|Project by Mike Hillman||posted 06-21-2014 04:53 PM||962 views||1 time favorited||4 comments|
A big pine tree on my property died. When the tree guy came to cut it down I asked him to save the straight section of the trunk. I ended up with a 10 ft. section of trunk which I cut into a 4 ft. section and a 6 ft. section.
I don’t have a broad axe or an adz so I had to do everything with a chain saw and a hand plane. I made shallow cuts every two inches along the 6 ft. section and then made a horizontal cut to achieve a flat side. Flipped it over and did the same on the opposite side. I then cut the 4 ft. section in half and cut a tendon and mortise to fit the legs to the bench. It’s crude, but I hate wasting a tree.