Easy Log Coasters {Nesting tables}

Wednesday / 15 comments
My husband and I just built some new nesting tables using Ana-White plans.  LOVE them!  I needed something to protect the newly painted finish from my messy, messy family.  So I made some almost free coasters.  Free-my favorite word.

I started by shopping in my backyard. Cheapest store ever. I found a fallen log thats diameter was bigger than a cup. A log that has been down for a while is best because they have dried out some. Then I stuck it in my garage for a week to dry out some more because it was raining the day I got it. Pull out your saw and slice your log into about 1/2 inch pieces.  Be safe and don't cut any fingers off.

Gather up your supplies.

Cork-I bought mine at Office Max for about $10 in a giant roll. You could also use felt if you have some on hand.
E600 or another strong glue

Grab something round that is a little smaller than your coasters and use it to trace a circle of cork for the bottom of your coaster.

Cut out the cork and glue the cork onto the coaster. Use something heavy on top of the coaster to help keep the cork attached to the wood while the glue dries.

Done! So easy. These would make such a cute neighbor or hostess gift. I would guess they cost less than 25 cents each because of the cork.

Or you can just keep them all to yourself!


  1. Beautiful Brook. And complete with the routed edge! But I really love the coasters too, backyard shopping is the most fun!

  2. These are so cute. I love that juxtaposition of the rugged wood with the smooth white finishes. I've made the paper-covered ceramic tile coasters and used felt on the bottom. The glue I use on the felt is Glossy Accents. It only takes a bit and holds very very well. Great job! ~Pepper

  3. Brook thank you for sharing your talents with us on the nesting tables and love the coasters!

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  5. I LOVE the tables! I've been looking everywhere for nesting tables and can't find any at the price I want. I may have to talk my hubby into making the ones from Ana White's site now that I've seen yours!

  6. Your tables rock! And your coasters are lovely! They would make great teacher gifts! Thanks for sharing the tutorial and I would love if you linked up to my party!


  7. These coasters are just great!I am hosting my first ever blog hop this weekend and I would LOVE if you stopped by to link some stuff up!

    Kim @ Too Much Time


  8. These are great!...I'm gonna try it. I'm a new follower too. Lori

  9. Hi! I love these coasters. They are adorable. Your nesting tables are fabulous, too. I want to make them myself.

  10. [...] Make some really fun wood coasters with Being Brook. [...]

  11. You've been featured at my Hookin Up with HoH party!

    Feel free to grab a button if you'd like.


    Allison @ House of Hepworths

  12. I loved how sweet and simple these coasters are so I featured them today!


    Hope you'll stop by and grab a button! Thanks again for linking up! Hope to see you this week too!

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  14. Wow! You are a Christmas crafting genius! So glad I found your project via Centsational Girl.

    Please stop by for a visit to my blog. I am currently in the midst of a Gifts to Make series.

    Be Merry and Bright!


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