Tree Slab Wedding Centerpieces

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Project by danielV85 posted 11-17-2012 05:55 AM 10447 views 3 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A friend of mine asked me to make 30 “tree slab” centerpieces for her wedding this summer as well as a cake stand. I hunted down some pine logs and here is the final product. They were a pretty big hit, so I ended up only coming home with 3! The finish was three coats of amber shellac.

As usual you can click here for a link to my blog entry on how to make these. Enjoy!

-- DanielV85

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#1 posted 11-17-2012 06:09 AM

Pretty cool. I could see them selling.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 11-17-2012 09:29 AM

Very original cake stand.It’s more better than commercial stands I used to see on wedings.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#3 posted 11-17-2012 12:38 PM

Those are really neat for a wedding. Great finish you have on them!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#4 posted 11-18-2012 02:35 AM

Thanks for checking them out. You know I thought about making them to sell but, they are kind of monotonous to make :) 30 was enough for one time project!! Feel free to steal the idea though!

-- DanielV85

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#5 posted 11-18-2012 06:05 PM

I’m sure the bride and groom loved your work.
Rustic weddings along with stands like that are quite popular. You may be surprised to see what people will pay for a circle of wood and change your mind about selling them! I’ve made some myself, but didn’t finish them with anything. You can see mine here at my blog.

-- ~Julie~

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#6 posted 11-19-2012 09:37 PM

Julie-your slices turned out great! That sign looked really neat too – Nice job!

-- DanielV85

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#7 posted 11-19-2012 10:09 PM

Nice job. Were the slabs dry? Wood cut like this wants to crack open as it dries, so the finish would have to try and stop the moisture to prevent the cracking. Was this a problem?

-- The Higest Art, the Highest Science, and the Highest Religion is the same thing.

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#8 posted 11-19-2012 10:21 PM

Doug – The wood was actually very green. I drilled the pith out (which I think was probably the best thing I could do) to try to minimize the cracking and filled it with a wood filler. The hole was only about 3/8” so it’s not really noticeable-especially when things are one top of the stand. You can see one crack on the one picture but that is the only crack I have had out of the 30 that I made. I think the amber shellac helped slow the drying down enough too. Trust me – I was very nervous that they were all going to to crack apart before the wedding. These are a couple months old now and still no cracking. I talked a lot about this in my blog here . I guess we will see in a year or two how they do.

-- DanielV85

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#9 posted 11-24-2012 02:19 AM

Good looking stands.

Glad I found this as my niece wants something similar for her wedding and I was wondering how I was going to do it.

-- Dewayne in Bainbridge, Ga. - - No one can make you mad. Only you decide when you get mad - -

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#10 posted 02-15-2013 02:02 PM

Great idea !! My sister makes cakes as a side job and does pretty well. I’m going to show her this idea. Nice !!

-- bobc66

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