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9.30.2015

diy log side table

Don't mind my slight absence, I've just been binge listening to the Undisclosed podcast… the follow up to Serial. 
So addicted.
If you were a Serial fan, you should be listening too.
In addition to that however, I've still been finishing up the new bedrooms for our growing family...

The boy's shared room has a bit of a camp/wilderness feel to it.
I wanted to add some elements to it that were rustic and useful… and decided to go with a log side table.
Pottery barn kids sells one HERE for $200.
That seemed outrageous.
Especially considering the wood pile we have behind our shop.
SO I decided to make my own.
This was nice because I could choose my own size.
Their room certainly isn't massive, so i didn't want it to be too big.

Here is how the process went down the other day….

1 | Choose your log.

2 | Rummage through your husbands tools and find a hammer and chisel.

3 | Remove the bark from the outside of the log.

4 | Once all of the bark has been removed, use and electric sander to make the log smooth and free of any splinters.

5 | Wipe the surface clean and then seal with a protective finish… I prefer water based for easy clean up.
{We had excess from the loft bed that we built - win!}

6 | Apply a second layer of sealant and let dry.

7 | Bam! Finished.

I would say that from start to finish this took me about two hours. 
I hammered it out during one of Beckam's naps last week.
AND I am super happy with how it turned out… especially since it cost me zero dollars.

Stay tuned for the DIY loft bed tutorial hopefully sometime next week.

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8 comments:

  1. So, so cute! Love it. Can't wait for that bed tutorial! You guys are so handy.

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  2. I think you should start selling your version! So great! I'd take like 5 for my living room!

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  3. This looks awesome! Great work :)

    www.beingbradfords.com

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  4. This is beautiful! Also, thanks for the tip on Undisclosed! My husband and I listened to it when we moved from Iowa to Idaho (a looong drive!) and it was so interesting! I'll have to check out Undisclosed now!

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  5. What a great project! Love all of the little details you are adding in to make a special space for your boys.

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