The sweet and the savory. Hard and soft. Smooth and rough. There is something magical that happens when opposites are brought together. Firewood to furniture. The rustic and unexpected compliments the smooth and modern when I introduced these little chairs to a log accent table. Today I’m sharing how you can make your own!
The first thing you’ll want to do is find a friend that uses firewood. Beg them to hike out to their wood pile and find a log that is about 15 to 18 inches in diameter and around 24 inches tall. When their husband gives it to your husband to bring home to you, expect to get lots of sideways glances and even more grunts. This sucker is heavy.
You can refine that log into a sweet accent table in a few simple steps. To start, you will have to debark the log. I did this with a giant flat head screwdriver. (Hey, I never claimed to be a professional!) Shimmy it between the bark and log, scrape as needed and occasionally you’ll be able to pull a long piece of bark off. This isn’t glamorous work, and can take some time, so just go at it with gusto to get the job done.
Sanding is next. Lots and lots of sanding to remove any excess bark and to attempt to lessen any chainsaw marks on the end that you’ve decided is your table top.
Finally, a coat of polyurethane to seal the log. Done! Now, go find your hubby to help you haul this thing into the house. Remember, it’s heavy!
Enjoy your lovely new accent table!
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