We have designed and built custom rustic furniture since 2001. Although our roots began in log style, rustic furniture, we have evolved to primarily using wood slabs. We strive to handcraft one of a kind, functional, but artistic custom furniture. We started out building rustic log furniture with eastern red cedar. Kelly harvested all the log from trees that have lived their life. The early style included simple log beds, tables, and vanities, along with many custom wood furniture pieces. Today, our furniture maker designs rustic style wood furniture that highlights the natural wood grain pattern in the wood slabs we use. Whether it is a rare big leaf maple burl, redwood burl, or claro walnut wood slab, the options are limitless as custom furniture.
Custom Rustic Furniture
We specialize in rustic furniture that features material sourced from nature. As we incorporate logs and other materials found in nature for a natural look. Our furniture makers craft a variety of natural wood furniture within the rustic theme. One of the top questions we hear is, “Does the wood dictate the design or does the design determine the wood?” The truth is that both occur, depending on the project. Our primary aim is to stay true to the wood by highlighting its natural beauty. Whether it is a rustic table or rustic bathroom vanity we want to showcase the beauty of the wood. We try to source our material from dead standing trees or from logs and root systems left on the forest floor. We are not tree huggers but we desire to be environmentally responsible in crafting our custom rustic furniture. Because we use real wood, challenges are inherent, however, we embrace them and actually seek them out. For example, we use gnarly live edge wood slabs, driftwood, twisted juniper, and complex stumps. The more imperfections with checks, knots, holes and more, the better. Our designer and furniture maker turns a challenge to a work of art and beauty.
Custom wood furniture
As we say, the only limitation is the imagination. We work closely with our clients to custom design a piece that is the perfect fit for their home decor. Whether you are considering a rustic dining table built out of live edge wood or other wood furniture, we are your one-stop shop. Kelly is a self-taught, custom furniture maker that grew up as a farm boy in Kuna, Idaho. When it comes to wood, he is a purist, desiring to bring out the natural beauty of the wood. The studio in Nashville, TN features Kelly’s work and other rustic furniture artists from around the USA. Our blacksmith, Anthony of Red Tail Forge Works features colonial-style metal works. He specializes in 18th-century blacksmithing, but he is also an all-around metal artist. You will also find custom antler furniture and antler chandeliers built by Wilson Antler Designs.
Natural Wood rustic furniture
We also proudly carry area rugs designed by American Dakota that a perfect for any home decor. An added bonus is they are made in the USA and are recyclable. You will also find custom wood flooring by Ziegler flooring out of Savannah, Georgia. We are a one-stop shop for home decor and rustic furniture.
Handcrafted custom furniture
When you are in Nashville, TN, stop by our studio located in the SoBro district of downtown Nashville. We look forward to meeting and showing you around our 11,000 square foot studio/gallery. Each piece has a story and we look forward to sharing the story.