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Certified Green Business

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We are pleased to announce we are a certified green business by California Green Business Network.  

At Rustic Wood Accents we have always used reclaimed or salvaged wood for creating the variety of products we make for our clients.  We use our scraps of wood for samples or donate to local organizations and artists.  

In our office environment, we use green cleaning and paper products. In our shipping department, we reuse boxes and shipping materials for sending out our samples.    

We also donate to One Tree Planted a tree to be planted for every product created. 

We are honored to be certified.  

HGTV House Hunters Renovation

In January 2018 we received a phone call from a contractor explaining that he was renovating a house for an episode of House Hunters Renovation on HGTV and wanted to come check out our showroom and workshop.  He saw that we specialize in reclaimed wood beam mantels and was looking for a custom L shaped [...]

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Rustic Specialist

All day long,  6 days a week we work on rustic wood.  Many people have joked with us that making a rustic mantel is just dragging the beam behind a car and hitting it with chains.  We consider creating a rustic mantel from reclaimed wood as an art.  Many of our customers have expressed that [...]

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50 Shades of Gray

As a custom shop we want to create the mantel of your dreams.  Everything about your mantel is made to your vision, the size, the rustic level, and the finish.  The finish is the most challenging part of the job in that the spectrum of color is so broad.  In fact, there are about 10 [...]

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Fireplace Mantel Design Ideas

Many customers look to Rustic Wood Accents for assistance and guidance designing a fireplace mantel. Utilizing years of experience, we love to help explore the options for the right size, finish, and type of wood to use for your home, apartment, condominium, or backyard.The first thing we suggest is to find some inspirational pictures of [...]

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Where do we get our wood?

The first question we always get from everyone is, "Where do you get your wood?"Where we get our wood depends on the type of wood.  Regardless of the type of wood, we specialize in using reclaimed or salvaged wood for creating custom home furnishings. We use industrial reclaimed wood from near here for the custom mantels [...]

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Samples

We are happy to make samples and send them to our customers who can’t make it into our showroom- all at no charge. We make them in our standard finishes, and can also create samples to test a new finish to match your vision. Recently, we worked with our neighbor to create a black [...]

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Rustic Wood Accents Live Edge Coffee Table

We love the coffee table we handcrafted from reclaimed California Red Oak with live edge.  Fungus bleached some of the wood to get the beautiful variation in color.  We brushed then sanded it from 800 grit all the way to 2000 grit for a glassy finish.  We then applied 4 coats of secret sauce oil [...]

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L Shaped or Wrap Around Mantels add a Custom Finished look

Many times the walls surrounding your fireplace may extend out into the room to accommodate for the chimney or venting of your fireplace. The portion of your fireplace that extends out into the room is referred to as a "chase", "buildout" or "wrap around". This can make selecting the proper size of mantel more challenging. [...]

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