Log Beds

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Project by LazyBear posted 11-11-2015 11:33 PM 1008 views 4 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These are my first 3 log beds (a king and 2 twins, I only got a pic of one of the twins). I made them from 3”, 4” and 5” pine fence post from the local “Big Box” store. I used the headboard and footboard plans from Lumberjack Tools and added the side rails and used 2×4 joist hangers to hold the 2×4 slats. I also modified the plans by switching the spindle lengths between the headboard and footboards. The 3 beds took me about a week to make and I finish them with amber shellac. The thing that surprised me most about the project was the amount of prep work on the logs themselves.

-- Todd Franek,

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Scooter McClain

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#1 posted 11-15-2015 05:18 PM

I have been wanting to make some log furniture for a while, but spoke shaves and expensive drill attachments have prevented me from even starting. I like how you made this, and I am now following you on FB. Beautiful job and beautiful work!

-- I make sawdust. I think thats a fair assessment of my finished products!

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#2 posted 11-21-2015 05:01 PM

Thanks for following me Scooter. It doesn’t have to be expensive to build log furniture. My first drawknife (and favorite) was $6 on eBay. The edge was really nicked up and it was very rusty. After some work with files and sharpening stones, it became very workable. Each time I sharpen it, it gets better and better. You can use regular holesaws to make your tenons and use the draw knife to get rid of the waste.
I’ll post some pics of this technique in a couple of days.

-- Todd Franek,

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