Make It: DIY Outdoor Log Lounge Chair

Even though it snowed yesterday where I live (Hello, weather! It’s May! Get a grip.), my thoughts are occupied by visions of summer and lounging in the sun with a good book. Of course, to lounge one would need a lounge chair. I’m thinking of giving this rustic-meets-modern version a go!      

Depending on where you live, getting your hands on birch logs can be a challenge. Fortunately, this tutorial from HomeMade Modern can be adapted to a variety of cylindrically-shaped materials. Continue Reading

Roundup: 15 Awesome Things to Make with Tree Branches and Limbs!

created at: 10/28/2012

Branches, twigs, and logs — oh my! Turn this readily available material into stylish decor accessories. Stumped? Here are 15 awesome projects to get the creative juices flowing.     


1. DIY Wood Pencil Holder

2. DIY Painted Driftwood Coat Rack

3. DIY Typographic Tree Limb Coasters

created at: 10/28/2012

4. DIY Log Centerpiece Votive Holder

5. DIY Tree Stump Side Table

6. DIY Tree Branch Napkin Rings

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7. DIY Tree Stump Table Lamp

8. DIY Tree Stump Coffee Table

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Make It: A DIY Log Slice Side Table

created at: 09/25/2012

Looking to add a little woodsy warmth to your abode? Then you’ll definitely want to put this DIY log slice side table to your to-do list!    

Oh, and start looking for some good logs, because no doubt you’ll want to make more* than one of these babies. Once you’ve got your hands on the perfect log, check out Seakettle for the full how-to!

*I’d be half-tempted to make an entire log slice table forest!

[via Apartment Therapy]


Hans Liberg’s Recording Studio Log Cabin

created at: 04/09/2012

Hans Liberg has a log cabin for a recording studio that’s more loggy than most. But even for all its logginess, its unique construction makes if feel anything but traditional, in a log cabin sense. That’s because it was put together by Hans’s friend, furniture designer, Piet Hein Eek. If you’re familiar with some of Piet’s work–especially his scrap wood pieces–it makes total sense. Inside, it’s cool blue and smooth with not one log in sight. Continue Reading

Stump Stool Squared

created at: 01/10/2012

Remember my log side table? I still love it unconditionally, but this square stump stool is giving it a run for my love’s money. By Kalon Studios, the stumps are cut from green “100% Raw FSC Certified domestic Ash or Maple.” As the wood dries, the stools split to dramatic effect. Now, is this kind of stool as DIYable as my side table? Probably not, but at only 85 bucks a pop, a knock off might not even be worth the bother. Continue Reading

Two Fun Bits of Tree Limb Design.

I’ve always been a fan of the faux bois aesthetic, but lately, I’m digging on a little vrai bois art. These two pieces captured my fancy this week.

wood music

First, this iPod dock made from salvaged wood isn’t just a tongue-in-cheek comment on the connections between nature and technology. It actually works. The limb is routed and drilled to make space for the circuitry and speakers. Via.

Firewood Holding Furniture by Ak47 Design:

created at: 2009-06-13

“The intuition of Ak47: to develop designs that shun the obvious, venturing into questions that are still unexplored. Continue Reading

A New Take On Log Furniture

created on: 09/08/08

Do you love log furniture? Do you hate it? If your feelings gravitate toward the later, take a gander at these sublime creations from Bleu Nature. The French company, created by Frank Lefebvre, uses Mother Nature’s answer to modern design, driftwood, to juxtapose luxury and simplicity to delightful effect. Energetic and youthful, these pieces are a far cry from the log-cabin look.  Via.