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The Many Uses of Lodgepoles

August 18, 2021 7:24 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Lumber has been one of the most popular construction materials around the world for thousands of years, and it continues to be used for all kinds of building projects. While there are plenty of modern processes used to manufacture lumber for construction projects, people still use rustic wood materials—including lodgepoles—for a wide variety of purposes. If you’re interested in learning more about lodgepole pines and the many uses for this kind of lumber, keep reading. What are lodgepole pines? Lodgepole pines are pine trees that grow on the Pacific Coast, in the Black Hills and in the Rocky Mountains from... View Article

Why You Should Think About Living in a Teepee

July 29, 2021 1:54 am Published by Leave your thoughts

The Native American tribes across the country have taught newer Americans a lot of tips and tricks—including construction methods. Teepees are one of those housing options that can be incredibly portable during hunting season. While your regular home may not be a teepee, it’s worth considering whether this kind of tent would be a good choice while hunting, fishing and camping. Can you live in a teepee? Yes—but if you’re not hunting, camping or fishing on a regular basis, you probably won’t need to use this kind of construction for everyday purposes. If you’re interested in permanent living, there are... View Article

Creative Lodgepole Cabin Ideas

July 15, 2021 1:54 am Published by Leave your thoughts

How many times have you threatened, “I’ll just go run off to the woods and never come back”? If you have an interesting lodgepole cabin design, that goal might just be within reach—especially when you equip it with modern comforts like plumbing, electricity and internet. Whether you want a 21st century rustic getaway or a full-fledged residence, there are plenty of ways to achieve it. Here’s a closer look at some of the different types of lodgepole cabins to get your creative juices flowing: A-frame: An A-frame home is the perfect way to use lodgepoles. Use the poles to create... View Article

Rustic Furniture Ideas Using Lodgepoles

January 5, 2021 7:21 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Lodgepoles don’t have to be used only for structural purposes! There are a lot of projects where you can take advantage of the rustic appeal of lodgepoles, particularly in the world of furniture. Here’s a quick look at some rustic furniture ideas you might try implementing yourself if you’re a Utah woodworker. Otherwise, you are certain to find these types of furniture items anywhere you can find rustic furniture collections! Benches: There are a variety of types of rustic benches you can make using lodgepoles. Create simple, Leopold-style benches for your yard, benches that are ideal for decks or porches... View Article

How to Build Awesome Lodgepole Furniture

February 11, 2020 11:41 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Pine lodgepoles don’t just have to be used for, well, lodgepoles and fence posts. There are plenty of other creative ways you can use lodgepoles in your various projects, including in custom furniture making. In fact, the tradition of making lodgepole pine furniture goes back centuries, when people would use them out of pure necessity. The lodgepoles made for sturdy supports for benches, beds, tables and chairs, and lodgepole pines would offer reliable and straight pieces of wood that could easily be cut to the right size. Today, the practice of lodgepole furniture building in Utah is done more for... View Article