L. Post Rustics sweeps museum's Rustic Furniture Fair

BLUE MT. LAKE - More than 50 rustic makers, artisans and artists shared their creations at the Adirondack Museum's Rustic Furniture Fair Sept. 14-15.

The annual event celebrates the rustic aesthetic, an American form that springs from deep roots in the Adirondack region.

As has become tradition, two awards were bestowed during the event: a Makers' Choice Award, given by the makers themselves to one of their peers for outstanding work; and a People's Choice Award, selected in a vote by visitors.

What was unusual -- and noteworthy -- during the 2013 Rustic Furniture Fair was that both awards this year were won by the same artisans: L. Post Rustics of Au Sable Forks.

The family business includes father Larry Post, mother Joann Post, son Ryan Post and daughter Jillian Post. They continue generations of traditions inherited from forebears in the Champlain Valley and Adirondack Mountains.

Larry has worked in cabinetmaking for more than 30 years, and Joann is a fine artist who makes oil paintings and designs bark and twig elements for the family's furniture creations. Ryan designs and builds, and Jillian is a full-time wood carver.

This was the fifth year L. Post Rustics has been invited to display its work at the museum's Rustic Furniture Fair. They previously have won the Makers' Choice Award in 2012 and the People's Choice award in 2009.

Galleries of some of their rustic armoires, beds, bookcases, cabinetry, carvings, chests, clocks, credenzas, desks, dressers, hutches, sideboards, tables, and more can be enjoyed at www.lpostrustics.com.