Pine Log Furniture
Log Cabin and Lodge Furniture
Pine log furniture is commonly used as log home furniture, lodge furniture or in timber frame or post and beam homes. Rustic log furniture gives a home a casual and cozy or homey feel.
Although it is possible to find aspen log furniture or cedar log furniture, rustic log furniture is most often made from pine.
And rustic log furniture made from pine comes in two popular varieties of pine: white pine and lodgepole pine.
When deciding on log cabin furniture, consider whether you want to have ALL log furniture or you want to use a few pieces as accent pieces.
And then decide whether you want to use the same wood that was used to build your log or timber home—or a wood with contrasting textures and colors.
Handmade pine log furniture can be
made with mortise and tenon joints and no metal fasteners.Make your own log bed with these plans.
Rustic Log Furniture
White pine has a light color and is easy to work with—but it is not a strong wood. The color is creamy white to a pale straw color, and the wood develops a yellow tone over time.
White pine is used in making cabinets, furniture (including log furniture), knotty pine paneling, and for small wooden projects, like home accessories and decorations.
White pine is not as sensitive to moisture content as other woods, and it does not swell or shrink a lot when humidity changes.
Quite a few houses in New England (still standing) were built from white pine, over 200 years ago.
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These log chairs incorporate cane seats for comfort.
Rustic Log Furniture
Lodgepole pine gets its name from its use in Native American teepees or lodges. Typically a teepee had 15-18 lodgepole pines in its structure.
Lodgepole pines were used because they are straight, easy to transport and relatively thin. In coastal areas of northwest U.S. and Canada, there are bent pines, as well.
The logs from lodgepole pines often make very interesting pieces of furniture.
A pine log table makes a nice accent piece
in a rustic log or timber home.
Whether you are looking for rustic bedroom furniture, or accent pieces for your log cabin furniture, consider whether a piece of rustic log furniture will suit your needs.
Of course your home does not have to be furnished totally with log furniture—but sometimes a piece or two will be just what you need to create the look that you want!
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