A buckboard is a four-wheeled wagon of simple construction meant to be drawn by a horse or other large animal. The "buckboard" is the front-most board on the wagon that could act as both a footrest for the driver and protection for the driver from the horse's rear hooves in case of a "buck". Back in the day, these boards were rough cut at the sawmill and not dressed up or completely smoothed out. So it is with our Buckboard Collection rustic bed. Don’t worry though it not really - no it’s tamed to the point that it is civilized. Think of it as a rare steak, the natural wood but not overdone. Whether your bones are aching because you rode the wildest bull at the rodeo or you just rode the mechanical bull at the local pub, this is a bed you can literally fall into when you need some rest. Like the “buck” board on the wagon, this furniture will offer rest, protection, and peace of mind for many years to come.
Some days, if you hang around the Showroom at Niangua Rustic Furniture you just might see a buckboard heading down the road behind a fine steed. Once in a while there might even be a small load of lumber aboard. Now that you have read this, if you stopped to talk to the driver and if you glanced at his load you would know whether our sawmill cut the lumber when you searched the surface of the wood for the arcs of a grand old circular saw blade.
The furniture in this collection is solid as can be, that just goes without saying when you take one look at it. But its sturdiness is only part of the story, for the other qualities of this set are what set it apart. After all if durability and strength were all that mattered, a concrete bed would be standard. No strength is not the “strength” of this bed, it really is honesty. That is really what this bed imparts to those who view it and use it. It is built to remind us of our connection to the earth, to the natural environment. Starting as a standing tree, felled by local loggers, sawn in our mill in the old ways, your log is then forged into your bed without hiding any of the unique qualities of the wood. While we sand it and apply finish to make the wood last, there is no effort to create that glass like surface with multiple layers of lacquer making a mirror surface. Just like a person carries scars from years ago, trees do too, and we think you are prepared to accept the tree that is now your bed just as it is, scars, knots, character and all.