Many people don’t like the tree stump as it doesn’t look good in landscaping decor. Some may feel that a tree stump is a problem in decorating the backyard. But only a DIYer knows how to transform a tree stump into a chair or table. Even an expert who knows how to use the grinder properly can turn a tree stump into chairs, tables, side tables, storage space, and many other things.
The easiest way to get rid of a tree stump is to use a chainsaw to remove that stump or to rot it using different chemicals. But the best way is to turn a tree stump into DIY chairs.
For this project, you need a grinding wheel, a hammer, hand saw, hammer and stain brushes. You might need all these tools or some of them. It depends on the size and type of your tree stump
You can make two different types of chairs using your tree stump. If the stump is large enough, you can make chairs with armrests. If the stump is not big enough, then you can make the DIY chairs with only the backrest, without the armrests.
You can also transform a tree stump into a planter.
Turn Tree Stump into DIY Chair With Armrests
To start with, you need to make a rectangle with the dimensions of 16 by 24 inches. The rectangle should start from one front of the stump and there should be space left on the other side.
If it is not possible to make this rectangle, you can shrink the size bat make sure to keep the ratio.
The space left on the right and left the side of the stump will be the armrests while the space left on the stump behind the rectangle, will act as the backrest.
Now, start with the grinding wheel and keep grinding until you take out different pieces of 16 by 24 inches rectangle from the stump.
The depth of the chair could be 12 to 24 inches and it depends on your requirement. For kids, you need to keep the depth to 12 inches so that armrests won’t too high for them while for elders, you can increase the depth to 24 inches. 16 to 18-inch depth would be ideal for everyone.
You might need several grinding wheels for that.
Now, the next step will be to smooth the edges. If you don’t do this, the person who will sit on this tree stump chair will be uncomfortable or may not be able to sit at all.
You can use an angle grinder for this purpose. Make sure to smooth the edges from the front of the stump chair, top of the backrest and top of the armrests.
Now you can apply the polyurethane with a high-quality synthetic paintbrush. 2 to 3 coats would be more than enough.
That’s it, you have successfully transformed an ugly tree stump into a beautiful chair in your garden.
Turn Tree Stump into Chair Without Armrests
For, this you don’t need to left any space on the left or the right side of the rectangle. It means you have to remove the pieces from tree stump from all three sides and only the backside will remain contact that will act as the backrest.
The rest of the procedure will be the same as mentioned above. Check these few beautiful DIY tree stump chairs.