Tree Stump Coffee Table

Tree Stump Coffee Table

Transform a regular tree stump into a one-of-a-kind coffee table covered in gold.

5 col

Difficulty: Easy

Large section of tree trunk
Clear satin polyurethane
(4) Casters
(16) 3” Wood screws
Screw gun
Gold leaf


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  1. Using a hammer and a chisel, remove tree bark from stump
  2. Place all 4 casters 1” from the outer rim of the bottom part of the tree. Make sure they are spaced evenly
    Tip: Turn tree trunk upside down while securing casters.
  3. Attach casters to bottom part of tree trunk using 3” wood screws and a screw gun
  4. Use painters tape along the tree side to determine how far down the side you want to go with the gold leaf
  5. To apply gold leaf, brush clear varnish over a section at a time to the top part of the tree trunk 
  6. Very carefully, place the gold leafs on the wet area and gently pat down
  7. Remove the paper protection
  8. Repeat steps 4 and 5 until entire top surface is covered
  9. Let gold leafing dry for 30 minutes
  10. Apply clear satin polyurethane over entire stump. Let dry for 24 hours

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