1. Start by cutting your log into four tall “pie slices”.
2. Make an incision in the middle of the log with the same technique that you would use to fell a tree: One cut straight in from the side and the other slightly tilted from the top down.
The lower shelf is made by two simple cuts from the side, determining the shelf depth, and one final incision to remove the inside part.
3. Make a couple of notches in the top of the log.
4. Use a chisel, or a similar tool, to chip out the remaining wood – and you are done!