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What Is Rustic Furniture?

Whose lives—or homes—couldn’t use a dose of nature? Infuse your indoor spaces with the fresh energy of outdoor elements. Rustic furniture is an increasingly popular design trend in home décor, and it’s infusing natural touches to homes in some surprising ways.

Rustic furniture celebrates the natural elements of a piece, even after it’s been turned into a fully finished piece of furniture. Surfaces don’t have to be smooth; they can appear weathered or distressed. Materials are often wood, especially oak, cherry, maple, or walnut – and oftentimes, a knot in the wood is cherished more than covered. The shapes are simple, sometimes even blocky, and the colors are as natural, too.

Rustic doesn’t have to dominate your décor, though. Rustic furniture plays nicely with a modern, traditional, or even an industrial style. Whether you’re designing a mountain retreat or a city apartment, rustic furniture pieces can be a perfect fit.

Incorporating rustic elements to your existing style will add a warm and authentic feel. The look isn’t so much old fashioned as timeless. And, at Bassett, the construction of our rustic furniture is equally timeless.

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Custom Rustic Furniture Created the Old Way

One of the first artisans of rustic furniture was Reverend Ben Davis. He began his craft during the early 1900s in North Carolina, which is close—in both time and proximity—to the beginnings of Bassett Furniture.

We continue this craftsmanship today, and we still do it the old (read: hard) way. One line that shows off our rustic furniture is the Bench*Made line. Each piece is custom made by an artisan right here in Bassett, Virginia. We use red maple sourced here in the Appalachian region, so each piece is 100% American made. Our artisans createBassett Henderson each piece of rustic furniture one at a time and made to order. Would you like a classic, clean edge? Or do you prefer a rustic, “live” cut look? Let us know what you prefer, and we’ll create the Bench*Made piece that’s perfect for your space.

We also offer the Heartland Pine line of furniture, including this Heartland Pine Round Cocktail Table. This line preserves the natural character of wood, offering a casual look created by the wood’s random plank effect and set off by antiqued bronze knobs.

If you like the French countryside look, consider our Verona line. Each piece, including this Verona Dresser, offers organic finishes with warm undertones. The line offers an easy, comfortable elegance.

We continue the tradition that Reverend Davis began a century ago: making quality furniture, inspired by nature and built by artisans.

Bassett Bench*Made Dining

See our Quality Rustic Furniture Lines Up Close

To see the quality and beauty of our Bench*Made line of furniture, find a Bassett Furniture store near you. If you’d like to browse our selection of furniture online, peruse the Bench*Made section of our website.

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