So You Want To Build Your Own Lodgepole Furniture?

October 12, 2022 12:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

If you are like many people, you fell in love with lodgepole furniture at first sight. The good news is there are options for getting your own lodgepole wood furniture. 

For many folks, getting lodgepole furniture for their home will mean a trip to the store or placing an order. For those with some basic carpentry skills, however, there is the option of making your own lodgepole wood furniture.

If that sounds like you, then you have met the first requirement; believing you can and feeling comfortable with the project. Secondly, you will need to handle tools like a mallet and putty knife, a draw knife, saws, and drills proficiently.

Lastly, building your own lodgepole furniture will take a little hard work and time, along with some directions or guidelines, but that’s about it. Only you can provide the carpentry skills, confidence, and effort, and here are some tips on how to build lodgepole wood furniture.

1. Wood Selection

When it comes to lodgepole furniture, it is all about the wood. Choosing the look, feel, rustic bends, and styles of wood will have the biggest impact on the end result. 

The second most important factor when selecting your lodgepole timber is choosing or requesting dry wood. 

Once you have selected the wood, you will want to make sure you have all the necessary tools before beginning construction. 

2. Tools You Will Need

A draw knife is one of the most common tools for building lodgepole furniture. A mallet and putty knife are optional (some prefer this method) for skinning the wood. 

Tenon cutters or a chucking machine (imagine a pencil sharpener on steroids), and mortise cutters are the other major tools you will need to construct your lodgepole furniture.

3. Furniture Plans

When it comes time to roll up your sleeves and start the process of skinning, cutting and building, there are two options. Most people use a set of plans to follow, while some brave souls actually "wing it." That is about everything you need to know to get started and to help you build your own lodgepole furniture.

Help for Your Next Wood Project

If you plan to build your own lodgepole furniture, start with great wood products at Huberwoods. A solely-owned logging contractor serving Lapoint and beyond, we can help with all your building supply needs.

So, you want to build your own lodgepole furniture? Great! Contact us at Huberwoods, and let us help you get started today.






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