All Things Rustic Log & Barnwood Furniture - Barnwood Frames - Western Prints - Cowhide Rugs
We design and create handmade rustic log furniture, barnwood furniture , western furniture, and southwestern furnishings, barnwood frames, and primitive home decor items from 100 year old, recycled, weathered antique barn wood, select aged wood, 100-200 year, old growth honey mesquite, cypress, pecan, spalted pecan, and juniper. We implement 100 year old square head iron nails, recycled tin barn roofing, hand-hewn barn beams and antique barbed wire into our designs.
Custom furniture handmade by Texan rustic craftsmen and artists.
We practice the Green Earth policy of recycling and reusing Earth's natural resources. Please browse our online catalog for our latest handcrafted log and barnwood furniture, frames, and creations. Check out our new rustic denim "Cowgirl Blues" bed and our new line of reclaimed teak, rustic log furniture and rustic pine furniture and bedroom furniture our Truly Texas and Lone Star salsa, chili mix, and hot sauce, cowhide rugs , cowhide pillows hand laced by
renowned artist Robert Pena and rustic log jewelry boxes by renowned artist Jeff Trag and our line of fine art produced by some awesome local artists.
Whatever you fantasize about for your country home, rustic western mountain retreat, or lake cabin, whether you want your custom furniture, barnwood
furniture, or decor handcrafted in a western, southwestern or barn wood motif, we will custom design, build and support your ideas for rustic furniture, accent pieces, custom frames and decor. If your looking for Rustic furniture, Log furniture, Cedar Furniture, Country Furniture, Primitive furniture, Twig furniture, Stick furniture, or Adirondack furniture, for your Cabin, Lodge, Western or Rustic theme, or Cabin decor, Rustic decor, Primitive decor, ya'll have come to the right place. Your purchase will be a lasting momento of our heritage.
In our rustic creations we use a resource from our history, the antique lumber reclaimed from old barns, farmhouses and outbuildings and the storm damaged old growth native trees reclaimed from Central Texas. Some of the primitive barn wood has quite an interesting story as well as a unique character making for some unique barnwood furniture. In our country ancient wooden barns are fast disappearing from rural farms all across the American Heartland. They are being buried in landfills or burned up in smoke. We try to preserve some of that heritage in each piece we create by recycling as much as we can of the ancient barns and their implements and making barnwood furniture. The natural aging, nail holes and knots in the weathered wood accentuate the beauty of our creations. Not one board or plank is the same, each one has a unique and distinct character. Which makes for some very interesting and rustic furniture. You can see the history in the deep-set grain of each piece. From the rustic square head nails in our barn wood garden bench to the rusted horseshoes and rustic barbed wire on our mirrors, coat and hat racks. To the old barn tin roofing that we use on our country antiqued American flag with barnwood frame or our Texas flag with barnwood frame not to mention the antique barbed wire and horseshoe nails on our custom frames.
Postal Address: 104 Bartek, Little River - Academy, TX 76554
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Here you will find our line of custom rustic log furniture made from very rare and select 100 to 200 year old Mesquite, Cypress, or Barnwood. Long before the first Anglo settlers came to Texas, Native Americans used mesquite in its entirety, seeing it as an integral part of their culture. They made sewing needles from the thorns and used the inner bark to make baskets and fabric. The bean pods served as food and were used to make medicinal tea. The mesquite's sap was used for black dye and sweet gum, and, of course, the wood was used to make arrows and bows for hunting.
Early pioneers used mesquite for fence posts, wagon wheels and furniture, as well as fires for warmth and cooking. Mesquite slabs even served as street and walkway paving.
Today, many people associate mesquite with barbecue, but it has numerous other uses, such as flooring and staircases where it's ideal due to its durability. It's become a medium for artistic carvings, and is still used as a food source in items such as jellies, honey, liquid smoke and pod flour. It also provides livestock fodder and cover and is food for deer and turkeys. Finally, mesquite is used to make furniture pieces ranging from doors, paneling, lumber and fence posts to rocking chairs, humidors, desks and tables. Mesquite is a very stable wood, when it shifts or moves, it doesn't buckle or split. Long-lasting, it can withstand heavy weight and moisture changes. Mesquite is medium brown and gold with a swirling smooth to coarse grain that makes it a beautiful medium to work with. Defects such as bark pockets, ring shake and resin pockets are found in larger logs. Occasionally, mesquite wood will show evidence of mineral streaks, ingrown bark, latent buds, and bug blemishes. These defects often add to the character of the rustic furniture created from mesquite wood.
Cypress is extremely resistant to decay and insects making it the ideal choice for siding, trim, barns, docks and interior applications. Cypress has a 'grown-in-the wood' preservative oil, cypressene, that means no further chemical treatment is needed, unless the cypress lumber is in direct contact with the ground. It is dimensionally stable and naturally resistant to splitting and warping. This versatile wood has a natural beauty, with a rich grain, texture and color that will complement any architectural style, from rustic to traditional to post modern. This real wood reflects your good taste and adds dramatically to the value of your home or building. We use cypress (Taxodium distichum) for our products because it has a high resistance to decay and easy workability....qualities demanded by craftsmen. The natural protective oils found in cypress give it an aromatic smell that never fades.
We have worked exclusively with many interior designers all over the world. Whatever you fantasize about for your country home, rustic western mountain retreat, or lake cabin, whether you want your custom furniture or decor handcrafted in a western, southwestern or barn wood motif, we will custom design, build and support your ideas for rustic primitive furniture, accent pieces, custom frames and decor. Your purchase will be a lasting momento of our heritage.