10.29.2011

fire log.

Today I'm going to share a fun + easy DIY project for the outdoors. 
(and by easy I mean if you have someone who can operate a chainsaw for you.)

We went to a farm last weekend for some fall fun and not only did we see the biggest pig of my life...
(it had to have weighted at least 1000lbs...and I think he was stuck in the mud)

but Avery got to sit on her first pony, Norman.
(sorry Norman for cutting off your head but as you can see I wasn't the one behind the camera phone)


On a side note I had made a comment that Norman had some rockin' bangs and the girl who was in charge of giving the pony rides proceeded to tell me that she had given Norman a Snooki poof the day before...poor horse.

Okay, back on track here...

 They were selling these cool "fire logs" and Jeff said he could totally make one, so we he did.

What you'll need:
- A log from the yard
- A chainsaw
- lighter fluid
- matches or a torch

First up, using the chainsaw cut the log like a pizza.


Cut it about 1/2 to 3/4 the way through the log.
(you can cut or peel the bark off if you'd like as well)


Next up pour some lighter fluid down in the center and light her up!


It will take a few minute for it to really get going.


Once the flame gets bigger and start coming out the top of the log it is such a cool effect. Depending on the size of your log it can burn for a few hours.


I like the star burst shape it made from burning from the inside out.

Such a quick, easy and cheap project. I think it would look awesome at night to have a whole row of them going for an outdoor fall or winter party.


4 comments:

Angela said...

I love this and will definitely have to give it a try! I wonder if you could then recycle the burned log into a bird feeder or something... hmmm....

Maia Dobson said...

That fire log is incredible! How long does it sustain the fire? I just recently had chimney repairs for my fireplace but I think this one's a nice idea for an outdoor fireplace.

Courtney @ reckless-glamour.com said...

Hi Maia.
It's last's a few hours...yes it's great outdoors and you could do a whole bunch at a time for impact!

Bella Michelle said...

I just saw this on a pin on Pinterest and now we have to do it! My boys (aged 11 and 15) love to build a fire in the evenings for us to sit around and this would just be too cool! Thanks for sharing your great project. BTW....that is one cutie up on that pony!

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