Homemade Wooden Log Snowmen





Introduction: Homemade Wooden Log Snowmen

This is an instructable on creating one or multiple wooden snowmen! This is a fairly simple instructable, but it does require the use of some power tools. Note that this is my first Instructable, so you will have to bear with me! Also I am not responsible for any injury to self while making this Instructable!

Step 1: Items Needed

Items you will need:
*(1) 4" width log/stick
*(1) 3" width log/stick
*(1) 1.5" width log/stick
**(a few) twigs to be cut up to eventually create arms
***(2-6+) metal screws (depending on how many snowmen you wish to create)
**** Power Drill & Variety of Drill Bits
**** Miter Saw
**** Phillips Head Screw Driver
**** (Optional Wood Burner)
(*) Logs should be at least a foot in Length

Step 2: Step 1

First cut the logs into 2" thick peices(Cut as many peices as you want to make snowmen)
(Picture 3)
(Picture 4) is what the cut peices should look like.

Step 3: Step 2

You next need to cut the sides off of the previously cut pieces in order for them to stack.
(Picture 5) Only cut about a quarter of an inch off of pieces.
Note: That the bottom piece and the top piece only need one cut; while the middle piece will need two cuts (One on top and one on the bottom)

Step 4: Step 3

Next you will need to drill holes in the middle piece for the twigs to later be put on.
*You should use a drill bit size similar to the size of the twigs width*

Step 5: Step 4

Now you need to drill holes on the faces of the pieces that were cut in STEP 2
*Again you should select a drill bit size that is similar to the size of the screws you are going to use in the next step

Step 6: Step 5

Now you need to take the screw and screw it half way into the hole drilled in (STEP 4).
This process is shown in the picture listed.

Step 7: Step 6

Cut off the head of the screw so that the pieces can be attached, and be firmly held together.

Step 8: Step 7

Screw the pieces together using the exposed side of the screw

Step 9: Step 9

Lastly you should glue in the twigs into the holes drilled in (STEP 3)

Step 10: Finished!

Feel free to take the existing design and modify/add steps to make it your own! These are great gifts for family members especially if you don't want to spend a whole lot of money!



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    Now THAT is inventive.

    VERY smart of you :)

    I recently bought a woodburner with multiple tips at my local Michael's craft store for $25 and I have seen them on amazon for not too much

    Where did you get the wood burner from??? Or is there something else I could use to burn into the wood? I love these....

    Try an old screwdriver or something similar, and heat it with a flame.

    I actually received the wood burner from a family member; Im pretty sure that you could pick one up fairly cheap at the local hardware store. You could always try to drill in reverse; with a smaller drill bit which might create a burned look. Just a suggestion. Your best bet is still with a wood burner!

    I have tried multiple times to submit this Instructable into the Holiday Gift Challenge, but it doesn't seem to be making it into the entries list. Any suggestions?

    It often takes 24 - 48 for an entry to get into a contest, as the staff have to approve them (not in all contest though).

    Great instructable, you have my vote!

    I personally would plane a flat spot on the logs before slicing them, I think it would be safer .

    That's a good idea! Thanks for the advice!

    I like these, a fun and easy project!