Rustic wood table

Rustic wood table


Rustic log dining table and chairs

Rustic log dining table and chairs


Natural log chair with forked and curved branches

Natural log chair with forked and curved branches


Rustic log sofa and easy chairs

Rustic log sofa and easy chairs


Rustic log desk

Rustic log desk


These photos show some nice examples of one-of-a-kind rustic log furniture. This type of furniture is very sturdy and long lasting, doesn’t show minor damage from children and pets, and it looks great! It is simple and fairly easy to make yourself using local wood. Invest in a few tools and you can make all your own furniture almost for free.

I really, really like furniture like this. I’ve spent hours looking at log furniture in stores and craft shows. It’s so unpretentious and practical. Depending on the piece and how it’s made, this furniture could last multiple lifetimes with just minor touch up and repairs.

Image source: Wood Land Creek Furniture (one of my favorites)
Image source: Misty Mountain (source of ‘rock knob’ door pulls and cedar screen doors)
Image source: Bent Log.com
Image source 4, 5: Mountain Woods Furniture
Related: Rustic Woodworking Videos


Comments

Rustic Log Furniture — 11 Comments

    • You probably don’t need any books. Log tables are easy to build. You should be able to find everything you need for free on the Internet and a good library. Do the research and see how it goes. If you still feel unsure, then visit a big bookstore in a major city and spend a few hours looking at the log furniture books. Buy the best one or two if they look helpful.

  1. I’m making a table similar one of yours. What do use to get that smooth, clean, shiny look? Is there a process you have to follow for applying and drying? Thanks

  2. This is my 1,001 post on this blog. Altogether there are 1,123 blog posts here including Kelly’s.

    Look closely to see the defects from pine beetles. (Small squiggly lines where they tunneled under the bark.) This adds a lot of character, in my opinion. And like I said it helps create a more carefree, worry free attitude since little dents and dings won’t show. This is in stark contrast to high dollar custom furniture with white upholstery that no one gets to use because “it might get dirty”.

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