I'm guessing you've seen a tree stump side table or two online and I want one. I'm in need of one or two side tables and I happen to have two large trees that needed to be cut down (which I hate to do, but one was cut down by the power company and one was a cedar that was planted about five feet from the house...they get huge), so this is a perfect and cheap solution.
I've found a bit of inspiration....
These have painted tops.
These have the bark sanded off and are left natural.
Here's more info.
I'm thinking that I want to take the bark mostly, if not all, off. There are insects that can hide in there and I don't want them in my house. I'm unsure about the painted tops, though that might be really nice....I'm still debating, but I do like the look of natural up against the bright color. By the way, if you want to buy one insead of DIY it, you can, but they are spending (and shipping!).
Thoughts? More images and/or sources? I'm finding images and sources to be a bit sparse online.