Want to know what we (okay, let's be honest)....Want know what Mr. H did last weekend?
Followed the progression of this tree:
Into this stack of lumber (plus more of the stack that isn't in the photo plus, you know, the entire rest of the tree)
Step one: have your in-laws hire really excellent professional tree people to take down the tree. Communicate semi-effectively about which pieces of the tree you want left in long pieces rather than firewood length pieces. Allow child to play king of the log pieces.
Mr. H welded a chain saw sled to resaw lumber for this table. We pulled it out again for this project which was just barely within the limits of the chain saw.
But it worked! And after a very full day of sawing two logs were resawn into really pretty planks. After another day of hefting giant slabs into the truck and out of the truck we have a pile of stickered wood! Now we just have to wait 1-2 years for the slabs to dry enough to use. So if you're waiting for a coffee table, it's gonna be a while :)
Oh, we also found a nest of cute snakes.