11 Handcrafted Favorites From the West

Designer Laurie March shares makers and their handmade items that she used to decorate DIY Network's Blog Cabin 2015, one from each state in the West.

Photo By: Don Hamilton Studio

Photo By: Don Hamilton Studio

Photo By: Don Hamilton Studio

Photo By: Don Hamilton Studio

Photo By: Don Hamilton Studio

Photo By: Don Hamilton Studio

Photo By: Don Hamilton Studio

Photo By: Don Hamilton Studio

Photo By: Don Hamilton Studio

Photo By: Don Hamilton Studio

Photo By: Don Hamilton Studio

Photo By: Don Hamilton Studio

Utah: Erik Linton of Linton Art

Artist Erik Linton has always been intrigued by natural patterns and textures in nature. His goal is to change the way we look at ordinary things. With his tree ring series, he wants to bring the beauty of the natural world into our homes.

Utah: Tree Ring Artwork by Linton Art

Erik Linton's wood grain artwork, printed from a tree felled in the yard of an old Utah pioneer home, makes a natural artistic statement in the front entryway of DIY Network's Blog Cabin 2015. Fun Fact: Simply counting the swirling black rings of the printed tree will tell you how old it was.

Idaho: Jessica Cortright of River Stone Knobs

River Stone Knobs owner Jessica Cortright lives life in a riparian zone, which is the space where the river meets the shore. Being a river guide and steward of the mountains has naturally led her to create river stone knobs, a beautifully functional way to bring the outdoors into your home.

Idaho: Idaho River Stone Hardware by River Stone Knobs

Jessica Cortright transformed stones uniquely shaped by Idaho's rivers into natural dresser drawer knobs for use in the kids' bunk room of DIY Network's Blog Cabin 2015.

Alaska: Robert & Anita Shane of Alaska Rug Co.

Robert and Anita Shane reside at the Port Bailey Cannery, a 100-year-old decommissioned cannery on the island of Kodiak. They started Alaska Rug Company in 2010 when they both decided to quit smoking. In lieu of strangling one another, they came up with a way to keep their hands busy and started playing with rope, finding designs and knots and began making rugs…which led to much more. 

Alaska: Hand-Knotted Bathmat by Alaska Rug Co.

Three different kinds of rope were used to hand-weave this Alaska Rug Co. bathmat in a stonk knot design for the master bathroom of DIY Network's Blog Cabin 2015.

Hawaii: Mike & Wendy Hee of My Manoa

Manoa Valley is a magical place. Mike and Wendy Hee of My Manoa create local, handmade, eco-friendly items from the valley for all to enjoy. They hope to inspire others to upcycle and create eco-friendly items in their hometowns as well. 

Hawaii: Artisan Soaps by My Manoa

Guests of DIY Network's Blog Cabin 2015 can enjoy these My Manoa artisan soaps made from activated Hawaiian charcoal mixed with tea tree, olive and coconut oils. 

California: Aaron & Claire Van Holland of M.F.E.O.

M.F.E.O. (Made For Each Other) is a Los Angeles-based husband+wife studio specializing in locally crafted furniture, lighting and housewares. Aaron and Claire Van Holland dreamed of launching a small design-based business. Stars aligned for the new venture when Aaron’s grandfather offered them his dilapidated, century-old barn as a material resource. 

California: Barn Wood Tray by M.F.E.O.

Upcycled century-old barn wood is accented with a patinaed copper panel and leather handles to make up this M.F.E.O. serving tray. The unique piece was handpicked for use in the bar area/entertainment room of DIY Network's Blog Cabin 2015.

Washington: Married to the Metal

Stay-at-home mom, Kelly Twedt and her “tin-bender” husband conceived Married To The Metal, which specializes in plasma cut metal art. With family and friends' support, a hobby quickly grew into a fruitful business that creates rustic, affordable pieces for others to enjoy for years to come.

Washington: Rustic Garden Markers by Married to the Metal

Made from raw 18-gauge cold-rolled metal, this Married to the Metal garden marker is a charming and rustic addition to the front yard of DIY Network's Blog Cabin 2015.

Montana: Rickie Van Berkum of Raven Ridge Fiber Arts

Raven Ridge Fiber Arts is a one-woman business based in Western Montana that creates high quality, hand-dyed fiber and yarns in colors inspired by Montana landscapes. In addition, artist Rickie Van Berkum creates one-of-a-kind hand-spun, hand-painted, and hand-knit wearable art.

Montana: Tussah Spinning Fiber by Raven Ridge Fiber Arts

Raven Ridge Fiber Arts' braided Tussah Spinning Fibers add a pop of color to the library shelves of DIY Network's Blog Cabin 2015. 

Oregon: Three Purple Orchids

Who doesn't look up to the stars with wide-eyed wonder? Three Purple Orchids started with a love of antique astronomy map illustrations and transformed them into artistic interpretations of starry night delights.

Oregon: Glowing Moon Print by Three Purple Orchids

Metallic paper is the secret to the glow and three-dimensional appearance of this moon print that hangs in the entertainment room of DIY Network's Blog Cabin 2015.

Nevada: Ironclad Vintage Industrial MFG. Co.

Veteran owned and operated, Ironclad Vintage Industrial MFG. CO. is based in Las Vegas. This Etsy store is dedicated to building 100% handmade, vintage industrial-inspired furniture pieces one at a time. 

Nevada: Industrial Shelf by Ironclad Vintage Industrial MFG. Co.

Made of steel bolts and stained wood, this shelf adds major industrial presence to the neutral powder room of DIY Network's Blog Cabin 2015. 

Colorado: Daryl Back of Eurodirt

Eurodirt started in 1996 with the acquisition, repair and restoration of rare vintage European off-road motorcycles. During this time, owner Daryl Back’s artistic interests were re-kindled. He began to see the beauty in re-purposing odds and ends—scraps that would otherwise be wasted. These items are what he sculpts with now. This Stick Yorky sculpture represents all the little loving lives that help us through each day.

Colorado: Miniature Horseshoe Game by Eurodirt

Built on gorgeous, rocky terrain, DIY Network's Blog Cabin 2015 features only a very small flat grassy area. Good thing Eurodirt's miniature horseshoe game only requires twelve feet of space to play!

Wyoming: Sam Angelo of Wyoming Wood Turner

Artist Sam Angelo has lived in Wyoming for over 30 years, making furniture and other handcrafted wooden pieces. Currently he is focusing on one-of-a-kind lathe-turned items. His shop, Wyoming Wood Turner, specializes in beautiful wooden gifts, art, lathe turning, wood bowls, boxes, urns and hollow forms.

Wyoming: Ash Wood Bowl by Wyoming Wood Turner

Sam Angelo's wood bowl still shows tiny ridges where it was hand-turned to create its shape. Made from beautiful Ash—an extremely hard wood—Sam's creation will withstand many years of use in the library of DIY Network's Blog Cabin 2015.

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