This angled log holder makes it easier to cut smaller firewood for your woodstove.
This sawbuck is designed to cut small pieces of firewood.
Photo By Bruce McElmurray
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.
Fort Garland, Colorado
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