Homeschooling and Frugal Living on One Middle Class Income.
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Newest Project: Stump Stools or Side Tables
My neighbor took down a pine, and this piece was level with a nice flared bottom edge, perfect for a rustic side table. I've already gotten half the bark off with a crow bar, and the wood underneath is very smooth and finished looking. I thought about painting it white, but I like it natural. It will blend well with all the ethnic red handwoven items that I've got on the wall, the floor, and my sofas. The bark is going into my garden beds as mulch. Free is good!
The bottom right image shows an example of wider stumps(painted white) being used as coffee tables. There is one just like this from my neighbor's tree take-down. I'm trying to convince my husband to haul it back for me in a wheel barrel.