Last year we were doing some shopping at West Elm and came across a little stump table we kind of had to have. But, knowing my parents had a few trees they’d just cut down and that I have a dad that is very handy in his shop, I figured that instead of buying the table I could enlist my dad to make something that would have a little more value. Family value.
So this winter we picked out a few stumps we wanted to try and then waited for the bark to dry (so it would eventually fall off). Dad then did some light sanding, filled in the cracks and coated the log with something. (Do you like my technical language? Again, he’s the one handy in a shop–not me.)
And now, we have a great little bedside table made by dad and that’s worth a lot more than the original we saw at the store.
BTW, no offense West Elm. We still have plenty that we shop you for!!