Log Furniture 101, where it all begins!

A complete guide for building log furniture and handrail. Instructions for: Removing bark, drying and storing log material, sanding techniques, making mortise and tenon joints, calculating angles when designing your own products (there is a mathematical formula) and much more.

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Buksterr - May 5, 2014

That is what I ve been searching for! Great video! Hope there would be next series!

    Sammy Spaniel - June 6, 2014

    Check out the Cylinder Mill too. I think you can do the same stuff on it.

God's Prodigal - June 24, 2014

This has got to be the best video I have watched on Youtube by far!  Thank you so much and I’m looking forward to more!

    Ronald Abelskamp - July 2, 2017

    I think the video is about 25 years old. Great info indeed though!

Jim Borg - September 16, 2014

I’m sorry I upset I would like to start a handyman business
and I have no plans on wood furniture, and if there are some who have no gamel tool so it is also very rich come so if there are some who can help me
I will be very happy, I’m unemployed so I can not pay anything for them
but I hope you will still help my address is
Denmark
8660 skanderborg
Kildevænget 1
jim borg

Lynxx Williams - October 27, 2014

I preciate the video. Thanks for taking the time to make it, as well as posting it so that the rest of us may see your personal technique. The only part that made me uncomfortable was seeing you bore into that live tree, which is undoubtedly dead now.

chapmaker46 - April 15, 2015

excellent craftmanship..great to see….iam an ole wooden boat builder when boats were wood…so i really like your work  quiality work is hard to find these days..

    Miguel Camilleri - June 25, 2015

    @chapmaker46 I feel sorry for you and where you live then

HellsGun - August 26, 2015

How do you find the imaginary line :S

Topp Catt - August 26, 2015

I ruined my cross section table I sanded it down to a beautiful clean finish and the linseed oil turned it a shitty brown. do you think I can sand it again to get it white?

Topp Catt - August 26, 2015

How did you get that nice honey colored finish.

diy man glen - September 10, 2015

thank you that was just awesome

Gerald Brewer - September 19, 2015

While you can shine up that sapwood fungous, but you can not remove it. It goes into the heart wood. It should or can be treated with chemicals that stop that from happening when removing the bark. I did enjoy the class on, “building log furniture”.

Jeannie Hunt - November 4, 2015

Your work is remarkable! I have a determination to build my own machinery to complete such projects on my own! I definitely need to find a good drill press. Everything is so very expensive, but I know that once acquired , the projects completed will pay for the expense!
I’m very great fun to you for taking such time to teach this skill.
I look forward to more videos from you!
THANK YOU EVER SO MUCH!

Vietnam Vet - December 17, 2015

where do you get the logs ?

Love Peace and Bacon Grease - January 5, 2016

I would like to know more about that Kiln…I’m just now getting started and would like any help you can offer-up.

NSResponder - April 18, 2016

Wouldn’t it be a lot more efficient to cut the tenon with a deep holesaw and then just cut the shoulder with a circular saw? You’d end up with a wood ring instead of a pile of sawdust, too.

-jcr

Silas Stephan Siqueira - October 13, 2016

Eu não sei muito bem ingles, principalmente ouvindo, mas eu ouvi seven degree, ten degree e eigth degree. Como são paralelos ao apoio para os pes e o assento, eles são complementares, um seria =90°-10°=80° e o outro seria =90°-10°=100°.

Tom Fitzgerald - December 18, 2016

thank you ur the best,,m I have aways want to learn this skill. please keep me posted

Becoming Of Man - - April 23, 2017

Full of info 🙂

Gregory Mosher - January 21, 2018

Hello Gary. when leaning your poles upright, do the bottoms sit on the ground? wouldn’t that rot it or just that small piece of the bottom?

I always paint the ends of my wood so the moisture escapes from the middle so the ends don’t split. I’m new to log building so any info about handling and storage, best way to dry them etc is appreciated.

-Gregory

Into the Wild - Canada - February 14, 2018

Thank you for the inspiration to build a log baby crib. It turned out great, check it out on the video I posted.

ron dill - July 2, 2018

Very Informative video but listening to this guy for almost 2 hours is like having a 2 hour long enema!!! Hahahahahaha
Maybe he just needs more power!! or Play in the poison Ivy some more!! or Drill More BIG Holes in a Live Tree!!

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