How To Make A Log Side Table
Use a hammer and chissel to remove the bark.
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Use a wire brush your your drill to remove excess bark.
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Sweep off excess dirt or bark crud.
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Rough sand the log with a 40 grit sandpaper.
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Medium sand the log with an 80 grit sandpaper.
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Smooth sand with a 120 grit sandpaper.
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Straighten the ends with a chain saw or hand saw.
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Tape of the top of the section you want to stain.
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Make sure you mix it like crazy... but don't add bubbles.
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Gently sand between coats.
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Dust it off with a damp sponge.
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Score along your tape and remove for a clean line.
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Retape where you want your clear varnish to end.
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Coat with a matt clear varnish. 2 - 3 coats is best.
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