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Epoxy and Fillers

Posted by: Len on October 17, 2015 in Blog

We use epoxies on our projects everyday. With the different styles of rustic furniture we build, there will come a time when the perfect piece of wood might have a knot or split that needs to be filled. At Refined Rustic Furniture we have been experimenting with different epoxies and fillers for a while now. […]

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Fireplace Mantels

Posted by: Len on October 8, 2014 in Blog
Multiple Fireplace Mantels Stacked Together

At Refined Rustic Furniture we have many requests for fireplace mantels. Fireplace mantels are used as the top piece that encases the fireplace and serves as a lintel to support the masonry above the fireplace. Your mantel is where you would hang your stockings for Christmas. Also called a mantelpiece, mantelshelf, chimneyshelf or chimneypiece. Originating in […]

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Wood Terminology

Posted by: Refined Rustic Furniture on September 25, 2014 in Blog

Need help understanding all the different woodworking terms? We have some of the answered here. See theses common wood terms to familiarize yourself. AIR DRIED – Air-dried is wood that was not dried in a kiln.  The moisture content of air dried wood is affected by where the wood is located.  Wood on the coast […]

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Live Edge Coat Racks

Posted by: Refined Rustic Furniture on August 6, 2014 in Blog
Coat Rack

We continue to create unique and interesting projects from our huge supply of natural-edge, salvaged lumber. We get requests to provide coat racks of all shapes and sizes. These popular wood coat racks make a great accent piece. We build a large number coat racks either finished, unfinished or partially finished. They are simple, functional […]

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Walnut Collection

Posted by: Refined Rustic Furniture on May 31, 2014 in Blog
California Claro live edge walnut slabs

At Refined Rustic Furniture we build unique one-of-a-kind walnut furniture for a large variety of clients. Our Walnut Collection grows with every order. We do Custom furniture so most of our collection is only available to view on our website and social media pages. See our Facebook page to join the crowd. We’ve built walnut […]

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Wine Barrel Patio Furniture

Posted by: Refined Rustic Furniture on May 24, 2014 in Blog

Spring Wine Barrel Patio Furniture: Made from Reclaimed 70 gallon oak wine barrels. Very convenient, these chairs fold flat for easy storage. Strong and comfortable, built for rest and relaxation. The table is the perfect surface and conversation piece. Our wine barrel patio furniture has smokey burgundy highlights from the red wine stored in the […]

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Slabs & Live Edge Lumber

Posted by: Refined Rustic Furniture on April 23, 2014 in Blog
Maple Slabs

Refined Rustic Furniture processes many kinds of wood products. At our warehouse we have a sawmill and regularly turn large logs into usable furniture-ready slabs and dimensional lumber. Wood slabs can be turned into tables, counter tops, feature walls, mantles, benches, swings, shelves and corbels just to name a few. Locally salvaged trees come in […]

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Selecting Wood

Posted by: Refined Rustic Furniture on March 31, 2014 in Blog
Black Walnut

At Refined Rustic Furniture we get asked all the time. “What is the best wood to use for my particular piece?” In this blog post we will discuss building tables tops with dimensional lumber. This tends to be a good start and a popular pick for most woodworkers. When deciding on a table the look, […]

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Fish Creek Provincial Park

Posted by: Refined Rustic Furniture on February 27, 2014 in Blog

In 2012 we were asked to replace some existing benches that had deteriorated. We made 5 rustic live edge benches. Each individual bench is unique and hand crafted. These benches were made from 100% salvaged wood reclaimed from the Porcupine Hills in Southern Alberta. We built and installed these live edge benches for the Native Gardens at The […]

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The Family Tree

Posted by: Refined Rustic Furniture on February 27, 2014 in Blog

This family tree growth chart is a fun and interesting way to catalog your family’s development. 1. Selecting the piece: We cut a piece of live edge Pine 10″ wide, 2″ thick and 7′ tall. Any rustic wide piece of wood works just fine. Lighter coloured wood is best so you can mark and write […]

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