looking after wood

Old 09-07-19, 09:30 AM
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looking after wood

Weve had a big tree cut down for safety reasons but I want to use some of the wood to have some ornamental features and remember the tree. Ive cut the shape that I want but now have bare wood. Should I treat it, stain it or something else to enhance the wood and protect it in future??
Old 09-07-19, 11:45 AM
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That depends on the type of wood and what you want the final finish to look like.
A clear finish would protect. A stain will usually make darker but add no protection.
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You would also need to let the wood dry first.
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You would also need to let the wood dry first.
worth repeating!! that can take 6-12 months

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