HomeMade Modern is an online portal that shares simple and beautiful DIY home furnishing ideas. They mostly work on DIY projects created out of recycled or salvaged materials. On the occasion of Earth Day, Ben Uyeda (founder of HMM) was approached by RYOBI Tools to create a green furniture line. He was also asked that the DIY project must display how to create sustainable home decor items out of waste. And that is how this Log lounger was conceptualized.
Keeping all instructions in mind, waste from the yard is recycled into an elegant outdoor furniture unit. Keep reading to have a look at full DIY instructions for the project.[ngg_images source=”galleries” container_ids=”598″ exclusions=”263,264,265″ display_type=”photocrati-nextgen_basic_thumbnails” override_thumbnail_settings=”0″ thumbnail_width=”100″ thumbnail_height=”75″ thumbnail_crop=”1″ images_per_page=”20″ number_of_columns=”0″ ajax_pagination=”1″ show_all_in_lightbox=”1″ use_imagebrowser_effect=”0″ show_slideshow_link=”0″ slideshow_link_text=”[Show as slideshow]” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″]Birch logs sourced from a landscaping company (which would have been otherwise thrown away in landfills or burnt in fireplaces) were used by Ben to create the log lounger. He suggests using logs of 3” and 6” in diameter, as logs with wider diameter can be difficult to drill and will also make the furniture unit heavy.
Use 6” and 9” zinc-coated lag screws to join the logs together. To strengthen the floppy parts, brackets are screwed using deck screws on the underside of the lounger.
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Ben used eco-friendly RYOBI Tools including 18 Volt One+ cordless chainsaw and a cordless drill with 1¼ and ¼ drill bits to make the Log lounger. These tools are lightweight with a zero carbon footprint and are much quieter than gas-powered tools.
Using the above-mentioned materials and tools, one can create your own log lounger following the given below instructions.
- Cut 18” long logs
- Drill large holes into each log using 1 ¼” bit and then join them together with short lag screws
- Drill pilot holes through the first log using ¼” bit
- With a socket wrench, drive in lag screws to connect the logs
- After completing the lounger, turn it upside down to check where it wobbles so that you can shape it at that point. Also, tighten the screws to make sure they stay in place
- Use brackets fixed with deck crews on the back of the lounger to strengthen the structure
Although this log lounger will surely save your money and provide a raw look to your interior, sitting on it won’t be a comfortable experience at all. If you are still interested in creating one for yourself, watch the video below to follow detailed instructions step by step.