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Forum topic by bues0022 posted 12-19-2010 05:33 AM 1288 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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bues0022

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12-19-2010 05:33 AM

What do I do with the bark on my live-edge coffee table? I’m working with an Ash slab. Right now the bark is mostly on, but I’m thinking that over time, it may fall off, right? If it doesn’t tend to fall off, is there anything I can to do keep it on better, and not chip off? Any tips on what to do/how to finish it?

-- Ryan -- Maple Grove, MN


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#1 posted 12-19-2010 07:29 AM

Try peeling it off if it want’s to come off then wait until it’s dry enough to glue back on. Works for me.

-- $tudie

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#2 posted 12-19-2010 08:39 AM

Slab is kiln dried. I’d rather not peel it off just to stick it back on. I’m thinking it may not go back on exactly the way it came off, and end up looking like it’s chipped. It’s also a Christmas gift, so I need to do this within the next 2 days.

-- Ryan -- Maple Grove, MN

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#3 posted 12-19-2010 10:16 AM

I’d brush the dirt and loose bark out, vacuum the dirt away, and hit it with a couple coats of polyurethane, if that’s what your using to finish the table. Should look nice.

Steve

-- Steve in KY. 44 years so far with my lovely bride. Think I'll keep her.

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