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
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
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
All this recent logtalk made me fall back in love with a leftover from last summer’s tree maintenance. The trimmers charged about 500 bucks for all their work. Since I had all the supplies on hand to make it, my new log side was free, which sort of helps make up for that 500 bucks.
This tasty little project took 12 hours of labor, 85 bucks and saved the maker about $1915. (Its Brent Comber inspiration clocks in at about 2K.) However, if you live in the Upper Midwest, you might be able to find some birch logs for free. To make one you’ll need…
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.
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.
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.