Saturday, December 27, 2014

Rustic Furniture Web Sale!

Save 10% storewide at www.RusticFurnitureGallery.com 
Visit us online for a great selection of Rustic and Adirondack style furniture.
No codes or coupons needed, discount will be applied at checkout.

Happy New Year!!!

Thank you for a great 2014! We wish you all the best!

Cheers, to a great 2015!


Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Rustic Cedar Furniture

Cedar furniture is beautiful, durable, and a great value! Check out our great selection of rustic cedar furniture at RusticFurnitureGallery.com


Sunday, December 7, 2014

Holiday Gift Idea...

Nothing shows you care like a gift that promotes good health! Saunas are excellent for many reasons, including stress reduction, skin, heart health, muscles, disease management and more! Check out our Cedar Barrel Saunas and give a gift that will be used and loved for years to come!


Visit us online for more information:
Shown is the Grandview Cedar Barrel Sauna. 7' by 8' long.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Gift Certificates Make Great Gifts!

Let your friends and loved ones choose their own products, then you'll know they're happy!
Wilderness Creations, LLC. gift certificates make great gifts that allow the user to choose from our huge selection of rustic style furniture and accessories. Use online or in our gallery.
Visit our site to learn more or purchase: http://www.rusticfurnituregallery.com/giftcert.php

Friday, November 14, 2014

Barn Board Dining Table

Authentic Barn Wood Table Top.


This is a recently completed, custom table top. Made from wonderful, old barn floor boards. I was fortunate to have 3 matching boards from the same structure. They are thick, wide, and loaded with history, such as worn down areas from years of use, wooden peg holes, and paint spills. The widest board is about 15" and together the total width is 40". The length is 7'. I chose to put 2" breadboard ends on to cover the cut ends and give it a nice finished look. I attached them with long screws and then pegged the screw holes to go with the look of the old boards.


The top is finished with 5 coats of Vermont Natural Coatings clear finish (top photo).
The top is going to be attached to an industrial style, pipe base and used as a dining table.
Wilderness Creations Custom Furniture



Saturday, November 8, 2014

In Stock.

We keep Vermont Natural Coatings in stock, at our Dublin, NH. location. Vt Natural Coatings finishes are extremely eco friendly, durable, and easy to work with. For years, Wilderness Creations has been using and supplying VT Coatings to builders, do it yourselfers, and hobbyists. For more information visit www.EcoWoodFinish.com or VermontNaturalCoatings.com.
Call 603-563-7010.  Please call ahead for large orders.
WC also stocks Pure Tung Oil, Milk Paint, and Citrus Solvant.

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Ski Home Furniture

Wilderness Creations, LLC. has been furnishing ski homes and lodges for over 11 years. All around the country, home owners have been giving their ski retreats a special look and feel with beautiful rustic style furnishings. Ski homes and rentals require furniture that is built to last, and that is just what we offer. Make your get away more comfortable, or increase rental return on your investment with quality furniture from Wilderness Creations.
Visit us online at www.RusticFurnitureGallery.com, call 603-563-7010, or visit our gallery in Dublin, NH.      Steamboat Ski Resort shown in photo, Steamboat, Colorado.

Sauna Sale Ending Soon!

All 8' Cedar Barrel Saunas are 15% off, plus free shipping until November 4th, 2014.
The temperatures are dropping and it's the perfect time to get your sauna in place for the winter months! Purchase in store or online. Email me for your discounts and be relaxing in your new sauna within weeks!
Mark@RusticFurnitureGallery.com
603-563-7010

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Barrel Sauna

Our new display model is now on site!

 This is an 8' barrel sauna made of Western Red Cedar and it has a nice canopy style overhang on the front. This model features the wooden door with glass and an 8kw heater. This model is more rustic with some knots in the wood.
To celebrate the new display model we are offering all 8' barrel saunas at 15% off plus free shipping!
This offer is valid in store or online until November 4th, 2014. 
Saunas can be shipped directly to you, anywhere in the lower 48.
For more information visit www.RusticFurnitureGallery.com or call 603-563-7010

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Old Hickory Table

Custom Old Hickory Co. Table, in stock! This great table is perfect for a porch or small breakfast nook. The top is 26" diameter and the height is 29". It features a Pine veneer top, with regular bark and centennial finish. Come take a look! Shown with a stacked stone lamp and moose carving.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

New Display Barrel Sauna On The Way!

We've got a brand new Cedar Barrel Sauna on the way!
This 7+1, 8' canopy style sauna will be set up at our Dublin, NH. location.


 This is replacing our 5+1, 6' display sauna.
Come on by and take a look!
Cedar Barrel Sauna kits can be shipped directly to you, anywhere in the US.
Visit www.RusticFurnitureGallery.com or call 603-563-7010

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Eco Friendly Furniture.

                   Go Green

                            Go Rustic!!!


Wilderness Creations, LLC. offers a large selection of unique, heirloom quality furniture that has been carefully crafted with environmental protection in mind.
To Learn more visit www.RusticFurnitureGallery.com
or call 603-563-7010

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

North Carolina Loves Rustic!

Rustic Furniture for North Carolina!
Wilderness Creations, LLC. has been providing rustic style furniture to homes and businesses in the North Carolina area for over 11 years!
Visit our website now!
Check out our huge selection of furniture and home accessory options, and please let us know if there is something you are looking for but do not see on our website. Most items can be shipped directly to your home, retreat, or business. From a single accent piece to an entire lodge redesign, we can help.
603-563-7010

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Cedar Furniture Sale!

One week only! Save 20% in store or online. Sale ends 9/4/14 and all of our Cedar options are included. Choose from rustic furniture for indoors or outdoors that will look great and last for years. Visit us online at RusticFurnitureGallery.com to view the many options, or come visit our furniture showroom to find many in stock items. Enter code "Cedar14" at checkout to get your automatic savings. Remember only one week remains in this huge sale! Shop Now.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Finishing a Rustic Wood Coffee Table.

In order to make this large, odd shaped table top easier to work on, I simply put it on a lazy susan. I had the hardware to make one and placed it under the wood so that I could apply finish to the sides without having to move the piece of wood or work my way around the table in my full workshop. This little trick worked great! Adding coats of finish went quickly and safely, without missing any spots.
I used a similar method to work on the odd shaped stump base, but in this case I used a roller platform that is used for moving snowmobiles and things of that nature. I could stand in one spot and spin the rustic stump to apply the coats, instead of trying to reach around.

Your Nationwide Source for Old Hickory Furniture!

Wilderness Creations works with clients nationwide providing beautiful Old Hickory Furniture!
We offer the entire OH catalog and ship direct to customers through out the US.
Whether you are looking to furnish an entire resort or a single accent piece for your home or retreat, we can help. Visit us online at www.RusticFurnitureGallery.com to view more Old Hickory pieces.
Shown above is AD160 (RB-RF-PV).

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Do It Right!

You've remodeled, bought your retirement home, or found your perfect retreat vacation home, now furnish that special space with beautiful furniture that will last! Don't skimp now, give it character, warmth, and comfort with Wilderness Creations furniture. We've spent over a decade finding and working with the best rustic furniture crafts people in the country. Come see our gallery in Dublin, NH. or visit us online at www.RusticFurnitureGallery.com
We specialize in rustic and Adirondack style furniture and accessories that can be handed down for generations.
Buffet crafted by LaLune Collection, featuring Willow and Birch bark accents. Many other pieces are available in a number of finish options.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Custom Rustic Coffee Table.

 I just finished up this unique table. The top slab was given to me by the customer to make a table and the base is a Spruce stump. After lots of cleaning, sanding, peeling and finishing, it came out looking pretty cool.

Monday, August 4, 2014

Furnishings for Mount Snow, Vermont.

Wilderness Creations, LLC. has been furnishing ski and vacation homes for over 11 years! Order online or visit our showroom, which is only about an hour and 15 minutes from Mount Snow. A perfect (and beautiful) weekend drive! You'll find Hickory, barn wood, Willow, Adirondack, Cedar, and many other types of rustic style furniture. There is also a wonderful selection of accessories, such as lighting, rugs, artwork, and more! Visit us online at www.RusticFurnitureGallery.com
603-563-7010 Email - Mark@RusticFurnitureGallery.com

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Wool Rugs for Lodge, Camp & Cabin.

Fully tested and Cassie approved rustic themed wool rugs!
603-563-7010

Cottage Lighting.

Check out our beautiful selection of camp and cottage lighting!
603-563-7010

Saturday, July 19, 2014

In The Workshop.

I recently shipped these Adirondack style signs out to New York.
Two separate signs with eye hooks to connect them. One is the street address and then the Private sign hangs from that. White Birch bark on a Pine board base with bark on twigs for numbering and lettering. Complete with an outdoor finish for extra protection from the elements.


Please email Mark@RusticFurnitureGallery.com for your custom sign quote
603-563-7010 

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

SUMMER SAUNA SALE!

All Cedar Barrel Saunas are on Sale Now!

For a very limited time receive 25% off plus a $100. Gift Certificate to Wilderness Creations! 
Huge savings plus $100 to grab a nice Cedar chair for outside your sauna, or anything else you desire. Sale ends on 7/18/14, so act quickly if you have been thinking of a healthy, relaxing sauna for your home! Click here for sauna details.  Call 603-563-7010.
Shipped directly to your home.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Robert Redford in Lowell, Mass.

Wilderness Creations, LLC provides furniture for Robert Redford interview! The stage was set with a rustic theme for a visit from Robert Redford to the Middlesex Community College Celebrity Forum, held on 7/9/14 at the Lowell Memorial Auditorium. Here is a link to a brief write up in todays Boston Globe.
http://www.bostonglobe.com/lifestyle/names/2014/07/09/redford-speaks-lowell/inxvbEVCrUl9ou8GJB0adP/story.html

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Our Rustic Furniture Showroom.

Stop by our Gallery if you live or are visiting the Monadnock Region of SouthWest New Hampshire! You'll find a huge selection of unique rustic furnishings and fun home accessories. This photo shows our porch and entrance, but what you can't see is all of the interior space where our beautiful furniture pieces are shown. Take a tour and see inside!

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

"Forever Home"

I recently heard someone use the term "forever home", the last home that they would want to purchase. They have done enough moving and are ready to just settle in and enjoy. There comes a point where you have moved for work, traveled, researched towns, and lived in enough houses to know what will be comfortable, affordable, and maintainable. Perhaps it just comes down to relationships with your family and friends and you don't want to distance yourself from those relationships any more. You've found that "forever home" and you can't stand the excitement of moving in and setting up. So, why would you want to furnish a forever home with cheap, temporary furniture? Do it right, this is your special place where you will spend countless hours. Don't run out to Walmart to buy a desk that will fall apart in a couple years. Don't settle for ugly, beat up furnishings that don't convey warmth and comfort. Furnish your forever home with forever furniture and accessories! You are worth it, you've worked hard and you know what you want. Make it all yours and make it unique and special, so that you can enjoy it everyday.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Incredible Hutch!


Beautiful Hutch with Glass Doors, made by LaLune Collection! This hutch features a lower cabinet with adjustable shelves as well as glass doors with two adjustable shelves in the upper cabinet. 
45"W by 20"D by 80"H

 Notice the detailed craftsmanship that is a throwback to another era! This is made in the USA!
Wilderness Creations, LLC. offers the entire LaLune catalog, which offers hundreds of options for every room of the house and for your outdoor spaces, all carefully crafted like this hutch.
This piece is available in our gallery right now, or can be shipped to your door, anywhere in the continental US. Please call or email for further details and pricing - Mark@RusticFurnitureGallery.com   603-563-7010

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Green Gables Farmhouse Table, In Stock.

Check out this beautiful Green Gables Stony Brooke Farmhouse Dining Table, made from authentic reclaimed barn wood. This table has plenty of room for friends and family, at 8' 4" long by 48" wide. Shown with Hickory chairs. Call 603-563-7010 for more information, or email Mark@RusticFurnitureGallery.com

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Custom Table Set


This is a custom set of tables made for a client in Maine. 
Thick Pine slab tops with Spruce log bases. 
Notice the skip peel finish and mortise and tenon joinery.
Finished with Vermont Natural Coatings.


             Here's what the customer had to say:
                                  "Extremely nice work.  Thanks very much."
                                                                                                  MR

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Old Hickory Dining Set

"Mark,
Thank you for the update.  I appreciate the great customer service."
AM



Old Hickory Co. Chair shown above (608C)
Testimonial from 5/20/14

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Introducing...

We are proud to announce that we have added a new craftsman to our gallery. Eduardo Ornazabal is a talented rustic furniture maker that has been creating furniture for over 20 years! He now works from his workshop in Lincoln, New Hampshire. The table shown has a beautiful reclaimed Cherry top and drawer fronts. These live edge pieces were saved from a Northern New Hampshire barn. The base is painted pine that offers a distressed, antique look. This is just one of the pieces from Eduardo here at the gallery. Stop by to see this wonderful piece in person, or call 603-563-7010 for details.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Bent Willow Chaise Lounge Chair.

Rustic, Bent Willow Chaise Lounge Chair. 
Imagine a Saturday afternoon in this beauty!
Made in the USA.
603-563-7010

Furnishing Model Homes.

Wilderness Creations, LLC. has been helping to furnish model homes for over ten years! Model homes need to look great, so that customers get excited about the product. An empty or poorly furnished model home will not create excitement and therefore not lead to sales. Developers, log home companies, timber frame builders, and cabin builders all need to have high end models to show the quality and beauty of their products. Call us to put the finishing, rustic touch on your project. Rustic furniture has character, natural beauty, artistic qualities, and creates a feeling of comfort and warmth. Visit us online to  see what we mean: www.RusticFurnitureGallery.com  or call us at 603-563-7010.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Bent Willow Furniture.

Rustic, Bent Willow hanging porch swing. A beautiful and comfortable addition to any porch!
Email   Mark@RusticFurnitureGallery.com     603-563-7010

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Rustic Bunk Bed

Eco-friendly, rustic bunk bed made from fast growing, invasive trees. Finished with non toxic water based finishes. Incredible quality, incredible beauty, hand crafted in the USA!
Call or email for pricing and details - Mark@RusticFurnitureGallery.com  603-563-7010

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Birch and Twig Cabinet.


Look at this beautiful piece from The La Lune Collection, now available at Wilderness Creations!
The quality and craftsmanship are evident in every furniture piece from La Lune.
Call or visit our gallery to learn more about these incredible items. I'll be sharing much more information about La Lune in the coming weeks. Made in the USA!
Wilderness Creations, LLC.   603-563-7010   1327 Main Street, Dublin, NH. 03444

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Happy Earth Day!

Another Earth Day is upon us. It is a reminder to celebrate the natural beauty of the Earth, as well as a time to reflect on how we as humans affect the fragile eco systems around us. Is nature just something for us to own and use or should we, with all of our intellect and wisdom, feel responsibility to take care of this gift we have been given? It is tough to resist the sales pitches and to step back and ask if we really need a bigger house, a larger car, and all of the things that are pushed on us. Do we need to be running here and there and driving countless hours? It's all about balance I guess. If we all had a caring and a balance and put thought into conservation then I think we really could make a big difference. In the end it is about us as individuals and the choices we make. Little changes do help. You don't necessarily have to be out protesting a mine or giving speeches at gatherings, you just need to care, and make the little efforts that you feel will help. Voting matters, volunteering matters, giving financially matters, writing to government officials matters, and your daily habits matter. It's easy to get angry and frustrated with the lack of leadership and the corporate mentality, but if we can all find a little more balance and put in a little more effort then we can make a difference. You don't need wealth to recycle or turn off some lights, you just need to care. It's the right thing to do, not just for the Earth but for ourselves as well. Our health depends on clean air and water and less chemicals. Sure, maybe we are so smart that we will come up with ways to turn the global warming problem around, but is that really intelligence to just sit back and hope for innovation? Why not use our common sense and avoid the problems in the first place? Many people make New Year's resolutions, changes in behavior to try and better themselves. Perhaps we should all make Earth Day resolutions to try and take better care of our surroundings. We can't just float along and keep up our old ways, the climate, the storms, the illnesses are all telling us to wise up. So, head to one of your favorite outdoor spots today (and as often as possible) and celebrate, but also acknowledge the fragility of that space, and what it may need to remain natural and beautiful.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Custom Adirondack Signs


I just finished up a custom order for 3 signs for a client in New York. The project took place over the course of two months, and I am very pleased with how they all came out. There were two of these "No Trespassing" signs that are 32"h by 26"w, overall. The base is made from 1" shiplap Pine that is finished with a brown exterior stain. Birch sticks and twigs are used for the border and letters, laid over White Birch bark. The border sticks are predrilled and screwed on with exterior screws and the letters are attached with brad nails. Leaving some overhang on the top and bottom borders and leaving some of the branches intact adds further character. I added some small twig accents on the corners as well. The signs are finished with exterior PolyWhey to give them added protection in their outdoor location.
For more information on Adirondack signs for interior or exterior use, please email Mark@RusticFurnitureGallery.com

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Rustic Hutch.

This gorgeous hutch is covered in rustic twig work and features adjustable shelves (3 in top and 2 in bottom cabinet) and glass doors. The shelves and body are made from Pine but it is also available in Oak. This rustic hutch is shown in a natural finish but available in other premium finishes. Each one is unique and would look incredible in your home or retreat! Call or email for pricing and more information. Mark@RusticFurnitureGallery.com  603-563-7010

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Calling all Designers!

Wilderness Creations, LLC. has been working with designers and architects for over ten years! We help bring that perfect, rustic look to your project. After all the hard work and time that goes into a custom built home you have to top it off just right, and bring in the proper furnishings. WC offers rustic and Adirondack style furnishings, accessories, and lighting from multiple sources, to bring in that unique, custom, comfortable feel. Contact us to discuss your latest projects and see what we can offer to make your clients overjoyed with the final product. 603-563-7010
Visit us online at www.RusticFurnitureGallery.com to learn more.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Old Hickory Coat Tree

Beautiful Old Hickory Coat Tree made from Hickory wood, with several finish options available.
Visit www.RusticFurnitureGallery.com to order or find more details.

Recent testimonial from a customer in Colorado that ordered the Old Hickory Coat Tree:
"Thanks, Mark. We received the coat tree and I assembled it. I'm very pleased with the high quality of the tree." RP 3/14

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Recent Testimonial.

I just received this email from a customer in New Hampshire that bought a 6' Cedar Barrel Sauna -

"The sauna is better than hoped for. It went togeter in 3 to 4 hours even in this weather. Every part of it was excellent quality. We have been enjoying it every night. 
Thanks"  DV


Now that is how you escape the seemingly, never ending New Hampshire winter!
 For more information visit www.RusticFurnitureGallery.com
or call 603-563-7010

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Saunas For Business

Beautiful Cedar Barrel Saunas are a great addition to any resort, lodge, inn, camp, retreat, or hotel! Pamper your guests with good health and relaxation in a therapeutic sauna. This cedar kit is made from clear Western Red Cedar, known for it's aroma and resilience. Your guests will return again and again to steam in this 7' diameter by 8' long barrel sauna. This unit can be placed indoors or in any of your outdoor settings and holds 6 guests. Read more about sauna health benefits. Call for further details and current pricing - 603-563-7010.
Shown above: The Grandview Cedar Barrel Sauna. This is a spacious sauna that can hold up to 8 people. Find more details at http://rusticfurnituregallery.com     Now on Sale!

Rustic Cedar Furniture

View great rustic log bed options, including Cedar, Hickory, Barn Wood, Pine, and more.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Make Your Business Memorable.

Wilderness Creations, LLC. works with all kinds of businesses to help give them a unique and memorable look. Lodges, inns, restaurants, bars, motels, retail stores, professional offices and many other types of business can benefit from a beautiful, rustic remodel. Customers will find comfort, warmth, and character in your newly styled space, and best of all they will remember you and tell their friends about your business. It may seem like a big investment at first, but think about the years of use and return on that investment. The best advertising is having people talk about their visit to your business, and of course, discuss it or show it on their blogs, tweets, pin boards and Facebook pages. Unlike a newspaper or magazine advertisement, this investment will continue to work for you for years to come! For more information visit www.RusticFurnitureGallery.com  or call us at 603-563-7010.

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Rustic Lodge Lighting.



WC offers a beautiful selection of lighting for your home, business, or rustic retreat. The lantern shown above is hand crafted in the USA by Steel Partners Inc, in Washington state. This particular lantern features  Pine cones and needles on two sides and two trees standing tall on the other two sides. Steel Partners carefully forges each light and uses only the highest quality hardware. There are several options for finishes and lenses. This rustic light has a Rust finish with an Amber mica lens, which creates a wonderful, warm glow. You can also find lighting from Old Hickory Co., Frontier Furniture and more!           www.RusticFurnitureGallery.com              603-563-7010 

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Mid Winter Sauna Sale!

All Western Red Cedar Barrel Saunas on SALE! Here in New England it has been very cold and I know much of the country has been feeling it as well. How about an escape pod for your yard, a place where you can melt away the stress of the day and hide from the winter weather? A beautiful sauna is the perfect, at home getaway! Our rustic barrel saunas come in several sizes, with or without a canopy overhang on the front. Visit our website for more details. Get an additional 10% off on all Cedar saunas, this week only! Email Mark@RusticFurnitureGallery.com for your personal discount code. Offer is good until 2/4/14.

Saunas come as a kit with high quality Red Cedar and stainless steel hardware. Electric heaters come with a rock tray for steam and require a 220 line.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Carved Antler Eagle


Just in, look at this beautiful, hand carved Eagle! It is carefully carved into a naturally shed Moose antler from New England. Overall dimensions are 32" tall by 23" wide and it has a chain for easy hanging. 
Crafted by Vermont artist, Mark Fontaine.
Call or email for details: 603-563-7010    

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Furnishing Ski Homes!

Wilderness Creations, LLC. has been helping to furnish ski homes for over ten years! The rustic and Adirondack styles fit perfectly into the active, outdoor lifestyle of ski town retreats. Whether it is your full time home, a weekend get away, or an investment rental home, we can help make it a beautiful, unique space that can be enjoyed to the fullest. Check out some of our offerings, from lighting and rustic accessories to furniture for every room (and outdoors). Need help deciding, no problem, we can help with your decorating challenges as well. Visit us online to learn more: www.RusticFurnitureGallery.com   or call us at 603-563-7010
We look forward to working with you and making your ski home the finest in town!

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Working with Weathered Barn Wood.


    One of the added challenges of working with old, weathered wood, compared to new lumber, is what to do with the areas that you have cut. Sometimes you can work your design to fit the size of the boards   (assuming you have that design freedom) but you will always need to make some cuts of the barn wood. There are multiple ways you can approach this challenge and on some projects you may use several of these methods.
    The border on the the piece above uses 45 degree cuts which leaves all of the outside, visible edge being the weathered wood. If you had a solid barn wood top then you could use this method and cover the cuts of the inside top boards.
Another way to approach this is to use "bread board ends" which utilizes a thinner piece of your matching wood to cover the cut ends. So, you could make your top with as many boards as you need (depending on the size of the table) and then cut a strip off of another matching aged board to cover your two ends that have the exposed wood. On the drawer above I used some very thin strips (around 1/2") to cover the cut ends. Thoroughly glue and nail the ends on for a secure attachment. It makes for a very nice, finished look.
    There also will be times, when working with barn wood, that you may need to cover a spot with some stain to match. You want to minimize this if possible because it just doesn't work as well and feels a bit less authentic. But, if you need to cover some ends, take your time in matching the color and feel of the wood. Practice on matching wood scraps to get your color and methods as close as possible. You don't want to put stain on too thick, I find that lightly rubbing the stain in with a cloth works nicely.
    Other hints for working with barn wood furniture:
    If you just want to bring down some sharp edges on corners or tops, you can use a small hammer and dent them in. I like this method since the wood is already distressed and that is the look you are going for anyway. Just tap it until you have softened the edge to the desired point, this way it keeps it's matching weathered look and you do not need to worry about it standing out from sanding through the aged layers.
    Be careful to remove the worst of the splinter areas. You don't want anyone picking up a splinter or catching clothes on the wood, etc… Go over the whole project and check for spots that may be a problem and then (if you want this look) add a clear finish to the furniture. Think about the look you want and go with the sheen that best fits that, and remember that each coat will add to the sheen. The finish helps to lock in small splinters and loose wood while also making the piece easier to clean. The extra protection will cut down on stains and scrapes that may get through the aged layer of wood.

    I hope these little suggestions help, please feel free to email me with further questions or if any clarifying of topics is needed.  Mark@RusticFurnitureGallery.com
603-563-7010                 Visit us online at:   www.RusticFurnitureGallery.com