Rustic Furniture

Rustic Furniture

Imagine a furniture that includes sticks, twigs and logs. Don’t you think that it would be so nice to have a natural look at home? Historically poor people used this kind of furniture because it was very money-saving. They used any material that was in greatest supply.

For example the furniture is associated with the Great Depression in the United States in 1920s and 1930s.

Interested in history of rustic furniture? You can find some examples in the Adirondack Museum in New York.

There are two types of rustic furniture; bentwood and twig work. In bentwood type of rustic furniture, sticks are harvested fresh or steamed to make them supple, then bent into a variety of structures and decorative shapes. In twig work sticks are straight, curved or forked. This sticks are assembled into structures and decorative shapes. But it is possible to find two type in one furniture.

Among the well known rustic furniture makers we know Dan Mack from Wawrick, New York. He has several books about the theme. There is another writer, Ralph Kyloe who has also some books on the subject. You can acquire these books and have ideas about rustic furniture.