Sunday, August 4, 2013

A future Welsh stick chair (hopefully)

We managed to chop down the trunks of elm and transport it home. The crane on the truck was even able to lift the trunk onto the wagon of the mule saw.
So now there is no excuse for not getting started.. except finishing the roof etc.

The owner of the horse training centre didn't want any money for the trunks, but he would like me to help chop down some other old elms that were leaning over their house.
Those elms weren't as big and some of them were partly rotted. So I helped him and said that he could keep the wood for fire wood. He was really pleased, and so am I.

So without any further delay here is a small graphic description of a nice day.

Gustav next to one of the trunks.

Starting the cut.

The tree next to the trusty Volvo Valp.


One of the branches was rotten inside.

The bottom of the trunk.

Getting the log onto the mule saw.


  1. This is going to be soooo cool!

    I'm glad the tree didn't fall on your Valp.

  2. I haven't measured the diameter yet, but I think it is roughly 30", so it will make some nice wide boards for the seats of the chairs.
    I tried starting the mule saw about an hour ago, but due to the higher temperature in the air right now, one of the flat belts were a bit too loose. So I have to tighten it up before I can get it running like I want to.
    But hey, now the wood is in the house, so that was the first obstacle which is now passed.
    I am looking forward to the build as well.

  3. God that elm looks so cool in the trunk!

  4. Elm is a vastly underrated wood. I am so glad that I managed to get my hands on these logs so they weren't transformed into fire wood.
    I have often dreamed of making a set of barrister book cases out of elm. I think it would look good.