Wood You Look At That: DIY Log Projects

If you’ve got some time on your hands and wood in your lands, take the opportunity to build some heartwarming pieces for around your house using logs. As well as adding a natural ambience, wood has the advantage of coming in different hues, sizes and shapes, and provide for a rustic outdoor feel that will put you in touch with the great outdoors.

Don’t be daunted by the seeming complexity of working with wood… once you get the hang of it, you’ll find the process gets easier as your imagination expands. Be sure to follow specific instructions and ensure that you have enough space and time to carry through your project. You can save yourself a lot of effort by investing in a decent wood splitter rather than attempting to cut it with your own hands. Do some research prior to your purchase via http://splittingwood.net/ to determine which wood cutter will bet suit your needs and budget.

Once you have all the correct equipment and decent wood, it’s time to begin creating! The best part about wood is its versatility and strength – you can use it for just about anything. Take some inspiration from the ideas below, and don’t be afraid to tweak them and add your own personal touches as you go. If you’re a beginner, practice with the simpler ideas before trying your hands at some bigger projects!

Split Log Candle Holder: 

Split a log in half and place the flat side down so that it rests easily on the surface. Drill some holes along the top to snugly fit in some candles.

Bird Feeder:

Create a simple shelter for your outdoor trees by searching for design inspiration online. You can begin with a relatively simple and practical design, or challenge yourself to a more complex architectural house that the birds will love you for.

Stepping Stone Path: 

Tree stumps cut into narrow pieces make for an absolute stunning path when stuck along your walkway in random patterns.

Rustic Shelves: 

Put some wedges into split log stumps to fit in planks of wood. This piece looks beautiful whether you use it as a shoe stand or a book shelf, and can be easily adapted to size and shape.

Log Vase: 

Drill holes through an irregular piece of wood through whichever end looks the best, and stick your favourite vase in there. Ensure the wood is stable enough to stand on a straight surface!