Meet my new set of living room side tables. No. Really. Well, perhaps as much as really as 365 Crochet or 365 Birds—but, I’m convincing myself that is particular project will see the light of day.
First off, let me say: Pinterest is dangerous. People do all manner of really cool things which makes me feel that I can do the same. When I saw a tutorial of how to make a tree stump table, I immediately remembered:
The downed Osage Orange tree from tropical storm, Lee, at the start of harvest! All I need is for the Vineman to cut the log straight in half (for two tables), trim the edges and haul it home for me so it can sit in the townie and dry. Then, I’ll hack off all the bark, sand it down, buy & install some adjustable legs, and put a protective sealer on it. Simple, right? Completely do-able. And, its going to look awesome up against a couch, since its partly flat on one side, anyway. This particular part of the trunk is a bright yellow, but the wood in other parts of the tree is a wonderful orange color. Its hard to choose what part of the tree to use, but we picked out the easiest portion of the log to roll away. I think I can make this happen. And I’ll also finish that huge mirror made of the oyster shells and white pebbles from the vineyard, too.
The Vineman is skeptical but willing, as usual, to indulge me in my quest.