After we bought our house (and before I started blogging) we had this happen...
Yes, that is a gigantic tree branch... that fell on our house. What's crazy is that you have to look really close to even seen that there is a house there! It was a very sad day for 2 brand new [first time] home owners. After some help from our friends, family & new neighbors we were able to get the backyard cleaned up and Adam fixed our damaged porch roof. Good as new.
What we had now was a large pile of leftover wood from the tree branch that came crashing down in the wind storm. Adam, being the handy man that he is, made this beauty:
It's kind of ironic that this lovely table was part of something that had originally given us such a headache. We love the story behind it and the character that it brings to our family room.
I think we win, tree!
Here's a simple breakdown of how the project was completed:
1] cut tree limb into a 3"- 4" thick disc
2] allow to dry so bark can be removed
3] sand until smooth
4] coat with polyurethane for durability (Adam did 6 coats with a foam brush)
5] attach legs - we ordered ours from here (note: he was a really great, friendly etsy vendor & the legs are excellent quality. We'll definitely be ordering from him again in the future.)
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