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(TreeHugger)   How to build your own log lounge chair. So you can kick it like Abraham Lincoln when he wasn't hunting vampires   (treehugger.com) divider line 38
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2013-05-09 02:37:49 AM
And it will last forever because no one will sit on it more than five seconds.
 
2013-05-09 02:53:41 AM
What a total piece of sh*t. Show off some woodworking skills, oh wait you don't have any, never mind.
 
2013-05-09 07:55:43 AM
Well.  That looks sturdy.  Surely there is no need to have supports go between more than two logs.
 
2013-05-09 09:22:52 AM
Doesn't look like any part of your body could get...pinched...between the logs. Not at all.


/knees slam together
 
2013-05-09 09:31:17 AM
Has anyone pointed out this looks neither sturdy nor comfortable?

Also, from any angle slight below - like say if this was up on a raised porch or deck, you're going to see those ugly metal brackets and ruin the whole look of the thing.
 
2013-05-09 09:33:00 AM
There's no way in hell he cut all those logs with that chainsaw. The end product looked kinda cool though
 
2013-05-09 09:39:05 AM
www.unfinishedman.com
 
2013-05-09 09:45:40 AM

gopher321: Doesn't look like any part of your body could get...pinched...between the logs. Not at all.


/knees slam together


So very scared...
 
2013-05-09 09:47:26 AM

Headso: There's no way in hell he cut all those logs with that chainsaw. The end product looked kinda cool though


Cool, if you like looking at a cord of wood.

I am sure that chair has already collapsed even without someone sitting on it.  I was thinking he was going to feed pre-bent rebar or threaded rod through the logs.  I was disappoint.
 
2013-05-09 09:52:07 AM
I think it looks pretty cool but spiders will love it even more.
 
2013-05-09 09:55:04 AM
Build a working recliner with nothing but sticks and rope and get back to me.
 
2013-05-09 10:02:07 AM
That looks really uncomfortable.
 
2013-05-09 10:11:02 AM
Just called the Professor, he said to use Bamboo.
 
2013-05-09 10:11:55 AM

lack of warmth: Headso: There's no way in hell he cut all those logs with that chainsaw. The end product looked kinda cool though

Cool, if you like looking at a cord of wood.

I am sure that chair has already collapsed even without someone sitting on it.  I was thinking he was going to feed pre-bent rebar or threaded rod through the logs.  I was disappoint.


yeah yeah, stop liking what I don't like and all, but yeah I thought it would be done using rebar as well.
 
2013-05-09 10:16:26 AM
How was that movie? Worth watching?
 
2013-05-09 10:18:01 AM

picturescrazy: I think it looks pretty cool but spiders will love it even more.


My first thought too.  Brown recluses and full of ticks.
 
2013-05-09 10:25:27 AM
Could one bend long slats of wood and attach the logs to that to provide the needed support? You would also need a thick cushion on top for long term lounging. It's an interesting idea though.
 
2013-05-09 10:47:32 AM

Headso: There's no way in hell he cut all those logs with that chainsaw. The end product looked kinda cool though


I cut 4 cords with a chainsaw last week, and I was drinking beer the entire time.
 
2013-05-09 10:52:49 AM
Ah the chaise  longue. The best of all chairs... longer than regular chairs, which means you can stretch your body a long way.

Long is better than short.   Longer is better.
 
2013-05-09 10:54:05 AM
More importantly, that is white birch. (betulaceae betula papyrifera ) and beside being a hell of a fire hazard, and scratching post for cats, the bark gives off a white, ashy, powder that will stick to you clothes.
It does have medicinal value, however.
 
2013-05-09 10:55:40 AM

LadySusan: Could one bend long slats of wood and attach the logs to that to provide the needed support? You would also need a thick cushion on top for long term lounging. It's an interesting idea though.


Probably the easiest way to make it sturdy is to pull out a couple of the screws and use them to build a real chair, then throw the log thing away. Then replace those screws that came from it, because they're probably as lame as the rest of the original chair.
 
2013-05-09 11:00:43 AM
Log chair = midly useful.

Log table = very useful.
 
2013-05-09 11:11:46 AM
NO SLATS!
 
2013-05-09 11:15:44 AM
I was looking to make something and this seemed kinda cool as it has a unique factor.  However the spider aspect was a great point someone had made and now I have moved on.  Anyone have any specs for something cool to build for the outdoors, or indoors for that matter?  I already have specs for a hydro machine and cloner, so scratch that...  but I guess I will always take suggestions I guess.
 
2013-05-09 11:16:59 AM

violentsalvation: What a total piece of sh*t. Show off some woodworking skills, oh wait you don't have any, never mind.


I especially like how he was listening to an ipod while working with power tools.
Horrible. Just horrible.
 
2013-05-09 11:21:32 AM

vudukungfu: Headso: There's no way in hell he cut all those logs with that chainsaw. The end product looked kinda cool though

I cut 4 cords with a chainsaw last week, and I was drinking beer the entire time.


with a battery powered chainsaw?
 
2013-05-09 11:27:48 AM
mrmyxolodian:
I especially like how he was listening to an ipod while working with power tools.
Horrible. Just horrible.


Are you a shop teacher?  Would it drown out his screams if he cut himself?  Or maybe it is so loud that no one would hear him...  Who wouldn't use headphones while working?
 
2013-05-09 11:46:58 AM
Yeah, I tell ya. I saw an ad for this in a gentlemen's magazine. Twelve hundred bucks. I'm lookin' at this thing and I think, You're kiddin' me. I'm a hobbyist. Thing's nothing but speed rails. I figure I'd go down to Home Depot and whip this up myself for... a hundred bucks.
What is it?
You sit down there, make yourself comfortable, put your feet in the stirrups, and...
Oh my god, thats amazing.
Isn't it? Hundred bucks, all in, not counting my labor, and the cost of the dildo. Those things aren't cheap. I'm not set up to mold hard rubber.
 
2013-05-09 12:00:34 PM

JohnnyRebel88: I was looking to make something and this seemed kinda cool as it has a unique factor.  However the spider aspect was a great point someone had made and now I have moved on.  Anyone have any specs for something cool to build for the outdoors, or indoors for that matter?  I already have specs for a hydro machine and cloner, so scratch that...  but I guess I will always take suggestions I guess.


Honestly the New Yankee Workshop's Adirondack chair plans (which I bought) produce a really nice chair. I made a pair of them out of Ipe back in 2002, and they've been sitting outside in Austin ever since. Still no creaks or cracks, just as strong as ever. Super super comfortable.

Surely you can find more modern or creative designs, but some of these furniture designs have been around for 100s of years for a reason...
 
2013-05-09 12:03:51 PM
waterrockets:
Surely you can find more modern or creative designs, but some of these furniture designs have been around for 100s of years for a reason...

Thanks, I just didn't know what I wanted to make. A chair, table, or just something unique with non-traditional materials.
 
2013-05-09 12:17:09 PM

vudukungfu: Headso: There's no way in hell he cut all those logs with that chainsaw. The end product looked kinda cool though

I cut 4 cords with a chainsaw last week, and I was drinking beer the entire time.


Cause that's how we roll my brother.
 
2013-05-09 12:22:08 PM
 
2013-05-09 12:34:31 PM

JohnnyRebel88: I was looking to make something and this seemed kinda cool as it has a unique factor.  However the spider aspect was a great point someone had made and now I have moved on.  Anyone have any specs for something cool to build for the outdoors, or indoors for that matter?  I already have specs for a hydro machine and cloner, so scratch that...  but I guess I will always take suggestions I guess.


I made a picnic table a few years back for $99. I found I really like the ones where the benches weren't connected. Easy to do in a day. Great confidence builder, it's cheap and useful.
 
2013-05-09 12:41:30 PM

JohnnyRebel88: waterrockets:
Surely you can find more modern or creative designs, but some of these furniture designs have been around for 100s of years for a reason...

Thanks, I just didn't know what I wanted to make. A chair, table, or just something unique with non-traditional materials.


Or you can look up "Jake's" chair plans which are free online. I hope to build a couple before summer. Looks pretty simple and can be built using fairly basic tool.

I haven't seen the plans for the New Yankee ones. I love watching the show but you really need a full pro set-up for most of the stuff he builds.
 
2013-05-09 12:51:14 PM

big pig peaches: JohnnyRebel88: waterrockets:
Surely you can find more modern or creative designs, but some of these furniture designs have been around for 100s of years for a reason...

Thanks, I just didn't know what I wanted to make. A chair, table, or just something unique with non-traditional materials.

Or you can look up "Jake's" chair plans which are free online. I hope to build a couple before summer. Looks pretty simple and can be built using fairly basic tool.

I haven't seen the plans for the New Yankee ones. I love watching the show but you really need a full pro set-up for most of the stuff he builds.


I almost built Jake's chairs. The NY plans are easy to follow. You can build the chair with a circular saw, straight edge, coping saw, and a drill. I went a little further and made Masonite router templates from the plans and cut the curves to shape with a router. The joinery is all glue and screw. I used stainless square-drive screws and PL Premium construction adhesive. Archaeologists in 500K years are going to freak out that they can still sit in these chairs.
 
2013-05-09 03:17:03 PM

JohnnyRebel88: I was looking to make something and this seemed kinda cool as it has a unique factor.  However the spider aspect was a great point someone had made and now I have moved on.  Anyone have any specs for something cool to build for the outdoors, or indoors for that matter?  I already have specs for a hydro machine and cloner, so scratch that...  but I guess I will always take suggestions I guess.


There's always the old WikiSeat thing. It's a simple little bracket designed to let you build a three-legged stool, chair, whatever out of found materials. As simple or as complicated as you want. I think it's wikiseat.org but I can't remember any more.
 
2013-05-10 12:43:59 AM
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2013-05-10 12:51:37 AM
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