Lore has a background in product and furniture design, cabinetry,
and construction. He has been building rustic furniture since
Pickle Ridge we take great pride hand-crafting fine rustic
furniture that will add warmth and charm to any residential or
commercial setting. While we specialize in furniture with a
natural bark finish, we also have extensive experience in all
styles of rustic carpentry, including bent willow, twig mosaic, naturally edged timber slabs, and driftwood.
furniture is designed to be both affordable and stylish, bringing
the beauty and appeal of natural wood products into your home or
business. We are a small company, with six full-time builders
having expertise in all aspects of furniture making, and we focus
our personal attention on your particular needs.
indoor furniture line is constructed mainly from red alder--an
ideal wood for such purposes. Branches of suitable thickness and
shape are put into our own kiln on the same day they are cut
in order to ensure good bark adherence and tight joints. Thicker pieces are
cut into boards of needed dimensions. Western red cedar is used
for our outdoor pieces because of its superior longevity when
exposed to the elements. We also work with many other woods,
including hazelnut, maple, arbutus (madrona), oak, willow,
dogwood, yew, yellow cedar, fir, pine, and cherry.
goal of Pickle Ridge is to provide you with beautiful, affordable
rustic furniture without compromising comfort, function or
invite you to view our new indoor furniture line, which has been
named in honour of some of the great rivers of the north. For
me, one of the most powerful images in North American
history is that of the explorers in birch bar canoes
navigating the great rivers for the first time.
explorers never knew if they would survive what was around
the next bend of the river -like the Peace, the Mackenzie,
or the Fraser- that now bear their names.
are the images I had in mind when I created the Pickle
Ridge Collection--powerful, flowing, natural and
adventurous. The explorer's mode of transportation was the
hand-crafted, all natural, birch bark canoe which, like
the log cabin, is one of the great icons of North American
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