Categories for Lodgepoles

Can a Tipi Be a Permanent Residence?

January 29, 2019 7:54 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

The tipi is a classic structure popularized by America’s indigenous peoples, and is still used for many purposes today. While many people would love the opportunity to stay overnight or camp for a week in a tipi, the idea of permanently living in a tipi might be difficult to conceptualize. However, you might be surprised to learn that you actually can make a tipi your permanent residence—and there are some enthusiasts who choose to do exactly that! Read on for more information from a lodgepole supplier in Utah about how this works. What you should know about tipis as a... View Article

Did You Know That Natural Wooden Lodgepoles in Utah Make Great Handrails?

January 16, 2019 4:46 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

When was the last time you used a handrail? If it was a garden-variety handrail, you probably didn’t even take notice of it. These features are often taken for granted. They are simply a necessary tool for safety and assistance. But they don’t have to be—natural wooden lodgepoles in Utah can transform a utilitarian handrail into a charming and inviting feature of your property. A host of styles and options are available to create something unique for your space. To get your creative juices flowing, consider the following ideas: Porch steps: Make your entrance more inviting with a natural wood... View Article

Natural Wood Lodgepoles in Utah Are Great for Home Décor, Too!

January 2, 2019 4:45 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

With your creative juices flowing, there’s no limit to the incredible decorations you can make for your home. As you spruce up your living space with DIY projects, don’t overlook the many possibilities provided by lodgepoles in Utah. These natural wood pieces are ideal for making home decorations of all types and sizes. Consider the following top 10 ideas for your next wood project: Coat rack: Finish the wood with your favorite stain, then add a few hooks to match your interior theme. Place your horizontal coat hook on a wall near your entry for a charming, rustic place to... 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