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Seven Fun and Interesting Facts About Teepees

April 13, 2018 2:42 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

“A conical tent usually consisting of skins” is how Webster’s dictionary defines “teepee.” But for Native Americans, teepees are an important part of culture and history. For outdoor enthusiasts, teepees are a home away from home. At Huberwoods, teepees are just one of many uses for our wooden teepee poles in Utah. No matter what your interest or experience level with teepees may be, here are a few fun facts about teepees that we think will interest you. Teepee lifestyle Why live in a teepee? Because it best suits your lifestyle! For Native Americans, teepees were the ideal dwellings to... View Article

Five Tips for Keeping Your Teepee Canvas Mildew Free

March 30, 2018 2:42 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Whether you are an outdoor enthusiast, enjoy the backcountry or prefer the nomadic lifestyle, a teepee is a great addition to your outdoor gear. However, to get the most use out of your teepee, it’s important that you care for it properly. There is a direct correlation between the amount of care you put into maintaining your teepee and the amount of enjoyment you get out of using it. The main issue that people tend to run into when owning a teepee is that the canvas is easily susceptible to mold and mildew, which can be very destructive to canvas... View Article

Fun Teepee Ideas for Kids: Great Uses for Teepee Poles in Utah

March 16, 2018 6:18 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Small teepees have become extremely popular items for children, especially for birthday and Christmas presents. We love hearing about all the fun, creative ways kids are playing with teepees in their play rooms, and have collected some of our favorites. Here are some examples of activities you can arrange with your kids’ teepee poles in Utah: Indoor campout: Have a “campout” just like you would in a tent outdoors. Set up sleeping bags, tell ghost stories and have s’mores (microwaved, most likely). This is an especially great idea in the middle of winter, to give you and your child a... View Article

Proper Wood Storage Techniques for Humid Climates

March 2, 2018 6:18 am Published by Leave your thoughts

It’s easy to end up having more wood than you need, which can result in your storage areas being filled up with lumber rather quickly. However, if you don’t store lumber properly for the long term, there are some risks involved. Here are a few examples from a wooden lodgepole supplier in Utah of these risks and the best storage procedures to help you avoid them. Moisture-related issues The biggest issue associated with long-term storage of extra lumber is changes in moisture content, especially with kiln-dried lumber. Most of the time, the moisture content changes are reflected in an increase... View Article

Repairing vs. Replacing Wooden Fence Posts in Utah

February 13, 2018 3:19 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Have you been wondering whether you should repair your wooden fence posts in Utah, or just replace them altogether? There are a variety of factors you should weigh in your decision, not the least of which is the cost to do the project. Here’s a brief overview of some of the factors you should consider when making this decision, and how you can evaluate the condition of your fence. When it’s better to repair There are some types of repairs that are easy enough to make, so you shouldn’t waste the money replacing your whole fence. The elements can take... View Article