DIY





Easy-to-Use Sawbuck for Cutting Firewood

This angled log holder makes it easier to cut smaller firewood for your woodstove.

| October/November 2013

We devised this sawbuck to cut our smaller firewood. I took an 8-foot, 2-by-6-inch board and cut a 45-degree bevel on both sides to make the ramp. I used two 8-foot, 1-by-4-inch boards to make the sides and I attached them to the base with deck screws. I then sunk two 4-by-4s into the ground and cemented them into place. I cut the tops of the 4-by-4s to a comfortable cutting height, and angled the cut for a downward slope. I used 3-inch deck screws to attach the ramp to the top of the posts.

We mark our firewood to fit our woodstove’s capacity. I make marks on a straight stick with a logging crayon every 16 inches, using electrical tape as a guide. My wife slides the marked logs down the ramp, and I cut them off using an electric chainsaw. This sawbuck setup saves a lot of time and backbreaking, unnecessary work.

Bruce McElmurray
Fort Garland, Colorado

WWW.EASYWOODWORK.ORG
5/22/2018 9:20:28 PM

I use the plans at WWW.EASYWOODWORK.ORG to build my own DIY projects – I highly recommend you visit that website and check their plans out too. They are detailed and super easy to read and understand unlike several others I found online. The amount of plans there is mind-boggling… there’s like 16,000 plans or something like that for tons of different projects. Definitely enough to keep me busy with projects for many more years to come haha Go to WWW.EASYWOODWORK.ORG if you want some additional plans :)







mother earth news fair 2018 schedule

MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR

Next: June 2-3, 2018
Frederick, MD

Whether you want to learn how to grow and raise your own food, build your own root cellar, or create a green dream home, come out and learn everything you need to know — and then some!

LEARN MORE









Subscribe Today - Pay Now & Save 64% Off the Cover Price

Money-Saving Tips in Every Issue!

Mother Earth NewsAt MOTHER EARTH NEWS, we are dedicated to conserving our planet's natural resources while helping you conserve your financial resources. You'll find tips for slashing heating bills, growing fresh, natural produce at home, and more. That's why we want you to save money and trees by subscribing through our earth-friendly automatic renewal savings plan. By paying with a credit card, you save an additional $5 and get 6 issues of MOTHER EARTH NEWS for only $12.95 (USA only).

You may also use the Bill Me option and pay $17.95 for 6 issues.

Canadian Subscribers - Click Here
International Subscribers - Click Here
Canadian subscriptions: 1 year (includes postage & GST).


Facebook Pinterest Instagram YouTube Twitter flipboard