Log Coffee Table - Tree Ring Crafts - 10 Things to Do with Cross-Cut Trees - Bob Vila
Beyond tabletop decor, a coffee or side table made from a fallen tree trunk makes a bold yet relaxed statement. After drying out the wood in a warm room, sand down the top with a hand sander, then apply primer and a coat or two of paint (remembering to sand with fine grit paper between coats). Furniture coasters on the bottom make these heavy specimens easier to move around. Full instructions available from Martha Stewart.