Treatment process for logs used in furniture construction and furniture components formed from such treated logs

  • US 7,806,155 B1
  • Filed: 01/08/2008
  • Issued: 10/05/2010
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/31/2007
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A process for forming a furniture component comprising:

  • removing bark from a log;

    cutting said log to a desired length;

    planing said log to a desired shape;

    cutting a longitudinal slot towards a center of said log and along a length of said log;

    forming a generally V-shaped notch by drying said log to a desired moisture content;

    charring said log to a desired coloration;

    bathing said log in a protective solution;

    drying said log;

    applying a varnish to said log;

    drilling a series of holes through said V-shaped notch in said log in desired location;

    forming a first hole into an end of another wooden log;

    forming a second hole in said another wooden log such that said second hole intersects said first hole;

    installing a bolt through the drilled hole such that said bolt extends through the formed first hole in said another log;

    passing a nut through the formed second hole in said another log; and

    fastening said nut to said bolt so as to secure said log to said another wooden log.

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