As promised, here is the very cool tree stump table I mentioned I’d be sharing last week in my post on Amanda Happé‘s tree-filled home. I think this would make an amazing bedside table.
This DIY table comes to you via Seakettle and uses the IKEA Marius Stool ($5.99) painted a matte black. The tree stump was acquired from the parents’ log pile. A five-inch cross-section was cut, sanded, and sealed then screwed onto the legs of the Marius stool resulting in a rustic table that is clean and modern.
Tools / supplies used for this project:
- Tree section 12-15 inches diameter
- Chain saw
- Belt sander
- Wood glue to secure loose bark
- Tack cloth to wipe off dust (Seakettle used an air compressor)
- 3 coats polyacrylic for table surface
- Lacquer spray for bark sides
- Matte black spray paint
- A drill and long wood screws to secure stump to legs
It is obvious that the folks at Seakettle have access to more carpentry tools than the average home, I think that you surely could manage to sand the surface by hand (wear gloves) if you’re willing to put in a little elbow grease. Making a level cut when you hack the log will save a great deal of time sanding later.
View the post with step-by-step instructions here.