Re-Clutter your Life (#Terraintober Immersion marker Project) Part 3 – Log Piles

This Part 3 of a series of a fair few posts, Part 1 (link here) gives an overview and the philosophy applied to the series – cheap, simple and fun.

Log Piles

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I found this old picture of my Dad from the end of the seventies. The Log pile was from a birch that he hated on the plot and he certainly looks happy to have taken it down and made some fire wood of it. He took great delight in chucking each log into the open fire piece by piece during the winter months, “Here another piece of you Mr Birch goes into the eternal fire!”

So after some more involved pieces in the pig sty and the Root Cellar, today we have a very simple but good addition to your clutter, the Log Pile.

First I cut up some coffee stirers lengthwise in three parts, uniformity is not required so just do it roughly, cut them in (for 15mm scale in 3 to 6mm lengths, again roughly)

Then take or cut a base, this one is about 40mm or so, start with a bottom row and add PVA or Superglue as you add layer on layer. I recommend PVA and to take some time on this one. Note that I have the back of the base flat, this can then be put along the wall on a building.
Build up the pile
Add some coffee stirrers on the side fill up the gaps, wood pile done. Ready for paiting.
Painting wise I wanted the side woods to be old and the pile somewhat fresher, tried to give the look of being relatively newly cut. Ok not as nice as Dads pile but I think good enough, a very easy but pleasing project.

You could of course build a more elaborate structure around it like adding a roof.

With some 15mm soldiers next to it.

And that budget, well we were at £14.93 yesterday and did not really spend any additional resources on this than those allowed or already bought. So we are still at £14.93.

Tomorrow we are making another simple one – a pile of planks.

/ Hope that was of some interest

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