One might wonder, while meandering around a giant retail store, if furniture is still made in North America let alone in this province. Mike and Allison Graham have made it their business to do so, crafting unique rustic furniture perfectly suited to cottage and country life.
Mike started making furniture in high school. Over the years, he has dabbled in building custom homes, barn dismantling, timber framing and growing produce. His business started out building rustic log furniture and has evolved in recent years to offer polished harvest tables, interior solid wood doors and other finishing touches that would suit country or city living.
Sustainable forest management is of high importance to Mike and Allison. Mike harvests most of the trees used to build his furniture from his own 100 acres and puts careful consideration into the successful regeneration of the forest so he will continue to benefit from it for years to come; as will future generations. He uses horses to haul harvested trees to the workshop because “they work best at getting the trees out without damaging what’s left behind”. As Mike puts it, “wood that is grown here is naturally resistant to local bugs and decay, making it well-suited for furniture use in our area”. Anything he can’t get from his own woodlot, he sources from the nearby local family operated mill, Raymond Bell & Sons.
You can purchase furniture or request something custom from Calabogie Rustic Woodworks by calling, emailing or stopping by the workshop at the location below. You can view a selection of his handmade furniture online at www.calabogierusticwoodworks.com.
- Solid wood doors
- Custom stairs and railings
- Handcrafted harvest tables
- Handcrafted rustic log furniture: tables, chairs, benches, bed frames
- Custom woodworking
Calabogie Rustic Woodworks
5258 Murphy Road