DIY Log-Slice Steps
A downed tree inspired this pretty path. Amble through your backyard on a walkway crafted from log slices.
What You'll Need
- Log slices*
- Wood stain in assorted colors
- 2-inch paintbrush or rags
- Clear varnish
- Clear outdoor sealer
*To make log slices, use a circular saw to slice tree branches and logs to 1½ to 2 inches thick. Or buy precut ones at save-on-crafts.com.
Lightly sand the log slices to remove splinters and rough patches.
Stain log slices in various shades. Apply stain on one side with a 2-inch paintbrush or rag, according to manufacturer's instructions.
Once the stain is dry, apply clear varnish to both sides of each slice. After the varnish has dried, spray on clear outdoor sealer.
Lay the log slices throughout your yard for a walkway you can easily move. For permanent placement: Dig out a circle of sod, and set the log slice inside so that it's level with the grass.