Make a Tree Stump Side Table

What you will need:

  • Tree stump
  • 3 – 4 Furniture gliders
  • Electric sander
  • Sanding paper in a range of grades, extra-fine, fine, medium and coarse.
  • Wood filler
  • Wood primer
  • Enamel paint
  • 2 Paintbrushes
  • Hammer


  1. Prepare the tree stump by sanding the top until smooth using the electric sander and range of sanding paper grades.
  2. Use a wood filler to fill any holes or cracks on the top to smooth out the surface.
  3. Once wood filler is dry use a fine sanding paper to level the surface by hand.
  4. Dust off the surface to remove excess sanding dust.
  5. Paint a layer of wood primer from the edges inwards to prevent dripping.
  6. Once primer has dried, lightly sand the surface by hand with fine sanding paper.
  7. Using the second brush apply your choice of enamel in any colour and leave to dry for at least two to three days.
  8. Want to add feet? Once dry turn your stump over and secure the furniture gliders with a hammer into equal areas.