A couple weeks ago, we had to cut down 5 trees - it was a hard day for
George was very certain these trees were going to crash down on our heads and we have had enough trees fall over the years, including one that hit our neighbor's garage, to take our tree problem seriously.
You can see from the holes in these poor trees that they had seen better days, but it was very hard for me to make the decision to cut them down.
This decision was not so hard for hubby who longs for any reason to use his mostly idle chainsaw.
(for a man who likes to makes things, he really likes to "unmake" them, too)
I have a few projects planned for some of this wood and the rest is being picked up by some friends with fireplaces. I saw these log stools in a magazine and knew I would be making one for us and a couple for other people.
You will need:
1. a log that has been cut to be level
2. your handy drill
3. 4 swivel casters
(if you are going to sit on this log you may want bigger casters than these and longer screws)
4. screws, screwdriver and marking pen
1. Lay out your swivel casters fairly close to the edge of your log
2. Mark your drill holes
(I actually skipped this step and just drilled through the caster holes, but this could be a good step if you are a litle less lazy than I am)
3. Drill your screw holes
4. Screw on your casters
5. Flip your table
6. Voila- and this is a heck of alot easier to move around than the heavy log is!
BONUS PROJECT - WELCOME SIGN
Using a round template paint a chalkboard onto a slice of wood- add a little welcome message!
And for some amazing Etsy creations you can buy now- check out:
1. Log #20 original water color painting by Gollybard
2. Personalized carved initials necklace by Lisa Hopkins
3. Tiny wee hoot owl by Buttercupbloom
4. Tagua nuts eco-friendly earrings from Decorate the Diva
5. Custom tree heart pillow by Cozyblue
6. Pileated woodpecker by StudioLyon