How much wood would a woodchuck chuck?
I haven’t a clue, but one thing I know for sure, no woodchuck is coming near this wood.
Remember this creepy dead tree post, and this creepy dead tree post? Well, we’re still making use of that ole tree. As I mentioned, most of the top was rotten, and ended up in our fire pit. But as we were moving the bigger bottom pieces over to the woods, the bark came off this piece entirely, and I took a liking to the look. I wanted to shine up this stump, bring it to the back porch, and use it as a table.
Seemed easy enough. Until we went to move it. John Deere had to help us. And even then, it took Sean and I everything we had to get it into the buggy.
Once we got the stump moved to it’s first stop, it needed to be cleaned well, and the bottom treated with polyurethane. Little Miss did the honors of sweeping it. I treated the bottom, and it took both of us to flip this heavy thing over.
Since the weather’s been a little rainy the past couple weeks, I decided that the stump should be moved to where I wanted it to live, and I would paint the polyurethane over the rest, so it would be coated entirely.
Even getting the stump on the dolly, and up only 2 stairs proved challenging. This thing is heavy. Once Sean wheeled the stump over to where I wanted it to stay, he was pretty adamant it wasn’t going to be moved anywhere else anytime soon.
I painted on 3 coats of high gloss poly. This will ensure no wood-loving bug will gnaw, and make a meal from it. And for sure, no wood chuck will be chucking this wood!
Good thing I like where the stump is. It almost looks proud hosting a surface for a mum and some jack-be-littles. A great addition to our back porch, and a good table to boot.