4 Fun Ways To Use That Old Tree Stump

If you are having trees cut down in your back yard, you are going to be left with some tree stumps. If you choose to have these tree stumps pulled out of the ground, or if you cut them down in layers to remove the tree down to its base, you can have some fun with the tree stump. Here are a few creative ways to reuse an old tree stump.

#1 Coffee Table

An old tree stump can make a great coffee table. If you cut down the tree stump in layers, you can stack the layers on top of one another to get to the approximate height in order to use it for a coffee table. This is a fun, natural look that doesn't require much more than you putting the tree stump layers in your house on top of one another.

To make the tree top table most stable, you may want to attach the different layers to one another using very long screws. Also, make sure that the log has dried out and that there are no insects living in the log before you bring it into your home.

#2 Centerpieces

Another fun way to use tree stumps and leftover logs from the base of the tree is by turning them into centerpieces. To do this, you'll want to cut the logs down so that they are about an inch thick. Then, you can use them as centerpieces on your table.

If you are looking for a smoother surface, you can stain the top of the log or even seal it up to create a smoother finish, or you can go for a completely natural look.

#3 Log Stools

This is a great way to make use of really large leftover logs and stumps. You can cut the logs down so that they are as smooth and even as possible. Then, use a sanding machine to sand down the top to make it more smooth.

If you want to have some fun with the log stools, purchase some glow in the dark paint and paint the tops of the stools with the paint. This will create a fun effect in your backyard, and it will make your stools easier to spot at night so nobody walks into them.

#4 Planter

If the tree has a natural indentation in it, or if the stump rotted out a little in the middle, you can turn it into a planter. All you need to do is find a good location for the tree stump, put a little soil in, and then plant some flowers that have a short root base. If you don't want to remove the stump at all, you can do this right where the stump is at, and add some flowers at the base of the stump to really decorate it.

For assistance with removing stumps from your yard, contact your a tree service like Souliere & Son Tree Specialists.

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