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#1 posted 12-12-2016 10:41 PM

If it was felled back in the summer, it’s almost too late to worry about cracks. Most likely it WILL crack some. I’ve never seen anyone seal the bark on, but for the cut ends, any old paint I have is what I use.

Drying in a garage? That big of a log will likely take 1.5 to 2 years to dry, unless you split it in half, which will shorten that time greatly

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#2 posted 12-13-2016 01:21 AM

I would agree. use some old paint just to seal the end grains and allow the moister to slowly weep out of the bark. this will help stabilize the piece. push it to the corner of your garage or shed and forget about it for a couple years. after that sand the paint off, level the top and attach the casters. pick your favorite finish(I would put a few coats of tung oil and let it dry) then a hard coat of some poly(oil or water based) and shazam, you will have a coffee table to be proud of

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