How to Transform an Old Stump into a Coffee Table
Creating a one-of-a-kind coffee table from an old stump can be an easy and rewarding DIY project. Whether it’s a fallen tree in your yard or an odd-shaped log from a nearby lumber yard, a new table is just a few steps away! Here’s how to turn a tree stump into a beautiful and unique coffee table.
Tools You’ll Need
- Table saw
- Circular saw
- Electric drill bits
- Stain or paint
- Table legs
Step 1: Preparing the Stump
Using a chainsaw, cut the top of the stump at an angle, to ensure a flat surface. This will be the surface of your table. Next, sand the edges and surface to get rid of any roughness.
Step 2: Cut the Legs
Using a table saw, circular saw, or chop saw, cut the legs for your table. The length and width of the legs should be appropriate for the size of the table top.
Step 3: Attach the Legs
Using a drill, attach the legs to the underside of the table top. Mark the hole placement with a pencil first, then drill holes and insert screws.
Step 4: Paint or Stain
Finally, you’ll want to finish your table with paint or stain. Choose a color or stain that best matches your decor. If you’d like, you can glue small pieces of wood or bark to the legs and top to give the table a rustic look.
And that’s it! With just a few simple steps, you’ve transformed an old stump into an amazing coffee table. Now you can enjoy your new furniture and show off your DIY skills to friends and family.