As you will observe, this leaves a seating area of between 16 – 18 inches which is typical for just about any type arm chair.

It is always best to consider what pieces of log furniture you are making before starting up you chainsaw. Doing all of this before actually starting up the chainsaw will make your cutting time more efficient, and even safer, as your attention will be focused solely on your saw and cutting the log.

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Howto Cut A Log To Make Rustic Furniture

To make yourself a set of cradles, simply cut a notch in some of your cut-offs or scrap logs. This will help keep flying wood chips, saw dust and debris from blowing back into your face.

If you have just recently purchased yourself a new chainsaw, or perhaps it is the first time you’ve pulled yours out in a while, please take time now to thoroughly read and understand the owners manual and users guide that came with your saw. When preparing to cut a log with you chainsaw be sure your are wearing all the proper safety equipment. Once you have determined where you will be cutting the log and you have cleared the area of any unwanted debris it is time to get to work. Take time to consider any knots, limbs or imperfections in the log that will enhance the finished piece of furniture.

If you plan on cutting several logs to make more than one piece of log furniture it is a good idea to take time and cut some ‘log cradles’. Finally, when cutting logs with a chainsaw, it is important to keep the alignment of the bar and chain away from your line of sight.