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Common Cattle Fencing Mistakes to Watch Out For

September 29, 2018 5:32 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Many farmers tend to do their own livestock fencing rather than hiring a professional to take on the job. While this is certainly doable, it becomes crucial for you to be aware of certain common cattle fencing mistakes that could result in your having unsecured or otherwise faulty fencing. With this in mind, here are some things to watch for with your wooden fence poles in Utah when setting up fencing for livestock containment. Contact Huberwoods to learn more! Undersized corner posts This is perhaps the most frequently made mistake in the world of fencing. The problem tends to be... View Article

DIY Lodgepole End Table Instructions

September 18, 2018 7:49 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Are you interested in tackling a fun, relatively simple woodworking project? An end table is a great piece of furniture to make as a beginner, as it doesn’t require any ornate or detailed woodwork, but can still provide a wonderful, attractive finished product. When you create such a table using lodgepole logs, you’ll have an end table with a rustic appearance you simply would not be able to get with other types of woods, ideal for cabins, ranches or homes with rustic décor. Here are some basic DIY lodgepole end table instructions you can try out the next time you’re... View Article

What Is Lodgepole Pine?

September 4, 2018 7:49 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Lodgepole pine is a staple of the woods in the western United States, especially in Yellowstone National Park. If you’ve visited Old Faithful, you’ve likely seen it en masse, but it’s also found frequently along the Oregon coast, in the Yukon Territory in Canada, in the Cascades in Washington (at upper elevations) and in the Sierra de Juarez Mountains of Baja California, Mexico. Lodgepole pine logs are often used for our teepees, but they are frequently used in other building projects, including woodworking and in construction. Here are just some of the characteristics and basics of lodgepole pine you may... View Article

What Is the Origin of the Teepee?

August 10, 2018 6:18 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Some archaeologists believe teepees may have been used as far back as 12,000 years ago. Some archaeological sites have revealed indicators that dwellings made from a number of wooden lodgepoles in Utah existed at that period in history, thanks to the use of carbon dating soil samples in areas that appeared to be remains of ancient villages and campsites. These dwellings may either have been what we now know as teepees, or something that is closer to a “wicklup,” which uses brush and bark for the outer walls versus canvas or hides. At these sites, archaeologists have also discovered stone... View Article

How Long Have Teepees Been in Use?

July 27, 2018 6:17 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Have you ever watched children build forts or secret hideouts outside? In many cases they create a structure that resembles the shape of a teepee. While this might be a result of them mimicking what they’ve seen on television, it’s actually also them creating a basic structure that has been used by humans for thousands of years. Teepees were most famously used by the Native American tribes, especially those located in the Great Plains region of North America. They would construct these teepees to be their family homes or for ceremonial purposes. They were very important structures for the Cheyenne,... View Article