I’ve been loving on stump side tables at some of my fav hot spots like West Elm and Crate and Barrel and thought to myself, self, you could do that and they are jerks for charging 400 for a hunk of wood.  The hardest part of this project was finding a stump.  With the help of a friend from work who has an arborist for a boyfriend I snagged one for free!  He even delivered, mucho awesome!

Here’s the beauty that showed up in my driveway one day.

After acquiring the log I did nothing, for almost 5 months.  No, not out of laziness, but it has to dry out, f-o-r-e-v-e-r.  Then I peeled off the bark, sanded it down and painted on a couple coats of poly, sanding in between coats.  Casey also did some chainsaw handy work to level out the top and bottom.

Voila!  A super unique side table for FREE people, and all the while you can walk by Crate and Barrel and say suck it!


About The Neuzel Project

Neuzel is the combination of Neuman and Benzel. Now that Casey and I have been married for 3 years, we could probably be the Neuman Project, but I still love the time we were the Neuzels so it will remain.
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