Not sure why, but I have been obsessed lately with the use of fallen trees or recently cut trees to make items. In fact, we had a very large maple tree fall over the winter and provided quite a bit of material for a couple of projects that include a slab coffee table, a wood block end table and a couple of hairpin leg side tables.
We have taken some time to make a bit of lumber using a chainsaw lumber cutting guide often referred to as an “Alaskan mill”. You can see a couple of demonstration videos that I created showing the guide in action (you can buy this on Amazon for about $25.
A recent project from “Fix This Build That” caught our eye (due to our abundance of beautiful maple. This project can be found at Instructables and includes a full video how to along with a list of tools needed and step by step guide for the hardware.
Good luck if you choose to build this. If you are interested in seeing more about the side tables or coffee tables, comment below. They aren’t exactly “plans”, really more “projects”.