Decorating a Cabin—Some Ideas for Fishhawk Lake Decor!

Where to Go to Get Cabin Furniture, Decor and Accessories For Cabins at Fishhawk Lake

By Gayle Rich-Boxman

Broker with Vernonia Realty

“Your Gateway to Fishhawk Lake!” 


Cabin that Sold at Fishhawk Lake for $247,000 2011

 I always get asked where to find furniture, granite or marble countertops, cabin decor and all the “cabiny stuff” that makes  vacation properties for sale at Fishhawk Lake look like those popular magazines!  I will mention some of the places to go to locally as well as catalogs that I frequent that might be helpful to those trying to upgrade or simply update the home they’ve just bought from me.

Using local artisans, builders, and simply going online can save money when you’re located out in the middle of nowhere at Fishhawk Lake Recreation Club in the itty bitty town of Birkenfeld Oregon.  For example, we used a 2nd generation company by the name of Absolute Granite and Marble in Vernonia Oregon located only a half hour away, and they were fast, efficient, less expensive and true artists and personally come recommended by not only me, but several others who’ve used them for their new homes or remodeled kitchen updates at Fishhawk Lake. I found them to be true artists after seeing what they did with matching the striations in my Rain Forest Green marble that I used for all of my countertops in my kitchen.  They coordinated with my local friend who does all kinds of remodeling projects and together they made it look stunning for far less than I would’ve spent if I’d gone through a company located an hour and a half away in Portland.  I put together a Resource List link on my website that can also help you with companies that have been referred by members of Fishhawk Lake Recreation Club who are all licensed and bonded.  About an hour and fifteen minutes away is called North Plains Fireplace and Furniture. We walked in and found all kinds of stoves, wood, pellet, etc., but we were actually looking for a new log kitchen table and chairs and perhaps a rug or two.  They had that and more!  They ordered us an aspen log table and six chairs made to order that will match perfectly our huge rocking chair that we already had from one of my past clients.  They also had access to a rug that I had seen in a Cabela catalog and gave me a price that was about $40 cheaper AND they’ll deliver all of this for a nominal fee.

Here’s a home I have for sale that has many of its decor coming from Elkhorn Furniture in Oregon or Black Forest Decor. I’ve bought many items from both places.


                This 2 BR/1BA LAKEFRONT Home FOR SALE $279,000

Another furniture place that I just discovered at the Log Home Show held  at the Expo Center is located in Clackamas, OR. and is called Oregon Log Furniture and they do custom handmade furniture and also had candleholders, clocks, etc.  I bought a picture frame with an elk on the frame at the show and haven’t been to their showroom yet, but someday!  I just found another incredible furniture company online: Woodland Creek Furniture…we’re going to be purchasing a gorgeous redwood table  from them and so far their customer service has been exemplary.  Their website is:

Update: August 2010. Here is the new table from Woodland Creek  and chairs were purchased at Pier 1 Imports.

Another company I discovered online around the same time that I found Woodland Creek Furniture is a company called JHE’s Furniture Place ( We were looking for a “lodge-like” king sized bed frame; something unusual for our large master bedroom.  Jason is the owner and a great guy who answers the phone himself and is readily available to offer personal customer service.  I had ordered something unusual that took some time to build and I had looked around on other sites but found his to be the most reasonable and he made it easy to do business from states away, as they’re located in Tennessee.I ordered an Adirondack Log Bed and nightstands.  They came very well wrapped and nothing was nicked or scratched, but boy is it HEAVY!

There are numerous catalogs that I can suggest for different cabin-like decor.  BlackForest Decor is one, although some of their pricing can be a bit spendy.  Plow&Hearth is a good one, especially for little items, or garden and bird accessories, windchimes, etc. Wild Wings specializes in nature themes. I had mentioned Cabela which is a catalog that I receive, but found out that there is also a store located a couple of hours away in WA. state.  But online works just as well for me, and UPS and FedEX both deliver right to my doorstep.


Pier 1 Imports is a great store for cool, kitschy type stuff and their candles are truly the BEST. I’ve also spent very little money at Goodwill getting some carpets, furniture, baskets and fun decor for our investment cabin that turned out really well for very little money.  There are also neighbors at Fishhawk Lake who are periodically parting with furnishings that they have put up on our local bulletin boards and you can get some great cabiny items for very little expense.

As I discover more of the decor that fits this style for our Fishhawk Lake residents and members, I’ll try to update this for you to peruse.  Then again, you can buy up here and have it be fully furnished and not have to do a THING for a couple of years except bring your toothbrush and your family and friends!

About fishhawklakerealtor

I've been the local realtor/neighbor for 14 years who lives full time in the Fishhawk Lake area, a private lake community in the middle of the coastal range in a very small town in Oregon . It's heaven out here and my husband and I have lived here full time for about 12 years and over 15 altogether as weekenders before that. This area is my niche, my specialty, my passion. Doing this is truly a dream come true. Let me help you make it yours. Call me, your local expert: 503-755-2905 REALTOR® John L Scott Market Center Also check out my blog on ActiveRain: Or to check out my listings go to my website:
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