|Forum topic by Tooch||posted 11-09-2015 10:48 AM||548 views||0 times favorited||4 replies|
11-09-2015 10:48 AM
I’m looking for reference material on building log furniture. A buddy of mine asked me to build him a table for his camp, and I’d like to make it out of pine logs with a slab top. Unfortunately, I can’t seem to find any decent information on drying logs specifically for use with log furniture.
Sure, I know the general rules of thumb… paint/wax the ends, let it sit for at least 6 months, etc… but am I able to use green lumber? If I peel the bark immediately after cutting down the tree, does it speed up the drying process? are hardwoods acceptable to use like Oak and Maple? Lots of questions, and not a whole lot of USEFUL information out there.
If you’ve ever built log furniture, can you please share your experience with it?
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