Sometimes you see something on Pinterest and you just know you’re gonna have it as with the scene below.
All that’s left is this stump firmly rooted in the ground.
Charlie trimmed it straight across at about 27 inches from the ground.
Charlie cut a nice round of oak from the tree that fell over in the hurricane.
Here’s the slab of wood ready for some decortation and preservation.
I sanded the better of the two sides of the slab to within an inch of its life. Then I laid out a branch held lightly down with rolled masking tape and dabbed stain all around it.
Then I filled in some of the leaves with grey stain.
When we went to attach the table top to the stump we realized it ws still too tall so Charlie cut it down another 4 inches or so trying very hard to make it level.
Then he attached a board to the stump with five 3.5 inch screws.
Up from the bottom he attached the stained slab to the board with 2.5 inch screws.
And here’s the result.
A nice place to sit and have a cup of tea and a good read.
What’s your latest Pinterest hack?