Log furniture can be manufactured from almost any type of wood as long as the timbers that are used have adequate dimensions and strength. Some of the most popular types of wood include aspen, steam-bent hickory , pine , aromatic red cedar , northern white cedar , walnut, and willow.
THE MOST EXPENSIVE WOOD IN THE WORLD Grenadil , African Blackwood . This wood is one of the most expensive on the planet. Agar Wood . Agar wood is a valuable plant found in tropical forests of Southeast Asia. Black wood ( Ebony ) Sandalwood . Amaranth, Purple Heart . Dalbergia . Bubinga . Bocote , Cordia ( Bocote , Cordia )
Place a dehumidifier in the center of the room once all of the standing water is removed . Set it to the highest extraction setting possible. Turn it on and leave it running for at least 24 hours to pull moisture from the boards. Place fans blowing across the surface to further aid in drying the wood out.
It’s ok to carve items from dried wood , but it’s generally easier to carve green wood . Green wood just means that it still has moisture in it, that it was freshly cut. You can cut a section of wood and then freeze it to help contain the moisture and greenness.
How to get a Rustic Finish on New Wood in 4 steps Stain Your Wood. I use a water based stain by Saman, in Dark Walnut. Brush on some crackle coat. (some like to use Elmers Glue for this but I prefer a real crackle coat, I find I have more control). Paint board with white paint. Sand, sand, sand. Seal and Finish the Wood.