In this guide, outdoor writer Alan Garbers draws from his own experiences with making rustic log furniture to show woodworkers how to craft one-of-a-kind pieces in this distinctive style.
Organized in two parts, the book begins with a section designed to help you get started, covering an extensive range of topics from safety in the woods and workshop to board-cutting machines, power tools for processing wood, joinery techniques, sanding and finishing. Garbers explains how to select trees and the importance of cutting them in the right season. He gives advice on working with logs in the woods and ways to dry, organize and store logs.
The book’s second part contains projects including a slab bench, tables, beds, lamps and coat racks. Supplemented with color photos, tips and tricks, and entertaining commentary throughout, this guide is sure to inspire woodworkers interested in building log furniture or anyone looking to introduce rustic accents to the home.
Softcover, 8" × 10", 152 pages, 2019.