Adirondack chairs make a great addition to your outdoor deck or patio space—especially for the summer season. Made from hand-peeled locust with rhododendron accents the Adirondack chair is our most comfortable and best-selling piece of outdoor furniture. These chairs are available with or without cup holders and custom finishes are available.
We created this custom locust arbor for a garden entryway at a home on Bearwallow Mountain. Our goal was to match the color of the bark on the arbor to locust railings we built for the same household years ago. After considering different ideas, we decided on this design that we constructed in our shop and then installed.
We’re always glad to create pieces that are custom-matched to the color or style of other elements in your home or garden.
Call it a tree house for the kids, but adults enjoy having this rustic and beautiful outdoor space too. Perfect for soaking up nature, enjoying lofty picnics, watching sunsets . . . and playing castle of course! Appalachian Designs worked with the homeowners to determine the best site in their wooded lot and then built this tree fort for years of adventure and relaxation. With kid-safe rustic railings, an easy to maneuver ladder, and plenty of room at the top, this custom tree house is a fantastic way to add fun to any landscape. Make the most of yours with easy add-ons such as a rope swing, hammock, or zipline.
Local client Mike Green wanted to improve the path in the woods between his house and the neighbors. Crossing a small stream (okay, more of a trickle) was the only hindrance, so we helped with a locust foot bridge. This was a fun project that we could build in our shop first, and then take over to his home in Fairview to install. Although the weather had warmed up, the “stream” was still frozen, which actually made it a little easier to work over. The rhododendron hand railing added the perfect fit in the naturally wooded area. Good Lord willing and the creek don’t rise; this path should be secure for many generations!
We always love adding our pine railing to a log home. This particular customer needed us in a hurry as he was putting the home on the market and needed railings installed for his final inspection. Before we could even get the rails completed—and before the final inspection—the house sold in just 2 days. The new homeowner loved the design and progress made on the rails, and is now the owner of this beautiful railing system. The system is made from kiln dried, hand-peeled pine logs.
The Laurel of Asheville December issue Sustainability Feature is a story on the Root Cause initiative by writer Frances Figart. Figart highlighted the importance of recognizing all of the links in the chain of producing local forest products—from landowners to sawmills to craftspeople and craft manufacturers—and the way that consumers choosing to purchase locally, sustainably made forest products strengthens the economy of Western North Carolina. We are proud that Root Cause is featured in The Laurel of Asheville and hope that this will continue to raise awareness of the importance of buying locally made wood furnishings and forest products in Western North Carolina. Read the full article online here or click the image below to view a PDF.
The November 2013 issue of Capital at Play magazine included the Root Cause Award winners in the “People at Play” section. We appreciate Capital at Play helping spread the word about the Root Cause Initiative and celebrating our award winners who have excelled in the local forest products industry and sustainable forestry.
This week is National Forest Products week, which recognizes the contributions the forest products industry makes to the environment and to the local, state and national economy. “Most American’s don’t realize that Forest products are a part of daily life. From buildings, bridges, and paper, to energy, chemicals and even jobs, our society depends on trees to provide for us.” (USDA Blog).
Appalachian Designs is proud to be a part of the forest products industry in Western North Carolina, and to support the Root Cause Initiative in bringing greater awareness of the importance of sustainable forestry and forest products to our region.
President Obama issued the annual Presidential Proclamation which officially proclaims National Forest Products Week. In his 2013 proclamation the President notes, “Our Nation’s forests are essential to our lasting prosperity and to who we are as a people. These natural wonders provide clean air and water for our communities and abundant habitats for wildlife, as well as building materials for our homes, and jobs and recreation for workers and families across our country. During National Forest Products Week, we celebrate the sustainable uses of America’s forests and the important contributions they make to our economy and our national life…I call on the people of the United States to join me in recognizing the dedicated individuals who are responsible for the stewardship of our forests and for the preservation, management, and use of these precious natural resources for the benefit of the American people” (read the full proclamation here).
The Asheville Citizen-Times recently featured a piece on the 2013 Root Cause Awards. The story details the purpose of the awards, to honor those who have demonstrated excellence in sustainable forestry and local forest products, and recognizes the recipients. Thanks to the Citizen-Times for the coverage! (View the story on the Citizen-Times website). To view a scan of the full story, click here.
This custom-built garden entrance and pergola are both going in the Foster Educational Garden at Camp Kanuga in Hendersonville. The garden entrance is in place and the pergola will be installed next week. The pergola has been a bit of a challenge as the finished structure will be over 12 feet tall and the Appalachian Deisgns workshop ceilings are only 10ft high. View other rustic outdoor furniture.