When we cleared a spot to build our house, it hurt to see all those beautiful trees go down. We still have piles of logs here and there and everywhere. Great for feeding the fireplace, but I am determined to also use some of the wood for diy projects. I started small with this DIY Rustic Log Candle Holder.
This weekend, Richard was trimming some cedar logs to border a vegetable garden that we plan to plant this spring. I loved the moss and lichen growing on this piece. The weathered surface contrasting with the bright red of the fresh cut just made it too pretty to toss aside.
I had several of these votive cups, so I measured the width and determined how deep I wanted it to sit in the log. Richard had an adjustable bit that (sort of) worked, but he had to also use a chisel to remove the wood. A Forstner Drill Bit (affiliate link) would have been much easier and would have created a smooth hole. If I decide to make more of these, I may splurge a bit on one. Ha, get it- bit? No…?
The cedar has a really strong smell which I don’t really care for inside the house, so I’ll use this DIY Rustic Log Candle Holder on the porch.
This actually wasn’t the first little project using our natural resources. Remember when I showed you How to Cover Up That Fake Tree Trunk? That was also a small piece of cedar from our property. At this rate, we’ll have a lifetime of wood to use for DIY projects.
Be sure to pin this for later- it is so easy, I know you will want to give it a try.
Cedar. Love or hate the smell? What project ideas do you have for using logs?