Searching for a new bedroom set back in 1994 my wife and I came across a log set at a local furniture store. We wanted something rustic but would also last. After looking at a few more local furniture stores we couldn't find any quality solid wood furniture. I've always enjoyed working with my hands and building things so I thought I would give it a shot. The picture on the right is one of the first ones I built when whitewash was in. Some of our friends saw the bed and wanted me to make one for them too. Shortly after that I put an ad in the local newspaper and Lodgepole Designs was born.
I remember those first few beds building them in my garage and taking about a week to build. As I got orders over the following months I would buy a new tool with each one. This helped dramatically to speed up the process and also increase the quality. Now over 2 decades later (and a few more tools) we are as passionate as ever about making rustic furniture.
Furniture and Style that Lasts
Building rustic furniture that looks great and stands the test of time has always been extremely important to us. So much of the furniture you find these days is just not built to last. Buying a new set every few years actually cost more in the long run and you always get what you pay for. That being said I think you'll find our prices very reasonable costing about the same as lesser quality pieces at your local furniture store. I still have several of the first pieces I built and they look and function as well as the day I built them. So much of the furniture built these days say it's solid wood but when you get a ding in it you discover that it's a ply veneer or MDF core. We use close to 100% solid wood on every piece we build. The only ply we use is a Russian baltic birch for our drawer bottoms and backs of dressers. Our hardware is also the best you can buy from the USA, Germany and Italy. Our highest priority is bringing value to our customers. We start by using the best materials and hardware and pair that with years of experience and pride in our work. We cut out the middle man and sell directly to you our customer. We hope that we have convinced you and give us the opportunity to prove it.
Aaron Carlini - Owner/Builder