Lumber Prices: The Biggest Factors Affecting Price

By ericotten | October 31, 2023 |

QUESTION 1: What affects lumber prices?  (…and how we leverage this to always offer the lowest prices!) Lumber is generally defined as a commodity, that is, something that is sold in a raw form before any value has been added to it. As contrasted by goods, which is something that has been finished and sold…

4 DIY Home Improvement Ideas – Our Top Picks

By ericotten | October 17, 2023 |

Looking for some project ideas to improve your home? Look no further. At Heartwood Log and Lumber, we’ve put together our top 4 picks for home improvement projects and provide the materials to make your ideas come to life! 1. Log Cabin Accent Wall Using Heartwood’s log siding, create a focal accent wall in a…

How to Choose the Right Wood for Your Rustic Home Decor

By ericotten | October 17, 2023 |

The rustic aesthetic—invoking a sense of warmth, nostalgia, and connection to nature—remains a timeless interior design choice. Central to achieving this look is the selection of the right kind of wood. As an embodiment of organic beauty and durability, wood brings an unmistakable character to interiors. Heartwood Log and Lumber, the Midwest’s premier supplier of…

How to Craft Beautiful Furniture Pieces from Live-Edge Slabs

By ericotten | October 17, 2023 |

Live-edge wood is an incredibly popular and enduring trend in furniture design. Its raw, natural edge showcases the tree’s character and brings rustic charm to any setting. Crafting furniture from live-edge slabs might seem daunting, but with the right approach, it can be a fulfilling DIY project. In this article, we will guide you through…

The Timeless Appeal of Wooden Countertops: Tips and Products to Keep Them Gleaming

By ericotten | October 16, 2023 |

Wooden countertops have graced kitchens and other spaces for centuries, offering warmth, character, and versatility. Their timeless appeal is often unmatched by other materials. However, their beauty comes with the responsibility of proper maintenance to ensure longevity. At Heartwood Log and Lumber, we not only appreciate the allure of wooden surfaces but also emphasize the…

How to Maintain Wood Furniture Quality

By Nicole Carr | June 17, 2019 |
Outdoor set of a wood table and chairs

One of the most important things to do after purchasing a piece of custom wood furniture is to make sure it is taken care of properly. Wood furniture, especially when it is crafted with high-quality materials, can last a lifetime. With all of the cleaning supplies on the market, how are you supposed to know…

What is the Difference Between Lumber and Timber?

By Nicole Carr | June 3, 2019 |
Stacked wood lumber at a sawmill

Heartwood Log and Lumber specializes in many categories, but the backbone of this company is the high-quality lumber and timber. You might have the question, “What is the difference between lumber and timber, and when do I use each?” While on the surface they seem to be interchangeable, they have different characteristics and serve different…

5 Benefits to Hardwood Flooring

By Nicole Carr | May 17, 2019 |
Woman walking across a hardwood floor

When you are deciding what type of flooring to install in your home, it can be challenging to come to a final decision. With options such as carpet, marble, and hardwood, there are many different benefits. However, hardwood flooring is an excellent option that can provide the best overall quality while keeping to your budget.…