OK, I will start out by listing the tools needed and then move on to the lengths of wood you will need.
The tools are as follows:
1: TABLE SAW------A table saw will turn the wood logs into wood boards. A planer would work as well, but might take awhile. God help you if you use a handsaw, but it will eventually get the job done. (A band saw might work too)
2: HAND DRILL------- The drill is to screw it all together, and make holes for those screws.
3:SANDING TOOLS------A machine sander would be great, but I used a regular strip as well, and it seemed fine.
4:SCROLL SAW, OR BAND SAW, OR CARPENTRY SAW---------these are to cut the curves of the arms. (you only need one).
5:WOOD GLUE------I don't think the brand matters much, because the screws will also hold it in place.
6:STAIN-----I used regular deck stain, but it would look nice with high quality craftsman stain and polyurethane. The grain will look great either way because it's oak, and keep in mind it will hold firewood, so the gloss might rub off.
Now I will list the lengths of the wood pieces. You can grab either the logs with bark, or pre-split logs, they will both work.
A -four 18 inch long boards of 1 and 1/4 inches by 2 inches------these are for the arms
B -two 11 inch long boards of 1 and 1/4 inches by 2 inches------this is for the curved piece at the top of the arms
C -two 15 inch long boards of 1 and 1/4 inches by 2 inches------this goes on top of the board above, it is on the arms.(its the highest board off the ground)
D -two 15 inch long boards of 1 inch by 1 and 1/4 inches-------these rest on the base next to the arms, and hold the arms together
E -two 17 inch long boards of 1 inch by 3 inches-----these are the base boards, the arms rest on them
F -one 18ish inch long board, we got out of the scraps for the back piece. it can be any width or height as long as it looks nice. (its about 1/4 inch by 3/4 inches on ours)-----its on the back for support