Step 2: The Stand
Drill a hole through the stump...i drilled from both ends as my log was longer than the drill bit.
attach the base...counter sink the screws and cut a small path for the wire
take your off cut branches and cut off wood slices in various thickness...the more variety...the nicer it looks. It's easier if you cut with jigsaw and a fine cut blade...then you don't have to sand it.
Cut loads! you need it.
Once done the fun part begins....
I handed it to my children and showed them how to randomly place them...there was a bit of an argument when my son placed most of the smaller once togeather...and the perfectionist in my daughter couldn't take it :-D....i had to tell her it doesn't make much of a difference once you place the bigger slices around.
My daughter and I did the base as it was more difficult
Once done sand the top and bottom so that the slices are flat with the log.
I used a metal cutting disc to cut the thinner branches and had to sand it as the wood slices got burnt ( using the saw blade in the grinder just ruined the branches)