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April 28, 2011
by thenestinggame

Well, we’ve started step one of the tree stump table making process. It will likely be the easiest step in the whole endeavor. Drying out the stump.

Taylor had the tree guys cut a stump about 21″ tall from the widest section with the fewest amount of limbs protruding from it. (When you have a tree section this big to choose from, you have room to be picky.) We’ve been using a table like this (but in a darker finish) as our end table and it’s only 19″, which feels a little short, so we bumped it up a bit to the magic number of 21″.

Then Taylor stuck it on our front porch where it gets the most sun and tucked two boards underneath it so the bottom can dry out as well.

Please note the gorgeous dead flowers. I cannot keep anything on the front porch alive for more than a week. Somehow the fern is surviving. What a trouper.

Here’s an overhead shot, revealing the age of this section of the tree, which was about 25 feet up in the air, and a lone little piggy in need of a pedicure.

The stump needs to dry out for at least a month, so… we wait.

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. Elaine permalink
    April 28, 2011 11:09 am

    Plants like water! LOL

  2. April 28, 2011 11:37 am

    AWESOME! What a fun and festive project. Just how I like.

  3. April 28, 2011 11:42 am

    My co-workers are suggesting a constant fan on it as well. Depends on your timeframe of completion, I suppose. Can’t wait to see how this progresses!

  4. April 28, 2011 11:42 am

    PS – Love the alligator.

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