What kind of wood do you use?
have used a multitude of wood species for building rustic
furniture, but our standard indoor furniture is made using Alder
and our outdoor furniture is made with Red Cedar. (Red Cedar is
one of the best, longest-lasting woods found anywhere for use in
outdoor furniture.) Both woods grow locally on Vancouver
What kind of finish do you apply to the furniture?
furniture: We normally use a clear finishing product called
conversion-varnish on milled lumber surfaces. The log and stick
portions of our indoor furniture are usually finished with
furniture: Our outdoor rustic furniture has no finish. Most
customers choose to leave their furniture unfinished, but some
do apply a penetrating sealer like Sikkens Cetol #1 as needed to
keep the surfaces looking pristine.
How is your rustic furniture built or joined together?
use round mortise and tenon joints for most purposes. The joints
are glued and sometimes backed-up with a screw or dowel. The
mortise and tenon joint is already a very strong mechanical
method of joinery; add glue and you have a very strong joint
that is built to last. Questions
What holds the box spring and mattress up on your beds?
attach two log rails on the inside of the bed frame that run
from the headboard to the footboard. These rails, plus three
evenly spaced slats that have little legs, will support your box
spring. If you only use a mattress we will add many slats to
provide a flat surface to support it evenly.