Really, what is a rustic log vanity? Simply a bathroom sink or bathroom vanity made from a tree stump or log. The wood species does not matter, but some are better than others from many years of experience. With science confirming nature’s positive effects, a log vanity may be a fun way to add nature’s balance and stability, whether a small powder room or a spa-style master bath. Adding natural elements such as wood and stone are great additions. While this style of vanity my not be for everyone, they are unique natural wood furniture designs. Handmade from tree stumps and logs harvested from dead trees and salvaged tree stumps. A wood countertop may be added to the top of the base log or place a vessel sink on the stump/log itself. While a perfect tree stump vanity, double vanity designs are also options. Some have nickel, pewter, or copper sinks, while others have a stone vessel sink.
Rustic Log vanity
DIY tree stump vanity
In early 2003, we were first commissioned to build a bathroom vanity out of a log. Up until that point, we had only built natural wood furniture, such as cedar log beds. Although the project had its challenges, our first tree stump pedestal vanity was a success. As you browse this page, you will find examples of some tree stump log vanities we have designed and the past. Each brought its own unique challenges. When building a log vanity, here are a few tips to help save you a lot of heartache and time. But in the game of building with natural wood, you will need to become comfortable with the time frame need to produce a quality piece. This same principle also applies to live edge furniture. While we live in a world of same-day everything, this is one that is worth the wait.
DIY vanity pitfalls
- The most common pitfall is to cut a tree today and install tomorrow as a tree stump vanity. While the tree may be dead standing, it may not be dry. This process can take two to three years, and sorry, a kiln does not help. Over time as the wood dries it move, release tension, and in most case, crack. Some wood species are better than others, but none are without problems.
- 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 believe it is important to not only produce high-quality furniture. We also believe we have a responsibility for the environment. With this, we ethically source all of our wood used in our furniture designs. Utilizing dead standing trees or logs and stumps salvaged from the forest floor. With the majority coming from the Pacific Northwest. We also only use native wood in the USA. Our furniture is also finished with a natural hand-rubbed wood finish that is durable and resistant. We oppose clear-cutting and support replanting projects to allow for a sustainable future.
Natural wood log vanities
We specialize in custom natural wood furniture. So if you are in the market for handcrafted rustic bathroom vanity please contact us at 615-878-6216