The log bed is a rustic style of bed made of whole or partial tree logs rather than treated pre-cut timber. The log bed look originated with early settlers who literally cut down trees to make their beds. Log beds are generally handcrafted, so they can take a long time to make. The technique used to shape the logs leaves the beds with slightly curved lines. The log bed is then treated with oil, usually linseed, to protect the wood. The cost of a log bed depends on the amount and quality of logs used. Supplementing the wood with metal will reduce the cost. For maximum durability and strength the logs used should be at least 2-3 years old, when the shape and natural warp have set. Log beds are available in all bed sizes and provide a unique style for your bedroom.