Spirit of the Rustic Wood

Winter is Coming...

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Winter is Coming...

  Well, at least it is here in the high country.  Seeing the fat flakes flying and the landscape transformed into a wintery wonderland, makes me wish for crackling fires, warm mittens, and hot toddies.  We here at CrookedWood have lots of products to help you get that cozy cabin feel. CrookedWood's Top 5 Winter Must-Haves 1.  Throws - Drape one of our cozy throws over the back of your couch for a splash of color and it will always be handy for that one friend or family member who is always cold.   Chinchilla Fur Throw 2. Tools for a warm fire...

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Hot Design Trends for Fall

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Hot Design Trends for Fall

According to Elle Decor, one of the hot looks this year will be the Artisnal instead of DIY.  People are looking for hand-crafted artistic pieces, such as blown glass and recycled wood.  Time to drop the hot-glue gun and let the artists do their thing.  We here at CrookedWood believe that unique, quality craftsman pieces are always in style. One of our favorite examples of this is found in our lighting collection.  Our artists custom make each order to the customer's specifications, allowing you to choose the finish of the wrought iron and match that to the handblown glass shade of your...

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The Beauty of Burl

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The Beauty of Burl

What is "burl"? If you are shopping for a wood product, you may have encountered the term burl and you may have heard it in conjunction with the type of wood being used, for instance, maple burl.  A burl is an abnormal growth in the wood, similar to a tumor or scab in a human.   Although it can happen on any type of tree, burls themselves are rare and prized in woodworking.  "Normal" Wood Normal wood grain runs in one direction, lengthwise along the trunk and branches of a tree. This gives wood certain characteristics that are so well...

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Love is in the Air ... Rustic Wedding Guide Part 2

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Love is in the Air ... Rustic Wedding Guide Part 2

Rustic weddings are all the rage, especially here in Colorado.  Couples are looking for that down home, country feel.  They want to capitalize on the beauty that surrounds us and are looking for the right wedding decor to fit their style.  From wood accented pieces to mason jar decor, we have put together a collection of items that will be perfect for your rustic wedding.  And as our gift to the happy couple, we are offering 10% off your purchase, just use IDO as a promo code at checkout.   Find the perfect wedding decor, not some disposable junk, but...

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Hand Crafted vs. Mass-Produced

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Hand Crafted vs. Mass-Produced

We here at CrookedWood, pride ourselves on building and selling unique pieces made by hand, using top-grade materials. To serve demanding markets and lower costs, modern innovation offers an alternative with mass-produced furniture; however, handcrafted and mass-produced furniture are vastly different. Handcrafted Twisted Juniper stump end table - inlaid with turquoise. Quality or Quantity? For furniture quality and durability, consider who manufactured the pieces. These items are usually handcrafted with great care by an artisan passionate about woodworking, making each piece unique. Using reclaimed or natural wood products means your hand crafted piece is truly one of a kind -...

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