746 Witt Road, RR#7 (call for appointment)
Pembroke, ON, Ontario, Canada
Several years ago, Ross Herwig, using the skills and craftsmanship gained with his 25 years experience as a log home builder, developed designs and joinery techniques for handcrafted rustic furniture. He started making furniture as gifts for their friends and family and interest grew from there. Ross and Sharon Herwig founded Valley Rustics in the late 1980s and have been building beautiful furniture every since.
Valley Rustics, located just outside of Pembroke, offers a full line of handcrafted rustic furniture and custom orders using Ross’s designs and joinery methods. They have two lines of furniture: “Rustic”, which is made mostly from pine, and “Refined Rustic”, which incorporates native hardwood species. The wood used to make their furniture comes from their own woodlot and other managed forests within Renfrew County. “We change designs every few years to stay in line with the evolvement of our furniture business”, says Sharon. Each piece is truly one of a kind.
What makes Valley Rustics unique? Sharon explains, “Our furniture is recognizable by the chamfered, oblong shaped mortise and tenon joinery, which prevents twisting in the joint. We use weatherproof glue to secure the joint making our product suitable for both indoor and outdoor use. Outdoor finishes are also available.” Valley Rustics enjoy the challenge of custom orders and welcome commercial orders. They stand behind their craftsmanship and build furniture meant to last a lifetime.
You can find Valley Rustics set up at local shows throughout the year, including the Madawaska Valley Artisan’s Festival, Barry’s Bay in July and the Originals Christmas Craft Show, EY Centre, Ottawa in December. Their website www.valleyrusticfurniture.ca
has a number of pictures of their work. You can also view and purchase the furniture at their home year round, by appointment.
- Furniture for every room
o Beds and nightstands
o Chairs, stools, rockers and benches
o Coffee and side tables
o Dining sets
o Decorative pieces, including mirrors
o Custom and commercial orders welcome