our log furniture...K & A Log Furniture owned and operated
by Keith A. Miller. Keith has been involved in logging
and forest management since 1990. He combines the skills
and knowledge that was learned in the classroom, in the woods
and in the sawmill to produce a product that is quickly becoming
a leader in the industry.
trees that are utilized for log furniture are individually
inspected and carefully harvested. The
logs are then trucked to the Aberdeen, SD facility where
they are handpeeled and then carefully stacked in a climate
air is heated slightly and then circulated constantly
while the moisture evaporates from the logs and is removed
by condensing units that operate 24/7. During the
initial dry-in period of 7-10 days, over 8 gallons of
water per day is drained from the condensers.
the logs dry to a moisture content of less than 15% they
are considered stabilized and moved to the manufacturing
shop. The logs will not shrink, warp or check any
more than they already have. This strict method
of quality control assures the customer that their furniture
will be never loosen up or wobble.
the logs are placed in the racks at the construction shop,
they are cut to whatever length is needed, sanded, and then
used in our mortise and tenon method of construction.
Mortise and tenon building is an age old method and still
is the strongest furniture joint possible. With the
recent advancement in specialty polyurethane glues, a log
tenon that is glued in a mortise will never come apart unless
the tenon is cut and drilled out of the mortise.
the piece of furniture is built, it is then sprayed with lacquer,
sanded, and sprayed again. This specific lacquer is
extremely stain, moisture and heat resistant which provides
superior protection against the accidents of life. Once
applied, the furniture will never need to be treated again
for the lifetime of the piece. If an accident should
occur , the affected area can be resanded and resprayed and
will be renewed to its original state. Our table, bar
and counter tops are covered with a very thick(.125) polymer
finish. This is the same finish used at chain restaurants(Grizzley's
Steakhouse, Outback Steakhouse, etc) and on log and slab bar
tops across the nation.
It is a detailed process which involves several hours of mixing,
pouring, levelling, and brushing, but the results are phenominal(see
our showcase page). The polymer compound is technology
at its finest. The product hardens to the touch, but
remains flexible enough to withstand impacts, heat and humidity
& A Log Furniture uses only the best components in their
pieces and the quality clearly shows. We will always
emphasize customer service and durable practicality.
The products offered are handmade treasures that have been
fashioned with skill and experience. We are always willing
to custom design an item for a specific application, and take
great care when designing interior decor. K&A
has a company slogan that sums up the effort to produce a
quality product at a reasonable price:
make it your way!"
K & A Log Furniture also offers lighting and furniture
designed with elk and deer antler. The same attention
to detail is applied to the construction of antler lamps and
chandeliers. Constructed with grade one antlers and
offering all interior wiring with UL approved fixtures, quality
and craftsmanship is written in every line. Comes complete
with hand fitted real antler sockets that are blended with
professional antler compound to the antler beam, not just
set on the antler. The elk antlers that we use have been personally
collected in the wilds of Wyoming.
spring Keith plans a trip to wilderness areas in the Rocky
Mountains where he hikes for hundreds of miles in search of
freshly shed antlers. This allows for more affordable
antler lighting since it removes several 'middle men'.
Our most popular chandelier, the 6 elk antler square style
can be found in lodges, cabins and businesses across the U.S.
Perfectly balanced and complete with 3' chain and an antique
brass ceiling plate, it is ready to be displayed as the focal
point of your trophy or living room. Destined to be
a conversation piece for years, a chandelier by K & A
is backed with a satisfaction guarantee and unparalleled attention
to minute detail.
K&A Log Construction was formed to provide experience
log builders to the Aberdeen area. Before long, we were
doing jobs in the surrounding states and now have completed
jobs in 7 different states. We offer new home construction,
log home restoration, log maintenance, interior log remodelling
and rock fireplaces. Please visit the construction
page to see some of our work.
note from the Owner
believe one of K&A's most important qualities is our dedication
to honesty and hard work. As a Christian, the Word of
God commands us to be truthful, to work hard, and to do our
best in every situation we find ourselves. I am committed
to my God, my family and my customers, in that order.
I have found that maintaining the above balance results in
God's blessing, a happy family and very satisfied customers.
As long as I own the company I will attempt to please any
client that I can, but I will never violate one of God's principles
to do so. This is actually a benefit to the customer,
because God holds a much higher standard than they do.
Please do not hesitate to inquire about my relationship with
God, I will be happy to point you towards a new life in Christ.
Keith A Miller
to Know You are on Your Way to Heaven
You must realize that you are a sinner before a Holy God.
Romans 3:23 "For all have sinned and come short of the glory
2. You must realize that there is a penalty for your sin.
Romans 6:23 "For the wages of sin is death..."
3. You must realize that you cannot earn salvation. Ephesians
2:8,9 "For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not
of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any
man should boast."
4. You must realize that Christ fully paid the penalty of
sin for us. Romans 5:8 "But God commendeth his love toward
us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us."
Romans 6:23 "...but the gift of God is eternal life through
Jesus Christ our Lord."
5. You must accept by faith God's provision for salvation.
John 3:36 "He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life:
and he that believeth not on the Son shall not see life; but
the wrath of God abideth on him." The word 'believe' means
to trust or rely upon. We must trust fully in what Christ
did for us- He shed His blood, died, and rose again to pay
for our sin.