Ingenious Projects That Turn Wood Logs Into Outdoor Furniture

The simplicity with which a tree stump can be transformed into a piece of furniture is one of the main reasons why we recommend this type of projects. Just think about ho easy it would be to turn a tree log into a side table. If you’re not particularly demanding all you have to do is find a suitable place for it. Right now we’re going to focus on outdoor furniture and decorations and the ways in which you can use wood logs for these projects.


Because log tables are among the easiest projects anyone can think of, let’s start with that. You should definitely consider log tables for an outdoor deck or terrace. They’ll look very natural in these contexts, being linked to the surroundings and to nature in a very obvious and simple way. You can use two or three logs to make a set of side tables. They can have different heights and dimensions.

wood logs can create a beautiful seating

Wood logs also make great stools. So, for example, if you have an outdoor dining area, consider log stools instead of actual dining chairs. They’ll definitely add flavor to the space and you can make them just as comfortable as any chair by adding cushions.

Outdoor dining area for party

You could use log stools on one side of the table and a long bench on the other if you’d prefer to mix things up a little bit. The stools could be customized. For example, you can use paint to make the seats look beautiful. You can use this idea if you want to create an outdoor dining space on the deck, in the garden or if you’re planning an outdoor party or even a rustic wedding.

unique stump decor

Every stool make out of a tree stump will be unique. That’s because each tree is unique. You can choose to highlight this fact by intentionally choosing logs that have different dimensions, shapes and looks. Turn them into charming stools and place them around a simple wood table.

rustic wedding decor

And speaking of weddings, there are plenty of other ways in which you can use tree stumps for such a special occasion. They can become side tables on which to display decorations. You should also consider using flower vases made of repurposed mason jars.

garden furniture from wood

Another great idea is to make a log coffee table if, for example, you want to set up a small seating area in the garden. And if you want to take things further, how about some armchairs carved out of large tree stumps? They would definitely look amazing.

garden wood furniture

If you want a bigger coffee table, you can either put together several logs or you can cut a tall one in half lengthwise. Place the pieces side by side to create a flat surface. This can be your new outdoor coffee table. Have some smaller logs placed around it and use them as seats.

two tree stumps

Similarly, you can stack two tree stumps to make a cute table that looks like a mushroom. Use a thin stump for the base and a large one for the top. You can make the table as high as you want. The seats can also be wood logs. You should consider sealing the pieces if you want them to resist for a long time.

modern wood logs stump with light

There are also other cool things you can do with logs. For example, you can turn one into a unique lamp for the garden. You can purchase similar ones from certain stores or you can try to make such a feature yourself. You’d need some kind if glow-in-the-dark resin which you can pour into the cracks of the log. It would look like a beautiful sculpture.