I have loved rustic log tables from afar for a while now, mostly because they are usually super expensive in design stores. Recently, though, I spotted a great tutorial that creates a log side table for under $10 using cheap and free stuff. Find out more after the jump.The folks over at seakettle describe a simliar dilema:
There's nothing unusual about an end table that's made from a chunk of tree; in fact, you probably own a few yourself. Things start to get exciting, however, when you can still see the bark and count the rings to find its age! Tree decor is everywhere these days -- from branch chandeliers and coat hooks to log pedestals and candle holders. When Jennifer and I saw these log side tables in Domino magazine, we had to have one (or two or three).The only trouble was the exorbitant $1,100 starting price. Each. (In comparison, the most expensive piece of furniture we own is the IKEA Malm bed we bought secondhand via Craigslist in Atlanta.) So we decided to do things the old-fashioned way and turn a little elbow grease and a cannibalized IKEA stool into our own log table.
• Read More: Find the entire tutorial and more information at seakettle