Builder, project manager and upcycling expert Dylan Eastman has been working on DIY Blog Cabin projects for the past three years. You may know him from our Q&A with Dylan about the cabin or our exclusive Remodeling Blog Cabin video series on HGTVRemodels. Every year, he comes up with interesting ways to salvage, reuse and upcycle items from the house that are leftover at the end of the build.
This year, Dylan’s eye was caught by a rough-sawn heart pine 6 x 6 corner post that came out of the inside of the house. He knew it would look great cut into pieces and used as coasters, and he was right. But what to do with these coasters with no one in the house yet to enjoy them? Well, give them away, of course. You could win a set of 6 of Dylan’s coasters!
But before you get too excited and flip on over to the DIY Blog Cabin blog to find out how you can win these coasters, I urge you to just stop here and take a moment to lust after this beautiful grain.
And if you like that, you’ll love this shot of the wood’s rough edges, too.
Nice, huh? With character like this, rather than painting or staining the coasters, Dylan used shellac on them and called it a day. “I like a natural looking finish,” he says. I agree.
See below for Dylan’s how-to steps for creating these coasters. Not into woodworking? Well, luckily, this very set could be yours. Get on over the DIY’s Blog Cabin blog now to find out how.