DIY Birch Tree Wall Decals

by DIY Maven

Michelle wanted to dress up the walls of her baby's room, but wanted something a bit less permanent than paint for her rental home. Her solution was creating a wall mural using removable contact paper. How did she make the knotty bark look so realistic? With a sponge!

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Making a table from birch logs

by Judith Dial

birch log side table
This how-to really interested me as we have several birch trees we've been contemplating taking down in the yard AND I still need side tables for the livingroom. No storage, but otherwise, I think they're great.

 

Pointclickhome had this write up about turning a bundle of wood into an attractive, reasonble side table. I'm amazed at the ingenuity of the city dwellers in finding their wood at the flower market. Much cheaper than Conran's...

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Birch Bark Sculpture

by DIY Maven

Brenda Griffin-Wagner does some extraordinary things with birch trees. She searches forests for fallen logs and then, after finding the perfect specimens, gently and painstakingly removes their beautiful bark. Out of this skin, she fashions lights. But that is too simple a word. Yes, her creations illuminate, but they are works of art first, lights second.

To inquire about Brenda’s work, she welcomes e-mails at Griffin_Canopy@yahoo.com.

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