About the Wood

Lodgepole Pine:

Most of our pine is lodgepole pine. It grows in central and eastern Oregon, mostly at the base of mountainous areas. It is usually the first tree to appear after a forest fire, as the cones release the seeds in extreme heat. Pine is on the softer end of the hardness scale for trees. Over time, pine will patina from the white color to a more golden color.  The cracks that are visible in the wood are natural and part of the drying process. Pine is a versatile wood that can be stained to match any decor, or simply finished with a clear finish to show off its natural looks.

 

Juniper:

Most of our juniper is grown out in eastern Oregon. It is a very hardy desert tree. It is a very thirsty tree and its roots grow straight down until it finds water, no matter how long it takes. The older the wood, the darker red to brown it gets. Juniper is around the middle of the range of hardness for trees. It is not as soft as pine or fir, but not as hard as oak, walnut, or apple. It is a labor-intensive wood to work with and takes a long time to sand all the bark off by hand. The new growth of juniper, the white coloring, will often patina as well like pine to a golden color. The cracks that are visible in the wood are natural and part of the drying process. Juniper has an amazing diversity of color and character that can fit in any decor.

 

Aspen:

Our aspen is grown in northern Idaho. The aspen is usually dead standing or fallen aspen trees. This is responsible for the smokey-dark coloring.  It is notorious for having lots of worm trail scarring and lots of coloring and character. Although rustic, it still has a somewhat refined look that is becoming increasingly popular. Our aspen furniture is blended with juniper and hickory woods that complement each other nicely to match your decor.