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Before & After: From Stump To Seriously Awesome Side Table

updated May 5, 2019
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It’s 2012 and we’ve been around long enough to witness several stumps turned side tables, but you know what? We’re still not over it. This tutorial will leave you feeling confident in making your own stump side table while keeping the bark on, the shine high and the wood fully sealed.

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In many previous stump to side table tutorials I’ve seen, I’ve always been wondering about the presence of bugs, or bark falling off. In theory you should dry wood for a longer period of time than it takes to drag home a stump from the street. Cured wood is best, but most of us don’t have the patience. This tutorial gives you the tips you need to skip the waiting and get on to the making. Over at 17 Apart they share several great products to get your stumps sealed, and even tips on how to find new American-made hairpin legs to polish it off. Want to see how it’s done?

Read More: How To: DIY Stump Table from 17 Apart

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