Log Furniture And Accessories
Our family is a big fan of nature, and you can tell as it is incorporated into our Log home, with the use of log furniture and accessories in our interior furnishings and exterior garden furniture. We like to use various varieties of wood in their natural states, as there is a grounding quality to the earthen hues and smooth lines. We also work with reclaimed wood from old farmhouses or barns for flooring or fence posts, as the old wood has a fabulous patina. when working with wood, you need to be mindful that it is completely dry, and that can take time - depending on the type of wood, density and if it is exposed to rain or snow or wet weather conditions. You will know your wood is dry when it shrinks in size and the bark becomes easy to remove. Once your wood is dry, it can then be used for a variety of projects. Recently we made wooden log stools for the backyard, topped with glow in the dark paint so we would not tumble over them in the dark. We have also used larger logs to make a raised garden beds and to make the base of a table we use in the rec room.
Last night I was online, and I came across a few pictures showing a swinging bench made out of logs on Pinterest and it looked so sturdy! Most do it yourself crafts involving logs is labor intensive during the sanding period and removing the bark. Painting or spraying a varnish on top requires little effort, and you can even get the family involved by painting designs, insects or animals on the soon to be furniture. Even the smaller pieces of wood can be sanded down and made into beautiful cutting boards and even given as gifts. Make sure you check out some Log Furniture And Accessory ideas on Pinterest and get crafty today!
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