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"Find what style appeals to you!"
"Find what style appeals to you!"

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Reward yourself after the Holidays with a restful sleep in a new log bed from Cabin Appeal. We offer a wide selection of log beds, bunk beds, futons, and headboards in a style, finish, wood type, and budget that will be sure to "Appeal" to whatever you may be looking for! Custom pieces are no problem.

Shown here is the ultra modern Urban Barnwood Bed from our Huron line. https://cabinappeal.com/prod…/huron-urban-barnwood-platform/

And shipping is always free! Happy snoozing! -Lynn
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What better way can you think of to watch the Fall colors than your very own porch swing? Cabin Appeal offers a selection of porch swings to suit your rustic style. From log to willow, our swings will provide the ultimate view for this Fall. Come check us out. https://cabinappeal.com/product/moon-valley-porch-swing/
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Happy Spring! Thinking about your new outdoor furniture? Cabin Appeal has a great selection of handcrafted outdoor furniture in wood or metal. Looking for a chair, swing, table, glider or rocker? We have everything. Browse our selection today and start planning for the upcoming summer months: https://cabinappeal.com/product-category/cabin-outdoor-furniture/
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Cabin Appeal Launches new site! By July, it had became apparent that we have outgrown the old site and needed a new one. Many months, research, documentation, and headaches later, we are nearly ready to launch the new Cabin Appeal website. You can still visit the current site www.cabinappeal.com that I built (yes, I did!) for a short time. Watch for the new site soon!
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A Brief History of Log Furniture
 
Log furniture as we know it today had its beginnings in the early 18th century in America before the Revolutionary War.  As settlers began arriving from Europe and slowly made their way west, they were forced out of necessity to build furniture out of whatever materials were available and with limited tools.  Furniture makers were scarce and, frankly, settlers had no use for the ornamental and impractical furnishings they were accustomed to in Europe.  Oak was the main type of wood used, but soon furniture was being built out of pine, cedar, and other indigenous woods.
By the 19th century, a growing number of furniture manufacturers were making log furniture, chiefly in the Western U.S. as more people settled there.  The log furniture industry slowed as new materials such as plastic and metal  were developed and furniture making became automated.
In the mid-1970’s, log furniture again became a must-have for those seeking to “rusticate” their condos and lodges.  Since then, log furniture has steadily gained in popularity and become more affordable for consumers. Our QUALITY log furniture is true American art and proudly built by artisans and craftsmen in much the same way as those early pioneers.   Check out the superior quality and good value of our log furniture at www.cabinappeal.com!
Watch this video and learn how Montana Woodworks handcrafts furniture.
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Bar Pour, a Good Thing?
When we first started researching products for Cabin Appeal, I ran into some terminology that left me confused. Isn’t “bar pour” when they make drinks out of the crappy, cheap stuff they hide below the counter? So I decided to provide our visitors with definitions of some of the more common terms used. They may sound very basic, however each manufacturer has their own interpretation (to some degree). Visit http://www.cabinappeal.com/helpful-definitions.html to learn about some of these simple yet important terms to make sure you get what you are expecting, and, why "bar pour" is a good thing.
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Watch this video to see how one of our manufacturers craft their products.
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Log Furniture 101 – Wood for Furniture
When shopping for furniture, most people are looking for style, comfort, and value.  This applies to looking for log furniture as well, but there are some additional things to consider.  The type of wood used directly affects the finished product.  For instance, Lodge pole pine is chosen for its superior strength versus weight ratio and because it is generally straighter, thus easier to work with.  Some manufacturers prefer to use Norway pine, aspen, or cedar.  Cedar is actually not a member of the pine family, but the juniper family and is naturally resistant to insects and rot.  Tables manufactured out of cedar should have a pine tabletop due to the softness of this wood.  Hickory is a very flexible and durable wood choice for log furniture.  Green hickory saplings are used by many children to hang from. The young trees are able to be bent down with a lot of weight without snapping or breaking.  The same is true for hickory when it is used to make log furniture.  Steam is used to make hickory pliable.  When it is heated with steam it can be bent into various shapes and then placed in jigs to dry.  When the jigs are removed the hickory will hold the shape.  All of these materials produce exceptional furniture and will last for generations. 
You may notice small cracks in log furniture.  This is known as “checking” and is a natural result of the drying process.  Some checking is normal and does not compromise the strength of the piece as long as it was dried properly. 
Strength, quality, uniqueness of knots, grain irregularities, and powerful log lines are characteristics each piece shares. Whether you choose to leave it unfinished, apply a finish yourself, or have us professionally apply a multi-coat clear lacquer to protect against damage from UV light and color change, rest assured each is a unique piece of art.  You will never regret making the investment in your rustic dining, living, bedroom, or outdoor space since it will be the hub of good conversation, improved relationships, and happy memories.
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