Long before we considered white pine outdoor furniture a style, we used thick conglomerations of earthy wood to make everything from patio chairs and picnic tables to garden benches and planters. Nowadays, with plenty of manmade options attempting to conquer the market, we’re seeing the about-face towards whole log outdoor furniture as the most natural way to achieve rustic beauty in natural, high quality materials that can play easily with colorful cushions to create a comfortable deck or yard design.
Blend Wood Furniture Into its Natural Environment: The best part about using rustic white pine or cedar patio furniture is that the stage has already been set. No need to match colors, patterns, or infuse textures into your patio design – with whole log furnishings, you automatically mirror the beauty of the trees and plants that surround your yard. Open up your back door and enjoy the seamless beauty of the planet earth as a functional patio seating arrangement or cozy garden bench.
White Cedar and White Pine Furniture Understand Nature: If you’re concerned about weathering materials, the logical solution is to infuse hearty woods that understand what it is to reside outdoors in their natural state. With pine log and white cedar log furnishings, you obtain some of the highest levels of resiliency in wood. Each piece – rain or shine – will look bright and new year after year, with proper care and maintenance.
Add Comfort With a Cushioned Effect: Since we speak so highly of its durability, wood is naturally not going to be the softest material to sit on while reading or laying out while the kids play for hours on end. For this reason, the easy addition of colorful outdoor furniture cushions is a great way to bring in the soft, comfortable qualities that don’t take away from your ability to breathe in the fresh air for extended periods of time. Look into cushions that blend in with mellow, neutral tones or stand out with bright, solid colors or patterns.
The unison of nature and patio furniture comfort blends together perfectly with rustic outdoor furniture built to last.
The log cabin has long been a favorite getaway for summers and holidays. Even those with modern tastes can appreciate the rustic elegance of a log cabin nestled into the hill side. But, even if you’re not lucky enough to have your own vacation cabin (and especially if you are!) incorporating whole log furnishings into your outdoor space design will bring home that country grace with a glass of lemonade.
Whole log outdoor furniture usually comes in one of two materials: white cedar outdoor furniture and pine log patio furniture.
White Cedar: Whole log outdoor furniture crafted from white cedar will stand up to the elements. Naturally resistant to rot, decay and insects, white cedar doesn’t need any finishing products to protect it. A semi-transparent stain containing sunscreen will help prevent the ultra-violet rays from fading the original coloring on your white cedar patio furniture. But, many people also prefer the silver-grey patina coloring their aged outdoor furniture takes on.
It is necessary for cedar logs to “breath,” or dry out then take on more moisture. The breathing process does cause the outer layer of the wood to develop harmless checks as the white cedar expands and contracts with natural humidity cycles. The checks actually strengthen the structural stability of the wood, and add more rustic flair to your outdoor space design.
Pine Log: Whole log pine patio furniture is usually constructed with a treated pine material, but select pine can also be used to craft each piece. Pine log is often considered to be the more economic option to white cedar patio furniture. Treated pine is treated against mold, decay and insect damage. But, a stain or pain will further protect it from discoloration. Select pine, on the other hand, is not treated against damaging factors and does not contain embedded oils for natural protection. Whole log pine patio furniture created from select pine must be stained/sealed immediately to protect it from the elements.
Using whole log outdoor furniture is a fun and easy way to bring the relaxation of an old log cabin right into your at-home outdoor space. Consider your material options to ensure you make the best decision, and coordinate pieces that complement each other, as well as the architecture of your home or backyard structure.