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Materials Needed and Cutting Instructions to Make a Simple Log Carrier
Log Carrier Loaded with Firewood
Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com
This is a very simple to sew sewing project that will create a sturdy log carrier for your firewood. I like having two ready to bring in the firewood so I can balance the load with one in each hand and I can get the job done in half the time.
- 1/2 to 2/3 yard of 54"-60" wide canvas. The amount of fabric will be the width of the carrier. A 1/2 yard is ample for most wood stove firewood but if it is for firewood longer than 18" it's advisable to use 2/3 yard.
This will make two carriers. Use store flier coupons to stock up on this staple fabric. Remember to watch lumber yard and tool store fliers for discount canvas paint drop clothes for what can be a bargain price for very sturdy usable canvas fabric.
- Webbing - 3 yards of 1 1/2" wide webbing (Narrower straps could be used but this width gives the carrier more strength and the handle area will fold for a comfortable handle.)
- 1 foot of 1/4" to 1/2" rope (clothesline type of rope that you have around the house - or multiple pieces of cording if you have that around the house)
- Quality thread (Is There a Difference in Thread - You be the Judge)
- Square the canvas fabric and cut on the fold for two equal pieces of fabric.
- Mark the width of fabric edges on the very edge just so you recognize the edge as the width of the fabric edge.
- Remove the selvedge.