don't just jump on "the bandwagon" now and then have to throw it all away when it becomes outdated. Just do it right the first time, with a look that is natural and comfortable. You'll love it and so will your family and guests, so that's why you should "Go Rustic"!


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Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Beautiful Lighting!

Wilderness Creations offers a huge selection of quality lighting Made In the USA! Choose from hundreds of options for indoors or outdoors. Home owners, electricians, and contractors will find just what they are looking for with multiple finish options available. Durable, hand crafted lighting made of copper, steel, wood, and brass. Our Dublin, NH. gallery and online store offer lighting from The Copper House, Steel Partners Lighting, Old Hickory, Frontier Furniture, and more. Stop in to see all of the great options (1327 Main St. Dublin, NH. 03444) or call 603-563-7010. To see a sampling of our lighting choices visit


Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Cedar Furniture Sale!



Spring has arrived! We have put all of our Cedar furniture on sale. Save 20% off of our already low prices until June 30th, 2011. Cedar is the perfect choice for outdoors because it is beautiful, long lasting, rot and insect resistant, and will make your outdoor spaces more comfortable. It's a great time to spruce up your outdoor living areas so that you can enjoy them all summer long. Visit http://www.rusticfurnituregallery.com/home.php?cat=148 to view our Cedar furniture, and then just enter code "GETCEDAR11" at checkout to receive your discount. Our Cedar furniture is always a great value but now it's an even better deal!

All of our outdoor furniture is on sale in our gallery as well, so please stop by to see all of the options. Route 101, Dublin, NH. 603-563-7010


Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Earth Day!




As a 1% for the Planet member, Wilderness Creations, LLC donates at least one percent of annual revenues to environmental causes. This Earth Day, we want to thank you for your support with the gift of free music. Download and enjoy 1% for the Planet: The Music, Vol. 1, a benefit compilation featuring 41 rare and exclusive tracks from artists like Jackson Browne, Josh Ritter, Grace Potter, and Jack Johnson—simply visit http://music.onepercentfortheplanet.org/redeem/ and enter code EARTHDAY11.

Once you’ve had a chance to enjoy the music, join us in giving back. Last year we contributed to The Coral Reef Alliance http://www.coral.org/ and The Sea Turtle Conservancy http://www.conserveturtles.org/ , please consider supporting these deserving causes this Earth Day!

Here is the link to get your free music: http://music.onepercentfortheplanet.org/redeem on Earth Day, April 22nd, 2011. This offer is only available for this one day.


Enjoy and have a great Earth Day!



Sunday, April 10, 2011

Repairing Light Scratches on Rustic Furniture

No matter how hard we try our furniture is going to get scratched. Many times it is when we are moving items into the house for the first time, just to make it extra frustrating. After investing in high quality furniture you want to keep it looking great, so a little bit of time doing some repairs is well worth the effort. In this piece I am just going to look at very light scratches. Scratches can come from something rough sliding over the top, dragging something by that bumps in, maybe you scrape the legs with the vacuum, it can happen easily in a million different ways. And it is not only in the soft woods, the hard woods will scratch through the finish and still look scuffed up. For light scratches, try taking some wood finish oil on a rag and rubbing it over the spot. I have got some light colored, danish oil around the shop that I often use. When you rub it over it will fall into the scratch and soak into the spot that has lost it's finish, but it will wipe off easily from the other parts. Sometimes this is enough to make the scratch less visible and not catch any one's eye. A tung oil works well too, and there is a dark and a lighter color so that you can best match to your original finish. For other shades or colors you can try using a matching stain and just do the same thing, a little bit of wiping with a rag over the spot. Of course you always want to be careful and dispose of your oily rags properly, so that they do not catch fire. Another thing you can try is a furniture repair pen or similar product that is made for hiding scratches. Look in you hardware store for these, in the area where you would find wood glue and filler. I have a set that was very inexpensive and has three different shades, so I can best match the finish on the damaged item. It is basically a magic marker that you draw over the scratch. I like to immediately follow with a towel so that I can wipe off the excess around the scratch before it dries. Because of the depth of the scrape you should be able to wipe without taking it out of the repair line. That is just a couple of ideas for repairing light scratches on your rustic and Adirondack furniture pieces. Later I will cover deeper scratches and cracks. www.RusticFurnitureGallery.com

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Cedar Outdoor Furniture


Spring is rapidly approaching! I know it doesn't seem like it to alot of us, but it will come. Now is the time to start thinking about your outdoor spaces and outdoor furniture, so that you can enjoy the outdoors for the entire season. Cedar furniture is a great choice because it looks great and lasts a very long time. You can leave it to weather gray or you can paint or stain your items to match your tastes, but either way the Cedar will be sturdy and enjoyable for many years to come. Stop in to see the full catalog of Cedar furniture options, and get your orders in early so that you can start enjoying it right away. We are located at 1327 Main St. Rt 101, in Dublin, NH. 03444. Visit www.RusticFurnitureGallery.com to view our beautiful line of White Cedar furnishings. 603-563-7010


Friday, April 1, 2011

Rustic Travel



We were fortunate to be able to travel to Belize recently, and we loved it! If you love the rustic style and living simply then this might be a good destination for you as well. Many of the resorts there are different than other Caribbean destinations. There are many small resorts that offer a private cabanas, but also have there own activities, restaurants, and bars. When I say small I am talking like 8 cabins. Of course there are some larger resorts and there are starting to be more that have taller condo style accommodations. I hope that not too many of these developments take place because it will change the flavor of this special country. The jungle lodges of the San Ignacio and Pine Mountain area are mostly all this type of resort with small cabanas for a couple or for a family. The owners and staff that we came into contact with were very friendly and truly cared about your experience and the service that they provided. There are wonderful activities such as visiting Mayan ruins, hiking, canoeing, cave tubing, swimming, cave exploration, and so on. The photo above was taken in this area at a resort called the Mariposa, and it only had about 7 of these stick sided thatched roof huts. They look primitive from the outside but they are very comfortable and clean. Because there isn't much near by these jungle destinations we would eat right at their dining rooms, which really is nice. Meet other travelers and have a great Belizian meal, just steps from your room. The top photo was taken at a rental house in San Pedro, on Ambergris Caye. The interior was done in all custom rustic furniture that made me feel right at home.

Other places we stayed were the Crooked Tree Lodge, the Mystic River Lodge, the Maya Mountain Lodge, Tradewinds Cruise Club, and in the village of Placencia. We visited many other lodges and restaurants so let me know if you are looking for other suggestions of places to visit in Belize. It is a great country to visit but do your homework and speak with others that have been there before. You'll want to have a good plan so that you can enjoy the country to the fullest.

Happy Travels!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Authentic, Reclaimed Barnwood Furniture


Wilderness Creations is excited to announce that we are now offering a second option for barn wood furniture. This line of furniture is made from actual reclaimed beams and boards, which gives it an authentic look and feel. We can drop ship all of these pieces direct to you, anywhere in the US. This barn wood furniture is carefully hand crafted in the USA. Browse this line of beautiful furniture and then give us a call or send us an email for pricing information. We will be adding these items to our web site www.RusticFurnitureGallery.com so that you can order online, and I will update you when we get them on, but for now we will be taking phone or email orders. For more information on the manufacturer and to view the individual pieces, visit http://www.timberdesigns.com/index.html You'll find beautiful barn wood furniture options for bedroom, dining room, office, and living room. For more information or to place an order, email info@RusticFurnitureGallery.com or call 603-563-7010
We will still be carrying the Green Gables line of barn wood furniture and do have some great pieces in stock in our gallery, including a large side board, a sofa table, a bench with storage, and a coffee table.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Wilderness Creations To Be Featured in NASE Magazine

My 11/17/10 post contains interview questions and answers that I provided for an upcoming article in the March/April issue of Self Employed Magazine. Please check out that post to learn more about myself and our business.
For the upcoming article, we recently had a photo shoot with a professional photographer from Portsmouth, NH. I figured that someone would stop by and take a couple photos of the store and the furniture, for the article. It wound up being much more than that. There was a crew of three, including the photographer, an assistant and an intern. The process lasted three hours, with photos outside, and in different parts of the gallery. They had all kinds of equipment. There were lights, computers, back ground materials, light sensors, and on and on. I have never done anything like that. The photographer would tell us to pose in certain ways and adjust us ever so slightly for the next shot. We stood outside with out coats in ridiculous temperatures to get the outdoor shots. It was really a fun time and very interesting to see how much goes into professional photos. Of course we haven't seen any of the pictures, so we are hoping that they choose some good ones, since it will be sent out to thousands of people. We shall see.
The photographer was Bill Truslow of Bill Truslow Photography, based in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. He was really nice to work with and very good at his profession. http://www.truslowphoto.com/
We hope that the article (and photos) comes out well. I will keep you posted and let you know how it goes.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

The feeling of Rustic


As I was organizing some photos the other day I came across a series of pictures that I took last fall. I thought that they really captured the feeling of rustic. We take photos everyday of furniture in the gallery, to use for marketing and websites, and although they show the items well they don't necessarily convey the true feeling of the rustic style. In this photo you see Tasha sitting in an Old Hickory Hoop Rocker that is probably 60+ years old. There is a rustic coffee table and a couple of other old rockers. The field stone fireplace with the nature painting and rustic frame give the perfect place to gather. It looks warm, inviting, comfortable, and relaxing. Reading instead of TV or computers. I thought that this photo really did catch a moment of what rustic is all about. You can put yourself in that moment and feel a sense of calm, with a nice deep breath and the stresses of life being left behind. Try to search out your own times to live rustic, you'll be glad you did.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

In The Workshop



Another custom order that I recently completed is a large armoire. It was made out of rough cut, ship lap Pine. I got the wood from a local mill. Of course this wood had warps and twists that added to the challenge of building. The inside is a smoother side of the wood that I attached with copper head nails. I left the inside natural so that it would be a bit brighter for finding clothes. The top was attached with steel cut nails for an older look. In this case I tried to make it look more like old barn wood, so I stained it. It took a couple of tries to find the stain that looked the best, but in the end I think it does have a nice old barn wood look to it. I used black iron strap hinges on the doors, also to give it a more authentic look. The doors are made from wider (15") Pine, one board for each door. One cool rustic feature on this cabinet was using a natural burl for the door handles. The whole piece was finished with a couple coats of a natural poly whey. I was very pleased with how it came out, let me know what you think.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Rustic Birch Bark Frame


I recently completed this Birch Bark frame for a customer of ours. I made the base of the frame out of rough cut Pine and stained it dark. The corners are at 45 degree angles and joined with biscuits. The customer wanted as much Birch Bark as possible showing on this size frame. In this case I used 1/4" dowels instead of twigs so that more attention would go to the bark and not to natural shaped twigs. I stained the dowels and attached them with brass head nails. It is a great match for this Owl photo and matting.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Rustic Furniture SALE

Wilderness Creations is having it's winter SALE, both in store and online. Save 20% on our website www.RusticFurnitureGallery.com. Your discount will be applied automatically at check out. Visit our Gallery in Dublin, New Hampshire and save up to 40% on in stock items! We've got hundreds of rustic furniture items and Adirondack home accessories in stock. Sale only runs until January 25th, so don't hesitate to take advantage of these large discounts off of our already low prices. Call 603-563-7010 with any questions, or email us at info@rusticfurnituregallery.com

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Stowe, Vermont.


The new lodge at Spruce Peak in, Stowe VT, is quite spectacular. It is huge, and well designed. There are beautiful views and outdoor activities right out the door. The lodge is filled with rustic Hickory furniture and other great rustic accents and furniture. The benches, the chairs, the bar stools and so on. The lighting is high quality and attractive. You know that the designers had great confidence in the furniture if they were willing to put it into that challenging environment. Thousands of people each day pass through there with their wet jackets and rugged ski boots.

I have been visiting Stowe for over 25 years now, and enjoy every visit. We have family that has lived and worked in town for 20 years, which has helped us to know the town and it's people. Our rustic style furniture and home accents are a perfect fit with the Stowe way of life. A natural, outdoor feel with the highest quality. The residents and visitors to Stowe are people who enjoy and respect their natural surroundings, but also understand quality and value. Wilderness Creations offers rustic and Adirondack style furniture that is built to last, so now you can add a touch of the Spruce Peak Lodge at Stowe to your own home.
Call us for more information on great furniture for Stowe and other parts of Vermont,
603-563-7010. Visit us online at http://www.rusticfurnituregallery.com/


Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Rustic Office Furniture



Rustic Furniture = More Creativity


Make your workplace a more beautiful, more creative, and more productive space, with high quality furniture. It's easy and quick to run down to your local office supply store for a new desk, but is it going to last, is it going to inspire? No is the answer. Shouldn't you invest in quality? This is where you and others in the business do their work, all day, everyday. You put great thought into your other business investments, such as marketing, advertising, technology and so forth. The furnishings in your workplace also deserve careful consideration. You and your work team should be comfortable and energized. The natural forms of rustic and Adirondack furniture will help the creativity flow. You don't have to spend your day worrying if your desk is going to collapse if you add one more sliver of paper. Handcrafted and made with pride in the USA, this furniture will last. I recently got this message from a friend: "Work gave me a new desk, the press-wood is so permeated with s*#% my head hurts, nose is dry, and eyes are watering. Nasty s#!*." You get the idea. How is that a good idea for work or home? A pressed board, glued, filled with chemicals, made in China, ugly desk. Give it some thought and take some time to choose a nice desk for your workplace. You spend a lot of time there and want to do your best work. And don't forget a good comfortable chair to go with it.
Questions: 603-563-7010
Many sizes and styles available.