Rustic and Southwestern Furniture: Made in Mexico

There is no surprise that when you purchase furniture you want to make sure you are getting the highest quality, best looking, and most affordable furniture available. With this in mind, you should consider the unparalleled quality, craftsmanship, and selection of southwestern and rustic furniture Mexico has to offer. Some of the finest rustic and southwestern furniture pieces available are handmade in Mexico by excellent Mexican artisans and craftsman.

One such example of the outstanding artistry in Mexico comes from one of Mexico's oldest and most reputable manufacturers of rustic furniture, Muebles Fradel. Muebles Fradel specializes in making rustic furniture from kiln-dried ponderosa pine. Each unique piece in their extensive Rustic Pine Collection has been modeled from Spanish colonial designs of the 16th and 17th centuries and is constructed of solid, kiln-dried ponderosa pine, and genuine wormwood accent planks aged from 50 and 250 years. After construction each piece is finished with a rich, honey-colored furniture wax to bring the wood grain to life. All iron and hardware accents are hand-forged with a distressed, oxidized finish. The result is a rustic yet classical rustic look that will add style and elegance to any of your southwestern design ideas.

Another perfect example of Mexican artistry comes from San Miguel, Mexico where each piece of furniture is hand-crafted by artisans to create a wonderful Carved Collection. Add a splash of color and a touch of beauty and elegance to your home decor with extraordinary hand-carved benches, trunks, coat racks, and other home accessories. These pieces are created with ancient skill and care that has been passed from generation to generation in this tight knit community of artists. The result is a timeless, classic and beautiful piece of furniture to cherish and pass along to your family. Since these pieces are made with top of the line materials by the best artisans in the industry, this hand-carved furniture will last for years to come as a cherished piece in your home.

Mexican talent also comes from high in the mountains of southern-central Mexico, in the village of Villa Escalante, where old world craftsmanship is used to hammer and form recycled copper to create a unique line of rustic furniture referred to as the Copper Collection. These craftsman use recycled copper wire and tubing that is melted into think slabs and then cooled, before being repeatedly heated and hammered in rapid harmony by skilled coppersmiths using a traditional hammer and anvil. The copper is gradually flattened into the proper size and shape fitting each piece of furniture perfectly. This incredibly labor intensive process is proudly practiced only by the artisans in Villa Escalante.

Yet another unique and high quality style of furniture comes from the lakeside town of Patzcuaro, in the Mexican state of Michoacan. In this town a very unique style southwestern furniture is built. Each piece in the Southwest Furniture Collection is handmade by highly skilled craftsmen. The craftsmen use reclaimed wood from beams, posts and planks from the area's abandoned haciendas, rural buildings, and age-old churches. The wood is milled and graded, fumigated, kiln-dried, then stained and sealed for protection. The unique texture of the wood comes from decades of natural weathering and is the basis for this stunning line of rustic furniture. Every piece is available in any one of 8 exclusive finish colors with matching painted interiors. The unique textures and finish colors of every piece in this impressive collection exemplify classic Mexican furniture of the Spanish colonial era.

Whether searching for rustic or southwestern furniture for a bedroom, living room, dining room, or home office furniture, look south of the border at Mexico's creative and unique collections before you buy. The stunning craftsmanship of the Mexican rustic furniture will make a great addition to any home. Explore the furniture guide to and see for yourself the magnificent collections Mexico has to offer.