Make a Tree Trunk Coffee Table
Gathering the Materials
- Tree trunk:Look for a hardwood tree trunk such as apple, cherry, maple or oak, which will be sturdier. Make sure it is at least 3-4 inches thick for structural stability.
- Saw:To cut the tree trunk into the desired shape.
- Sandpaper:To get the finish looking smooth.
- Finishing oil or stain: optional, to give the table an attractive finish.
- Table legs: you can choose from various materials and designs to personalize the look.
- Drill:To attach the legs to the trunk.
- Screws: To attach the legs to the trunk.
- Glue: Optional, to fill in any seams and cracks.
Preparing the Tree Trunk
- Ensure the tree trunk is sealed properly with a coat of varnish or oil, to prevent the appearance of rot or mildew over time.
- Use a saw to cut the trunk into the desired shape, such as a rectangular or square shape.
- Sand the cut surface with sandpaper to get the finished look.
- If desired, use finishing oil or stain to give the table an attractive finish.
Attaching the Legs
- Use a drill to attach the legs to the trunk with appropriate screws or bolts.
- Make sure the legs are firmly attached and secure before use.
- If desired, use wood glue to help fill in any seams or cracks in the cut surface.
- Wipe off any excess glue before it dries.
- If necessary, refer to the manual on how to adjust and level the legs.
- Now your tree trunk coffee table is ready to use.