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She Took A Fallen Tree And Used It In 20 Different Incredible Ideas

APRIL 12, 2015  —  By Emily Geraghty  
Emily Geraghty

Emily Geraghty

Emily Geraghty is a DIY writer and video specialist for ViralNova. Previous to ViralNova, she worked in digital content and video production for MTV, Allure, Glamour and LogoTV, as well as reality television development. In her free time she runs the fashion blog That Cheap Bitch.com, a blog about thrift store shopping and inexpensive beauty trends.

Trees are nature's work of art, growing in an endless combination of textures, colors, and sizes. Plus, they're scientifically the longest living things on earth!

When a tree falls in your backyard, think twice before you call a tree-removal company to come and snatch it. Instead, turn it into a one-of-a-kind piece of gorgeous home decor like the 20 DIY projects below. You're sure to be inspired by the rustic beauty of these items.

1. Bathroom side table

You could put this table in other parts of your home, as well.

2. Rolling coffee table

This coffee table looks gorgeous, but the design is simple.

3. All-natural bike stand

All you need to make this is a saw.

4. Refrigerator magnets

Even if woodworking isn't your thing, these are incredibly simple to make.

5. Kitchen island

Be prepared to get down and dirty with this advanced DIY.

6. Twig privacy screen

I want to make this for my backyard.

7. Flower planter

If you have the resources to hollow out a log, it makes a gorgeous self-contained garden.

8. Garden path

This DIY gives your backyard an ethereal feel.

9. Staircase handrail

Even someone with very little crafting skill could make this.

10. Tree branch gazebo

You'll impress your guests while entertaining outdoors with this DIY project.

11. Raised flower bed

Instead of buying a fence for your garden, why not make one out of a fallen tree?

12. Tree branch ladder

Preserve the wood and keep it inside, or place it out in the garden.

13. Carved couch

You'll need some serious skills and a really big tree for this one.

14. Branch coat hanger

This is a simple way to add a bit of rustic flair to your home.

15. Drink coasters

The rings on these coasters look so cool!

16. Chalkboards

These would be cute in the kitchen or a child's bedroom.

17. A vintage chair, fallen tree hybrid

If you're upcycling a tree, why not kill two birds with one stone and add a vintage chair to the mix?

18. Bird feeder

This would be a good introduction project for woodworking.

19. Bookcases

A hollowed-out tree makes a perfect bookcase, like these ones in Berlin, Germany.

20. Rustic cabinet

You don't have to use it as a bookcase!

These projects make me really sad I don't have a fallen tree in my backyard right now. I think I have some firewood left over from the winter, though. I'm going to make some wooden slab chalkboards ASAP. Which of these projects inspired you?

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