January 31, 2012

Tree Table

Tree stump tables are not as easy as I had hoped. I somehow convinced myself that the bark would flake off with ease. Not so. This was quite labor intensive. 
The bark was tough to pry off, it was as if it was glued on or something. 
Not only do I have to muscle through this process I also have to be mindful not to leave scars in the stump which is extremely difficult.
Once the entire outer ring is removed its time to break out the trusty sander and get sanding. Depending on what look you are going for you will be sanding either sanding for a while or a long while. 
Then it's time remove all debris and apply paint, stain, lacquer, or a simply clear poly.  
I opted for a natural rustic look so I applied a clear fast drying poly.
I did think of painting them...white maybe? Metallic silver? Hmm....
Well now that thats out of the way I guess I should get started on my post.

Hasta luego amigos.


  1. J'adore these end tables!! Magnifique!!!!

  2. These are wonderful. Why not just wax them? This is my first visit to your blog, so I spent some time browsing through your earlier posts. I'm so glad I did that. You've created a great spot for your readers to visit and I'll definitely be back. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

  3. It was worth the effort. They are gorgeous!

  4. I really would love to try this. Thnx for sharing.

  5. I've seen many a tree table, but never as naturally fine as this one! Great snapshots too.

    -Asheville Tree Service

  6. Brilliant! Where does one even get a stump?


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