Have you ever wanted to learn how-to make log furniture but thought it may be too challenging and take too much of your time? Or maybe you think you will need too many specialized tools to complete this log furniture project.
Well not so fast my new woodworking friend. Today I will share with you one of the easiest, most fundamental forms of log furniture. In this video I will show you an easy way how-to make log furniture; The Three Legged Log Stool.
The Three Legged Log Stool: An All-American Classic
Let’s face it, there’s nothing more gratifying than creating something for your family with your own two hands. Wouldn’t you agree? Take the ‘Three-Legged Log Stool‘ , not only does this piece of log furniture qualify as an All-American Classic, it’s a great place to start for any first time woodworker. Watch this video now. The full-length video is over one hour long and is packed full of all the information needed to make your own log furniture masterpiece.
For me, this project is much more than just a simple piece of log furniture. For me, the three-legged log stool will always be remembered as my very first wood working completion. I’ll never forget it. I must have been only 5, maybe 6 years old. My Grandfather was visiting for the summer and he wanted to teach me a thing or two about what he had been doing most of his life.
You see, among other things, my Grandfather had been a carpenter, a cabinet and furniture maker. He chose the three-legged log stool project as a way to share with me the feelings of gratification you get when you make something from nothing using your own two hands and a few basic tools. My Grandfather wanted to teach me how-to make my own furniture and what better place to start than making a three-legged log stool.
What I didn’t know at the time was my Grandfather was not just teaching me how to make a stool, he was teaching me many of the skills needed to make many types of furniture, skills I continue to use to this day. Like how-to make a mortise and tenon joint. The mortise and tenon joint is one of the oldest forms of joinery known and a real key to all log furniture including any three-legged stool.
Now although it is entirely possible to make one of these three-legged log stools with nothing more than some simple hand tools, when it comes down to it, I recommend you do have some kind of chainsaw available to you when it comes time to cut the actual log. It just makes things a whole lot easier and faster too.
Next, all you’ll really need are some basic household tools and you can be finishing up your first piece of log furniture in almost no time. Below is a short list of tools I recommend for this project. Keep in mind, these are all basic household tools. If you don’t have them chances are one of your neighbors does.
- Handsaw or Circular saw
- Pistol-grip Drill or Cordless Drill and Drill bits
- Sanding block, Power Sander and Sanding Paper
- Wood glue, wood stain and/or wood sealer
Once you have these basic tools you are ready to watch the video to learn each step in the process of making this three-legged log stool. If you are not completely satisfied with the quality of information presented in this video I will be happy to refund your money.
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