Split log table riser

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, I figured it was a good time to make a little something to make the table (that I made) even prettier, while being functional. I’ve wanted a table riser for quite sometime. No time like the present to make one!

split log table riser

We happened to have this split log in the shed since we moved in. I don’t know where it came from, but it intrigued me. It has a rounded bottom, so I wasn’t sure it would work, but between my husband and myself, we figured it out!

split log table riser

First, we cut off the ends to neaten them up using my circular saw.  I sanded the whole thing with our mini electric sander. I didn’t want to lose much of the bark on the rounded side, though, so I went light there.

split log table riser

Since the bottom is uneven, we did this in an unscientific way. We evenly spaced the blocks, then placed the board (round side down) on top of them, then very carefully glued them, one at a time, making sure it was level. Then we waited while they dried.

split log table riser

My husband attached them each with two extra long screws. And it worked.

split log table riser

All that was left was to brush on a clear coat of varnish.

split log table riser

 Now it is ready to hold platters of food, or decorations, or anything we want! I can’t wait to use it.

6 thoughts on “Split log table riser

  1. This is an absolutely gorgeous project. I finally have a use for a similar log I was gifted a few years ago. I love all the ideas you come up with. This is one I will try myself. Happy Thanksgiving!

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