Sealing live edge wood seams, cracks, openings

Old 08-11-22, 12:40 PM
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Sealing live edge wood seams, cracks, openings

What's the best way to fill cracks and voids?

For context, it will be a 14"x1.5"x66" live wood slab that will serve as a wall mounted bar table.

Old 08-11-22, 01:33 PM
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I don't fill stuff like that. I sand to remove the divots so you have solid, natural wood and aren't looking at a hundred little blobs of filler. I leave the crevice around the knot as is. I mostly use a simple oil finish (linseed or tung) and let the oil get into the divot and seal it. If you are using a poly or epoxy finish you could epoxy fill the crevice if you want but I like to leave the imperfections proud. After all, you are doing live edge so the imperfections are part of the character.

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