I’m taking part in this month’s Power Tool Challenge. Is a chain saw a power tool? You bet! Check out this wood slice rolling plant stand I made using a piece of one of my trees.
Wood Slice Rolling Plant Stand
Last fall when we were ready to put up the new DIY picket fence, there were a couple of trees that needed to be dealt with.
I’ve always wanted to do some real wood slice projects, so I bought a chain saw. I’ve used smaller battery operated chain saws before, but this power chain saw made me nervous, so I asked Rodney to cut me a couple of slices.
I let them dry over the last few months, and they were ready to sand a little.
I used some small caster wheels and some Simpson Strong Tie 1 ¼” screws to attach the wheels to the wood slice.
After I attached the four small casters, I gave the wood slice a coat of Minwax semi-gloss polyurethane to the top side of the large wood slice.
Here’s a nice close-up of the wood slice rolling plant stand. I love the way it looks with the freshly repotted hibiscus tree.
This plant is already huge and the growing season is just beginning! This is one of those hibiscus trees that are generally purchased in the Spring for Mother’s day, kept for a season, then discarded. But as with anything I come across, I can’t stand to see things thrown away. This plant belonged to the mom of a good friend, and when the time came to toss it I asked if I could have it—that was about 6 years ago. Every winter I cut it back, bring it indoors and allow it to exist in a spare room. Having it on a rolling plant stand will make things much easier going forward. Because I’m so sentimental, it makes me smile that it came from my own yard.
If you don’t have a chain saw, or a dead tree—you can buy wood slice pieces on Amazon.
Now it’s time to share some other projects with you from my friends!
Chevron Wood Easter Egg by The Kim Six Fix
Fruit and Vegetable Bin by by Designs By Studio C
Wooden Swing Shelf by Domestically Speaking
Wooden Easter Eggs by Create And Babble
Planter Box Centerpiece by Refresh Restyle
Upcycled Drawer Front Planter by Confessions of A Serial DIY'er
Rustic 3 Panel Wall Decor by Designed Decor
Key West DIY Wood Planter Box by H2OBungalow
Baseball Bookends by Virginia Sweet Pea
Chair Back Bird Feeder by Interior Frugalista
Wood Slice Rolling Plant Stand by My Repurposed Life
I hope you find something to inspire you to pick up some power tools really soon! We all love what we do and enjoy sharing our tutorials with you.
Gail Wilson is the author and mastermind behind My Repurposed Life. She is obsessed with finding potential in unexpected places and believes that with a little hard work and imagination, any old thing can be made useful again, including herself!
Gail reinvented herself during a midlife crisis and has found purpose again. She hopes you will find new ideas for old things and pick up a few tools along the way.