A Great DIY Log Coffee Table Using Actually Logs

This is such a beautiful idea.  It’s a great way to use the fallen trees in your backyard or neighboring woody area.  Choose a type of tree that fits your enviroment or where you dream.  I live in Colorado so a DIY log coffee table made from aspens would be my choice.  Thanks to Better Homes and Gardens for the lovely idea.

  • Beautiful Birch

    We’re seeing tons of nouveau-rustic furniture in trendy catalogs and shops right now. It’s one of the hottest looks on the furniture runway. Hello, sticker-shock. We knew there had to be a cheaper way to score this designer style. Turns out, a few basic tools, materials, and a weekend are all you need to get the look for way less than designer price tags. We’ll show you how.

  • Surface Matters

    We love the look of birch. It’s smooth, light in tone and texture, and easy to handle. For this project, we used 34 birch logs, each about 3-4 inches in diameter. You can use a miter saw to cut birch logs to size, or you can pay a nominal fee at a lumber store to have the logs cut for you.

    Here are a few online suppliers of unfinished birch:

    estonianforest.com
    birchgifts.com
    firewood.com
    wilsonevergreens.com

    The best part about using birch? The trees grow and replenish themselves quickly, so you don’t have to worry about harming the environment to make your chic table.

 

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Images from Better Homes and Gardens.

For full instructions visit Better Homes and Gardens.

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