log furniture from trees that must be cut?
I feel like I'm posting about meat recipes on a vegetarian cooking website. :-) So I won't get scalped, of our one acre lot, other than the house, 90% is native woodlands. We love our woodlands, unlike some of our neighbors, who have clear-cut and have vast lawns. I'm even slowly growing native woodland flowers from seed.
But the woodlands are coming in on us, and unless we want to let the the trees take the lot back over, it's high time for some tree work. As a result of our leach field failing, we can get the heavy crane in where it needs to be. (Since crushing the leach field is a non-issue.) We're having a 100+ foot pine that's dying from lighting taken down. Also some branches from the oak that's attacking the house. Some maples are doing the limbo to get enough light, so they'll come down altogether. (It's wild how much they've bent themselves.) And we reluctantly decided to cut a healthy 100+ foot pine because it's so close to the house and hopefully it will be 20-30 years before a crane can get back there again.
After all is said and done, we are going to have A LOT of logs available. Does anyone know a good resource for how to build outdoor furniture from logs? The books I've found deal with building furniture from smaller branches. Our back "yard" is obviously pretty rustic, so outdoor furniture like this would fit right in.