Awesome Table From a Stump

3 Materials
Medium

Last fall, lightning struck a tree during a rain storm and it toppled over in our yard. Huge pine. We pulled out a few nice chunks for stools or tables down at the fire pit and cut up the rest for firewood.

One piece, near where the lightning struck it, was all splintery. I pulled that aside thinking it had character.
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First, we tried to cut the bottom as level and even as possible. Next, I sanded it and hosed it off with water to remove as much dust and dirt as possible.
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I sliced off the points. They will be used before I'm done.
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I sanded it all around, then stained it with a Minwax in dark pecan. Finished with a satin polyurethane spray.
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Suggested materials:

  • Found tree stump
  • Minwax stain and polyurethane spray  (Home Depot)
  • Glass round  (Glass store)

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