How To Make Log Furniture

Frontier Log furniture is made by selecting dead standing lodgepole pine logs that are salvaged from the forest.  A team of our log furniture craftsmen will select these pine logs based on unique character and solid appearance to limit the amount of cracking or checking.  After we select a large amount of the logs, we will cut them to a standard length and bring them back to our log furniture workshop.  We then stack them according to log diameter and natural characteristics.  When our log furniture is ordered by a customer, we bring our logs into the workshop to dry.  Pine logs by nature will crack a little bit more during the drying process thus giving each log an even more unique look.  After the drying process, our craftsmen will build each log furniture piece to the exact design specifics of our customer.  We have three different types of log finish.  One finish is called a skip peel finish, which means that the log is hand peeled by or craftsmen leaving a little of the log bark remaining.  Another finish is called a clean peel finish, which means that the log is hand peeled leaving no log bark remaining.  The final finish is called the rustic bark finish, which means that we leave the tight bark on the log and sand off the loose bark that remains.   All three finish types are unique in that they all offer a completely different log look.  Once the bark has been peeled or sanded we take each log and cut it to its proper length.   The final steps of the log furniture process include doweling each log and fitting them in their precise location according to our log furniture plans.   Frontier Log Furniture offers more than eighty standard log furniture designs and can build custom designs to fit your exact needs.  Our skilled log craftsmen have over 100 years of combined log furniture manufacturing experience and they look forward to building your dream piece.

What is Log Furniture?

Log furniture is a style of furniture that has been around for over one hundred years and continues to be the standard for quality furniture.  Log Furniture fits well in rustic, lodge, log, contemporary or any style of home that needs and instant rustic touch.  Unlike other types of rustic furniture, log furniture has a more natural look and doesn’t get heavy cutting or sanding treatment.  Each log is selected for its unique character and is harvested from trees that are already dead.  This makes log furniture an environmentally sound product that never compromises the forests that we all love so much.  Log furniture can be made from a variety of tree species including pine, hickory, cedar and aspen.  In general log furniture is a very sturdy and durable type of furniture that can weather a heavy amount of use.  Many lodges and cabins around the world have purchased our log furniture products and have commented on its ability to, “stand the test of time.”  Log furniture is great for hospitality and commercial products due to its durable nature, but it also has an elegant quality that will fit with different styles to give an overall eclectic look.  Frontier Log Furniture has been building log furniture for over 36 years and has always taken every measure to ensure that your log product will be of the highest quality.  We take pride in knowing that when we build a log bunk bed or log dining table, you and your family will be able to enjoy its rustic beauty for the next one hundred years.  We look forward to your next log furniture purchase and know that you will be pleased with our log products.