|Project by Jim Boehm||posted 03-19-2008 10:10 PM||2701 views||0 times favorited||4 comments|
After making the previous towel and bag holder my wife decided she wanted one for herself. This is the same concept but with a rustic log cabin look. I made this one out of cherry wood. I cut the logs into 5/8” square pieces and then used a 3/8” roundover bit on all four corners. The logs are 5” long. There are 71 logs used in this project. The cherry was planed on one side and slightly rough on the other. I kept the rough side on the outside when glueing this up so the hairs of the cherry would give it log cabin look. The logs were glued up using TB-III. Cutting and rounding took a little bit of time because there are so many of them. The dimensions are the same as my previous one HERE). I hot glued individual wooden shingles made for dollhouses on the roof for added flavor. The rustic look was made by using my mini torch and “toasting” the sides of the logs and “blackening” the roof shingles. I finished the project with two coats of urethane which darkened the wood and brought out the country in it.
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