About Rustic Furniture

The term “rustic” originally referred to furniture made from sticks, twigs or logs. Today it refers to all furniture that has a predominantly natural look. One piece can incorporate both historical and contemporary styles. Classic, antique, cottage and country are also rustic furniture types. The Live Edge Furniture Company (owned by Chagrin Valley Custom Furniture) takes barn beams and other recycled, recovered, salvaged, repurposed and reclaimed woods to make our rustic furniture.  Chagrin Valley Custom Furniture designs and manufacturers custom wood and metal furniture.

We also apply woodworking and staining techniques to make a piece appear rustic or to enhance the rustic look: antiquing, chip carving, faux paint, rough brushwork, milk paint, and peeled bark can achieve this purpose.  

The rustic style of furniture has been around since the mid-1800’s, and was popular among the wealthy with summer homes in upstate New York who used the Adirondack chair to sit outdoors and enjoy the mountain views. Popular rustic furniture items today include harvest farm tables, cabinets, headboards, coffee tables, side tables, Parsons tables, conference tables, desks and sliding barn doors.   

Wood species used to create rustic furniture include oak, walnut, cherry, maple, spruce, pine, willowhickory, and mountain laurel.

To order or purchase rustic style furniture for your home or office from Live Edge Furniture Company, call us at 216-392-2382, or go to the ‘Contact Us‘ page of this web site and fill out and submit the form.