Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Chitown cornfields
New to the forum, but....
I'm Dan, from the far out cornfied burbs of Chicago.
Been in the construction industry since 1982, as an architect/builder/building commish/ real estate(buy & sell) and in general a hobbyist.
I'm a Christian and take it seriously. Everything is secondary to my faith.
The hobby side has been on the far back burner. Lets face it. When you work in the field all day, the last thing you want to do is come home and do more. You get burned out quick.
With the bad economy and a lot of time on my hands these days, it has allowed me to get back into the scene a little. I'm basically an automotive resto hobbyist (to break the mold) , but have always had a propensity for making some modern furniture, and design them on paper as well (my architectural training comes in very handy, there).
As of late, I found some hollowed out logs and have had the idea of cutting them into 2 ft and 3 ft tall sections, debarking em, clear coating and glass tops. You know.,, Coffee and kitchen tables. Some are as wide as 42" and I left one on site that was 70"+. It was just too heavy to move and work. The sides are ! 5" thick, and I picked up about 25 ft worth of length, in various cut lengths.
Well, I had no clue as to how to prep and cure logs for making furniture,, and I searched the internet looking for forum sources to glean info from. I found you all. and what a blessing it has been. I have learned SO MUCH in just the last few days.
Many thanks for those who chimed in and helped. I'm on my way to making these logs work, and I plan to sell the bulk of them, finished out.
Then who knows what is next. I had been making furniture out of car parts.
Engine block coffee table, anyone?
Last edited by aardvark; 10-01-2011 at 07:58 PM.