Do you know what a rustic log vanity is? It’s a bathroom sink or vanity made from a tree stump or log. The type of wood used doesn’t really matter, but certain species tend to work better based on experience. With scientific studies proving nature’s benefits, having a log vanity in your bathroom will add a sense of balance and stability found in nature, no matter the size of your bathroom. Incorporating the elements of natural wood and stone will enhance the overall aesthetic. While this bathroom vanity may not be everyone’s preference, they are unique natural wood furniture pieces. The design is handcrafted from salvaged tree stumps and logs and includes live edge wood countertops, stone, and copper sinks. Why not explore the options of a single tree stump vanity or a double bathroom vanity?
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Rustic Log vanity
DIY tree stump vanity
We were asked to create a bathroom vanity from a log in 2003, which was a new challenge for us as we had only previously made furniture from natural wood, such as cedar log beds. Despite the difficulties we faced, we succeeded in creating our first tree stump pedestal vanity. On this page, you can view some examples of the various tree stump log vanities we’ve designed in the past, each with unique challenges. If you plan to build a log vanity, here are some tips to save you time and prevent frustration. However, creating high-quality pieces with natural wood takes time, and this applies to live edge furniture as well. Although we live in a world where we expect everything to be done quickly, it’s worth being patient for the perfect result.
DIY vanity pitfalls
- One of the main mistakes people make is cutting down a tree and immediately using it as a tree stump vanity. Even if the tree appears dead, it may not be completely dry. It can take up to three years for the wood to fully dry out, and kiln-drying won’t help. As the wood dries, it can shift, release tension, and crack, even if it’s a sturdy species.
- While bark protects the tree during its growing years is can cause issues when left on furniture. Dead standing trees will more than likely have bugs under the bark. It is important to treat for bugs and best left to the pros. Also, during the drying process, the tree shrinks, and the bark falls off.
- While there are a few others, these are the most important. So basically, it is a waiting game.
Natural wood vanity
At Littlebranch Farm, we place great value on creating exceptional functional furniture and taking responsibility for the environment. To this end, we ethically source all of our wood for our furniture designs. We use dead-standing trees, logs, and stumps salvaged from the forest floor, with the majority coming from the Pacific Northwest. Moreover, we only use native wood sourced in the USA. Our furniture is finished with a natural hand-rubbed wood finish that is tough and resistant. We are against clear-cutting and support replanting projects to ensure a sustainable future.