How to hollow out a stump?

jackierooke(z5MI)August 10, 2007

My husband brought me some stumps(chunks of a downed tree) but being a husband, they are solid and not the hollowed center ones I asked for. I'm pretty tool challenged but can anyone tell me how I can make these stumps hollowed out some on top so I can plant semps or sedum in them?

Jackie

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adina72(z5 CNY)

You can take a chisel and a hammer and chisel out an opening....time consuming, but it will get the results you want eventually. You can also take a large drill bit and keep drilling holes in the log, right next to each other, until you have drilled out the whole area. You can use a chisel too and chip out between the holes. Mark the drill bit with a piece of masking tape so you know where to stop drilling each time.

If hubby has a band saw, he can cut the log in half, cut the center out and then glue it back together. We do this for birdhouses, but it may not stay together if you are planting in it.

    Bookmark   August 10, 2007 at 10:57AM
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nonacook(8bFL)

The tip of a chainsaw will work too--just be careful.
I have a small electric one that I could use.

    Bookmark   August 10, 2007 at 12:28PM
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backyardmom(z6)

My dh placed charcoal and some lighter fluid on stumps.When it burns down a bit,did out the center.you won't need it to deep to plant sedum.Lol

    Bookmark   August 11, 2007 at 12:03AM
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