Summer residents and owners of private homes are well aware of how great to enjoy the birds singing, crickets, or just talk with family and friends near lovely table in a cozy alcove at the fresh air. In addition, what could be more soothing and inviting than a romantic dinner with your loved one or just a cup of tea alone in this atmosphere? Unfortunately, not all owners of these potentially soothing arbors and seating areas may boast comfortable and durable log coffee table, which is a distinct addition to the required situation: someone simply has no desire and time to deal with its purchase, and other has limited money, so does not even think about the acquisition of a good log coffee table.
The necessary materials and tools include beam of 30 cm in diameter (by the way, if it is oak, the table out of it will last you about a century), drains (you can also use stain), which are necessary for the preservation of wood and prevent it rotting, saw, ax, chisel, hammer and chainsaw. Also, you need varnish for wood (for completion).
First, you should consider exactly what you want in your home area or gazebo. It is better to draw a sketch of the future table. To do this, cut logs into pieces (it is desirable to use a chainsaw). Next, clean the bark from the tree using chisel and hammer or ax. This will prevent rot and keep its beautiful appearance. However, work on only one hammer refrain, otherwise you leave on wood a large number of unnecessary nicks over and you’ll have to «sweat», «killing» a lot of time to fix it. If necessary, treat the timber plane. Take the log onto the sawmill for sawing and assemble the table.
Technology of building the log coffee table with your hands is quite simple. Put the logs parallel to each other in a pre-prepared for the table location. Cut the semicircular grooves in the center of the top of each log so that beam can lie in the recess. Connect the construction by nails or screws. Fabricate the upper part of countertop made of logs, sawn at the sawmill, flat side up, putting them in a ready-notch. Treat and soak your new log coffee table.