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Forum topic by Deedle posted 02-19-2011 06:55 AM 931 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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02-19-2011 06:55 AM

Hey everyone. I’ve recently been inspired to try to make some log furniture. I think i have some of the basic techniques figured out but I still have one question. Where do most people get their logs. I have a lot of land that I could go log collecting but I’m not exactly sure what I’m looking for. Any help on the subject would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

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#1 posted 04-20-2011 12:54 AM

I have made a few rustic pieces myself and Im always on the lookout for free wood. Leave rotten logs be, their useless. In my opinion cedar is the king of rustic woods because it is easy to work, durable, smells great, generally very uniform, and has pleasing bark. I keep my eyes open for medium to large size limbs, which are generally going to the burn pile. Any time im with someone who is cutting down a tree I ask for some of it. People will usually give you that sort of thing. If you have friend who works at a plant he maybe able to get you some pallet wood. Pallet wood is usually rough sawn which adds a nice touch to a rustic piece. Often you can find dead saplings that may still be standing. You can use green saplings but keep in mind they will have to dry before you can use them.

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