How to finish this stump cutoff?

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Forum topic by HickoryHill posted 08-19-2013 09:25 PM 1047 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-19-2013 09:25 PM

Our sister company does tree removal among other things, so I get a crack at some of the stuff they get. I saw this out there not to long after they cut it. It’s about 3.25” thick and roughly 22×28 (give or take). It was a decaying maple tree, has some spalting. This is what it looks like when misted with water.

How would you finish it?

-- Jim, Michigan

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#1 posted 08-19-2013 09:41 PM

Might make a neat shop-stool seat.

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#2 posted 08-19-2013 10:00 PM

Should of clarified. Thinking a table, but more concerned about finish. What to draw attention to grain/color? What to seal? Epoxy? Laquer? Something like Danish oil?

-- Jim, Michigan

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#3 posted 08-19-2013 10:17 PM

Let it dry completely, and finish with nitrocellulose lacquer if you can spray, otherwise waterborne poly floor finish. Either finish is self sealing.

You can avoid finishing altogether by sending it to me.

Good luck; it’s beautiful.

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