The elements that, apparently, nature left aside may not necessarily be destined to perish by the side of the road. Rather the opposite, they can become part of your home and thus give a touch between rustic and special to your home.
Supplies you will need
- Cutting, Root, or Natural Wood Trunk
- Acrylic white paint
- Hand sander
- Nails with end of pyramid
- Masking tape.
- Felt with glue on one of their faces.
Step #1: Look for a wood trunk and let it dry
Let it dry as long as necessary. This is the longest process but the wait will be worth it, it can take at least 6 months in which the bark separates from the trunk.
Step #2: Remove with bark and chisel bark remains
With a hammer and chisel removes the remains of bark that remain without falling, with gentle movements and down, to try to leave the least possible marks.
Step #3: Sandpaper to remove
Remove any remaining bark and soften the edges, also sand the top and bottom of the trunk and clean the stumps with a damp cloth.
Step #4: Paint
Use a favorite color paint (preferably with a primer coat) in a semi-gloss finish to give it more appeal. And then if you want the paint to be opaque to 100% apply three layers on all sides of the trunk, to ensure that all the wood is sealed.
Equally, looking for a log is not such a complicated task to undertake but like every trade in DIY the best part begins when we have all the materials at hand and make them a new element.