How to Build Log Furniture

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Log furniture items allow us to feel at one with nature. There are many ways that you can experiment in order to make log furniture. Hence, there is no right way or wrong way of building log furniture. While there are some people who prefer the rustic look there are others who opt for a sleeker and more finished look. No matter what finishing you select for your log item, when designed and constructed properly it is definitely going to offer life long service.

If you want to create your log furniture, start with a table because it is the best furniture to build for beginners. Here are some instructions that will help you understand how to go about it.


  1. The first thing you need to do is to get a large log piece for the table top. Also arrange for smaller log pieces for the table legs and other supports.
  2. Carefully cut the smaller log pieces to appropriate lengths. Make sure that all the leg parts are cut to equal lengths so that your table stands at a uniform level and does not wobble.
  3. Now examine the side of the log slice that you will use as the table top. Measure a square shape as per the requirement and draw it on the underside of the log slice.
  4. Put a leg inside one of the corners of the square. Drill a hole into the leg part such that it is parallel to the table top. Also start to angle the drill down the top portion of the table. It should create a diagonal drill hole from the leg into the top. Repeat the process on the other side of the leg.
  5. Using 2 inch decking screws, attach the leg into the table top through both of the drilled holes that you created in the previous step. Repeat the process for the remaining leg portions.
  6. Now create and attach the support rungs to the table. Measure the support rung log against the distance between the legs. Carefully cut the rung support in the appropriate size. It is always better to have a bit longer support. If you find that it is getting too tight then you can use a hammer to push to its place.
  7. Screw the rung supports to the table legs with the 3 inch decking screws.
  8. Repeat the measure cut and attach procedure for another support log.
  9. Prefer positioning each support rung at a different height to create added stability.
  10. Repeat this process with the remaining two support rungs.
  11. Now varnish the table structure that you created. Follow the right method of varnishing so as to achieve desired results. Do not forget to varnish the underside of the table because a well-varnished underside will prevent damages caused by dampness.
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