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Posted by on Sep 19, 2011 | 5 comments

Need a Tree Stump End Table: No Problem!

Need a Tree Stump End Table: No Problem!

I think this DIY project falls under the category of “I’d do anything for the sake of the blog.” One afternoon, I was looking for ideas for a new occasional table or end table for next to the couch – something small and contemporary in style. When I saw this trendy tree stump table from West Elm ($199), well, it was all over. “I can make that,” I announced. And so it began: 1. First, I find this rather humorous how-to and I decide it will work, apart from adding the legs. I’d rather have the plain stump. I measure the arm of my couch to get the correct height for the stump. 2. Next, I make a request on Freecycle: WANTED: tree stump, 20” tall. 3. Freecycle, as always, comes through. I tell my husband about our fabulous new end table. He replies drily, “Um, can we talk about this.” One other problem — the stump is 150 lbs. How am I going to get it home? Katie,...

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