As mentioned in the Wine / Whisky Room transformation post, we’d been thinking about this room for several years. Back in Christmas 2018 we found a beautiful log from a downed tree at my parents in house in NY. It looked like it would make a great end table so we took it back to NC and kept it in the garage. We’d worked on occasionally, but with the wine room now ready for a table we were much more motivated to finish this project.
Early sanding – we switched to a belt sander for most of the work.
The stripes were partially by accident – even after drying out for two years, not all the bark came off very easily, so instead of chiseling and sanding to fully remove all the inner bark, we leaned into it and left some of the darker inner bark behind. We are really happy with how it turned out!