5 Tips for Buying Authentic Rustic Furniture: JHE’s Helps Consumers Properly Kick Off Outdoor Entertaining Season

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Fine wood furniture and rustic decor e-tailer LogFurniturePlace.com arms consumers with 5 tips for spotting authentic rustic outdoor furniture.

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People who are sincerely interested in authentic rustic furniture, rustic decor items and related products inspired by nature want them to be 100% compatible with the outdoors.

With Spring and Summer come opportunities to live it up outdoors: Snoozing on a soothing porch glider, kicking back on a playful backyard swing and gathering everyone around the picnic table. Yet, with publications like ELLE Decor and major department stores touting the virtues of what they call “rustic furniture”, authentic builders like JHE’s LogFurniturePlace.com urge buyers to beware.

“A friend of the company recently told me that Macy’s was selling patio sets labeled ‘rustic outdoor furniture’ – some of which were made of white resin wicker,” says JHE’s Owner and Founder Jason Hunt. “I don’t consider inorganic materials like plastic rustic.”

“People who are sincerely interested in authentic rustic furniture, rustic decor items and related products inspired by nature want them to be 100% compatible with the outdoors. Those people want and deserve to know how they can tell the difference between what is and isn’t real or authentic wood furniture.”

So, Hunt offers consumers (5) tips for quickly sizing up potential log furniture imposters:

Cost | Color | Quality | Construction | Care & Attention

Cost – Long-lasting, hard-wearing log furniture for the outdoors is not likely to be had at rock-bottom prices. Instead, it is made to be enjoyed by multiple generations of family and friends. Spend a bit more up front and save a lot in the long run by not having to purchase the same “low cost” item every couple years. LFP’s Contoured Comfort Log Glider by Lakeland Mills is a great example.

Color – Improper wood processing and imitation wood products have a color that appears “off”, especially when compared to the wood type it claims to represent. See LFP’s GroovyStuff Jackson Hole Table for an example of real outdoor teak furniture.

Quality – Authentic rustic furniture for the deck, patio or garden is stunning, sturdy and inviting (vs. run of the mill, potentially unsafe and stuffy looking). LFP’s high-quality Cedar Lake Massive Cedar Log Swing features stabilizing logs, contoured seats and is made from Northern White Cedar vs imported Chinese Fir which does not have the strength nor durability of Cedar.

Construction – Extensive use of cast aluminum and metal is uncommon in lines of outdoor furniture and accessories like those at JHE’s, which are typically made of wood from naturally fallen North American trees and other domestic reclaimed wood sources. We also use screws in our Contoured Comfort collection by Lakeland Mills instead of nails or staples, which tend to fall out over time.

Care and Attention – Real log furniture and reclaimed wood furniture for the outdoors is built with care. JHE’s employs master craftsmen who pay attention to detail with each piece of wood furniture they build for homes, cabins, cottages and lodges nationwide.

Home and lodge owners looking for everything from bathroom vanities to wood furniture for the outdoors can visit LogFurniturePlace.com and view 1,000s of authentic rustic furniture and cabin decor items and accessories – or call 877-LOG-FURN (564-3876).

ABOUT “THE REAL” LOG FURNITURE PLACE: The craftsmen and women at JHE’s Log Furniture Place create stunning, unique, heirloom-quality indoor and outdoor wood furniture and accessories featured in homes, cabins, cottages and lodges across North America. In business for 25+ years, JHE’s Log Furniture Place builds custom log and reclaimed wood furniture to order and offers 1,000s of rustic furniture and decor items which are U.S.A. made. It’s also with a great sense of humor that JHE’s offers award-winning customer service, a Lowest Price Promise and free shipping on most orders.

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