Instructions for baking wood, stumps, etc. to make into natural blocks for indoor use? - Mothering Forums

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#1 of 2 Old 07-09-2013, 11:35 AM - Thread Starter
 
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I have a vague memory of a Waldorf teacher explaining how you make your own wooden stumps for indoor use (or wood toys, etc). 

 

We had some treework done, so I have some pieces that were just cut off our oak tree that have been sitting outside waiting to be made into little blocks or something.  I think it involves baking in the oven at a low temp for a really long time to get all the bugs and moisture out, but I can't recall the details.  Also, how/whether to remove the bark so it isn't a big mess inside.

 

Anybody happen to know?  Much appreciated!

 

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I've never heard of baking them, but I guess that makes sense. Do you use Pinterest? If you type in "make tree blocks" on there you will find several ideas. Here's one of them: http://www.stirthewonder.com/nature-blocks/


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