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 21, 2011
Thursday, July 14, 2011
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
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.