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Clearwater Bay is the first area of open water that you will see on Lake of the Woods, when driving eastward on the TransCanada from Winnipeg.

Clearwater Bay is considered the prime address for cottages on Lake of the Woods. Quick access from Winnipeg being the main reason. However, the location has lots to offer for both cottagers and vistors alike.

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6/23/09

Pinewood Rustic Log Furniture

If you just love that rustic look, and are finally ready to buy rustic log furniture for your home, the Pinewood Giftshop in Clearwater Bay now carries several lines of log furniture for you to choose from. They are ready to help you in making good choices for your home, cottage or condo. You will find it online throughout the year at: www.visitpinewood.com

Do you have a cottage that is overwhelmingly rustic? Or are you seeking to add rustic furniture to one or more rooms of a more conventional home? Here are a few things to consider before you buy;




Homes that feature large logs, spacious ceilings or are roomy in general require a different flavor of rustic furniture than their more conventional counterparts. If large logs make up the walls of your room, or you have a massive fireplace, you'll need a larger log look for your furniture as well. Otherwise, your log furniture will seem dwarfed and insignificant.
Larger furniture makes a room feel full without being cluttered. A few large pieces of log furniture will look better than many small ones, in both rustic or conventional homes and could actually save you money. There is also much you can do with artwork and lighting to make the best use of your space.

You will notice cracks in your rustic furniture. This occurs naturally in the drying process and adds to the rustic look.These cracks do not diminish the function or design of log furniture. They are not manufacturing defects, just a natural part of seasoning, enhancing the beauty of the wood.

A variety of wood types are used to create rustic log furniture.

Northern White Cedar grows in Northern Michigan and Canada. It withstands the abuse of seasonal elements without breaking down or rotting like other woods. It is a beautiful light tan color when freshly milled.

Hickory is a very durable, flexible wood. Furniture with unpeeled hickory accents accounts for one of the best-selling lines of log furniture. The wood is heavy yet durable and creates a beautiful contrast when combined with other woods such as northern white cedar.

Red Cedar (also know as Aromatic Cedar) is not a member of the cedar family at all, instead belonging to the juniper family. Everyone knows the deep aromatic smell of the red cedar. The wood is heavy, and naturally insect and rot resistant.

Clothes stored in a chest made of red cedar will be protected from moths. Red cedar has tight knots that add character and beauty. It is sometimes purple, but most often a brownish red that will in time become browner even when preserved. Furniture built with red cedar will last a long time and can definitely be handed down from generation to generation.

Not all log furniture is created equal-no matter how stylish or comfortable it may be. The quality of the materials used in log furniture, and the craftsmanship employed, vary widely-and this is often reflected in the price. While there are always some bargains to be had, it is quite true that you get what you pay for in log furniture.

With this thought in mind, buy the best furniture you can. It will look better and last longer if you do.

Look for well-fitted, carefully crafted connections. Dove-tailed drawers are especially known for holding together well. If you want your furniture to be finished, look for a long-lasting, tough and evenly applied coating.

The ideal log furniture store has many repeat customers who not only purchase again from their store, but recommend them to others. Quality stores are interested in more than a quick sale.

Pinewood understands the value of delivering top-quality log furniture-furniture that will last a lifetime and add a truly rustic touch to your home. Items can be picked up in the store or ordered for delivery anywhere in Canada. You can reach Pinewood by phone at 807 733 2366, or stop in at the store. Pinewood is located on Highway #1, 20 kilometers west of Kenora, Ontario in beautiful Lake of the Woods, Canada.

1 comments:

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