Chainsaw Art Inspiration – A Simple Way To Decorate Your Garden

Chainsaw Art Inspiration – A Simple Way to Decorate Your Garden_conversationswithmysister.com.au
Posted by on May 4, 2014

So for one reason or another you have a tree stump sitting dormant in your garden. You have no fireplace where you can safely burn the wood and organising a stump grinder is an added expense. So what can you do to make the stump look more appealing?

How about creating some Chainsaw Art (Ch-art) in the garden? (Shortening words really is the Australian way😉)

This ‘ch-art’ was originally a fig tree however, due to their extensive root system and the fact they grow absolutely huge, having one this close to the house was a disaster waiting to happen.

The day my husband removed the tree was a sad day for everyone as, being surrounded by established foliage in a hot climate is the preferred option (natures air conditioning), as well as having a natural privacy curtain. We would much rather look out the window at greenery rather than at a neighbour.

Never the less, keeping the house and foundations safe was much more important.

Chainsaw Art Inspiration – A Simple Way to Decorate Your Garden

The tree didn’t know it yet but this was its first, definitely not its last, introduction to the chainsaw.

‘Ch-art’ is a perfect example of using a touch of creativity to reuse or repurpose something no longer in its original form and turning it into something useful. In this case a quirky garden feature. Turns out we get a lot more natural light into the kitchen with the tree gone which is lovely and, having a sculpture in the garden rather than a tree stump was perfect #lovelanguage❤️.

This is the latest idea to come ‘Out of the Man Cave’ .

You will need:

  • Chainsaw – in this case bigger isn’t necessarily better!
    The shorter the blade the more agile, making it easier to be creative
  • Safety equipment – glasses, work boots etc
  • Marking pen
  • Tree stump or piece of wood

 

STEP ONE

Mark out your design

Chainsaw Art Inspiration – A Simple Way to Decorate Your Garden

STEP TWO

Cut out your design
Chainsaw Art Inspiration – A Simple Way to Decorate Your Garden

 

STEP THREE

Decorate – that’s where I came in…🙌

Chainsaw Art Inspiration – A Simple Way to Decorate Your Garden

Walah! My husband refers to his creation as the ‘Totem Pole’ 😝. 

Looked even more welcoming when we placed fresh mulch in the garden. You might also like this previous post to see how we use cardboard as a weed mat when mulching.

 

**EDIT** Another example of a feature ‘ch-art‘ project.

This stump had been sitting in the garden at the family farm forever and, because it was quite a thick stump, we could create a garden chair. The trouble was there was only one and we each had to book in to have a turn😜.

What do you think?

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Who else has added ‘ch-art‘ to their garden? What designs have you had success with? We would love to hear about it and would especially love a pic if you are happy to share.

 

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2 Responses to Chainsaw Art Inspiration – A Simple Way To Decorate Your Garden

  1. Oma

    Really neat idea, looks great I must say!! X

    • Shea

      Thanks O’ma, wonder what he will come up with next!!

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