DIY ProjectsHow to Shape a Wood Log Flat and Parallel Perfectly

How to Shape a Wood Log Flat and Parallel Perfectly

This step by step tutorial of how to shape a wood log flat and parallel perfectly for furniture and artwork do it yourself projects. Have you ever seen a tree log and just knew it had a purpose within your home? That all you’d have to do is level it out as you decide where best it’ll fit into your rustic home décor?

When you come across one such wood log, you’ll want to take it home with you and set about the plans you have for that log within your home. One of the first things you’ll probably need to do with the log is level it. Most likely, it was just chopped off the tree into smaller sections without having the care taken to make it even.

How to Shape a Wood Log Flat and Parallel Perfectly

Finding the right way to level the log may not always seem like the easiest part to do when you’re wanting the log as a side table or another supporting piece within your home. So, what should you do? You are going to get the tools you need and make this log work for you !

If you like a good challenge or just like tinkering with wood, you’ll want to go with the second part. All you need really is the instructions below and some tools to level the log in front of you the way you’d want it to be. You’ll need a leveling jig, some shims, and some plywood railings to create a level for the jig to do its thing as it cuts the top and bottom to a smooth, straight plane.

Click here to read about how to shape a wood log flat and parallel perfectly for furniture :

http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-log-ends-perfectly-flat-parallel/

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