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March 16, 2011

Rustic switchplates are drop dead gorgeous

via www.rusticwoodstudio.com

Wow, if you're looking for really awesome switchplates for your cottage, boat or home, Mark Neracher has a great thing going at his Rustic Wood Studio. These are beautiful examples of rustic design executed with finesse and class.  

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Here's the story of why Mark started making these:

After building a rustic cedar lake house in Northern Michigan, I searched high and low for that one final bit of décor to cap this lengthy but exciting project: Rustic wood wall plates with which to decorate the electrical light switches and outlets located throughout the home.

I found loads of metal, porcelain, and plastic plates that featured a variety of rustic motifs, most of which were mass-produced outside the USA. I found some wood plates, but none resembling the tattered grained, old barnwood style that complimented the heavy beams and knotty flooring.

So, off to the workshop I went, armed with chisels, files and a creative flair born out of my days as an artist and woodworker. Years of experimenting led me to four designs that I felt would enhance a wide range of custom décor.

As word spread, I began getting calls for those tough-to-find sizes, combination plates, and for more subtle, modern designs. The studio grew from there.

If you do not find a style that fits your décor, contact me. I promise that I will do my best to make your idea a reality. And, if you are not completely satisfied with all the plates that I make for you, send them back for a full refund.

—Mark Neracher


Gold Party

Those are really gorgeous! I spent a long time looking for the right plates that would bring my decor together and finish off the room and ended up making my own too!

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