3.08.2011


Where does a city girl like me get a plain old wooden stump for her baby's room?

Look here, behind Carinna's legs and between the butterfly chairs. I don't mean a stump like this. Nice and all, but I am thinking a fraction of the cost should do it.... Any one? Any one? I don't even know what words to search in craigslist. (pictured on the porch of the rockreach house.)

13 comments:

  1. Find a tree cutting service and ask if they have any...sometimes they'll even cut you one to the specs you want for fwee.

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  2. Did you try looking on etsy? They might have something, although it'd probably cost a little more than craigslist.

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  3. TWO HUNDRED DOLLARS FOR A STUMP?! My raised-in-an-oak-grove (literally; our house was surrounded by trees) brain melts at the thought. I don't have too much advice, unfortunately, but I commiserate with you about overpriced former trees.

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  4. Go to a firewood place and see if they have a log that they have not split yet.

    Or come to my cabin in Utah and pick one up.

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  5. Anonymous10:28 PM

    Hey this is Heather Boo I work at a nature center where a lot of trees have fallen due to rain
    I have some kick ass stumps! there are 2 that are all yours! there are in Long Beach! At mi casa

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  6. I was just going to second Heather's comment... sorta. Call up your neighboring parks/inevitably trees have fallen and they need to get rid of them. We always have loads of downed trees after a storm up here. Also if you plan to use it as a table or stool, you'll want to dry it and perhaps seal it... because of sap and bugs etc. good luck.

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  7. We wanted tall versions of these for our wedding, and my husband ended up rescuing some from his park. Park ranger for a husband——not a bad deal! Let me know if you have any luck with other options. Now I am sort of wanting a squat one for plants in our living room!

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  9. I just had the same issue! I couldn't find a place in NYC that would get me a stump for a reasonable price (and I don't really have the room to do this anyway) but here is the tutorial for how to strip it:

    http://www.theartofdoingstuff.com/stumped-how-to-make-a-tree-stump-table

    I eventually ended up with one from here:
    http://www.etsy.com/shop/realwoodworks1?ref=pr_shop

    Good luck! I love my stump!

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  10. Hey Lady.

    Stumps are the best.

    My shop partner Jill and her Husband Matt could easily whip something up for you for cheap. Shipping from SF might be, like, $20 though. If you want to contact them directly through their wood business, Small Stump, you can at jill@smallstump.com.

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  11. a stump!!! man I've been thinking about getting a little stump too. would be super cute next to a rocker in the baby room. we've got one at Pendleton, but it's pricey too, even with wholesale discount.

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  12. if you are in LA my grandparents have a whole bunch! just hit me up! consider it a baby gift. :) for reals!

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  13. I've been thinking about this, too, and guess what I just found...
    http://sandiego.craigslist.org/csd/mat/2260038999.html

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