Stump table. If you have the space in your bathroom, a stump table with a natural finish provides warmth and also somewhere to put a few candles. It keeps the room feeling serene and spa-like, which is always nice to retreat to after a long day of fall cleanup.Tip: If you are using a stump of your own, be sure that is is dried out and inspect for bugs. If there are no bugs, use a stiff wire brush to remove dirt or residue once your bark is removed and then sand the log smooth. Apply linseed oil and let dry. Finish with urethane if you like.