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August 12, 2017 18:06

Table of logs with their own hands

In the country there is an empty gazebo?This is not the case!An urgent need to equip the gazebo table.Pocket resist purchasing beautiful, expensive wooden table?This can be corrected by making a table of logs with your hands.If the gazebo was built of logs, then find already hewn material surely will not be difficult.And is not that this is a problem - find the logs to create a small table.

Make a table of logs with their own hands

Make a table of logs with their hands

Also logs need tools and consumables:

  • Saw
  • Files
  • Hacksaw
  • Electric drill with drills thick (10-15 mm)
  • Hammer
  • Screws and nails
  • Flat-hewn boards with a thickness of 2 cm
  • Universal adhesive for wood and metal (best to use epoxy)
  • Sandpaper (four, two, and my best size of 30x30 should suffice)
  • Lac
  • Molar brush
  • Stain (if needed)
  • Planer
  • lined fittings (thickness 10-15 mm)

table drawing

For starters wisely to take advantage of the drawing, which will be marked by the dimensions of all the parts of the table.If the log is supposed to align one of the

parties, it is necessary to make a three-dimensional drawing.If the turning of the logs is not necessary, the two-dimensional drawings of parts is enough.The main thing that all the parts were comparable.In a final figure to be visually already assembled table in three dimensions or in three separate drawing height, width and length (table do not necessarily square).

Preparing logs

Once the drawing is ready, you need to check whether the supply is enough to implement the idea.Of course, you can make a table with legs and pillars of unhewn logs, if such a design idea.Then most of the concerns on the wood processing can be postponed.If you still want to make the table more ethical, the logs have to handle a plane, or file down smooth surfaces in the right places saw.

Making longitudinal slots in logs do not have to.This will require a lot of time, effort and costs for special tools.Simply grind a plane small flat surface on the connecting surfaces of the timber.The width of the plane at the same time should be at least 4 cm. Keep this in mind in the drawing.the upper and lower ends of the logs must be cut down at an angle of 45 degrees and so on, by shortening the length of the central timber to be the shortest.Sharp corners on Spila process a file, so you do not bob about their knees.

The next step is the preparation of logs will be drilling holes for fittings.It is also taken into account in the drawing.drilling a through-hole is not necessary in the lower beam.Suffice it to drill holes for about half its thickness.Based on the length of the next table, the hole should be about 30-40 cm apart.The logs, which will be located above the lowest, must be drilled through to the pre-selected locations so that the holes when applied all logs match, and gets one deeper and smooth hole at an angle of 90 degrees.The thickness of the drill to select based on the thickness of the valve, which is available.

Further, if the logs are uneven and rough, then process the convex planes, and grind the entire surface with sandpaper (First Quartet, etc. reduction).We can assume that the training logs completed.

Build logs into a single structure

Collect logs in one robust and durable design helps glue and fittings.For a start will have to insert metal rods in superposed on the drawing logs.The bars protrude from the structure?So be it.Now do the rods small caption directly sticking out in a state very close to the hole.Then take out the bars and is measured from the level of 5 mm mark.Cut away the excess around the new part of the rods.Now you need to prepare the glue and disassemble wooden structure.A quantity of glue should be left at the bottom of the openings of the lower timber, with the expectation of a good gluing wood to metal.Then firmly insert the rods into the holes, and capitalize on their remaining logs.Openings in the upper logs (already inserted rods) to fill the edges with glue.Also read how to do the bench from logs with your hands.

upper part of the table

Option 1.

While the glue dries, you can take the top of the table.If the table does not plan to put something heavy, it can be covered by a sheet of chipboard timber, drank it at a given size and then plastered his modern self-adhesive surface coating or simply oilcloth.This embodiment is appropriate without additional supports, when the length and width of the table does not exceed one meter.In this case, the sheet will "support for supports."It must be just nailed to the top of the logs or screw the screws.

If the area of ​​the table is greater than one square meter, it is necessary to put a sheet of chipboard on predetermined boards.Bars such process necessarily enough to be just smooth.Of course, to begin with them will need to adjust to the size of the table and then securely nailed to the logs.Bars serve as a support for the construction of the timber, so that they are not slid, and will play the role of the palm leaf chipboard.Attach them to the supports in several ways.The simplest option - it is nailing boards to logs nails.The number of bars will vary for the strengthening of their thickness and size of the table.

Option 2.

more "natural" solution would be beautiful nailing boards with their subsequent processing.Under this option, keep in mind that the boards will play a role for the construction of fortifications of logs, and they also will be top of the table.Therefore, the wood should be taken with a minimum thickness of 2 cm. The width can be selected to taste, well, or at least make out what is available.

Process rough surface, you can use the planer, and then pieces of sandpaper.Then you can nail the boards to the so-called "legs" of logs.If everything matches, anywhere there are no protruding pieces of wood, met all the proportions and everything is securely sealed - then you can go a little with a file on all the sharp corners to eliminate the possibility of them to get hurt.After that you can once again walk Zero sandpaper on the surface of the table.

Rubbing almost ready to table a damp and then a dry cloth, you can start painting.If there is an opportunity to start painting, you can use a special nozzle for polishing and drill - with a treatment table surface is perfect.Lacquering can be done single-layer - this is quite enough.

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