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  1. 1. Elmwood Manufacturing Process Elmwood Garden Furniture
  2. 2. The Raw Materials <ul><li>This is a typical example of the logs that we choose for our furniture. These are a mixture of Oak and Elm and and are the left over product from a railway clearing project. They had been left lying here for over a year and were destined for firewood. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Transportation <ul><li>After finding suitable logs, they are transported to the yard on a flatbed tipping trailer ready for milling. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Cutting the logs to size <ul><li>This our homemade 13 horsepower petrol bandsaw mill slabbing up an Elm log.
  5. 5. To see this process in action click here. </li></ul>
  6. 6. One elm log cut into slabs. <ul><li>All these Elm slabs came from one good log. I am
  7. 7. standing beside them to demonstrate the size of the logs that we sometimes work with! Each plank is 55mm thick. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Various wood types <ul><li>Elm slabs </li></ul><ul><li>Chestnut slabs </li></ul>
  9. 9. Rough shaping <ul><li>The dried timber is brought into the workshop and then roughly shaped with a chainsaw before planing and sanding. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Beginning the build <ul><li>The building process starts with the manufacture of two 'A' frames and cross members which support the table top and seats. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Bringing it all together <ul><li>As you can see from the picture, the benches are all double bolted for added strength. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Fully assembled <ul><li>The benches are then left to dry out until they are below 13% moisture content. If you prefer, they can be left in this state so that you can put your own finish on them. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Finishing off <ul><li>Furniture is finally finished off by plugging the bolt holes and coating with Sadolin Stain. </li></ul>