What are rustic beds?
Rustic beds are beds built from woods that originated in nature and bypassed lumbar mills, thus retaining inherent qualities of natural wood. Rustic beds change a room from usual to unique and create an inviting depth and dimension to any bedroom. From live-edge slab beds and twisted juniper beds to handcrafted log beds, we offer the widest selection of on-of-a-kind beds found anywhere.
Rustic beds come in many styles, from rustic log beds and handcrafted burl wood slab beds, to recovered barn wood beds. The most sought after style is the rustic log bed. These rustic beds are crafted from most any log such as hickory, cedar, oak, black walnut, pine or aspen. Our artist exclusively uses trees that have reached the end of their natural life rather than cutting standing live trees. This stewardship helps to form a symbiotic relationship between the artist and the forest. As our artist carefully harvests fallen trees, taking care to protect nursery trees, the forest floor is cleared, reducing the fuel load for forest fires and providing space for young trees to grow. Harvested trees are cleaned, sanded, and crafted with mortise and tenon joints. Our artist takes special care to work with nature’s design in order to create elegant rustic beds that will transform your bedroom and last a lifetime as reclaimed wood furniture.
The reclaimed old growth redwood burl slabs that our artist uses to create each unique piece have quite an interesting story to tell. The burl wood slabs are recovered from root systems and logs left over from loggers in the late 19th century. Our artist purchases burl wood slabs exclusively from harvesters (or companies) that operate in an environmentally conscious manner.
A rustic burl bed is designed and crafted using natural burls as the main focal points. With this style, we can also incorporate natural logs with live-edges and soft color tones to contrast the deep natural burl wood slabs. Some types of burl wood slabs that may be used are redwood burl slabs, maple burl slabs and black walnut slabs. These unique wood slabs show the hidden beauty that evolved during the tree’s life. This hidden beauty of unique burl, curl, and marbling, combined with the live-edge wood slabs, turns these rustic beds into breathtaking works of art.
Does a long forgotten barn, hidden behind a stand of trees, spark your imagination? How many weddings, births, or joyous gatherings have those walls seen? Rustic furniture made from recovered barn wood gives these senescent treasures a new life. The warm patina of the aged wood seems to emanate a sense of peace inviting you to take a moment to unwind. The simple old world craftsmanship draws the eye to the circle saw patterns and hand hewn features that are the marks of true reclaimed wood furniture.