A Side Table Made From Sticks

A Side Table Made From Sticks

Sarah Rae Smith
Jan 13, 2011

I love wooden furniture. It's a small obsession, especially when it hasn't been overworked. Ok, so it's probably more accurate to say I love log or stick furniture, when the wood is still in a form closest to its natural state. As long as you don't have a log cabin full of it, the results are beautiful. This side table was a handmade gift and I'm slightly jealous!

On Christmas morning Laura from Hudson Valley, NY awoke to find this side table under her tree. Her loving husband had crafted it for her and I think it's a great fit next to the bed.

The hardest part about working with raw wood, sticks and limbs is keeping things braced while you're working with the pieces. Keeping a board flat on a table while you work isn't any big toot, but keeping an awkward stick from rolling around while you try to drill into it can be a chore.

Don't be afraid to get down and dirty with the fallen limbs and stumps in your backyard (or your neighbors' yard). The results could be just as stunning as this lovely gift. Plus, making it by hand will save you the mental turmoil in the store where you tell yourself paying $200+ for a stump or a few twigs is a rational idea!

(Image: Finding Home)

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