If you live downtown where you can catch fallen trees from recent calamities or you have neighbors who just had their trees trimmed? Recycle them and make a simple and easy to do usable things for your home. This DIY project with trimmed trees is usually done with professional workers in the field of forestry or landscaping maintenance. You can find their crafts in their work sites and even to their homes. I usually see chunk of wood as a chopping board from meat dealers. But this time, for home owners, hobbyist or crafters it is something cooler to do in a normal living. You are more gifted in creating stuff the way they want it to be for your home. Do it like a pro with your right power tools and get the job well done.
Chunky side table
For a side table, you will need is a 4-5 inches thick wood chunk from the resources mention above. Use a chainsaw for slicing a chunk of wood from a fallen tree. Chainsaws works best for cutting wood easier and faster evenly and smooth. To make the cut smother, do sanding with orbital sander. For a furnished look, apply coats of polyacrylic to its surface applied as desired and protect the side barks with clear lacquer spray. Now lean and stick your finished product to a sturdy stool.
Source: Greg of seakettle.com
Christmas tree Stand
Source: Stephen Loidolt and Shauna Alterio
Mini wood branch magnets
cordless drill. To create a eco-friendly natural wood magnets, start chopping the branches with a saw and do sanding a little for finer edges. Drill a small 1/8” hole in the center of your mini branch wood. After you got those holes, stick the magnets with your super glue or epoxy and allow it to dry overnight. Now you can enjoy your authentic magnets.