I had to cut about 8 inches off of the bottom of our Christmas tree to make it fit in the house. Seemed like kind of a cool piece of wood to throw out. While trying to figure out what I might do with it I was thinking about lumberjocks. It seems the most common thing around here is to drill a couple holes in it and stick some tea candles in there. After about 2 minutes work I had a candle holder made out of our Christmas tree cutoff. To my surprise the wife really liked it, and wrapped some pine branches around it for a little more flair. We now have our official centerpiece for this Christmas from stuff we were going to throw away.