Beds, tables and more. Each piece uniquely crafted for you home.

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Stairs & Railings


Let our hand-peeled wood create a statement in your home.

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Trial & Garden


Arbors, entry gates and outdoor furniture. Perfect for your yard or deck.

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Latest from the Workshop

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Our Story

Our Story

Root Cause Initiative

Root Cause Initiative

Custom Rustic Furniture From The Heart of Appalachia

At Appalachian Designs we build quality handmade wood furniture, log stairs and rustic railings and more with quality, sustainable materials. We build each piece of rustic furniture and each log stair and railing system to fit your unique space.

By listening to our customers and building everything to order, we are always expanding our rustic furniture, home furnishings and commercial offerings. From providing rhododendron for a theme park roller coaster entrance in New Hampshire to installing our log railings in numerous homes in Western North Carolina, we tailor each creation to fit the needs of our customer.

Located just outside of Asheville, NC, we use all native materials, including locust, hickory, rhododendron and also a wide variety of sawn materials from unique trees and reclaimed materials.

The photos shown on this site are only a sample of what we can build you. Through the years we have accumulated many unique custom furniture and home elements designs, some one of a kind, others standard pieces like our Adirondack chairs, bed frames and log stairs that continue to please. What has always remained the same is our dedication to quality craftsmanship and solid handmade construction.

The process begins with a conversation with Lang Hornthal, Appalachian Designs owner and a rustic furniture craftsman for over 20 years, about your vision and what you want to achieve in your home.

To begin making your vision for your home a reality, contact Lang today.