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DIY Wood furniture for home.

stelgavr

Russell Coight
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Hello people ,
I have to say this is the first time I blog, anyway, so this thread is about creating furniture for our homestead with wood.
I am moving these days to a new house, not a homestead really but still, I want to make a whole living room out of wood... my ideas are 2 round big chunks as table support and a slab of wood on top bolted together , for a table... and 2 chairs or stools out of another 2 round big pieces of wood with pillows on top.
my real worries are that I dont know how to process or treat the wood so it wont rot or hear the small little insects inside... anyone can help with this ?
by the way I dont know if I am supposed to start a whole thread to ask a question ... let me know and thank you for taking the time to read.
 

sami12

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hi stelgavr and welcome, if a search of the forum doesnt bring up a thread with the info than for sure create a new one.
im interested in this topic also and have been reading up on draw knives for tidying up wood etc.. i have a long way to go before i even start :)
cheers
 

NuNanook

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Stelgavr
I think it will depend on the type of timber you use and also your location.

I made this yellow box table back in 2000, all I have used on it is burnishing oil.

I live down in Canberra

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Hope this is of some help.

Russ
 

Askew

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Stelgavr, when you say two big round chunks do you mean lengths of log? That sort of thing can get very heavy.
 

Brumby53

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Stelgavr... you don't say where you are (?) as NuNanook said it depends on the timber. Sounds as though you have very little experience with wood & wood working. Can I suggest you start small, say a small stool or even if you got some smaller timber perhaps 100 mm round, make up some models of the furniture you are planning on making... it may save a lot of heartache later on.
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PS
Lovely Table NaNanook ... fabulous craftsmanship
 
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