Woodpile Primitives

Mountain Life
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These antique replica pieces complement cozy mountain homes perfectly. The sturdy construction of white pine and the already weathered appearance equip the pieces to stand up to kids, renters and general ski chalet wear-and-tear. Choose from the Country Girl Line, which includes a wide array of cabinets¿everything from jar cabinets to quilt cabinets to dry sinks¿or the Goldilocks line, which is a miscellaneous collection of designs ranging from bird houses and end tables to decorative gates and ladders. Color choices include faded shades of red, green, mustard, coffee, blue or olive¿the hand-sanded touch of the already mellow tones mutes the colors enough to match a wide variety of color schemes.

Bud and Evie Pfeiffer run the business out of their farmhouse in Shelbyville, Ill., using their former hen house as a workshop and their barn as a warehouse. The couple spawned Woodpile Primitives two years ago when Bud decided he couldn't sit still as a retired salesman. His woodworking skills were polished after years of refurbishing antiques for Evie's own antique shop, but now he employs a six-man crew to help him keep up with the high demand for these charming furnishings.

The Pfeifers have seen a real market for this furniture in ski towns and mountain cabins. Bud says, "It's reminiscent of furniture from a quaint cabin back in Abe Lincoln's day. It charms just about any rustic setting."

Woodpile Primitives ships in the continental U.S. Call 217-774-4009 or visit www.woodpileprimitives.com for a catalog.