Lets face it. We live in an artificial world. Products that do not occur in their natural state surround us every day of our lives. The average person spends his/her entire day and night in a concrete block building or a structure made of wood or metal and covered with drywall. We decorate our environment with products that are not real or simply replicas of the real. Many of these products offered to us as consumers do not occur naturally in nature. Let's take for example plastic flowers. They look great! The argument here isn't necessarily against artificial flowers, but the point is they don't smell, or feel like the real thing.
There is some sort of value to something that is real. Given a choice, one would usually choose a real quarter over a plastic one. Besides the monetary value, the real quarter just feels different. It's heavier, more solid, and conducts heat differently than plastic.
There have been conclusive scientific studies supporting this aspect of our bond with nature. Both stress and blood pressure seem to be affected in a positive manner by the addition of a natural environment. There is some very interesting reading that can be viewed at the National Wildlife Federation website about how nature impacts us.
Sometimes we just have that craving for something natural and real. This drive to be connected with nature is bred within us. God created man and put him in a garden to keep it and it is in nature that man will function best and feel most at home.
These are some of the fascinating aspects that make log furniture so special. This furniture is made as not to alter the natural way in which the tree grows. One can see the natural knots and the non-uniform structure of each log. It's like bringing a piece of nature indoors to enjoy. It's functional to boot!
Log furniture isn't only for log dwellings. Log furniture is often thought of as log cabin or lodge furniture because it goes so well with this type of dwelling. The reason that so many non-log homeowners decorate with theses types of furnishings is the fact they can still be in touch with their natural side without getting too "woodsy". Log furniture goes well in many settings and is really quite versatile.
Log furniture is unique in that you won't find it everywhere. It is a specialty item you will have to search for. If there is a place locally to purchase it, chances are there will not be a large selection to choose from. Each piece of log furniture is different than any other. Just like us, no two trees grow exactly alike. Every log will have its own knots, diameter, and structure. One can truly have something unlike any other that has been made.
We've been excited about our log furniture from day one! These are truly some amazing types of furniture. We would be happy to assist you in any way finding the right decor to fit your dreams. Quickly contact us if you have any questions.