How to make a table out of tree stump


DIY Tree Stump Table

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A step-by-step tutorial on how to create a DIY tree stump table, a budget-friendly end table!

When was the last time you went on a hike through the woods? 

As you follow the trail up the mountains, you feel energized, free and truly connected to your magnificent natural surroundings.

Without realizing it, you stepped away from your worries, daily stresses and doubts. 

I love adding that quiet, peaceful vibe to our home with natural design elements. That’s why I adore old homes with unique wood details – they bring in the organic beauty of the outdoors.

Lately, I have been seeing homes with tree stump coffee tables and my husband and I could not stop thinking about them – we had to make one! 

Or how about three? 

We could not choose – they were all unique pieces with gorgeous wood patterns. 

If you are wondering how to make a coffee table from a tree stump, this is our tutorial to DIY a tree stump table for any room in your home.

This is one of those projects that takes a while to finish, almost 4 months. The project involved lots of waiting/sanding/finishing and if you know me, you know I don’t like to wait. 

But it was worth every minute… just look at our masterpieces, amazing!

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DIY TREE STUMP TABLE


MATERIALS:

  • tree stump
  • sandpaper (60, 120, & 220 grit)
  • 100% tung oil

TOOLS:

  • orbital sander
  • air compressor w/air blowing attachment
  • safety glasses
  • face mask (for dust)
  • ear protection

You can print the material list and instructions below.

STEP 1: FIND THE PERFECT TREE STUMP

This adventure sent us in search of a sawmill and, lucky for us, there was one near my parents’ house. 

And we found this lovely pile of wood stumps…

And after about an hour of careful selection, we came home with these three beauties – that’s right, we were going to attempt three separate projects!

STEP 2: LET IT SIT FOR A WHILE LONGER

Next, we let them dry out for over a month in our garage to let any moisture evaporate. 

STEP 3: CARVE TO YOUR HEART’S CONTENT

After that long wait, we started to remove the bark and shape the stump to our liking.

This particular stump is so big that we had to use our longboard to move it.

STEP 4: SAND AWAY ROUGH EDGES

After chiseling away unwanted features, we sanded and sanded and sanded some more. We first used a 60 grit sandpaper, then 120, and finished it off with 220. And we went through a lot of sandpaper.

TIP: A belt sander would be beneficial when sanding the top and bottom of the stump because it will remove more wood quicker to give you a flat smooth surface.

But those stumps were baby smooth. Just look at the difference from the top photo to the photo below. Can you believe it’s the same stump?

STEP 5: REMOVE ANY REMAINING DEBRIS

After sanding the stumps, we then took an air compressor, with an air blowing attachment, and cleaned the stump by blowing air to remove the dirt.

But just to make sure we removed all the dirt we wiped the stumped down with a damp cloth.

STEP 5: ADD A PROTECTIVE FINISH

Now we were ready for the final touch, the finish. After a lot of research, we decided to use 100% Tung Oil. I plan on writing a post about the difference between poly and tung oil. The biggest difference is that tung oil penetrates into the wood making the grain color deeper. Here is a tutorial on how to apply tung oil to the wood.

After applying the tung oil, we again let the stump sit for about 3 weeks to make sure the oil penetrated into the wood. 

And here are two of our stumps, all finished – the last one is downstairs. See how the Tung Oil brings the color out in the wood and gives it a natural finish.

And here is our living room currently.

Try it for yourself – go and find your own tree stump and create a work of art that brings the outdoors to you.

UPDATE: We decided to add industrial style feet to our stump tables, check how to do that here.

Prep Time 10 minutes

Active Time 4 hours

Additional Time 1 month

Total Time 1 month 4 hours 10 minutes

Difficulty Easy

Estimated Cost $

Materials

  • tree stump
  • sandpaper (60, 120, & 220 grit)
  • 100% tung oil

Tools

  • orbital sander
  • air compressor with air attachment

Instructions

  1. Find the perfect tree stump.
  2. Let the stump dry out for a while.
  3. Remove bark and shape the stump to your liking.
  4. Sand the wood to remove rough edges and make it smooth.
  5. Clean the stump with an air attachment.
  6. Add a protective finish to the wood.

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How to Make a Tree Stump Table

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If you've ever thought about making a tree stump table, fall is a good time to actually do it. That's right. It's tree stump season! Fall sees a lot of firewood deliveries and trees coming down in storms which gives you, the intrepid reclaimer, easy access to tree trunks. Let's get started.

You can control the height of your table with the legs you choose for it.

10 years ago I made a tree stump table. It got shared, copied and posted about so much it's one of 3 posts that I consider to have kickstarted my blogging career (thanks in part to Design*Sponge loving it too. ) That table still sits in my living room looking as good as the day I made it.

Stump tables, made out of tree trunks, are one part architectural piece, one part table, one part bugs. Don't worry. We'll get rid of the bugs.

The point is they aren't just a place to put your coffee, a stump table brings the outside in giving your room a cozy organic feel.

They can feel modern or completely hygge and organic. It depends on how you finish them.

DIY stump table made with tree trunk.

FYI! You can also use these as bases for a stump table with a glass top.

These two tree stump ideas are for using them indoors and no chain saws are involved.

I'll show you how to make an unfinished table that's similar to the famous Crate and Barrel tree stump table and a finished one that sits on tall legs.

First the finished stump table that's on legs.

Table of Contents

Materials
  1. Tree stump
  2. Sandpaper (medium and fine grit)
  3. Polyurethane (high gloss, semi-gloss, satin … whichever you want) I used satin which has just a nice sheen
  4. Paint brush
  5. 1 package of 4, 6" Capita legs from Ikea (these legs aren't available at Ikea anymore but they ARE available on Amazon. )
  6. Drill and appropriate bits

First things first. You have to get yourself a tree stump.

Where to find a tree stump?

Keep your eye out for city workers or private tree companies taking down trees. Pull over, ask them if you an have a section of a branch if they're big or the stump. Simple as that.

Call up places near you that sell firewood. They advertise a lot during this time of year so they'll be easy to find. That's what makes fall tree stump season!


I got my stump delivered with my yearly wood order.

How big should it be?

It depends if you want your table to be on legs or sit directly on the floor. I like the look of legs.
Your legs will be 6 inches high, so figure out how tall your stump needs to be for where you want to put it.

Generally you're going to want a tall tree stump for this.

If your sofa has arms at 25" and you want it to be around level with the arms, then you need a stump that's 18" tall.
My stump is 15" across by 18" high, with the 6" legs it's a total of 24" high. This brings it to just below the arm of my sofa.

Steps

Step 1 DRY IT


Allow your stump to dry out for at least a month. It’ll lose several pounds and the bark will loosen, making step 2 easier.


Coincidentally if you allow yourself to dry out for a month you’ll lose several pounds too.

You can dry the stump outside for a couple of months, then bring it inside for a couple of weeks.
If your stump was already cut and dried from wherever you got it, you can just bring it inside for a couple of weeks.


Step 2 REMOVE THE BARK

Now the work begins. You have to remove the bark. Sometimes this is easy, sometimes it isn't.
The first stump table I made was from Oak. The bark just pulled off with my hands.


The second stump table I made was from Walnut. The bark was a nightmare to remove. I needed an array of tools and a 14' length of prayer beads.

To remove the stump's bark, you'll need these tools to do it:

A Hammer

A Prybar

 

After your stump has dried inside for a couple of weeks insert the prybar between the bark and the stump. Hammer it enough to loosen the wood then either keep hammering or pull the bark loose with your fingers. Keep doing this all the way around the stump until all the bark is off.

And yes, you do need to remove the bark. If you don't, over time it'll loosen and fall off on its own leaving you with a cruddy looking piece of crud as a table.

If the bark is particularly stubborn, like this stupid thing was ... do the same thing but with wood chisels. They're sharper and will cut through the fibres between the bark and the stump better than a prybar. Be careful not to hack into the wood with the chisel though.

Do not hack into yourself either. Wood chisels are sharp on all sides, not just the tips, so be careful.

Now your stump is cleaned of its bark.

When it's dried out the stump might split a bit like this. That's O.K. It adds character.


Step 3 - SAND IT


The stump now needs to be sanded to get all the little hairs and slivers off it.

You need a smooth stump. Use a variety of sandpaper grits to sand it smooth.

Start with the coarsest grit, gradually working your way to sanding the stump with the smoothest grit.

Get rid of all the hairs.

Sand until you can run your hand over the stump and it feels smooth.

Once your stump is smooth wipe over it with a damp, lint free cloth or a tack cloth.

A lot of wood dust will come off. Keep wiping until your cloth comes away clean.

Now flip your stump over and get ready for the fun part.

Step 4 - ATTACH THE LEGS

Get your pre-purchased legs. Like I said, mine are the Capita legs from Ikea which are soon to be discontinued. You can buy the exact Ikea Capita legs on Amazon though.


To make the end table more like the $900 Crate and Barrel one, ditch the long legs and use little bun feet like these instead. You'll also need a wider, more squat stump.


Each leg comes with a bracket that you screw into the base of your table.

Whatever kind of legs you get make sure the height is adjustable like these are. Adjustable legs on the table means you can make sure it's level without having to squish up a folded up piece of paper. Or if you're a certain age and type - a book of matches.

Don't forget. Adjustable legs are the way to make sure your stump table is level.

Place your legs on the underside of your stump. You can use all 4 legs or just 3. I'm partial to 3, but 4 is definitely more stable.


Use a measuring tape to make sure they're an equal distance apart.

Once you have the legs positioned, mark the holes in the plates with either a pencil or a marker.

Remove the legs and fit your drill with the appropriate sized drill bit.


Pre-drill holes at the spots you marked for the screws.

Once all your holes are predrilled, place your legs and brackets back on and screw them into place.

To make my life easier, I put all my screws into a little dish. Don't question it. Just do it.

Now all your legs are on!


Step 5 - STAIN & SEAL IT (OPTIONAL)

If there are any sections where you accidentally took too much of the wood off (it's lighter underneath) you can skim over it with some stain. I have a whack of different cans of stain so I picked the one I thought would match the best.

Appropriately, it was "Walnut" stain for this walnut stump.

Just wipe it onto the light portion of your wood with some paper towel. It just darkens it up enough to make it blend in a little better. There will still be a colour variation, just not quite as distinct. Again, the look and colour and grain will be different depending on what type of wood stump you're working with.

The staining is a matter of choice. On my first stump table I didn't do it ... on this one I did.
Let your stain soak in and dry.

SEAL IT


Now you have to seal all that hard work in.

To stop your stump from drying out even more and to keep it from getting marked on top when you put things down on it you should seal your tree stump.

You can use any wood sealer. If you want a completely natural look I'd recommend sealing it with Thompsons Water Seal which will give the look of having no finish on it at all. Just remember that Thompsons Water Seal is water based which means it can only go on natural wood or wood that has been stained with a water based stain.

I used an oil based Polyurethane to make my stump top as durable as possible. I tend to be a bit spilly and bangy.

If you're using an oil based finish use a natural bristle brush.

Seal the whole stump.

Seal the top, sides and bottom of the stump with 2-3 coats.

The top of the stump will get really dark, but it'll lighten up once the finish sinks in and dries.

 

After your first coat dries, gently sand off any burrs and bumps.

The sanding will leave the finish with a white haze. Don't worry about it. It'll go away once you apply another coat of finish. Seal the sides and underside again 1-2 more times according to the manufacturer's directions.

Your stump may need up to 6 coats on the top. Because of the open grain, the finish soaks into the top a lot more and requires more coats. Always let your finish dry the recommended amount of time in between coats.

Once you've completed all coats of finish you're done.

Want to paint it?

If you're rather have a painted stump table, after sanding and wiping it apply a coat of primer. Once the primer has dried you can paint it with either water based or oil based paint.

Materials

  • Tree stump (your choice for size)
  • Sandpaper (medium and fine grit)
  • Polyurethane (high gloss, semi-gloss, satin … whichever you want) I used satin which has just a nice sheen
  • Paint brush
  • 1 package of 4, 6" Capita legs from Ikea (or similar)

Tools

  • Drill

Instructions

Get your stump and allow it to dry out for at least a month. It will lose weight over this period and the bark will shrink away from the wood.

If you let your stump dry outside, as opposed to inside you'll still need to let it dry out inside for another couple of weeks to acclimatize it.

Once the stump has dried out remove the bark from it using a prybar and a hammer to chisel it away. Be careful not to gouge the wood stump.

If the bark is difficult to get off let it dry longer or carefully use a chisel with a hammer to remove it.

Sand your stump to get it smooth and then run over it with a tack cloth or damp cloth to remove any sawdust.

Flip the stump over so you're working on the underside of it and screw in the legs. Pre-drill your screw holes and make sure to measure so your legs are equal distances apart.

Stain and seal the table if desired.

Notes

If you want a very natural look to your stump, use a water based stain followed by Thompson's Water seal.

For optimal protection and a bit of a sheen on your stump use an oil based stain and a Polyurethane finish in satin.

Recommended Products

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  • IKEA - CAPITA Leg

Unfinished stump table

This is pretty obvious, but if you'd rather make a more natural looking log side table, just skip adding stain and any finish to it.

For an even more organic look, leave the legs off of it.

To make one just find a log, let it dry out, then sand it smooth.

What types of wood can you use to make a stump table?

Wood from deciduous trees: Ash, black walnut, birch, cypress, cherry, elm, maple and oak are all good choices.

You should AVOID conifers. Those trees that have resin that are a sticky mess. Trees like cedar, fir, juniper, pine, redwood, spruce, yew, larch should not be used. (think of how sticky the bottom of a Christmas tree is after cutting it)

The only drawback to these tables? Everyone is going to want you to make them one. So you can either start a blog, get a following, contemplate quitting, keep at it, and then one day write a post about how to build a stump table that you can tell them about.

Or you can just skip all that and direct them to this post instead.

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we create a coffee table from a stump with our own hands - INMYROOM

Interior decor

Eco-style furniture is incredibly popular, but very expensive. In our master class, we will tell you in detail how to make a trendy table from a stump with your own hands for a minimum of funds

Nowadays, eco-style furniture and decor are becoming increasingly popular. Natural materials are used in the interiors of ultra-modern houses and apartments, but such decorative elements are very expensive.

For example, the cost of famous Ullat tables and cabinets from Bleu Nature in Moscow reaches up to $2,000. funds.

The first step is to find a suitable stump. It's not that hard to get it.

  • Ask the owners of country houses you know - they may have left whole parts of the tree for firewood.
  • There are many firewood companies, you can ask them
  • Finally, you can go to the nearest forest with a saw, select a well-preserved fallen tree and cut it.

If the stump is very fresh, you will have to wait until it dries. This may take a couple of months. Place the stump in a dry room, lifting it up with stands. If you are sure that your stump has been a green tree for a long time, you can skip this step. If the bark easily moves away from the trunk, the stump is ready for processing.

Carefully remove the bark from the stump using a chisel, pry bar or chisel.

Now we need to align our future table.

Brush off dust and debris from the floor and use a spirit level to find a level area. Then install the stump on this area and use the same level to check how even it is.

If the surface is curved, smooth it out with a plane - just grind off the protruding edge.

After this, the surface should be smoothed by removing the traces of the planer with a grinder or coarse-grained sandpaper.

After the cut is sufficiently even and smooth, put the barrel on its side and start sanding.

The easiest and fastest way is to use a disc sander, in extreme cases you can get by with a normal sandpaper, but it will take much more time and effort.

After processing the side surfaces, it is necessary to clean the cracks from dirt and dust.

It's great if your stump has an imperfect, interesting texture created by knots and cracks. Use a chisel or chisel to gently scrape away any remaining dirt from the stump without damaging the wood structure.

Fold up a piece of sandpaper and carefully sand the inside of the cracks. Then clean the cracks from dust and dust with a vacuum cleaner.

It's time to put the stump back on its feet!

In our example, these special furniture stands are used. You can use any other or, for example, furniture wheels.

There are two reasons to use such "legs":

1) it will protect your floor from scratches;

2) by lifting the stump off the ground, you create air circulation, which will not allow your table to rot.

Now our future table is ready for varnishing.

This example uses Minwax's Polycrylic. In Russia, such protective coatings are also called scuba diving. You can use any water-based varnish suitable for woodworking, and the color will depend on your preference: you can whiten your table or, conversely, paint it in a coffee shade. Our master heroes have chosen a natural transparent tone.

However, after applying the first coat, the surface still darkened a little.

After applying the first layer, let our stump dry for at least half an hour (the time depends on your varnish, pay attention to the label). After that, you need to go over the entire surface with fine-grained sandpaper (our heroes use grit 320).

Sanding is a very important part for the final result. Before this, it is necessary to carefully remove all dust so that subsequent layers lie more evenly.

For a good result, you must apply at least 4 coats of lacquer. It sounds laborious, but it is the first layer that takes the most time, after which things will go much faster. After the last layer, leave the stump to dry without sanding it.

Almost done! But pay attention to this brilliance.

It does not look very modern and is more suitable for the interior of a summer house. The final polishing will help to get rid of the shine and give our table a finished look. Our heroes use a soft abrasive fiber (NShM - non-woven grinding material). You can find a similar one at a hardware store, or you can use any other polishing material.

Our table is finally ready to be used for its intended purpose.

These are the tables you can get using white aqua varnish in several layers.

And of course, no one forbids painting the stump in the desired color after applying a primer or primer to get, for example, such an ultra-modern table.

How to make a table out of hemp. Stump furniture (12 photos). Progress on creating furniture from a stump

Contents

  1. How to make a table out of stump. Stump furniture (12 photos). Progress of work on the creation of furniture from the stump
  2. How to make a stump table. How to make a table from a stump with your own hands
  3. What can be made from a stump with your own hands. Idea #1 – “stump on a spring day”
  4. Stump table. Furniture from stumps and saw cuts of solid wood
  5. Hemp and glass table. How to make a cool stump and glass coffee table
  6. Oak stump table. Wooden Stump Ideas
    • Wooden Stump Ideas for Home and Garden Decor
    • Wooden Stump Stools
    • Stump Candle Holders

How to make a table out of hemp. Stump furniture (12 photos). Stump furniture in progress

Furniture stumps - what's the idea?

I think it's wonderful! I was now selecting a photo for this post and thought: “What could be simpler than stump furniture?”.

Of course, you will need to make some effort before the stump turns into a table/chair/bedside table.

So the wood must be dry. If the stump is fresh, then you need to dry it - this can take a couple of months.

If the bark comes off easily, the stump is ready for processing. Remove the bark with a chisel. Using a level, check your future furniture, if the stump is crooked, grind it off with a planer, and then sand it with a “sandpaper” or a grinder.

After the cut is sufficiently even and smooth, lay the stump on its side and start sanding.

The easiest and fastest way is to use a disc sander, in extreme cases you can get by with ordinary sandpaper.

After processing the side surfaces, it is necessary to clean the cracks from dirt and dust. It's great if your stump will have an imperfect, interesting texture created by knots and cracks. Use a chisel or chisel to gently scrape away any remaining dirt from the stump without damaging the wood structure.

Carefully sand the inside of cracks with sandpaper. Then clean the cracks from dust and dust with a vacuum cleaner.

The stump can be put on its feet, for example, with the help of furniture wheels:

The wheels are screwed - and everything Do the same if you want really simple stump furniture.

There are three reasons to use such “legs”:

1) this will keep your floor from scratching

2) by lifting the stump off the ground, you create air circulation, which will not allow it to rot.

3) easier to move from place to place

Our wonder furniture is now ready for varnishing. You can use any water-based varnish suitable for woodworking. After that, you need to walk over the entire surface with fine-grained sandpaper. It is also recommended to go through the varnish 2-3 times. After the last layer, leave the stump to dry without sanding it.

Basically everything. You can paint the stump in the desired color:

Good luck with making stump furniture!

How to make a stump table.

How to make a table from a stump with your own hands

First, find a suitable stump to create a table or cabinet. It is not so difficult even if you are a purely city dweller without a summer residence. Firstly, there are a lot of companies that deal with wood - logging, sawmills, and so on, you can buy a saw cut of a tree of the right size from them. Secondly, we advise you to interview all acquaintances and friends who have dachas or relatives in the villages, they probably have firewood or uprooted stumps. And thirdly, you can take a saw, go to the nearest forest, find a fallen tree and cut it into pieces.

The stump must be dry but not rotten. If the bark is easy enough to move away from the trunk, then such a stump can be used. If you find fresh wood, you need to let it dry. Leave such a stump for a month or two in a warm and dry room.

The bark must be removed from the trunk. To do this, take a chisel or chisel and carefully, using a hammer, detach the bark.

If you plan to use the stump not just as a decorative item, but as a functional piece of furniture, you need to level it. Using the building level, check how smooth your workpiece is. If the surface of the stump is sloped, level it with a planer.

Sand the section of the stump and sidewall with a grinder or sandpaper by hand.

Well, if the stump has an interesting natural texture with knots, cracks and chips. After you have processed and sanded the entire surface of the stump, clean the cracks from small chips and dust. To do this, you can use both locksmith tools, a rag, and a regular vacuum cleaner.

Any stump or cut of a log is beautiful in its natural state. But you can paint the stump any color (after a coat of primer), apply patterns with a brush or stencil, or at least open with varnish or apply a water-repellent impregnation for wood. The latter is especially true if your future table will be actively used outdoors or in a room with high humidity, such as a bathroom. Remember that even one layer of varnish will darken the wood a little. It is recommended to apply two or three coats of water-based varnish, and after the last coat has dried, polish with a soft abrasive fiber.

This stump table can simply be placed on the floor. You can also use shortened legs from old tables or a stool, wheels or special stands. By the way, the use of legs, firstly, will protect your floor from scratches, and secondly, it will lift the stump and ensure air circulation, which is important for the long service life of such furniture.

What can be done from a stump with your own hands. Idea #1 - “stump on a spring day”

Of course, the old stump will not bloom by itself, but this does not mean that flowers cannot grow on it. This will really happen if you plant low annual flowers, herbaceous or even ornamental plants on a stump. Their presence will greatly ennoble and enliven the saw cut of the tree.

All these modest flowers look very impressive in a single bouquet, which, like a vase, holds the simplest stump

To bring this idea to life, you need a minimum of costs. We level the surface of the stump, after which we make recesses in the stump. They should be such that the root system of the plant you have chosen can develop freely. A reference point can happen, for example, a flower pot.

You can simply make one hole in the stump by removing the core from it. This is easy to do when we are dealing with rotten stump. From the tools we will need a saw or a chisel with a hammer. If the stump appeared on your site relatively recently, it is better to use the core burning method.

Surely such a stump will become a real decoration of your garden at the very beginning of the last month of spring and on the eve of summer

In the center of the stump, you need to drill a hole deep enough so that you can pour kerosene into it. In this case, the side surface should not be less than 7 cm, so that after removing the core, our structure remains intact. Fill with kerosene and plug the hole in the stump with a cork.

Approximately half a day later, add kerosene and plug the hole tightly again. Leave the stump alone for one to two weeks. Then remove the cork and set fire to the core of the stump. When it burns out, the resulting flowerpot should be treated with an antiseptic so that the flower bed lasts longer.

Drill holes inside the recess to prevent standing water. Now we put garden soil mixed with nutrients inside, after which we plant seedlings or bulbs. When a lush hat of flowers forms on a stump, it will not look old and unsightly at all.

Stump table. Furniture from stumps and saw cuts of solid wood

Stumps are an excellent material for making stylish, inexpensive and completely unique furniture with your own hands, because in nature there are no two absolutely identical trees. Such stump furniture will fit into almost any interior, whether it be light classics or country, Scandinavian style or minimalism, loft or industrial. If the stump is painted in glossy or metallic shades, then even high-tech can organically accommodate such an object. A processed tree trunk cut or stump can become a comfortable coffee table in the living room, a bedside table in the bedroom, stools in the kitchen or a table in the bathroom. Most often in the interior, the stump is used as a cabinet or table.
How to make a table from a stump with your own hands First, find a suitable stump to create a table or cabinet. It is not so difficult even if you are a purely city dweller without a summer residence. Firstly, there are a lot of companies that deal with wood - logging, sawmills, and so on, you can buy a saw cut of a tree of the right size from them. Secondly, we advise you to interview all acquaintances and friends who have dachas or relatives in the villages, probably they have preparations for firewood or uprooted stumps. And thirdly, you can take a saw, go to the nearest forest, find a fallen tree and cut it into pieces. The stump should be dry, but not rotten. If the bark is easy enough to move away from the trunk, then such a stump can be used. If you find fresh wood, you need to let it dry. Leave such a stump for a month or two in a warm and dry room. The bark must be removed from the trunk. To do this, take a chisel or chisel and carefully, using a hammer, detach the bark. If you plan to use the stump not just as a decorative decoration, but as a functional piece of furniture, you need to level it. Using the building level, check how smooth your workpiece is. If the surface of the stump has a slope, level it with a planer. Sand the cut of the stump and sidewall with a grinder or manually with sandpaper. It is good if the stump has an interesting natural texture with knots, cracks and chips. After you have processed and sanded the entire surface of the stump, clean the cracks from small chips and dust. To do this, you can use both locksmith tools, a rag, and a regular vacuum cleaner. Any stump or cut of a log is beautiful in its natural form. But you can paint the stump any color (after a coat of primer), apply patterns with a brush or stencil, or at least open with varnish or apply a water-repellent impregnation for wood. The latter is especially true if your future table will be actively used outdoors or in a room with high humidity, such as a bathroom. Remember that even one layer of varnish will darken the wood a little. It is recommended to apply two or three layers of water-based varnish, and after the last layer has dried, polish with a soft abrasive fiber. Such a stump table can simply be placed on the floor. You can also use shortened legs from old tables or a stool, wheels or special stands. By the way, the use of legs, firstly, will protect your floor from scratches, and secondly, it will lift the stump and ensure air circulation, which is important for the long service life of such furniture.

Hemp and glass table. How to make a cool coffee table out of hemp and glass

A hemp table is a rather unusual item that can decorate and enliven the interior of any room. Furniture with a glass top is more suitable as a coffee or coffee table. Of course, you won’t be able to buy such a table in the store, but you can easily make it yourself.

First, prepare the necessary materials. A stump from a deciduous tree, such as birch or oak, is best suited. Such wood has a denser structure and is well resistant to changes in air humidity.

The stump should be selected in an unusual shape and desired size. Before starting work on the table, it is dried in the shade or in a warm room. Depending on the initial moisture content of the wood, this process can take several months.

Direct woodworking begins with leveling the ends of the hemp, making cuts with a chainsaw. Then the stump is cleaned of sawdust, peeling pieces of bark and other contaminants. The upper end is treated with sandpaper or electric sanding paper. At the same time, they begin with rough processing and end with fine-grained sandpaper.

Large cracks are filled with clear adhesive or epoxy to prevent further expansion. After the glue has completely cured, the wood is treated with antiseptic compounds. A clear lacquer is used as a finishing coat. To preserve the natural look of the wood, the gloss on the varnish is matted with fine sandpaper with a grain size of 800-1000 units.

Now proceed to install the roller feet. The stump is turned over and the rollers are fixed to its lower end with self-tapping screws. Returning the stump to its original position, mount the fasteners for the countertop. Three holes are drilled in its return end, and then metal studs are screwed there, having previously coated them with epoxy glue.

It is not possible to make a real glass table top at home, therefore, its acrylic analogue with a thickness of at least 10 mm is used. Without removing the protective film, the contours of the future countertop are applied to its surface. It is cut out with an electric jigsaw using a metal file.

The finished worktop is applied to the stump and the places for drilling the holes for the studs are marked. Having finished this work, the drilling places and the ends of the countertops are ground with fine sandpaper. After removing the protective film from the acrylic glass, the tabletop is placed on the stump, fixed with nuts with decorative caps. The table is ready.

Oak stump table. Ideas from wooden stumps

Got an old stump? You don't have to get rid of it right away. If you wish, if you have free time, some practical skills and, of course, suitable tools, the old “wretched” stump can be turned into a real work of art. You can make a lot of useful things from wooden stumps.

Ideas from wooden stumps for home and garden decor

How it looks in the end - we look at specific examples.

Wooden stump stools

Stump garden stools.Wonderful stump garden stools with bright soft overlays will definitely come in handy for hospitable summer residents and provide guests with comfortable places to relax in the open air.

Candlesticks made of stumps

Bright candlesticks made of saw cuts. Small diameter saw cuts, painted with a special glossy paint, will make stunning candlesticks that will become an original decoration for a coffee table, window sill or fireplace.

A flower bed from an old stump

A flower bed in a log. An amazing flower bed that anyone can make from any dry log will become a real highlight of a suburban area.

Stump cabinet

Cabinet with space for books. A small original cabinet made of stump with a hole for books in the center, it will perfectly fit into the interior of any home and become its stylish detail.

Mobile pedestals

Charming mobile stump pedestals. These beautiful carved pedestals on wheels, made from carefully sanded and lightly painted stumps, are an original and practical addition to any modern home.

Armchair

Chair-chaise longue made of birch logs. A very unusual armchair made of birch logs of small diameter will become a unique detail of a city apartment or a comfortable chaise lounge for outdoor recreation.

Bench

Log bench. A wonderful small bench made from several wooden log cabins and decorated with decorative pillows will become an unusual interior detail of a modern urban hallway.

Garden path

Garden path from saw cuts. Wooden saw cuts can be used to make original garden paths, the process of creating which does not require much physical effort and expense, and the end result will please you for a long time.

Lamp

A unique lamp made from wood saw cuts. A magnificent lamp that you can make yourself from wood saw cuts and a vertical lamp will become a real highlight of any space.

Fence

Log fence.

A large number of wooden log cabins can be used to create a beautiful and reliable fence that will protect the site from prying eyes and become its worthy decoration.

Garden Set

Big Table and Stump Stools. A huge dining table made of solid wood and lots of stump stools will be a great solution for arranging a dining area in the backyard, where large groups often gather.

Wine stand

Tabletop bottle rack. A wonderful tabletop wine rack that you can easily make yourself from a small, pre-sanded and varnished wooden frame.

Coffee table

Stump and glass coffee table.Amazing coffee table, which can be made from a massive tree stump and a round glass top, will fit perfectly into the interior of a modern living room.

Mini-bar

Mini-bar and stump cabinet. Stunning mini-bar and stump cabinet for kitchen will be a unique addition to any kitchen.

Stump pot

Miniature succulent pot. Small wood saw cuts and succulents can be used to create unique decorative arrangements that will add charm to any space.

Bird Feeder

Small wooden bird feeder. Small wooden boxes can be used to create creative bird feeders that will decorate the trees and attract birds to the yard.

Fountain

Decorative Stump Fountain.Amazing decorative dry stump fountain that will become an exquisite detail of landscape design or home decor.

Bookshelves

Log bookcase.Stylish narrow bookcases and decor items made of wooden log cabins will perfectly complement any modern interior and bring a touch of warmth and comfort to the room.


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