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  • Rustic Wood Furniture a Durable Investment

    Take a stance against cheap, flimsy bookcases with durable rustic wood furniture.Have you been collecting books for as long as you can remember? If you have a ton of books, you're most likely weary of replacing the cheap, flimsy bookcases not designed to hold the weight of books.  Bookcases should hold books, no air! For shelving books, you would definitely benefit from solid wood cabin bookcases. A standard bookcase you may find at a department store is designed to sell at a low price, not perform.  There is no reason you have a constant need to replace a bookcase. Solid wood cabin bookcases mean no longer accepting the fact that warping and falling apart is what bookcases do these days.

    Rustic wood bookcases are the leading product in durability. The look and feel of the rich country atmosphere that comes with any rustic wood furniture for cabin decorating is unbeatable. Now don't go feeling like it's not for you just because you don't actually have a cabin. The fact that you don't will make the situation even more rewarding. How much time and effort to people put in finally achieving the dream of owning a log cabin? You know that you don't have to land a log cabin to land a great log cabin look.

    Rustic wood bookcases are just the start to an extensive variety of wood furniture that captures the entire essence of a rustic log cabin. Your books are as important to you as the preservation of your home and the values that exist within. If that warping TV cabinet is on your last nerve, investigate the rustic wood furniture TV stands and armoires.

    Once you discover the welcoming aroma and the undeniable strength of wood furniture, you are going to wonder why you waited so long to enrich the quality of your home. You may be compelled to go back online and order more furniture and décor that will help you add to the down-home look your home is acquiring. A great addition to bookcases is a rustic wood log lighting fixture. Books need to be read, and you can't very well read in the dark. Sure you could go get any lamp, but the same rule applies. Not only is the rustic look more desirable, the quality of wood is there to back your purchase, making sure you get the longest lasting home decorations and furnishings that money can buy.

    If you still need to think about it, this is what you should do. Go to bed tonight, and imagine that you are sleeping on a rustic wood canopy bed.  Think about the comfort and security that would inspire.  Additionally, imagine how many times you've replaced pieces of furniture because they lost their ability to continue to provide the functionality you need from them. When you are ready to make the investment in rustic wood furniture for cabin, the best spot to know you have achieved your goals is to depend on purchasing from log furniture manufacturers online.

    As with any industry, there are many companies who have your best interest in mind. There are others who may not be concerned with your welfare as much as they are concerned with making a buck. These companies may not provide you with the best quality, and it is important to check into the integrity of a company before settling on any purchase. The leading internet retailers of log patio furniture take a great deal of pride in delivering you top quality log furniture. Look online to find a few of them.

  • A Closer Look At the Cedar Lake Original Log Bed

    Classic Log Furniture for the BedroomToday we are going to take a look at a log bed that is becoming very popular on our site.  The Cedar Lake Original Log Bed.  This unique log cabin bed is an exclusive bed to Woodland Creek’s Log Furniture Place as it is lovingly hand crafted by our own skilled wood craftsmen.  So what separates this classic charming rustic bed from the rest?  Let’s take a look and see.

    First we will start with the logs.  We locally source the cedar logs from friends and associates.  For the cedar logs we want as much character as possible so we find logs that are naturally aged.  What we find are a lot of dead standing cedar trees and cedar trees that had been cut down by farmers and stored in barns.  There the trees are left to sit allowing nature herself to age the logs.  The naturally aged cedar logs are thusly rich in character and many will feature beetle marks, burls, gnarls and other unique rustic characteristics.

    The logs are then peeled by hand.  The bark is gripped in the hand and physically peeled off of the log.   It is a very labor intensive and time consuming process, but the end result are amazingly beautiful logs that have their outer bark stripped away while having areas of cambium, or inner bark, left on.  This hand peeling process ensures that the logs keep as much of their uniqueness as possible.  The cambium also adds some color to the whitish hue that Northern White Cedar has.

    The Cedar Lake Original Log Bed itself is custom built to your desires.  This is the main aspect that separates this log bed from the rest.  We wanted to give you the ability to create the log cabin bed of your dreams.  We feel you shouldn’t have to choose from only what is offered.  Want double log side rails on your Original Log Bed?  You got it.  Want the log headboard raised higher?  Done.   Want to save some space with a metal frame?  No problem.  Want to go all out with extra large logs for the legs, double log side rails, a taller rustic headboard and footboard and a light honey finish?  Yes, I do believe you are getting the picture now.  You tell us your dream and we deliver it to you.

    The construction of our Original Log Bed is designed to be sturdy and solid.  Extra large tenons are used in the construction to ensure each and every log bed is rock solid.  With each log bed being different from the next each of the log beds are assembled, checked over, and then partially unassembled for easy transportation into your bedroom.  We design our beds to hold up to kids, to renters, to honeymooners, to the American public.  Our Cedar Lake Original Log Bed is designed so that you can pass your dream, your log bed, down to your children.

    So for a log bed this beautiful, with so many options it has to be priced high right?  Wrong actually.  While this might be valid  for many log cabin furniture companies, we are different.  We feel that you shouldn’t be gouged in the pocket just because you have good tastes.  Woodland Creek’s Log Furniture Place is an American company who is out to prove that quality American products can still be found at a good value.  Who doesn’t love a good value?  We sure do.

    Let our log furniture amaze you, our prices astound you, our customer service astonish you, and our free shipping be the cherry to top off your dream that has now become your reality. Let the original online log furniture store Woodland Creek’s Log Furniture Place deliver the log bed of your dreams to you:  The Cedar Lake Original Log Bed.

  • How to Care for Your Log Furniture

    Porch Swings for the Rustic HomeLog furniture is becoming more and more popular, not just in cabins and resorts but in homes and apartments as well.  The natural rustic look of log furniture is very popular because the look is soothing and relaxing.  Finishing log furniture can change the appearance slightly but it is still going to look like the same beautiful rustic log piece that it did before.  Finishing your log furniture will benefit you in the long run.

    We recommend finishing your rustic furniture because wood is a porous material.  It will easily absorb the oils and dirt in our hands leaving stains on your furniture.  Hands get dirty very easily, no matter how many times a day they are washed.  Dresser handles, door handles, footboards, anything that comes in contact with your skin can stain requiring you to wash the unfinished log furniture regularly to keep the stains from becoming permanent.  A finish on the log furniture will prevent oils and dirt from absorbing into the wood.

    Outdoor Log Furniture

    Northern White Cedar (Outdoor Log Furniture) and Western Red Cedar (Arches & Arbors) are some one of the most sought-after woods for many outdoor uses.  It is a fine grained durable wood, naturally pitch-free and resistant to rot and insects.  These qualities combine to make cedar a top choice for carefree living.

    Before you start in making a choice of finishes, decide what effect you wish to achieve.  One of the positive characteristics of cedar is its ability to accept a wide range of finishes.  Although it does not require finishing for protection, a properly applied finish will enhance the beauty and life of a cedar piece.

    • Untreated Pine: Finish outdoor pine furniture as quickly as possible.
    • Untreated Cedar:Left untreated, Both Western Red and Northern White Cedar will weather to a beautiful soft silver-gray color similar to driftwood.  See the following picture for an example of weathered Northern White Cedar.

    Although untreated cedar is natural and pleasing, it must be understood that cedar wood is a porous material and, over the long term, will need care to minimize surface problems.  In many cases where untreated cedar sits in a damp or shaded area, the wood may become discolored with mildew.

    How To Clean Your Unfinished Log Furniture

    A 20 percent solution of household bleach in water with one ounce of detergent per gallon will usually remove the stain.  Even after years of exposure, cedar can be refinished to a bright, clean appearance with this solution.  A high pressure water sprayer will also help to remove the weathered color effects.

    Finishing Your Log Furniture

    • Stain Finishing: There are a wide variety of penetrating stains, many of which retain much of the wood’s natural color and texture while adding a protective element.  For outdoor use we recommend the outdoor stains/finishes that include water repellent additives, mildew inhibitors (mildicides), and UV inhibitors.  Penetrating stains go into the wood without forming a surface barrier so avoid the problems of blistering and peeling of painted surfaces.  They work well on wood with knots and deep surface texture.
    • Paints: Before deciding to paint cedar, it must be realized that the natural color and grain of the wood will be concealed.  If you choose to paint, apply the product according to the manufacturer’s directions for the best protection and good service.  A good alternative to paint is a stain that has been pigmented with the color you want.  This will give the look of painted cedar log with the protection of an outdoor finish.

    Outdoor Log Furniture Finish Options

    You have the option of ordering the Contoured Comfort and Nature’s Twist log furniture pieces with an outdoor finish on our website:  Woodland Creek’s Log Furniture Place.  When you do so your pieces of log furniture will go through a multi-coat finishing process.  This in-depth process will insure that all parts of the logs are coated with our outdoor stain/finish.  Our outdoor stains will protect the wood against harmful UV rays and have an anti-mildew agent built in.  As with all outdoor stains and finishes, the outdoor stains will need to be reapplied over time.  Depending on the weather/climate the stain could last one year to five plus years – it varies with all the different climates the log furniture could be in.

    You may use any type of outdoor sealant to refinish your furniture as desired.  The outdoor stain/finish that we use has been pigmented with a slight color to provide a finish that brings out the natural highlights of the cedar wood.  Here is an example of our Contoured Comfort 4 ft Love Seat, Coffee Table, and Rocking Chair made by our co-owned factory Lakeland Mills, Inc finished in our cedar tone finish:

    Pine log outdoor furniture should be finished as soon as possible to ensure a long life out of the wood as pine does not have all of the characteristics that cedar has.

    Indoor Rustic Furniture Care

    Indoor log furniture that has been finished needs virtually no extra care. Just a dusting as needed.  If you would like to keep your rustic furniture unfinished we recommend washing the wood regularly with a mild wood soap to keep dirt and oils from the skin from permanently staining the logs and wood.

    Feel free to contact us with any questions.  Our toll free number is (877) LOG FURN (564-3876).

    This article has been written for Woodland Creek’s Log Furniture Place and for my blog.  It is not authorized to be copied and used on any competitor website without a link back to us.

  • Differences in Our Log Furniture Collections

    Our Furniture Collections are Unique!A question we are asked quite often is what are the differences in our log furniture collections and why do some take longer to receive than others.  Today I am going to explain the differences in the logs that are used in these rustic collections.  This will give you an idea as to why some collections take longer than others.

    On our site we feature various log furniture collections and styles.  These styles range from simple log styles to intricate gnarly log styles.

    The simple log furniture styles (like our Hidden Lake, Ozark and Rustic Natural Cedar collections) use logs that have been machine doweled.  This process involves placing a log into a machine which sands it down until it is smooth and uniform in size.  From here the furniture making process can be automated fairly quickly since all the parts will be the same size.

    We then move a step up to our Rustic Lakeland and North Woods collections. In the Rustic Lakeland collection logs are German peeled.  The German peeling process is the process of rotating the logs against a wheel of spinning blades.  The blades will peel off the bark and it leaves the logs relatively smooth – yet the knife marks in the logs are visible and the log retains it’s natural shape.  In the North Woods line the logs are hand draw knifed.  The draw knife process is done by hand using a drawknife tool.  The craftsmen will draw a the knife down the log removing the bark.  This process leaves a very clean looking log with a unique knife pattern.  Once the logs are peeled the log furniture is then able to manufactured pretty easily and quickly.

    Moving another step forward we come to the Montana and Wilderness collections.  These rustic furniturecollections are skip peeled.  Skip-peeling does not remove all of the inner bark.  A skip-peeled log will show patches of the interior bark producing a more rustic look.  Skip peeling can be viewed as an art.  It sounds simple just removing some bark, but the skip peeler or ‘log artist’ must visualize each log to envision where the patches will accentuate the furniture the most.  Once the skip peeling is complete the construction of the furniture can again move fairly quickly.

    Stepping further into the rustic realm we come to our Cedar Lake, Aspen, Red Cedar, Cottage, Cabin Creek, Nature’s Twist and Heritage collections.   These lines will take longer due to all the extra labor and time that goes into the manufacturing process.  The logs that are used in these collections are hand peeled aged dead standing trees and/or logs that have aged in barns for multiple years.  The hand peeling process is done by physically taking the outer bark in hand and pulling/peeling it off of the log.  This labor intensive process leaves the logs completely natural looking with their unique shapes – gnarls from tree limbs, burls and beetle tracks all remain visible.  The logs will be very rustic looking with patches of cambium (the inner bark) left from the peeling process, the beetle trails and occasional surface rot from the aging.

    From here the rustic furniture is made piece by piece.  Since all the logs are all vastly different this process cannot be automated.   In this process the ‘artists’ are the specialized builders who sort through the logs while envisioning the final piece, creating it in their mind, then finding the complementing pieces that will make your finished rustic furniture truly one of a kind.  Bends, beetle tracks, twigs, splits, forks, arches, burls and knots – all of these natural markings on the logs – come into consideration in the placement and construction on your piece of log furniture.

  • Log Furniture Bestows Honesty

    Honest beauty that goes clear to the bone, log living room furniture you'll love for cabin and home.Truth is not something that comes to mind when you think of the furniture in your home, or pieces that you have yet to purchase. Yet, it is a dominate issue in most home furnishings on the market today. You won’t find a cheap, tawdry, sugar-coated piece of particle board anywhere in handmade log furniture. Pride of craftsmanship and the purity of natural wood is essential and promising when you live with log furniture in any room of your home.

    The inferior particleboard is well disguised in some finer brands of furniture, as long as you don’t move it much. Every time you move particleboard furniture, the structure is just a bit more compromised. Log furniture, being made of 100% solid wood, not chips and sawdust glued together, is the type of home furnishings investment that is built to withstand the test of time. There are many pieces of log furniture built over a century ago that are still in great shape and under daily use today.

    The natural beauty of the wood is allowed to remain in all pieces of log furniture. There is no attempt to cover up the pureness that Mother Nature has built into every log and planed board. Many pieces of log furniture made attractive ornamental use of the bark to add character and originality. For a more rustic look in your home décor bark intact portions of these beautiful pieces denotes a stronger presence of nature within the home.

    Log furniture is safe for the environment. It will not remain clogging the earth’s landfills for hundreds of years like plastic will. Not that anyone would want to dump these lovely home furnishings, quite the contrary. Unlike cheap plastic furniture, log furniture is comfortable to live with and easily becomes instant heirlooms that will be ready to grace the next generation’s nest in fine style when the time comes. One could never expect such long lasting use from any type of particleboard furniture.

    Removing plastic and vinyl furniture from the interior of your home is a big step towards embracing and reconnecting with nature. Log furniture is 100% natural and exudes warmth and charm no mass manufactured furniture could hope to convey. No two pieces of log furniture are an exact duplicate of the last. There will always be a variety of unique personality and singular character to furnishings that are built to play up the natural beauty found in each piece of wood.

    The openness and honesty of log furniture makes your home an inviting place where relaxing is easy and comes over you quite naturally the moment you enter and shut the chaotic world out. It will be far simpler to allow your own unique style and personality reign in a home outfitted with log furniture in every room. Contemporary, traditional or eclectic, every fabric color is at home on the true, pure colors of natural wood. Timeless charm isn’t trendy; the style is ageless and uplifting. The handmade quality of log furniture is as honest as the day is long.

    Rustic log furniture is also popularly known as cabin log furniture. It doesn't matter what room your want to recreate, log furniture manufacturers offer many lovely designs and styles in a variety of strong natural woods. You can select wonderful pieces of log bedroom furniture, log dining room furniture, log living room furniture and even log furniture for all your outdoor living areas.

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