After tree removal and stump grinding, it’s not uncommon to be left with a large segment of the trunk, which can quickly become an eyesore in your yard. Luckily, with a bit of creativity and some inspiration from the list below, you can turn that yard waste into home furnishings and decor to enjoy for years. 

How to Make Use of Leftover Wood From Stump Grinding

1. Rustic Pavers

If you’ve got a muddy path through the yard that needs to be spruced up and made safe for walking, leftover stumps could be the answer. With a sharp saw and proper eye and hand protection, simply slice the stump into segments and arrange them in a close pattern on the path as improvised paving tiles.

2. Candleholders

Use a hole saw to cut hollow circular spaces into sections of the stump. Then, arrange these pillars as you wish and fill the holes with your favorite candles to add a warm glow and homely charm to a deck or porch for relaxing or romantic outdoor evenings.

3. Log Planter

stump grindingInstead of purchasing a costly planter pot from your nearest garden center, partially hollow out your leftover log, fill it with potting soil, and plant a variety of your favorite flowers in it. Not only is this an economical use, but the wood fiber will act as a source of extra nutrition for the plants while matching the rustic landscape around your home.

4. Stools

To create comfortable seating to place around an outdoor fireplace, try sanding and finishing a few stumps for use as comfortable stools. Ensure that you seal the surface so that there are no sharp splinters. You can even go one step further by padding and upholstering the tops.

5. Repurpose Old Furniture

If you have an old bench, table, or chair that has lost its legs, you can revive it just by mounting it on top of a stump or two. Larger stumps are likely to be even sturdier than the original legs, so you’ll have charming, comfortable furniture to place in your garden or on your porch.

  If you’re in need of stump grinding or other tree services in the Kernersville, NC, area, get in touch with Compton’s Tree Service. These local arborists are pleased to offer a wide range of services, from stump removal and tree pruning to debris removal. They are backed by 25 years of experience and reliable service. Call (336) 993-4069 to schedule a visit or have a look at their website to learn more information.