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From Tree to Planter

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Make a one-of-a-kind planter out of a tree stump with help from Matt Blashaw. 

Creative Recycling

A large old tree had to be cut down at HGTV Urban Oasis 2016 but was creatively turned into an attractive sculptural oversized planter with midcentury paperclip-style legs for the courtyard. Here's how to do it. 

Photo By: Robert Peterson, Rustic White Photography

Step 1

Host Matt Blashaw uses a chainsaw to cut a section out of a large tree stump found on property. 

Photo By: Trista Weddle

 

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Step 2

Using a chisel and a hammer carefully remove the bark is from the stump. 

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Photo By: Trista Weddle

Step 3

The stump must be sanded to smooth out sharp edges.

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Photo By: Trista Weddle

Step 4

Attaching legs to the base of the stump will add a design element and height to the planter for your backyard patio.

Photo By: Trista Weddle

A behind the scenes peek as host Matt Blashaw add legs to a plant for a backyard feature for HGTV Urban Oasis 2016 in Ann Arbor, MI

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Step 5

After placing legs on the bottom, use a chainsaw to hollow out the stump so a plant can be placed in the center.

Photo By: Trista Weddle

 

Photo By: Trista Weddle

Step 6

Using a damp rag, remove any saw dust or residue before you varnish the stump.

Photo By: Trista Weddle

Step 7

Using a paint brush apply two coats of varnish to the stump, allowing time to dry inbetween coats. 

Photo By: Trista Weddle

 

Photo By: Trista Weddle

Host Matt Blashaw, from HGTV Urban Oasis 2016 in Ann Arbor, MI, applies a coat of varnish to the tree stump.

Photo By: Trista Weddle

 

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A Perfect Focal Point

This tree stump is a beautiful planter, ready for the backyard at HGTV Urban Oasis 2016 in Ann Arbor, MI.

Photo By: Robert Peterson, Rustic White Photography

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With approximately 1,500 square feet of living space, this two-story, two-bedroom cottage bungalow offers big style in a small footprint. 

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Behind the Scenes

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Behind-the-scenes, Hosts Brian Patrick Flynn and Matt Blashaw walking through and discussing current projects of the HGTV Urban Oasis 2016 in Ann Arbor, MI.

Photo By: Trista Weddle

Behind-the-scenes, Hosts Brian Patrick Flynn and Matt Blashaw walking through and discussing current projects of the HGTV Urban Oasis 2016 in Ann Arbor, MI.

Photo By: Trista Weddle

Behind-the-scenes, Host Brian Patrick Flynn tests different paint samples for HGTV Urban Oasis 2016 in Ann Arbor, MI.

Photo By: Trista Weddle

Behind-the-scenes, Host Brian Patrick Flynn tests different paint samples for HGTV Urban Oasis 2016 in Ann Arbor, MI.

Photo By: Trista Weddle

Behind-the-scenes, Host Brian Patrick Flynn tests different paint samples for HGTV Urban Oasis 2016 in Ann Arbor, MI

Photo By: Trista Weddle

Behind-the-scenes, Host Brian Patrick Flynn tests different paint samples for HGTV Urban Oasis 2016 in Ann Arbor, MI

Photo By: Trista Weddle

Behind-the-scenes, Hosts Brian Patrick Flynn and Matt Blashaw walking through and discussing current projects of the HGTV Urban Oasis 2016 in Ann Arbor, MI.

Photo By: Trista Weddle

A behind the scenes peek of HGTV Urban Oasis 2016 in Ann Arbor, MI as designers are measuring for drapery.

Photo By: Trista Weddle

Behind-the-scenes, Host Brian Patrick Flynn tests different paint samples for HGTV Urban Oasis 2016 in Ann Arbor, MI

Photo By: Trista Weddle

A behind the scenes peek as paint samples are being tested for the home featured in HGTV Urban Oasis 2016 in Ann Arbor, MI

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A Behind the scenes peek of HGTV Urban Oasis 2016 in Ann Arbor, MI as designers are measuring for drapery.

Photo By: Trista Weddle

Photo By: Trista Weddle

Host Matt Blashaw describes the process of turning a tree stump into a planter for HGTV Urban Oasis 2016 in Ann Arbor, MI.

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Step 1: HGTV Urban Oasis 2016 in Ann Arbor, MI, Host Matt Blashaw uses a chainsaw to cut a section out of a large tree stump to make a backyard planter.

Photo By: Trista Weddle

Step 1: HGTV Urban Oasis 2016 in Ann Arbor, MI, Host Matt Blashaw uses a chainsaw to cut a section out of a large tree stump to make a backyard planter.

Photo By: Trista Weddle

Step 1: HGTV Urban Oasis 2016 in Ann Arbor, MI, a chainsaw is used to cut a section out of a large tree stump to make a backyard planter.

Photo By: Trista Weddle

Matt Blashaw host of HGTV Urban Oasis 2016 in Ann Arbor, MI, hollows out the stump so a plant can be placed in the center.

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A peek behind the scenes as producer Ali Booker and Matt Blashaw discuss the process of turning a stump into a planter for the backyard of HGTV Urban Oasis 2016 in Ann Arbor, MI.

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Step 2: Carefully using a chisel and a hammer the bark is removed from the stump for an upcoming feature on HGTV Urban Oasis 2016 in Ann Arbor, MI.

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Step 2: Carefully using a chisel and a hammer the bark is removed from the stump for an upcoming feature on HGTV Urban Oasis 2016 in Ann Arbor, MI. (action)

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Matt Blashaw host of HGTV Urban Oasis 2016 in Ann Arbor, MI, hollows out the stump so a plant can be placed in the center.

Photo By: Trista Weddle

Step 5: After placing on legs on the bottom, use a chainsaw to hollow out the stump so a plant can be placed in the center, as seen on HGTV Urban Oasis 2016 in Ann Arbor, MI.

Photo By: Trista Weddle

A Behind the scenes peek as host Matt Blashaw sands a stump featured in HGTV Urban Oasis 2016 in Ann Arbor, MI

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Step 3: The stump must be sanded to smooth out sharp edges, as seen on HGTV Urban Oasis 2016 in Ann Arbor, MI. (action)

Photo By: Trista Weddle

Step 6: Using a damp rag, remove any saw dust or residue before you varnish the stump, as seen on HGTV Urban Oasis 2016 in Ann Arbor, MI

Photo By: Trista Weddle

Step 3: The stump must be sanded to smooth out sharp edges, as seen on HGTV Urban Oasis 2016 in Ann Arbor, MI. (action)

Photo By: Trista Weddle

Step 7: Using a paint brush apply two coats of varnish to the stump, allowing time to dry inbetween coats. The varnish will provide a protective layer on the planter for Michigans harsh winters, as seen on HGTV Urban Oasis 2016 in Ann Arbor, MI.

Photo By: Trista Weddle

Host Matt Blashaw, from HGTV Urban Oasis 2016 in Ann Arbor, MI, applies a coat of varnish to the tree stump.

Photo By: Trista Weddle

Step 7: Using a paint brush apply two coats of varnish to the stump, allowing time to dry inbetween coats. The varnish will provide a protective layer on the planter for Michigans harsh winters, as seen on HGTV Urban Oasis 2016 in Ann Arbor, MI.

Photo By: Trista Weddle

Step 4: Adding legs to the base of the stump will add a design element and add height to the planter for your backyard patio, as seen on HGTV Urban Oasis 2016 in Ann Arbor, MI. (action)

Photo By: Trista Weddle

A behind the scenes peek as host Matt Blashaw add legs to a plant for a backyard feature for HGTV Urban Oasis 2016 in Ann Arbor, MI

Photo By: Trista Weddle

Step 4: Adding legs to the base of the stump will add a design element and add height to the planter for your backyard patio, as seen on HGTV Urban Oasis 2016 in Ann Arbor, MI. (action)

Photo By: Trista Weddle

Host Matt Blashaw, from HGTV Urban Oasis 2016 in Ann Arbor, MI, applies a coat of varnish to the tree stump.

Photo By: Trista Weddle

The tree stump is transformed into a beautiful planter, ready for the backyard of HGTV Urban Oasis 2016 in Ann Arbor, MI.

Photo By: Trista Weddle

A Behind the scenes peek of HGTV Urban Oasis 2016 in Ann Arbor, MI as designers are measuring for drapery.

Photo By: Trista Weddle

Behind-the-scenes, Host Brian Patrick Flynn tests different paint samples for HGTV Urban Oasis 2016 in Ann Arbor, MI

Photo By: Trista Weddle

Behind-the-scenes, Host Brian Patrick Flynn tests different paint samples for HGTV Urban Oasis 2016 in Ann Arbor, MI

Photo By: Trista Weddle

Behind-the-scenes, Host Brian Patrick Flynn tests different paint samples for HGTV Urban Oasis 2016 in Ann Arbor, MI

Photo By: Trista Weddle

Behind-the-scenes, Host Brian Patrick Flynn tests different paint samples for HGTV Urban Oasis 2016 in Ann Arbor, MI

Photo By: Trista Weddle

Behind-the-scenes, Host Brian Patrick Flynn tests different paint samples for HGTV Urban Oasis 2016 in Ann Arbor, MI

Photo By: Trista Weddle

Behind-the-scenes, Host Brian Patrick Flynn tests different paint samples for HGTV Urban Oasis 2016 in Ann Arbor, MI

Photo By: Trista Weddle

A behind the scenes peek of HGTV Urban Oasis 2016 in Ann Arbor, MI as designers are measuring for drapery.

Photo By: Trista Weddle

Behind the Scenes of HGTV Urban Oasis 2016 in Ann Arbor, MI as host Brian Patrick Flynn discusses an upcoming art fair.

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Famous Michigan Alums

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Arthur Miller

The renowned playwright's career was born and fostered in the libraries at the University of Michigan where he wrote his first play, No Villain. After graduating in 1938 with a degree in English, Miller maintained strong ties to his alma mater, establishing the Arthur Miller Award for Dramatic Writing and lending his name to U-M's Arthur Miller Theatre.

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James Earl Jones

Known for his deep, iconic voice, the multi-faceted stage, movie, television and voice actor graduated from The University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance in 1955 with a degree in drama.

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Michael Phelps

Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian of all time, followed his swim coach Bob Bowman to Michigan when Bowman was hired as head coach of the University of Michigan swim team. While at U-M, Phelps studied sports marketing and management and was a member of Club Wolverine.

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Madonna

A talented dancer and straight-A student, Madonna was offered a dance scholarship to the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance in the late 1970s. Lucky for her fans, however, she dropped out in 1978 and relocated to New York City to pursue a career in the entertainment industry.

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Darren Criss

Most people know Darren Criss from his role as Blaine on the hit TV show Glee. But serious fans knew him first as Harry Potter in A Very Potter Musical — a wildly popular parody of J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter book series, produced and performed by U-M students in 2009. A senior at the time, Darren not only starred in the production, but co-wrote all of the music and lyrics as well. 

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Gerald R. Ford

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Iggy Pop

Jim Osterberg, better known as the iconic Iggy Pop, briefly attended U-M before dropping out in 1965 to study blues drumming in Chicago.

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Dr. Ben Carson, Sr.

The presidential hopeful graduated from the University of Michigan School of Medicine with a specialty in neurosurgery in 1977. 

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Derek Jeter

Baseball giant Derek Jeter signed a National Letter of Intent in the spring of 1992 to play for the University of Michigan, where he would attend classes on a full baseball scholarship. But, unfortunately, Jeter never saw play time in Ann Arbor as he was drafted by the New York Yankees the same year.

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Bob Woodruff

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Ann Coulter

The outspoken political commentator received her J.D. from The University of Michigan Law School in 1988 where she honed her writing chops as editor of the student-run Michigan Law Review.

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Tom Brady

Before going pro, Tom Brady was a star quarterback for the University of Michigan Wolverines, leading the team to two bowl victories in the 1998 and 1999 seasons.

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David Alan Grier

Award-winning actor, David Alan Grier, got his first taste of stage acting in 1974 when he snagged a small role in a U-M production of Othello. He graduated from Michigan with a B.A. in radio, film and television in 1978.

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Lucy Liu

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Ed White

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Larry Page

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Selma Blair

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