Creating a beautiful, authentic Western living space in your home has never been easier than when you furnish with handcrafted buffets and credenzas from Andy Sanchez, Aaron Sanchez and their family, longtime woodcrafters at Andy Sanchez Furniture who design natural wood furnishings for the home.
Located in New Mexico, the artists create Santa Fe-inspired pieces that are blended with Stickley-style Arts and Crafts designs. They have become a leader in fine furniture for everyday use. Andy Sanchez Furniture’s buffets and credenzas are beautiful, impressive pieces of furniture that should draw as much attention in the home as they do use. The rustic wood pieces incorporate semi-precious stones and other natural objects such as shells and coral, to create interesting, functional works of art.
Any Western-decorated home is not complete without a piece of furniture designed by Andy and Aaron – two of the industry’s most talented woodworking artists. They believe that just because a piece of furniture serves a purpose, such as housing fine table wear, doesn’t mean it shouldn’t also inspire those who gather around the table, credenza or buffet for a meal and conversation.
What’s more, handcrafted pieces made by Andy Sanchez Furniture can also be brought into the office or workplace to be used and admired. Every piece is finished with a hand rubbed oil and wax finish, making them durable while still showcasing their natural beauty. Transforming any space with authentic Western décor, brought to you by Andy Sanchez Furniture, will create centerpieces for discussion and admiration for years to come.
Complete your Western home with other authentic Andy Sanchez Furniture pieces including hutches, bar tops, sculptures and more. Accessorizing with complementary throws, pillows and rugs will tie in all the elements of your beautiful Western living space
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After a long day of work, taking care of the kids, running errands and doing anything else that makes life busy, where is the one place you can’t wait to get to? If you said your bed, well that’s our answer too!
Your bedroom is not only a place to rest your head at night, it’s also a room that truly reflects your style. When shopping around for that “perfect” bedroom set, you may be finding it difficult, as a lot of sets seem to all look the same and lack style and originality.
We’d like to offer you the chance of purchasing a bedroom sets that serves multiple purposes and is unique in its own kind.
First, our bedroom sets are crafted from the very finest of woods, making the bed extremely sturdy and built to last for generations. No synthetic materials are ever used.
Secondly, you can customize your bed by simply giving us a call and discussing what you like. We can mix wood varieties, sizes and styles to guarantee your bed is a reflection of the ideal bed for you.
Third, is our attention to detail. We enjoy inscribing pictures into the wood, adding wooden animal sculptures and back-lit headboards.
Fourth, our bedroom furniture reflects the American west. Now you can bring history and tradition into your home that you can be proud of. Moreover, you can complement the décor theme of your bedroom with other western art and/or decorations.
The time and attention we put into each piece of furniture we create, especially our bedroom furniture, ensures that people are provided with distinct options, rather than the same tiresome bedroom sets that you see in every corporate retail store. Our furniture is 100% original, and can really add an exciting and appealing element to the décor of your home.
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Few possessions in life are more versatile than a rocking chair. The rocking chair has been around for several centuries, and offers numerous benefits to owners. Here is a look at each aspect of the chair’s versatility.
Depending on the source, some credit Benjamin Franklin with the invention of the rocking chair, while others argue that they have been in existence in North America since the early 1700’s. Originally, rocking chairs were used near gardens, before becoming a staple of porch and living room furniture.
Part of the mass appeal of rocking chairs is their ligneous appeal. People are drawn to the craftsmanship of each chair, as no two rocking chairs are the same. Craftsmen have the opportunity to be creative in the design of the back, seat and armrests of the chair. The chair’s distinguishable features can depend on a variety of different factors, as well as the owner’s style and tastes. What’s more, the chair can serve as a stylish decorative piece, either as a mainstay on your porch, an antique in your living room, or a chair that matches the decorative theme of your home.
A rocking chair can also serve as a go-to chair to relax. It can be your favorite place to watch television, a place to read a book or the spot to take in sun rise/set. Plus, for many families, it has been the chair that mothers, fathers and grandparents have rocked their baby back and forth in for soothing purposes. There is something naturally settling about rocking back and forth, even when you are older. Simply put, there are few pieces of furniture that are as relaxing as a rocking chair, and even fewer that create so many wonderful memories.
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One of the most important aspects of a living room is the style, placement and design of a coffee table. A coffee table offers a variety of benefits. For starters, it can be an ideal place to rest your drinks, magazines, remotes and other loose ends you keep in your living room. It can also be a place to put your feet up as you relax on the couch, or a place to showcase and display decorations.
In addition to its practical usages, a coffee table can also be a wonderful way to express your tastes and personality. Like any piece of good art, a coffee table can add splendor and appeal to your home. A charming coffee table can enhance a room in your home just as much, if not more, than beautiful painting or something you found at an antique store. It can certainly become the center of conversation during a social gathering.
When shopping for a coffee table, it is imperative that you find one that properly fits your room and compliments your tastes. It should be comprised of quality materials, ensuring the durability and longevity of the table. Additionally, one must consider the height when selecting their coffee table. Ideally, you want the surface to be a little shorter than the height of your couch or sofa. Also, you may choose to put a glass surface atop the table. A glass surface is not only easier to wipe down; it is also a better surface to put a drink on.
If you are searching for a premium, unique and inimitable coffee table design for your residence, check out the selection at Aaron and Andy Sanchez. For over two decades, we have been adding grandeur to people’s homes by creating the furniture of their dreams. We can create a coffee table that corresponds with your distinct style and needs, using an array of different materials to top it off. Like all great art, there are no limitations to what we can design. Please contact us for more information.
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We have so much to be thankful for! We all know that, but I’m glad to be reminded of it and celebrate it every Nov. Especially thankful this year that we live in a country that votes for our leaders instead of having revolutions and riots. Don’t waste the opportunity!
We have some new projects I thought you might like to view, one in progress and one finished. I am also going to try to tempt you with a few Christmas gift ideas. Most of us are at least starting to think about it.
God bless you all,
(Anyone remember that show? We are old!)
Chess Set in Progress
Andy is working on a new chess set called, “Ancient Game”, The carved alabaster pieces are finished and he just needs to make the board table. The red and the grey alabaster are native to our area. We chose the gray alabaster to represent the native Americans.
The red alabaster seemed appropriate for the animal kingdom. A lot of the stones and soil in our area is red so the red would be a natural camouflage for our animals. Chess is a game of strategy and stealth, something that both the hunter and the hunted would need. With our chess pieces the hunter can become the hunted. It is only through their cunning that they have an advantage.
Andy and Skyhorse Saddles have collaborated on their second saddle. Andy, of course, did all of the wood and inlays. Loren and Lisa are world class saddle-makers and you can see more of their work at Skyhorse.com. The leather is all hand-carved. If you missed their first collaboration, you can find pictures on our blog which you can find a connection to on our web site page.
We have many more smaller and larger gifts for Christmas. Here are a couple for you to check out.
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We have several cross and angel wall hangings with inlays of stone. $185
We also have a collection of Native American designs.
Framed Zuni design painted on wood by Carlton Comosona $500
|A Zuni representation of “Rainbow Man” $450
An original hand-painted hat-rack with horseshoe hangers. $175
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I’m sitting here working on this week’s Western Vault newsletter. The focus this week is western art. As I get deeper into it, I am realizing that there really is no end to what art really is. It can be paintings, sculptures, woodwork, leatherwork, jewelry, clothes (wearable art), and even interior design. Beyond that, the mediums are also endless- canvas, bronze, clay, cloth, leather, wood, your home, gourds, and the list goes on. No matter what medium is used to create whatever piece of art is created, there is one common denominator. That is vision.
Gourd Art by Jodi Finkenbinder
Leather Art by Clair Kehrberg
Bronze Sculpture by H. Clay Dahblerg
Canvas by Steve Devenyns
All of the artists that I work with create their one-of-a-kind pieces with their own hands and are guided by a unique vision- whether it be a specific event, a story from their own lives, something or someone they love, or just something that means so much to them that they want to share it with others.
When I met Andy & Cheryl Sanchez at a show in Grapevine a couple of weeks ago, I was admiring their woodwork. I had seen it in pictures, but pictures do no justice to the beauty in every one of their pieces. The way that they let the wood guide their designs is absolutely amazing to me. The visions that they have for each piece of juniper are guided by the wood itself- the direction of the grain, the imperfections, the unique qualities and personalities. Did you know wood had personality? I didn’t until I saw Andy & Aaron’s work firsthand. WOW.
Redwood Bar Table by Andy & Aaron Sanchez
At the show, Andy caught me looking at one of Aaron’s sculptures called “Business Distractions.” I understood most of the story without any explanation at all, but Andy completed it for me. The story is of two businessmen’s attraction to one woman. They watch in admiration as she glides down the sidewalk. I got that, but Andy told me the rest of the story. The raised piece of wood that I portrayed as the sidewalk is wavy to represent the woman’s perfume trail. A woman walks down the sidewalk, leaving a beautiful trail of perfume that captivates the men as she passes by. Aaron’s unique vision of this particular piece of wood is something I would never be able to see in its raw state. That vision is what separates great artists from the rest of us.
“Business Distractions” by Aaron Sanchez
See the sidewalk and the perfume trail that follows the woman? I love this piece. I’m so thankful for artists that can see beautiful things in what I see as the most ordinary objects. My world would be so dull without them!
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Nothin’ like it! The air’s dry, sky’s blue, and we will be in our own bed tonight! You all remember that wonderful feeling of walking into your home after being gone for a couple weeks. It feels and smells so good! (If the frig hasn’t broken down while were gone.) We have had a great time and will always remember this trip. We’re coming home with some checks (always good), several boxes of citrus fruit, a trailer load of redwood, Joe Netherwood originals, some new jobs, and a few extra pounds (don’t need those). Can’t wait to see the kids and grandkids! Cheryl
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Besides visiting a couple of our clients in Scottsdale, we were able to visit Joe Netherwood, one of our favorite western artists. Joe has loved the West since a child in Virginia and that is vividly reflected in his paintings. We met Joe and his wife Stephanie at a show in Phoenix many years ago.They bought chairs from us and, finding we have much in common, we have been friends every since. Now its our turn to trade and we have aquired three of Joe’s paintings. We are so excited! Joe doesn’t merely paint western scenes and characters, he paints his passion. Check out his website at www.joenetherwood.com.
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On the mountain pass coming into LA, about an hour from our daughter’s home, we drove into snow once more. It seems to be following us. As we came down the hill our spring broke and Andy had to crawl under the trailer and do a temporary fix. A few miles down the road, one of our trailer tires was blown and Andy had to stop and put our spare on. He spent Saturday doing repairs.
We got into LA late but still managed to get dinner with Andy’s army buddy, Luis. They had a great time remembering the old days when they worked and played together, pulling all kinds of firehouse pranks on the other guys and Luis’s poor young bride, Renita. We also talked of kids and grandkids and plans for the future. Some friends are just as dear year after year no matter how many miles and years separate you.
We also had a real treat getting to watch our beautiful, feminine daughter run a mud race. She really got into it….head first!
We followed that up with dinner with my brother, Charlie, and his family. So nice to connect again. We don’t do it often enough. Keeping in touch friends and family has been such a privilage on this trip, always worth it, but so easy to let slip in our busy, busy lives.
We are warm for the first time as we cross the Mohave Dessert. Feels pretty good after all that snow and rain. Once again, some of God’s best works of art are on display!
We’ll be in Phoenix tonight and and tomorrow… home on Wed, Lord willing.
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Our next stop is also in northern California, but this time we are in rich CA farmland, not forest. We are delivering to another customer’s home, our friends, Carol & Mike Churkin. After carrying in their juniper chairs which they helped to design, they showed us around. They have all kinds of citrus trees, olives, and row upon row of walnut trees. They treated us like family and generously sent us home with several boxes of fruit. Yum!
On to LA to visit one of our favorite children, Shalom. (They’re all our favorites!) Shalom is our 3rd born daughter and she is involved in a ministry to inner-city children and families. She just recently ran her 3rd LA marathon with a group of high school children whom she helped to train. I wish we could have been here for that but I’m glad to have the opportunity now. We will also get to visit one of Andy’s old army buddies and my brother, Charlie and his family. So this is the non-business part of our trip.
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