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  • Custom Wood Table - 7 Things to Know Before

    Don’t Design a Custom Wooden Dining Room Table Without Reading This First!

    When you buy a wood table from Woodland Creek’s Log Furniture Place, you have the pleasure of knowing that your table is absolutely unique. This is because every table we make is composed of different pieces of wood, so the grain, color, and texture of the piece will be true to your table, and your table alone.

    This applies whether you purchase a stock table or order a custom-designed piece. But before you order, there are some things you will need to know if you are planning to have a table custom-made. Here are seven things you will need to know to ensure the table you get is the table you ultimately want and need.

    #1: The Size of Your Dining Table

    Our tables are custom-made, so we can build them in practically any size you need. Knowing the size before you order is important because you need the table to fit in your dining room, where it needs to accommodate your guests comfortably. Here are some standard sizes and how many people those sizes can comfortably seat:

    • 42×60 – seats 6
    • 42×72 – seats 6-8
    • 42×84 – seats 8
    • 42×96 – seats 8-10
    • 42×108 – seats 10
    • 42×120 – seats 10-12

    You can also choose to include a table leaf, which will allow you to expand the length of the table even more, accommodating more guests in the process.

    #2: The Dining Room Table Style

    Rustic wood tables can be either formal or casual. You should know what style you want for your dining room because style can affect the type of wood or stain that is used to finish it. For instance, darker stains are typically better suited for formal tables, while lighter or more natural stains will tend to give the table a more casual feel. A formal table should also not be as distressed as a casual table.

    #3: Pedestal Base or Table Legs?

    Traditional wood tables often stand on four legs, but a thicker and more pronounced pedestal base is also an option. The larger your table, the thicker your legs or pedestals will need to be, and you may even need multiple pedestals.

    #4: Wood Type

    We use a variety of different wood to build each of our custom tables, so you will want to know what type of wood you prefer before you order. You can choose from Aspen, Cedar, Hickory, Black Walnut, Juniper, Pine, reclaimed barnwood, and more. Each has its own individual color, texture, and character.

    #5: Shape

    What shape do you want your table to be? Common choices include rectangle, oval, round, octagon, and square. Or, you can choose a rustic slab tabletop, which retains the interesting shape of the tree that the wood came from.

    #6: Edge

    The edge of the table is often overlooked, but it is one of your most important considerations because it can dramatically affect the overall look of the piece. The more common edge styles include round, square, and standard, but you can also choose a live edge, which is what you call it when the table features the natural beauty of the wood as its edge.

    #7: Seating

    With a new table, it’s highly likely that you will need new seating, as well. So, do you want a traditional set of wood chairs, benches, or a combination of them?

    Order a Custom Wood Table from Log Furniture Place Today

    A custom wood table will last for decades, and it may even become a treasured family heirloom that gets passed down through the generations. Because of this, you want to take the time to consider what you want and need in your table, so you get it right the first time. Log Furniture Place will work tirelessly to ensure your complete satisfaction, and we back up that commitment with a solid warranty, as well.

    Shop our inventory online today, and we think you’ll discover that we offer some of the best prices around for wood tables, chairs, and other rustic furniture and décor. Our quality, service, and prices are why we're the top rustic wood furniture store online. Contact us today if you have any questions regarding our customization options or process.

  • Tips and Tricks for Mixing Modern and Rustic Furniture

    Can You Mix Rustic and Modern Styles in the Same Home?

    One of the advantages of owning rustic wood furniture is that it can complement just about any other design style, including something as seemingly different as modern. The key is to choose elements that play off each other, so they create a unique blend of textures, colors, and styles that look great.

    If you can’t make up your mind whether you want a modern design in your home or something more rustic and natural, don’t worry. You can have them both! Here are our tips and tricks for mixing these two design styles flawlessly in the rooms of your home.

    Choose Items That Are Similar, But Different

    This might seem like an impossible task, but it really isn’t. By “similar,” we mean two different items that each have something common between them. This can be a similar color, size, or texture, for example.

    Having a few “similar but different” pieces will allow you to display them as a collection, which will be more effective and pleasing to the eye than displaying them each on their own.

    Follow the 80/20 Rule

    When you’re combining design styles, you should choose one as the primary design and the other as the secondary design. Your main style should make up 80% of your décor, with the secondary design elements accounting for the remaining percentage.

    One way to accomplish this is to choose the room’s largest furniture pieces in your primary design style, and a few of the room’s accents and smaller pieces in the secondary style.

    With Multiple Design Styles at Play, Keep Things Neutral

    Neutral wall and furniture colors are recommended when combining styles in a room. This will give the room a canvas on which the different styles will stand out.

    Keep Things Balanced

    Balance is especially important when you’re mixing furniture and décor styles. For instance, the visual landscape of the room should be balanced, so nothing is too high or too low when compared with the rest of the room.

    You also need to blend the styles together instead of having one style on one side of the room, and the other style on the opposite side.

    Place the Furniture in the Space First

    Your furniture will very likely be the largest pieces in the room, so they should be placed first. The reason is because this will be your starting point for keeping things balanced in the space. As you continue to decorate the room, it will be easier to maintain a sense of symmetry as you fill the details with accents and functional elements like lighting.

    Create a Focal Point

    If you have one item that doesn’t have anything in common with anything else in the room, then you can make that item the room’s focal point. The item will stand apart from the rest of the competing décor, and serve as a piece of interest.

    Save on Rustic Solid Wood Furniture at Log Furniture Place

    If you want to represent your love for nature in your home’s design, then nothing does it better than rustic, solid wood furniture from Log Furniture Place. We specialize in creating hand-crafted wood furniture and accents using locally sourced materials. Plus, everything we sell is backed by a solid warranty.

    At Log Furniture Place, we are committed to providing our customers with the finest shopping experience, as well as some of the most competitive prices around. Contact us today if you have any questions regarding our process and/or to learn more about our custom furniture options.

  • 7 Ways to Use Natural Wood in Your Home

    Using Natural Wood to Bring to Life a Rustic Design Style

    Natural, rustic wood is timeless in its beauty and appeal. So, it’s no wonder why so many homeowners make this material a true focal point in their homes. And, there are so many ways it can be used, it’s limited only by one’s imagination.

    If you want the warmth and charm that’s only available from authentic wood furniture or rustic wood accents, then here are seven ways you can use natural wood in your home décor style.

    1. A Barn Door Sliding Door
      Why settle for a conventional door between rooms when you can have a hand-crafted barn door sliding door? Featuring hand-distressed and weathered alder, this door looks as if it came right from a barn. The included black iron hardware and special staining make each one a unique work of art, and they can be customized to any size opening.
    2. A Wooden Entry Door
      Replacing your old entry door with an elaborate wooden door makes for an inviting entry into any home. Elegantly carved, this type of door shares your sense of taste and style with the world, and every passerby will surely be curious about the rest of the home inside.
      A home’s entry serves as its initial impression in many cases. With a wooden door, your home will always make a powerful first impression, no matter who your guests are or how many times you have them over.
    3. Fireplace Mantel
      If you have a fireplace in your family room, then adding a wood mantel will make it the focal point is deserves to be. A wood mantel brings a taste of the outdoors inside and lends a warm, rustic touch to your family room.
      You can choose from genuine twisty juniper or beautiful pine hand-carved with your choice of wildlife. Either pick makes for a majestic mantel above your fireplace.
    4. Wood Table Lamps
      Even if you live in an apartment in the city, you can still bring the beauty of natural wood home. One way to do this is with a table lamp made from genuine mesquite and copper. The natural grains and striations are visible in the mesquite, and the handsome copper shade is available in five distinct nature designs.
    5. Wood Bathroom Accents
      The bathroom is a great place to fit some wood accents into your home’s décor. From wooden towel hangers to wood toilet paper holders to medicine cabinets and vanities, there are dozens of ways you can bring the warm glow of natural wood into your bathroom. Whether you want a simple wood accent or a complete log cabin-inspired bath, you can go as big or small as you like, making this a great way to add some rustic touches on a budget.
    6. Wooden Pet Beds
      Your pet deserves to be pampered, and what better way to do it than by providing her with a beautiful and durable hand-made pet bed that’s been crafted from authentic northern white cedar? The bed is available in different sizes to accommodate a dog or cat, and it’s free of any harsh or toxic chemicals.
    7. Create a Work of Art
      Reclaimed wood makes for a cheap and easy way to add a touch of wood to the home. And, it can be used to create a wonderful work of original art. For instance, you can use it as a canvas for a painting. Or, you can create custom wood picture frames. You can even use it to create a one-of-a-kind clock or a rustic bench for your entry. If you find a truly unique piece, there’s no reason why you can’t hang it up on its own.

    For Genuine Rustic Wood Furniture, Shop at Log Furniture Place

    Log Furniture Place specializes in hand-crafted solid wood furniture. All our products are created from locally sourced materials, and everything we sell is backed by a solid warranty.

    We are committed to providing our customers with the finest products and services in the industry, as well as some of the most competitive prices around. Contact us today if you have any questions regarding our process and/or to learn more about our custom furniture options.

  • Our 5 Secrets to Picking the Perfect Wood for Your Furniture

    The Best Way to Find the Right Kind of Wood for Your Wood Furniture

    A piece of rustic wood furniture is a gorgeous addition to any home. Whether it’s a table, a TV stand, a couch, a bookcase, or a bed frame, wood is an excellent choice due to its beauty and durability. After all, a well-built piece of quality wood furniture can and should last a lifetime.

    But, not all wood furniture is made the same. Some manufacturers use inferior materials or techniques, yet they charge the same prices as manufacturers of authentic wood furniture. So, it is important to know what you’re looking at when you’re shopping for wood furniture. With that in mind, here are our five secrets to help you choose the perfect wood for your furniture.

    1. Choose Solid Wood
      Wood furniture that is made entirely from solid wood is much better than furniture that isn’t. Manufacturers that glue single wood boards or use wood panels can still call their furniture wood, but it isn’t constructed from solid wood.
      Therefore, it’s an inferior product and one that won’t stand the test of time. When buying with quality and longevity in mind, make sure the entire piece of furniture is solid wood, and not just certain parts of it.
    2. Choose Hardwood Over Softwood
      Solid wood furniture is either made from hardwood, like oak, walnut, cherry, maple, and ash; or softwood, like poplar, pine, and fir. Hardwood is denser and harder, so it naturally stands up to use better than softwood. Hardwood is much more resistant to scratches and dings, but it is more expensive.
      Therefore, if you want an heirloom piece that will last for decades, then hardwood furniture should be your choice.
    3. Check the Joints of the Furniture
      Wood furniture can be assembled in a variety of different ways, but some methods are more stable and longer-lasting than others. For instance, joints that are made with mortise-and-tenon or dowel techniques offer the best stability, whereas butted and mitered joints tend to be weaker. In most cases, the latter just can’t stand up to heavy use unless the joints are reinforced.
    4. Watch for Knots and Cracks
      If a piece of furniture is built with wood that has knots or cracks, then you should find one with wood that doesn’t have them. Knotted or cracked wood is more susceptible to developing additional cracks over time, so it's best to avoid these kinds of blemishes (unless this is the 'character' you desire, and you're willing to take a risk on the furniture's longevity.)
    5. Lift the Furniture at One Corner
      Solid wood furniture is heavy, but that doesn’t mean that it always sits flush to the ground. Lift one corner of the furniture to make sure it doesn’t twist and be sure to listen for any squeaks.
      Set the piece of furniture back down and check to make sure all four legs are in contact with the floor. Press down on the different corners to see if the piece rocks or wobbles. If the piece is built right, you should not be able to notice any movement or noise on a flat floor.

    Log Furniture Place Hand-Crafts Genuine Rustic Wood Furniture

    Log Furniture Place is one of the top retailers for hand-crafted solid wood furniture online. We only use authentic materials in our rustic wood furniture, and everything we sell is backed by our solid warranty.

    We are dedicated to our customers and offer some of the most competitive prices around. Contact us today if you have any questions regarding our process and/or to learn more about our custom furniture options.

  • Quality, Handcrafted Rustic Furniture Could Save Humanity

     Our Robot Furniture Overlords Have Arrived

    "Step One Nearing Completion. Step Two: Strap Human to Cheaply Made Chair."

    Okay, so maybe it is still up in the air as to whether automated, assembly will be the undoing of us puny humans, but you have to admit that robots doing EVERYTHING is more than a little unnerving!  What does a person have to do to find quality, handcrafted rustic furniture??

    Is this funny to you?!

    Second Rate Will Make You Irate

    We realize that there is a market for inexpensive, cheaply made furniture for a reason.  Some people don't care about craftsmanship, can't afford quality built products, or don't realize the lack of quality they are paying for.  But things are just getting ridiculous...

    Popular Swedish Furniture made from particle board.
    Particle board loosely translates to cardboard in Sweden?

    Surely, we aren't the only ones that yearn for the days when it meant something to purchase a handcrafted product!  Remember when a big furniture purchase meant heirloom pieces to pass on to the kids? Heck, even to THEIR kids!  Well thanks to our Robot Furniture Overlords, those days seem numbered.  Around every corner lurks a crappy piece of furniture made in a rush, with inferior materials, with poor craftsmanship, or attention to detail.  A lot of times, real, solid wood isn't even used in the building process!  We don't want to be curmudgeonly, but how do we fight back?

    Teach your kids to build or create something for themselves. It's good for the soul!

    Quality, Handcrafted Rustic Furniture Is What We're Great At

    Fear not, all is not lost.  Not yet.  There are those of us who are fighting the good fight.  Resisting our Robot Furniture Overlords and their cheaply made furniture army.  It may take several weeks, but in the end our handcrafted, solid wood, rustic log & reclaimed barn wood furniture will be built and delivered.  You'll be proud to purchase and own furniture that you can pass down to your children.  We sure are proud to build it for you.

    Whether it's putting together the highest quality, handcrafted rustic dining furniture,

    We don't mess around when it comes to quality, handcrafted rustic furniture!

    or maybe you've had your eye on a brand new, quality, handcrafted rustic bedroom set.

    Sometime's it's good to go dark.

    Maybe you've really need to upgrade to quality, handcrafted rustic bathroom furniture.

    This reclaimed beauty will make you weep.

    No matter what kind of furniture you're in the market for, be sure to do your homework.  Buying rustic and log furniture is a big investment.  We want you to get it right the first time, and at Woodland Creek's Log Furniture Place, our master craftsmen are ready to ensure that happens.

  • A Stationary Desk for the Mobile Professional

    TTry Aspen furniture!oday’s professionals are on the go more than ever.  Technology has evolved so much that we are able to work nearly anytime, anywhere.  Cell phones, PDAs, laptop computers, wireless internet, audio and video conferencing…all these are tools that allow a professional to stay connected with customers and clients, even when traveling or working from home.

    Professionals who are able to work in a mobile capacity can enjoy much more flexibility than their peers could even fathom ten years ago.  The ability to telecommute enables them to participate in their children’s events, assist in family responsibilities, support their spouse on location, and just be more present with their family in general.  However, all of this connectivity can definitely have detriments.  The most common complaint is the inability to get away from work.  The only way to avoid it is to power down all electronic devices and shut down the internet connection, knowing that it will all be there waiting when the power button is pressed again.

    Even mobile professionals need a physical office to call home and a desk from which to base their operation.  The Aspen Mountain Funky Legged Hutchtop Desk is a perfect home base.  “Funky” is a great word to describe this extremely unique design.  It’s more like a piece of functional art than a piece of log furniture that can be called a desk.  It has several drawers in which the mobile professional can stash away papers and chargers and portable memory devices.  Its minimal design sports a perfect ledge for a laptop while offering workspace for writing and shuffling papers.  This desk is a perfect blend of rustic décor and modern art, and a fitting home station for all the technology that today’s mobile professional enjoys.

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