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Blog series by CampD updated 04-03-2011 04:09 PM 6 parts 36389 reads 15 comments total

Part 1: Or what I did today

11-07-2010 12:05 AM by CampD | 0 comments »

Peeled the Birch Logs today that I cut down last weekend. They need to be peeled while they are still green to get the desired “Rustic” look. Finally got to use the antique draw knife that I picked-up at an antique shop awhile back for around 1/4 the price of new for the quality of blade it has, worked real nice. This is the second step to making the Rustic Bed frame for Camp that has been kicking around in my head for ever it seems. 1st of which I posted in the wood forum last we...

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Part 2: or what I've done this month

01-30-2011 02:07 AM by CampD | 3 comments »

It’s been a cold and snowy month of January here in Berkshire Mountains of Western Mass. We have shattered the monthly snow fall total and to date have had over 60” and with no meltdown as of yet, still have over 3” on the ground. SOOO!! Seeing I can’t get much done outside except PLOW SNOW! Luckily the only way I can find the dog is she’s a black lab. I decided to work on my Log Bed project. 1st order was to rasp down the knots and finish cleaning up the marks from draw knife from re...

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Part 3: Headboard Assembled

02-09-2011 05:22 PM by CampD | 8 comments »

This past week, again plowed snow and shoveled more roofs (Roofs are collapsing at the rate of up to 50 a day around here, I should have plenty of work come spring fixing roofs) Finished and assembled the head board. Again this section was even tougher to scribe due to the top rail being curved and twisted, turned out pretty good. Next step is to clean them up to get them ready for staining, haven’t quite decided on stain color yet. Birch stays a whitish color, even when polyed. I want this b...

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Part 4: 1st peek at Log Cat Trees

02-10-2011 10:50 PM by CampD | 2 comments »

Here is my first Cat tree for my Daughters belated Xmas gift. She has 3 cats and has tried the carpeted cardboard trees in the past, but the cats just destroyed them.First the tree is 6’ tall and will have 5 levels or seats with one being a Box/house (2nd one up one the left)I should have finished it today, BUUUT, the tent garage I store all my wood in Collapsed under the snow as mentioned in previous Blogs. I stained the log bed today, finally, went with Golden oak.

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Part 5: Or what I did today, matching Log Dog Beds

02-27-2011 12:41 AM by CampD | 1 comment »

I decided to make a matching Log Bed for my Black Lab today,( My Daughter came By and said I have to much time on my hands). I still have lots of odds and ends from this last Log harvest so,... why not. This of course is for camp.I decided to use construction adhesive instead of glue for the dowels, I think it will fill the voids and be much stronger since no screws are used.I will use sisal rope as the mattress frame support (Good thing shes past chewing on stuff) As with the other projec...

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Part 6: Or what I'm waiting to do!

04-03-2011 04:09 PM by CampD | 1 comment »

Spring has sprung,... yeah right, coulda fooled me!.... My pile of Logs that I did not peel has finally appeared from under its winter slumber, I am going to start selecting and peeling for my next piece of furniture “Log Couch and end tables”. I have the logs to do all the slats and posts but not any long enough for the rails and I want to get a New arched piece for the top rail, Problem is There is still over 2’ of snow on the ground at the Camp in Northern Vermont. Looks ...

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