Home is the second place after a mother’s embrace that radiates warmth and tender affection. A house done up with soothing wooden furniture will not only take you back in time, but also give your home the classic rustic touch that reminisces of bountiful country homes. That said, investing in rustic furniture is definitely your best bet at making your house a little more warmer and classier than mere modern furniture. Rustic furniture usually means furniture made from logs, sticks or other elements from nature. Most rustic furniture is either made from bentwood, which is wood that is heated up and then bent while soft to create the desired shape, or twig work, which is the use of straight sticks that are placed together to create the furniture. The wood can be held together with nails, screws, glue or even mortar.
When you are searching for rustic furniture to purchase for your home or business, keep in mind that there are some specific rustic furniture definitions. For example, if the furniture is marked ‘solid wood’, that means all exposed surfaces of the furniture are made from wood and there is no particleboard or veneer in use. Most solid wood furniture pieces are glued together to maintain a smoother appearance at the edges. Note that furniture marked “all wood” does not necessarily mean “solid wood”, since plywood or particleboard may be used. Look at the wood closely and examine the seams. If the wood grain clearly ends at the edge, then the furniture comes from a solid piece of wood. If the grain appears to continue over or past the edge, the furniture is likely a veneer piece and is not solid hardwood. When it comes to style, rustic is being as close to nature as possible, which means, it is better to opt out of stylish furniture and choose one that satisfies you with a rugged look.