Southwestern style furniture is characterized by the landscape that inspired the movement; wide open countryside filled with sunshine beaming off of the subdued colors of the mountains and foothills, especially at sunset. Southwestern style furniture is subtle in design and symbolizes the worn, rustic nature of items standing the test of time in the sun and battered by wind-driven sands. Southwestern style furniture comes from Mexico, so the price is generally much lower than anything you will find at competitor’s stores and the quality is outstanding. Most pieces are made from 100% kiln dried pine, which stains beautifully. Pine is a solid wood that matures much faster than other woods, making it more affordable for manufacturers. If stained correctly, pine can sometimes imitate the look of other woods.
Another popular option is reclaimed wood. Southwestern style furniture crafted from reclaimed wood can be a collection of type of wood to create a unique look. A typical reclaimed table would consist of an old reclaimed door top on top of a frame built from a collection of old wood. Every piece of furniture is hand crafted from artisans that reside in various parts of Mexico. This is why furniture like this is most popular in border towns where people have easy access to the border.