When you have all the basic tools, and you know how to use them, you can make just about anything work. That includes log furniture!
So let’s spend the next few minutes to go over a few basic tools you will need to make log furniture work for you.
Having all the right tools makes everything work, but that doesn’t mean you have to get them all at once. Accumulating tools comes with time and need. The good news, Log furniture is simple. It does not take highly specialized tools to get started making furniture from logs.
Ten years ago, when I started making log furniture professionally, my shop was set up in a 12′ x 20′ storage unit. I only had the basic tools.
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One of the best things about making log furniture is there is no real wrong way or right way to do it. It’s entirely up to you and your ability to use what tools and materials you have available, to make it all come together and work for you.
When you are ready to start making log furniture just start right there where you are and use what you have to do the best you can to keep moving forward. Make a plan based on what you know and stick to it knowing you will learn more along the way getting what you need as you go. You may not believe me now but it’s just that simple.
Don’t worry about it, making log furniture is like anything else. Once you start, you will always find new tools to fulfill your needs. As you progress and learn more you will figure out new ways of doing things. Nothing is exactly what you think it is when you start. Believe me, what you don’t know you don’t know. What you think you need now you don’t and what you do will, in most cases, manifest itself when the time is right to fulfill your specific niche.
Watch Shop Update May 2019 and you will see what I am talking about.
Now, one year later and we are busy looking into our next new tool. What’s it going to be? You’ll have to keep watching to see for yourself soon!