Building log furniture

If you want to build yourself a rustic piece of furniture, then you should know that the process isn’t very easy, and if you are a beginner, then you should start with a table.


  1. You will need to find a large log for the furniture’s top. You can find them at garden centers.
  2. You can also use smaller logs for table legs and support. Look for them in firewood bundles.
  3. You will also need a table for working.

Preparing the logs

  1. Cut the logs to the appropriate length. Measure twice before cutting.
  2. Examine the logs and the log slice for rotten parts and for damaged parts.

Fixing the legs

  1. Draw a square on the underside of the log slice.
  2. Then place a leg inside one of the corners.
  3. Now drill into the leg parallel to the table top. Begin to angle the drill down to the table top. This will create a diagonal drill hole from the leg into the top
  4. Repeat the step on the other side of the leg.
  5. Use 2 inch screws to fix the leg to the table top. Use the pre-drilled guide holes.

Support rungs

  1. Measure a support rung log against the distance between the table legs. Cut it to size.
  2. Cut the support log a bit longer than the gap that needs to be placed in. Use a small hammer to push it in place.
  3. Use 3 inch screws to fix them.
  4. Repeat the steps.
  5. You can place the support rungs at different heights to increase stability.


  1. To protect the table, you can add a layer of varnish or maybe paint. This will assure that it’s protected against water damage and also pests.
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