I have some exciting news, friends! Ashley from Little Glass Jar is joining the Live Laugh Rowe Creative Team! She’s here today sharing a fabulous rustic DIY — this lovely wood slab cake stand!
I’m so happy to be back at Live Laugh Rowe, this time as a contributor! I did a guest post for Kelly this past June where I shared a tutorial on how to make some DIY Bean Sack Art, and today I have another fun DIY project to share — a DIY Wood Slab Cake Stand!
If you are at all familiar with my blog, you know I am a sucker for wood grain. I just love the natural look and texture it brings to a space, so I try and incorporate it in just about every room in our home.
We’ve had some hand cut wood slabs sitting in our garage for over a year that we used as part of our wedding centerpieces, and I’ve been thinking of different ways to use them. I decided to try and make one of them into a cake stand and I seriously love the way it turned out!
- Raw Cut Wood Slab
- Hammer or Rubber Mallet
- Putty Knife
- Hand Sander
- Hemp Oil
- Scrap Wood
- Wood Stain
- Wood Glue
The wood slab had some pretty dry and crumbly bark still left on the outside, so I knew I wanted to have that removed for a smooth look. Plus, who wants pieces of a tree in their cake!? Not me! I started by using my putty knife to kind of chisel away the outer bark, hitting it with my hammer or rubber mallet to peel it off.
Once I had the entire outer layer of bark removed, I used my hand sander to sand it smooth. I went over the sides several times to make sure it didn’t have any little splinters sticking out. The last thing I would want is to get one of those when I’m going to get a treat!
To bring out the natural wood grain, I applied some hemp oil to an old rag and covered the entire slab with it. This was actually my very first time using hemp oil and I have got to say, I think it’s pretty fantastic stuff! Not only does it transform the way your wood looks, it also acts as a protection to your piece.
Once the hemp oil was all dry, I added little tiny legs on the stand to give it a little height off the table. We had a few pieces of scrap wood in our garage that I just quickly cut, stained, and attached to the bottom with wood glue.
I seriously love how it turned out! I actually started a collection of cake stands in our kitchen, so it was pretty special to be able to add a handmade one with some sentimental meaning.
What do you think of my DIY Wood Slab Cake Stand!? I think it was well worth the work! If you like this, you might also be interested in checking out my DIY City GPS Sign over at Little Glass Jar!
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