Convert an old stump and a galvanized barrel top to make a custom, farmhouse-inspired birdbath.
Using a chain saw, cut the stump to the desired height, leveling both ends. Our stump is about 3 feet tall and 2 feet in diameter.
Wrap flashing around the bottom of the stump. With tin snips, cut the flashing (leave some overlap). Repeat for the top.
Using a tape measure, mark the top and bottom flashing in equal increments to ensure equal placement of washers and screws.
Safety Tip: Use caution and wear gloves while working with metal flashing as edges are very sharp.
Use a drill to sink the 2-inch wood screws, each outfitted with a 1-inch washer topped with a 1/4-inch ruffled washer, into the flashing and the bottom of the stump at the marks you've made. Repeat for the top of the stump.
Drill a hole through the center of the galvanized barrel top. Center the barrel top on the stump. Attach the barrel top to the stump with the 8-inch wood screw. Apply silicone to seal the area around the screw.
Use the 1/2-inch wood screws and a drill to attach the handles to the stump where desired.