Making Log King Size Bed
Log king size bed – Handsome, rugged and durable, bed frames constructed of sign logs (logs with unusual twists, grains and burls) are attractive additions to the decor of a log home. The building material is easily accessible and can be molded into a bed frame that will add charm to your home for decades and gives a sense of pride and accomplishment in crafting your own furniture. Make a sketch of the design you want to create. Note of measurements and special additions such as drawers, bins or shelves you want to incorporate into the design. Explore the forests and find the logs you want to use to build your bed frame. Cut logs and transport them to your work area. It is best to harvest logs in late autumn or winter when the juice is down. When the juice is down the bark is much easier to peel. Standing dead wood is the ideal choice as logs will not be dried before designing your bed frame.
Peel log king size bed of outside bark. A hand log scraper (tie knife) will simplify the task. The draw knife will leave different brands that add a primitive or rustic look to the bed frame. Stack log pieces in a covered place to dry if dead wood was not selected. Examine the pieces of log you have chosen to work with. A twin, double, queen or king bed frame will require varying length logs. If you’re lucky to have found logs with unusual and conveniently located branches, you can incorporate these into your design to create a knit rack or hook on the bed frame.
Use a chainsaw or a saw to cut logs into the desired length to build your log king size bed frame. Use a chucking machine (a tool like a pencil angle grinder to make precision mortise and tendon joints) to form the ends of the pieces. A tight-fitting joint is of great importance when the intelligence log furniture. Loose joints will cause the bed to move and creak. 6. Sand the bed frame to the desired level of smoothness. A rough grinding will remove spines and marks. A detailed grinding will give a satin-smooth finish to the woods. Begin grinding with 100-grain sandpaper. Finishing grinding is done with a 200-grain sandpaper. Sand the different parts of the bed before ass