17 Ingenious Projects with Sliced Logs

Forget taking another trip to the lumber section of a nearby department store. If you want to make a world of difference in giving your home’s interior some new splashes of loveliness and life, just go outside! If you have trees in your yard, there is a high likelihood that, at some point, they’re gonna need a little TLC. The next time you head out to do some much-needed work, keep that accumulation of logs, branches, and tree trimmings you get (instead of throwing them to the side of the road for the city to hassle with) and power up that bandsaw or miter saw. For the cost of a minute or so of electricity usage, you’ll end up with a versatile set of materials for a variety of useful and eye-catching applications. So go ahead and treat yourself to some new décor with these ingenious wood slice projects.

1. Arboreal Headboard

You have to be pretty cold-hearted to not like trees. Humanity may be moving away from sleeping in the forest, but there’s no reason you can’t be comforted by this enticing headboard.

tutorial: thewhitebuffalostylingco.com  recyclart.org

2. Chalkboard Meal Tray

There are few things on this planet more comforting than breakfast in bed. With a couple of simple drawer pull handles attached to an oblong slice of wood and a chalkboard for heartwarming (or hilarious) messages, utopia comes at sunrise.

tutorial: projectnursery.com

3. Wooden Owls

If you’re into cutesy stuff, look no further than these easy-to-make wooden owl decorations with sliced branches, googly eyes, and buttons.

tutorial: frugalfun4boys.com

5. String Art Canvas

Softwood is hassle-free material for securely holding pins in places, making slices of pine, fir, or cedar a perfect canvas for captivating string art.

6. Dining Table Mat

Accentuate your home’s rustic themes by giving your dining table a splash of country comfort.

7. Timber Slice House Number

Make your home easier to find for mail carriers and pizza deliveries with this bold and attractive way of displaying your house number.

8. An End Table with Hairpin Legs

Voila, a virtually costless end table that works with nearly any interior style.

tutorial: stylebyemilyhenderson.com

9. Wall Art

No art skills? No problem – let nature be the artist your home needs! Simply use glue some wooden slices with faux moss, cut it into a shape of your choice, and let guests marvel at the inherent, natural beauty of your local wood.

10. Wooden Roses

Have a little patience? Great! It’ll be well worth it when you take the time to make use of tiny wooden slices to create a stunning floral presentation.

tutorial: findinghomefarms.com

12. Mirror Frame

Let’s face it; a circular piece of glass can be boring to look at. Create a ring of small wooden slices from sticks and hot glue.

tutorial: theownerbuildernetwork.co

13.  Wood Slice Wreath

The slices from small branches can be put to use as well by being bound together with wood glue for a unique piece to hang over your mantel or front door.

tutorial: twelveonmain.com

14. Suspended Shelf

Take a few suede strips with one wooden slice to hang a shelf from the ceiling, perfect for displaying items high up in a room.

tutorial: brepurposed.porch.com

15. Wood Slice Lamp

One log, with a few inches between each slice, fixed around a Plexy tube with an LED strip inside – an easy tree of life and light.

tutorial: instructables.com

16. Wooden Butterflies

It’s not as hard as it sounds, but the result definitely looks more complicated than it is. A couple of slices attached together at an angle make convincing butterfly wings with minimal artistic skills required.

17. Eclectic Wood Slice Shelves

Without much additional labor after cutting the logs, these wood slices are perfect for mounting on your wall or making a freestanding set of shelves.


A passionate DIY home improvement enthusiast. With extensive experience in various renovation projects, including mold removal, painting, fence installation, and more, Jonathan brings his expertise to fellow DIY and gardening enthusiasts, sharing valuable skills and insights.