DIY Modern Rustic Walnut Tree Trunk Coffee Table

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Tree trunk coffee table could give a simple but stylish touch to the room. Bringing the outdoor atmosphere inside is such not bad idea. As there are many designs of tree trunk coffee table, you may need an inspiration to get stunning and great coffee table.

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This time we are going to use walnut tree for the material of coffee table. Why walnut tree? Because it is dense, tight-grained and hard besides it has grain color variations that become its own attractive point. Purchasing tree trunk coffee table furniture sometimes cannot represent your taste. So, you can create lovely coffee table by yourself based on your creativity and thought.

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How To Make Walnut Tree Trunk Coffee Table


Materials You Will Need

  • Walnut tree trunk
  • Medium and fine grit sandpaper
  • Any color of Polyurethane (high gloss, satin, or semi-gloss) here we use satin.
  • Paint brush
  • 1 package of capita legs from Ikea. It is optional to use 3 or more legs. Here, we are going to use 3 legs.
  • Glass table top and rubber dots (optional)

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Instructions to Do

  • Get your walnut trunk. You can get it from the fireplace wood ordering place. This tree trunk coffee table will feature 15 inches across by 18 inches of height with 6 inches of height for the legs. Let your tree trunk to dry in at least a month.
  • After several months dried process, you can now bring the tree trunk inside to peel off the bark. You will be lucky to get easy-remove bark, but this time you will need harder job to peel of the walnut tree by using a pry bar and hammer.
  • Finish peeling off the bark, now it is time to get a rid of some hair and slivers off it by using sandpaper to get a smooth tree trunk coffee table. After that, remove the dust of the trunk by using a damp lint cloth.
  • Attach the legs. Do the right measurement to get an equal distance apart and then mark with pencil. Drill the spot you have marked with screw and place your legs and bracket back and screw them in place.
  • After all the legs are installed, time to give final touch. Apply wood finish in light portion by using paper towel. Right after it dries, apply the polyurethane by using bristle brush. Wait for it perfectly dries.
  • When you want to add more sleek and glassy look, you can turn it into tree trunk coffee table with glass top. Install the glass by putting rubber dots underneath to prevent the glass from easily gliding. And finally, the unique tree trunk coffee table can stand perfectly in your living room.

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Article publié pour la première fois le 30/06/2017

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