It wouldn’t be rustic furniture without imperfections.
Unlike glued together fine furniture, checking and knots are expected with log furniture. Checking can range from very slight slivers to cracks running the full length of the log to the heart or middle of the log wood.
In either case this checking is completely normal and in no way affects the integrity of the wood, or the strength of your new furniture. The unique nature of each individual log acts to accentuate it’s charm, add character and further the natural appeal and rustic qualities. There are times when molded to perfect proportions and a mass production replication of every concievable surface just isn’t what we seek. Log furniture and rustic decor fill this void so highly sought in today’s increasingly hectic and overly commerialized world.