I’m one of those people whose favourite décor style is not very clearly defined. What I like is eclectic blends that bring together elements that have won my heart: plenty of wood, a mix of materials and handmade products created through small projects.
A new creation that has won my heart is a small coffee table created out of logs – a unique way to add wood to your décor while producing a harmonious blend of rustic modernity!
- Choose a log of the right diameter – it must be big enough to produce a table surface of the right size. In my view, you need a log at least 12 inches in diameter; however, individual needs can vary so you should go with what you like.
- Make sure you cut the log properly, using your saw at both ends. The log MUST be level.
- Remove the bark.
- Clean the log with sandpaper until it is dirt-free and very smooth.
- Use water lacquer to varnish the log. For optimal results, you’ll need at least two coats. You would be well-advised to wait a while after cutting the log before you apply the varnish. The wood has to be dry. Since it’s a natural material, wood can become warped, depending on temperature variations.
When choosing a finish, follow your taste: Apply a protective cover to the underside of the log and place your new table directly on the floor. You can also buy a set of table legs in any good hardware store and screw them onto the log. All that’s left is to customize your table and make it a unique part of your décor.
My good friend Pascale has done particularly well with hers. She was kind enough to let me share her results with you, in this space.