Choosing the right stump may be the hardest part of this project. Softwoods (cedar and pine) weigh less than most hardwoods, giving them an advantage in material handling. Make sure your stump is less than double the length of your chain saw bar and that you have enough friends and/or equipment to load and unload the stump safely. Then it's just a matter of cutting, grinding and sanding away everything that doesn't look like an end table. See the last slide for a complete list of tools and materials you will need.