Term: Bunk (logging)
1. A lumber-jack's bed. The early bunks had no springs. They were generally pole shelves with straw for cushioning, no mattresses. 2. The heavy timber upon which the logs rest on a logging sleigh. 3. The crossbeam on a log car upon which the logs rest. Same as bolster. View more information about logging elsewhere at wisconsinhistory.org
View pictures relating to logging at Wisconsin Historical Images.
[Source: Sorden, L.G. and Isabel J. Ebert. Logger's Words of Yesteryears. (Madison, 1956).]