Turn those old stumps in the corner of your backyard into a fantastic wood slice pallet table. First, obtain a wood slice. If you have a chainsaw, cut one from an old stump or from a tree that you felled. I got mine in a local forest where they were trimming trees, so look out for people cutting down trees. Alternately, wood slices are for sale in DIY and garden centers, near the pavers.
Cut a slice from an old stump and create a work of art: Make a Wood Slice Pallet Table!
- I planed and sanded my wood slice, as it was very rough.
- Take the end of a pallet and cut it just above the center support. See picture #3. This structure gives you a robust upright.
- Clad the upright with more deck boards.
- Sand the boards with an angle grinder.
- Take a pallet board and fix it to the upright at right angles. Then screw it to the bottom of the slice.
- Take another pallet board and cut into four equal parts, then screw onto the bottom of the upright. Sand the legs.
- Coat the table with linseed oil mixed with wood dye, one part dye to ten parts oil. Wipe off excess.
- Wait until the oil/dye mix dries thoroughly, then apply a coat of outdoor varnish.
- Enjoy! Voila, a stunning table - the beautiful thing about using a wood slice is every single one is different.