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Guest Post: Wood Types For Making a Log Bed

February 29, 2012 by  
Filed under Decor & Interiors, Guest Posts, Top Picks

aspen log bedsWhen I decided that I wanted to build my own log bed I did a lot of research on the best kinds of logs to use. I wanted a kind of log that was both gorgeous to look at (since my log bed would be the focal point of my bedroom) and also was strong enough to last many years.

I wasn’t at all surprised by most expert opinions that I read, which suggested that Aspen logs are the most ideal logs used for beds made with that classic rustic look that I was looking for. Aspen log beds are very sturdy and the logs have such incredibly unique and beautiful patterns. Aspens in their natural state are very sturdy and hearty trees, so this makes them perfect for furniture making. aspen log beds

A less expensive option was pine logs. Pine is a soft wood which is used in many different types of furniture and has its own special simplicity in its texture. White and red pine are two of the most often used varietals. Pine logs have deep brown knots that adds to the beauty of the wood.

I even came across some builders who had constructed their bed frames out of cedar, which is light and has beautiful tightly knotted texture. Red and white cedar are both popular options for carpentry, and of course nothing beats that outdoorsy aroma that cedar possesses.

There is always the option to use maple logs or oak logs to make your log bed, although they won’t have the stereotypical look that you might be looking to create, they are both extremely durable and strong, which has made them popular with builders of furniture for centuries.

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3 Responses to “Guest Post: Wood Types For Making a Log Bed”
  1. Ashley says:

    Let us know what choice you went with! Pictures too :D

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  2. I like the rustic and warm feel. I love log beds!

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  3. I am aware that many people are being stressed with the price. However, price is not always the determining factor between quality and mediocrity when considering a rustic bed. Due to the nature of and materials used in the making of rustic furniture, you can often find beautiful pieces at bargain prices. While it’s true that you often “get what you pay for,” I believe that rustic furniture allows for more exceptions to that rule.

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