Elizabeth L. Popiel
Elizabeth L. Popiel
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  • San Francisco, CA
Asked on May 20, 2019

How can I make a coffee table from a large tree slice?

PamelaRecreated DesignsRedcatcec

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A "Biscuit" or slice from a large tree can be an intriguing choice for a table but: How long must it dry out? What are some options for legs? Surface can be poured 2 part epoxy or????

My tree person said the pine cut is not a good choice for a table but it has sentimental value once the trees were cut down. Ideas? Previous trials? (I want to use this 28" tree slice (YES! It was a very large, tall pine tree)

3 answers
  • Redcatcec
    on May 20, 2019

    Hi Elizabeth,

    You sure do have an interesting project!


    This is a link on curing your pine biscuit:


    https://homeguides.sfgate.com/cure-pine-99349.html


    Another thought would be to contact a local wood worker(s) and see what they have to say about curing your slice. Looks like humidity also plays a hand in your process too. Maybe they kmow of a place to cure this or have suggestions on how to best handle an at home process.

    Best to you on this intriguing project.

  • Recreated Designs
    on May 20, 2019

    Hi Elizabeth. Here are some great posts on how to make the table from your tree stump. Pine is a soft wood but should still work to make a table. Have fun! https://www.hometalk.com/search/posts?filter=diy%20tree%20slice%20table

  • Pamela
    on May 20, 2019

    Hi ! I love your idea of using your tree , and keeping a part of it in your home ! I love tree slice tables , you can buy legs for it at home depot or Lowe's , you will find both wood or metal kinds . To keep the wood from cracking , you can use a product called pentacryl ( I don't have experience with it , I just looked it up ) good luck !!!

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