Log Furniture Making Tools

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How to make log furniture

We get a lot of questions about what tools can be used to make our log beds. There are several possibilities depending upon how much you want to spend, how quickly you want to build and how much effort you want to put into it.

The mortise is a hole created by a drill and the tenon is the whittled down end that fits in the hole.

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Finished Log Bed


  • After you have received your plans and collected the wood you will need to cut the material to length, drill holes, create tenons and assemble.
  • A quicker and easier approach is to use a tenon maker. This is a tool that attaches to a drill and works like a big pencil sharpener. 
  • A basic tool that will make tenons is a drawknife. It will be hard to be precise and your project will take longer, but if you only have a small project then this may be the tool to try first.

Top 3 Best Selling Log furniture making tools

Prepare logs in the traditional manner! Use a classic method of stripping and shaping logs to make your own rustic furniture! The Curved Knife is used for peeling bark, the Straight Knife shapes the logs. Hardened and tempered high-carbon steel, solid beech handles.Curved Draw Knife is at top of photo. Straight Draw Knife is at bottom of photo.
Draw Knives

Building beautiful rustic furniture is easier than ever with our mortising system! Cut log tenons in half the time of ”pencil sharpener” style cutters. Build your own log furniture, log handrailing, log fences and more. For your first project, check out our FREE Step Stool Plan.

Rockler Log Tenon Maker

Perfect for doweling, mortising, pocket holes, hardware installation and more! Pre-sharpened bits are ready to use in any type of wood. Cut precision flat-bottom holes without tear-out.

Stains, Dyes and Colors:– All the finishing products you need to protect, color and customize your bed.

Steel Bed Frames and Center Supports:– Make your bed strong with steel bed frames and center supports.