DIY Rustic Stump End Tables
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There's nothing like natural elements to make your home decor feel warm and welcoming! You can add those elements with flowers, greenery, a water feature, or natural wood furniture and accessories like these end tables made from tree stumps.
We would not consider this project to be quick and easy as it requires a lot of time from start to finish. It's doable for even a beginner though. It really depends on the tools that you have at your disposal. For example, if you hand chisel the bark off the stump, this will require way more effort and time than if you use a mechanical technique. Use what you have and make it your own! If it takes a couple of weeks to finish, then enjoy the process of really creating with your own hands and then enjoying the fruits of your labor. No matter how you get there, these natural wood end tables are well worth the time and effort.
What a treat it was for us to be able to use the Bosch rotary hammer on this project--it's an awesome tool! If you're a newsletter subscriber, you know that we've become fast friends with our UPS driver as he's the one that has been delivering all these tools from The Home Depot. When we showed him the rotary hammer, he kind of gave us a look and indicated that it might be a little much for us to handle! We actually were a little apprehensive about using it after that comment, but found it to be a very manageable tool.
We also throughly enjoyed the Makita tools used in this project. The reciprocating saw is especially noteworthy in that its power and performance exceeded our existing corded one. That surprised us. Makita also has a super fast battery charging system.
What do you think of these stump end tables? Would you DIY this or buy? Let us know in the comments below!
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FYI: We are not professionals, and we don’t claim to be. This is what we found worked for our project. Yours may need a little different approach. Safety first!
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6/9/2017 09:31:01 pm
7/4/2017 10:37:58 am
We always have excess stumps and/or other tree parts that we'd be willing to just give away (we're not local to you) - but honestly, you could just ask a nearby arborist or tree service guy to give you a hand, and maybe even borrow a couple tools for a day!
7/4/2017 11:21:12 am
That's great to know, thanks!
7/31/2019 01:56:31 pm
I love the rustic look! I'm making these.
3/14/2023 11:35:31 am
which finishing method did you like better? Poly or the epoxy?
3/15/2023 08:40:21 am
They both worked well, but if I had to pick probably the poly.
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