All log furniture, especially rustic, are subject to the natural process of “checking”. Checking occurs when moisture is released during the drying process and adds to the character and rustic look of our products. This is just the result of the wood seasoning and is not any indication of damage nor does it affect the structural integrity of the log piece.
We dry all of our wood logs for months to ensure that 99% of all “checking” is already done before it is used to build the log furniture. It does not impact the durability or safety of our logs and all our logs are stress tested before they enter production to ensure they will hold up to the test of weight of time. Not every manufacturer does this testing, but we do this to ensure our products durability and safety.
Checking mainly occurs on the surface of the wood and can even extend to running the full length of the log, or can be just very slight slivers. The extent of the checking varies as each log and each piece is unique. This checking is completely normal and again our logs are stress tested after the checking has already occurred to ensure durability and safety. All of our pieces are covered by a lifetime limited warranty (with the exception of The Rustic Arts Collection which has a 5 year limited warranty) covering structural defects or aesthetic damage due to the manufacturer. If you have any questions or concerns about our log furniture please do not hesitate to call or email us.