Diy Stump Side Table

Hello there! Sarah from the house created here, and I am happy to share this DIY stump side table with you! Do you like crafts that will save you a lot of money and allow you to have this really cool piece of furniture for a fraction of the cost of the store version? Of course, if you want to get something for almost nothing, you need to raise some equity, right?

Get ready to sweat. And by that I mean sand. Because I will show you how to make your own stump side table, which will bring an impressive element of natural beauty to your home.

Table of Stump, DIY

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Here’s what you need to make a regular table:

A dry trunk
Sandpaper in different grains
* Wire Brush Drill Accessories
* Chisel
Varnish
orbital sander
Sander
Dust Mask
Varnish
Patience
* Only for stumps with columns

Step 1:

Ideally, you want a stump that has had dry weather. The rule of thumb for working with freshly cut wood is to give it 1 year per inch thick. So a load takes some time. Although you can not give him 14 years, the drier it is, the better.

I discovered this trunk a year ago in my father’s workshop. He’s an arborist, so he came from a tree he had cut. He saved him only because my brother thought that it looked so interesting that he should make something out of it. I don’t know how long he was sitting at that time. I like the uniqueness and convoluted character of this stump, and the fact that the segmentation means that more air can enter the stump, so the drying time decreases. In matter you are wondering, the wood is hawthorn and it is rock hard when it dries. It’s also damn hard to grind, which is something to keep in mind if you decide to do something like grinding.

Step 2:

Start removing the material. Removes the bark. In fact, step 2 is the place where you will live for most of this project. I started using a wire brush drill to penetrate the grooves of the wood. This picture is after the first brushing of the thread. Obviously, if your piece has no deep grooves, you are clear about this. You’re in luck.

Then sand. And sand. And sand. Different types of wood react differently to grinding. It may be that your stump cleans up well and you will be ready in no time. Or you may have one that requires a lot more work. My preference is to remove as much bark as possible, as the bark will come off as it dries.

While the bark peeled off easily, the cambium layer underneath was a different story. Since some parts have come off, I did this (recklessly?) Decision to try to remove most of it.

Even if you have deep grooves in your room, you will have to process them a little more. I found it very useful to chisel the inside of these grooves to remove the bark.

Step 3:

Level the stump. I hope your stump was cut relative to the level. To finish it, you may need to use a belt sander. We leveled ours with a chainsaw, then we followed with the belt sander, and then with the orbital sander.

Step 4:

Finish. I used Enduro by General Finishes to seal the stump after grinding it up to 220 grains. I can’t say that there was a lot of reasoning behind the paint decision, except that I had it on hand and that I really like products with general finishes. I like how it happened!

Step 5:

Bring a little piece outdoors and enjoy it!

I like the way the curve of the base gives the impression that it is developing out of the ground.

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