Our talented Amish woodworkers hand select each piece of wood in this furniture collection with an eye toward custom design. Your final piece is a singular, heirloom quality design built for your home alone. Let its live edges and weathered surfaces serve as inspiration for the rest of your home.
Get To Know Our Rustic Wood Types
Building rustic log cabin furniture is a talent that requires unique skill sets and woodworking techniques. It is also one that offers a great sense of pride for our Amish woodworkers. These talents begin when a father hands down a craft to his son, which has been part of the family tradition for generations. These unique skills offer a way to turn natural live edge trees into beautiful pieces of heirloom quality furniture. This style of furniture is a product that is popular for its natural beauty, allowing us to feel at one with nature.
But, before the construction process is even started, the first step is choosing the type of wood used for your custom log furniture. We offer a great selection of stunning wood types to match your personal style, each with its own set of characteristics making it more unique than the next.
Take a minute to get familiar with these wood types. Each one has a history and a story to tell that explains its origins and the reason for every curve or unique feature.
Aspen wood is a light-colored and even-grained wood that is abundant across the great lakes and supports much of the logging industry in that area. It’s a popular choice for furniture building and you'll find that it doesn't splinter as it wears, and resists splitting from nailing and screwing. This means that you will be enjoying your custom log furniture for decades without having to worry about replacing it after just a couple of years. The durability of this wood is evident right away when you see any finished piece of custom Aspen log furniture from this stunning collection.
Also, the natural knots and twists in the logs make Aspen wood a favorite among our Amish woodworkers and customers. Aspen is one of the main wood types in our Rustic Log Cabin Furniture Collection, and one that you will be glad you chose for your custom log furniture.
Red Cedar is another favorite amongst our customers with its own unique characteristics that include being a natural deterrent of termites and decay due to the natural preservatives contained inside its core. It is also able to withstand substantial moisture and is a very strong, but light weight, wood that is a popular choice for rustic log furniture makers.
This unique wood actually comes from two different tree species. The Western Red Cedar tree grows mainly in the northwestern United States, and is known for its appealing scent and reddish hues. The Eastern Red Cedar tree is a tall and sturdy evergreen that can withstand the harshest winters.
Pine is a fairly soft wood that has fine grains and is often used in country-style log furniture. With multiple variations that are very similar in coloration, pine is a consistent woodworking material that is great for matching and staining pieces in the same set. Similar to cedar, the main difference is that pine usually has less knots and color variations.
Hickory is a very strong and flexible hardwood that is harvested between October and April in order to keep the bark intact, giving complete control of the finished product, and ensuring the highest quality for your furniture. In addition to the quality, this method of harvesting is also responsible and environmentally sustainable.
Hickory saplings grow very quick and are harvested from the wood worker's personal forest ensuring that they stay healthy and new growth is constant. The Hickory style is a bit different from that of the rest of these wood types offering a diverse selection of furniture to choose from.
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