Handmade furniture is more personal than mass-produced pieces and far less creepy than furniture made of actual hands. Shake hands with craftsmanship with today’s Groupon: for $40, you get $100 worth of furniture and home accessories at World Imports on West Reno Avenue.
Populating the largest showroom in the Southwest with handcrafted rustic, western, lodge, and southwestern furniture, World Imports outfits homes, cabins, and olde-timey saloons with authentic frontier fixtures. Freshen up bars with the woodsy aroma of a pine bar stool ($69–$72), or keep alarm clocks or pet roosters within earshot on a rustic nightstand ($75).
Aspiring frontiers-persons can peruse the staggering display of leather and cowhide pieces, or Aspen log, and reclaimed wood furnishings, all of which flatter abodes with an obsequiousness usually reserved butlers angling for a raise.
The old west is alive and well in World Imports' spacious storeroom, where rustic leather rocking chairs rub aged wooden elbows with embroidered fabric sofas and intricately carved cupboards. Even their modern living-room and office furnishings retain an antique, southwestern aesthetic, including elegant roll-top desks and aged-wood entertainment centers capable of supporting both flat-screen TVs and vaudevillian barroom brawls. The constantly updated stock carries pieces for every room in the house, showcasing everything from stone-topped kitchen islands and rough-hewn bedroom sets to reclining leather love seats and dining-room sets made from handcrafted wood.