Sitemap

Know About Life

How to make a bed frame with peeler logs and sticks

2013-06-02   Views:2

Advertisement

In the tradition of the pioneers, crafting fine furniture from logs is a fairly easy task for the experience do-it-yourself weekend carpenter. Logs harvested from nature provide inexpensive building material that will produce a durable and sturdy log

How to make a bed frame with peeler logs and sticks

In the tradition of the pioneers, crafting fine furniture from logs is a fairly easy task for the experience do-it-yourself weekend carpenter. Logs harvested from nature provide inexpensive building material that will produce a durable and sturdy log bed frame that will add charm and comfort to a log home for decades. Peeler logs and discarded sticks can be used to design an elegant and comfortable log bed.

Skill level:Moderately Challenging

Things you need

Chain sawLogsHammerChiselChucking toolHatchetBelt sanderDraw knifePolyurethane varnish

Instructions

1

How to make a bed frame with peeler logs and sticks

Draw a sketch of the style of log bed frame you desire to create. Make a note of the dimensions. The post design is fairly easy to build. Use equally balanced and sized logs for both the head posts and the bottom posts.

2 Locate and cut trees for building your log bed. Look for unusual shaped trees with character marks, burls or twisted trunks. Standing dead timber is ideal and since it is already dry, will be ready to fashion into furniture. If live timber is harvested, cut the trees in the late fall or winter when the sap is down. It is easier to peel logs when the sap is not flowing in the tree. If live trees are cut, the logs must be dried before they are crafted into furniture.

3 Use a draw knife to scrape the exterior bark from the logs. A draw knife will leave marks that many artisans desire as they add a rustic and primitive look to the bed frame. Logs may also be machine sanded if a uniform conformity is desired. Begin sanding with 100 grit sand paper and finish the job with 200 grit.

4 Employ a hatchet or hammer and chisel to fashion tight fitting mortise and tendon joints. A chucking tool (rather like a large pencil grinder) can also be used if you prefer a machined joint. Each individual log end is tendoned to fit inside a hole routered out of an adjoining log and then bolted firmly together. Tight fitting joints are very important when crafting a log bed frame. If the joints are not tight, the bed frame will shift and wobble.

5 Apply a final sanding of all areas of the bed frame. Wipe down the frame with a damp cloth prior to applying sealing finish.

6 Finish the wood with two applications of satin finish varnish.

Tips and warnings

Always wear safety gear including ear and eye protection while working with power tools.

How to make a bed frame with peeler logs and sticks

How to make a bed frame with peeler logs and sticks

Category:FoodRelease time:2013-06-02Views:130

In the tradition of the pioneers, crafting fine furniture from logs is a fairly easy task for the experience do-it-yourself weekend carpenter. Logs harvested from nature provide inexpensive building material that will produce a durable and sturdy log[More]

How to Build a Bed Frame With Plywood

Category:HomeRelease time:2014-08-01Views:130

Plywood is one of the least expensive lumber options available, even available for free as scrap under the right circumstances. Turning plywood into a bed frame is a one- to three-hour project requiring only basic woodworking skills. Though plywood i[More]

How to make bunk bed frames

How to make bunk bed frames

Category:HomeRelease time:2014-08-16Views:130

If you have two children sharing a room, a good solution to save on space is bunk beds. Bunk beds have two mattresses stacked on top of each other, usually supported by a frame of wood or metal. Instead of spending the money to buy bunk beds, take th[More]

How to make a quilt frame with ratchets

How to make a quilt frame with ratchets

Category:HobbiesRelease time:2013-09-07Views:130

A quilting frame holds the quilt tight while you stitch the layers of it together. Sometimes, the quilt layers will slip and pull out of place, making it necessary to stop and adjust the quilt. This can become tedious and slow you down. A quilt frame[More]

How to Make Room Deodorizer Sprays With Essential Oil and Distilled or Purified Water

Category:HobbiesRelease time:2012-04-15Views:130

Freshening the air in your home environment doesn't have to involve the use of chemicals or aerosol. In fact, you can make your own air freshener spray with distilled or purified water and essential oils. Using essential oil gives you the ability to[More]

How to Make a Roman Catapult With Elastic Bands & Bamboo Sticks

How to Make a Roman Catapult With Elastic Bands & Bamboo Sticks

Category:HobbiesRelease time:2013-12-05Views:130

You can build a miniature catapult from rubber bands and bamboo pieces or pencils. This project is easy enough that a child can build it with a little trial and error. Your catapult can shoot marshmallows, candies, paper balls or other small objects.[More]

How to Make a Hemp Bracelet With Fishbone Knots and No Beads

How to Make a Hemp Bracelet With Fishbone Knots and No Beads

Category:HobbiesRelease time:2013-03-31Views:130

The fishbone knot is a traditional Caribbean jewellery-making knot. The fishbone knot is tied many times in a series to give the length of the bracelet the appearance of a fishbone. This style is often associated with Jamaican Rastafarian traditions.[More]

How to Make a Quilting Frame With PVC Pipe

How to Make a Quilting Frame With PVC Pipe

Category:HobbiesRelease time:2012-03-30Views:130

A large quilting frame is necessary when it comes time to create bed-sized quilts and other large projects. However, wooden quilt frames can be costly. Making a quilt frame at home is a less expensive option, and you can easily do it yourself using l[More]

How to Make My Bed Firmer With a Piece of Plywood

How to Make My Bed Firmer With a Piece of Plywood

Category:HomeRelease time:2015-01-14Views:130

Over time mattresses can sag and feel too soft to be comfortable, especially for individuals with back problems or injuries. For a temporary fix to firm up a soft mattress, you don't need to spend a lot of money on expensive mattress replacements whe[More]

How to Make Natural Hair Gel with Flax Seeds and Aloe

Category:StyleRelease time:2012-02-20Views:130

Overloading your body with chemicals is never a good idea. Same goes for your hair. If you regularly use unnatural products on your hair, it could damage your hair. That's why I like to make my own natural hair products. Besides, I don't believe in a[More]

How to make a messy bun with long thick and curly hair

How to make a messy bun with long thick and curly hair

Category:StyleRelease time:2013-02-26Views:130

A casual bun is the ideal up-do for long, thick and curly hair because it naturally has enough volume and texture to stay looking fresh. If hair is a little too bouncy, frizzy or flyaway, smooth a dab of curl cream or mousse through before styling as[More]

How to assemble a metal bed frame with buttons

Category:HealthRelease time:2014-09-23Views:130

When you purchase a new mattress set, you will receive a metal bed frame. You will need to assemble the metal bed frame with buttons. The bed frame comes in two parts. One part has two cross arms with buttons. The buttons are rivet heads that fit int[More]

How to make wooden bed slats

How to make wooden bed slats

Category:HomeRelease time:2014-03-26Views:130

Although new bed headboards and foot boards connect easily to a metal bed frame with a crosspiece to support the mattress, older beds often require their own specific side rails, and the bed owner needs to provide his own bed slats to keep the mattre[More]

How to Make Your Bed Stop Squeaking

How to Make Your Bed Stop Squeaking

Category:FoodRelease time:2013-05-02Views:130

Squeaky beds can make for a terrible night's sleep, and not just for the people resting in the offending bed. Many people assume that there is nothing that can silence the infernal squeak of their bed and resign themselves to the noise, and sleepless[More]

How to Make Glass Photo Frames

How to Make Glass Photo Frames

Category:HobbiesRelease time:2013-07-03Views:130

You can create your own painted glass frame using just a pane of glass and a few simple materials. After you select a photo that you want to display, you can design a coloured frame that brings out the mood of your photo and coordinates with the room[More]

How to Make a Bed Shaped As a Boat

How to Make a Bed Shaped As a Boat

Category:HealthRelease time:2014-04-30Views:130

Looking for the perfect gift for that nautical nut in your family or a child who likes to pretend she's sailing the seven seas? If so, then there is no better way to surprise them with a handcrafted boat-shaped bed. Not only will you wow them with it[More]

How to Put a Bed Frame & Headboard Together

How to Put a Bed Frame & Headboard Together

Category:HomeRelease time:2014-07-03Views:130

Bed frame kits and headboards are available in two types. There is a bolt-on and a hook-on style. Choosing the frame and headboard in the same type allows for a quick installation, though there are hardware retrofit kits to aid in installation of opp[More]

How to repair a bed frame

How to repair a bed frame

Category:HealthRelease time:2012-01-26Views:130

Squeaky or unstable bed frames can disrupt your sleep and be very annoying. As bed frames get older, they can loosen over the years, causing them to creak with every movement. Also, certain weather conditions and climates can cause the screws in the[More]

How to make an electrical circuit with paper clips

How to make an electrical circuit with paper clips

Category:HobbiesRelease time:2012-07-25Views:130

All electrical circuits, no matter how complex, can be broken down into simple components. In a simple direct current, or DC, circuit, a battery supplies power, wires deliver the power, a switch permits or stops power flow and a load uses the power.[More]

How to Make a Bed Alcove

How to Make a Bed Alcove

Category:HomeRelease time:2013-01-31Views:130

Having an alcove where you put your bed can create a cosy and inviting space for relaxing and sleeping. It can also be useful in very small houses if you design it so that the bed can be folded up and the space used for other purposes. Planning your[More]

Hot
When your bath towels smell musty and reek of mildew, they are not truly clean. Mildew spores develop on fabrics when the fabrics stay damp for extended periods. Not only is this unpleasant to smell, but you may compromise your health if you use a ba [More]
Let your maid of honour know how much she means to you with a memorable gift. More than likely she has helped you pick your wedding gown, organised your shower and hen party, and quelled more than her fair share of jitters and nerves. She deserves a [More]
The bar in your home is the gathering spot during any party. The drinks are served there and the snacks are often placed on top of the bar. Make your bar a show-stopper with copper counters. Copper counters can be as expensive as high-end granite if [More]
Romanticism in poetry emerged in reaction to various ideals that came with the Age of Enlightenment, beginning towards the end of the 18th century. A form of poetry that emphasises the importance of emotion, over reason, romantic poetry is generally [More]
There are about 20 different species of quail, distributed all around the world, from the North American Bobwhite Quail (Colinus virginianus) to the Japanese quail (Coturnix japonica). Related to the pheasant, the eggs of the mid-sized bird are often [More]
Recreational vehicles (RVs) are a great way for individuals and groups to get away and enjoy the outdoors. Pop-up trailers are very lightweight units and can easily collapse into their own solid body for travel and storage. The exterior of most pop-u [More]
A social security card is an important piece of identification. All U.S. citizens must have a social security number to identify themselves. You can replace your social security card if it is lost or stolen. There are many social security offices in [More]
Meringue, a fluffy dessert or dessert topping, is comprised of egg whites and sugar. The egg-sugar mixture is whipped into a froth. Sometimes a meringue pie recipe develops moisture between the filing and meringue. Different factors can cause this. P [More]
A landline telephone typically has a base with a handset. The coiled cord that connects the base to the handset has an RJ22 connector on each end of the cord, one that plugs into the handset and the other into the base. The RJ22 connector is smaller [More]
An intranet provides a business with websites to collaborate and communicate privately inside of the company. Intranet sites are usually built to fulfill a functional business need such as payroll, inventory or communications. One website is usually [More]