I was in my garage the other day and glanced at our wood pile. I noticed one piece that had been roughly chopped, looked like if I simply cut it, bookends could be created! So I....meaning I got my husband to whip out his saw and make a few cuts. Just 2 chunks of the log. Then shave off the roughness from the axe chop, making it a bit more "refined!"
Voila, easy! I'm not putting anything on them either. I love birch, so I think they're perfectly beautiful in their natural state!
Took a couple of mins, and no money at all! That's the best kind of diy, right?!