Lodge pole pine is grown and harvested locally (see our harvesting article with pictures here) here. This is the material of choice for log furniture constructed in the North West. Lodge pole pine grows fast and plentiful, along with its characteristics of generally growing straight and in long lengths.
Lodge pole is harvested after the growth process stops (otherwise known as “dead standing”). It’s a very nice, dry stable wood to work with. Before we can use it for our Snow Creek line, the lodge pole is de limbed and put through a large lathe, which turns them into a smooth consistent diameter. This knotty pine lodge pole material is used to create our entire line of Snow Creek log furniture.