Although log bedroom furniture is used most often in log cabins and log homes, it can also enhance the interiors of timber framed homes or post and beam homes.
Log furniture for the bedroom is no longer like the handcrafted log furniture that your great-grandfather may have made—crude, simple and straight from the woods to the bedroom.
Today you’ll find beautiful bedroom pine log furniture, cedar log furniture and aspen log furniture—simply designed, or with lovely carvings and beautiful inlays.
And, you’ll also find matching (or contrasting) dressers and end tables with decorations that go with your theme!
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Rustic Log Bed
Selecting Log Bedroom Furniture –
Choose Your Log Bed First
If you’ve decided to use log furniture in your bedroom, you need to choose your bed first, as everything in the room will be secondary to your log bed.
Depending on how rustic you want your room to be, you have many choices:
- Log bed furniture with carvings – You’ll find interesting carvings of bears, trees, deer, and pine cones. Often you can choose a matching dresser or end table to go with your bed.
- Headboard with metal scene – You can bring a lovely outdoor scene into your bedroom with this type log bed.
- Carved slate headboard – with a rustic outdoor scene.
- Antlers – integrated into the design.
- Wrought iron railings – An interesting combination that might appeal to you.
- Traditional log bed – Very similar to antique log beds that you may have seen.
Build Your Bedroom Around the Bed
When outfitting your log home bedroom:
- First choose a rustic theme for your master suite, your guest room and children’s rooms.
- Next choose your log bed, which will be the center of attention in your room.
- For the kids’ rooms or your bunk room, there are cool log bunkbeds that are more fun than anything we slept in, as kids.
- Finally, choose log accessories like rustic tables, chests, benches and dressers to complete your rustic bedroom decor.
Blanket or cedar chests give you a sensible way to store out of season bedding, and rustic benches or decorative chairs afford a place to sit while donning your socks and shoes.
You can dress your room up or down—depending on whether you are decorating an elegant rustic lodge or a small rustic weekend or hunting cabin. And of course, everything in between!
Add Rustic Log Cabin Furnishings to Your Decor
When you choose cabin bedroom furniture, you’ll be amazed at your choices in rustic log beds, night stands, dressers, and armoires.
Rustic log furniture is not limited to a single wood. You will find log bedroom sets in pine, cedar, hickory, aspen and even re-purposed barnwood.
Since your bedroom is truly your most private space, and it is indeed your retreat, why not spend a little time to outfit your master suite with special rustic furnishings?
Log Furniture Construction
Log bedroom furniture does have logs built into it, often on the corners. When choosing accessories for your bedroom, look for straight logs and strong joinery.
However, if the logs are decorative (as in a rustic bed), they can have interesting twists and shapes, to add rustic appeal.
Rustic log furniture is joined with notches built into the logs, with pegs or with metal fasteners that are not visible on the outside.
Log furniture is handcrafted and it is often a very high quality of workmanship.
Wood Used in Rustic Log Furniture
White Pine Log Furniture
Rustic pine log furniture is by far your most economical choice of log cabin furniture. You will see two kinds of pine used in logs: lodge pole pine and knotty white pine. White pine is grown in the northern U.S., and lodge pole pine is grown in the western U.S.
White pine is a strong wood, while southern yellow pine is pithy and lacks strength. White pine is a creamy white when new, and it develops a yellow patina as it ages.
You can find cabinets, furniture, knotty pine paneling, tongue and groove wood planking and small accessories made from white pine.
It is not as sensitive to moisture content as other woods, and it does not swell or shrink a lot when humidity changes. Furniture made from white pine is not as likely to bend and warp, with temperature flucturations and high humidity.
Pine log furniture looks fantastic in a rustic bedroom.
Lodge Pole Pine
Lodgepole pine gets it name from it use in Native American tee pees or lodges. Typically a teepee had 15-18 lodgepole pines in its structure.
The native Americans used these pines because they are straight, easy to transport, and relatively thin. In coastal areas of the northwestern U.S. and Canada, there are bent pines, as well.
The logs from lodgepole pines often make very interesting pieces of furniture.
Cedar Log Furniture
The rich color variances in cedar–along with the delicious aroma and natural pest-repellent properties–make cedar an excellent choice if you’re looking for a log bedroom set with dramatic flair.
Aspen Log Furniture
Aspen wood is noted for its pale silvery and golden amber hues, making it an interesting choice for your log furniture. Aspen wood often serves as an interesting contrast with your log walls and wood floors.
No matter what wood you choose to construct your log bedroom furniture, your furniture will be solid and comfortable—and it will have you “sawing logs” in style!
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