It is important to know that we dry out our wood in large heated rooms for months to ensure that 99% of all checking is already done. Slightly rolled wood arms and gray cushioning imparts a delicate sensibility, softening the dark wood tones.
This curing process helps extend the life of the wood by preventing mold and mildew, insect infestation, and rendering them fire resistant. Checking or cracking, happens as wood releases moisture, and normally occurs across or through the annual growth rings.
Rustic log furniture
It is then kiln-dried to 7% moisture and also to exterminate all the bugs and insects as the lumber moves closer to being useable for handcrafted reclaimed barnwood furniture.