Logs: We use only the highest grade dead-standing aspen that comes from the upper elevations of the Rocky Mountains. As we grade the logs, we hand sort them into natural and gnarly character. The gnarly wood is rare and comes from stands of trees where elk herds have wintered and eaten the bark and rubbed the felt off their horns against the saplings. As the trees grew these chew marks and horn rubs turned into elaborate gnarly configurations. The distinction of using natural or gnarly logs creates our log style preferences (see print catalog pages 4–7).
Lumber: All of our panels are solid wood aspen, no laminates! The lumber we use is kiln dried to moisture content below 8% for optimal quality. As we grade the lumber, we sort it into natural and wild or colorful grain. The distinction of using natural or wild grain lumber in our panels creates our panel style preferences (see print catalog pages 4 – 7).
Hardware: We only use full-extension ball bearing glides. All of our door hinges are European-style, 6 way adjustable hinges. We use naturally bent twigs for handles enhancing the natural beauty of every piece.
Options: Each section highlights available options and general options are found on our print catalog page 78. Bear in mind, many of the options can be combined for optimal versatility and functionality. However, the best feature of all is the affordability of these options.
Dimension Changes: Our products come in a wide variety of sizes most of which can be modified to suit to your specific needs. Each product will have a section outlining standard dimensional limitations.
Finishes: We offer a variety of stains (see print catalog page 78). We use a 3 coat process: either a stain or a clear base coat to draw out the natural beauty of the wood grain, a catalyzed vinyl sealer that gets scuffed silky smooth, and a catalyzed conversion coating for the top coat. No other finish on the market holds a candle to the durability, consistency, and feel of the layered catalyzed finishes we use.