|Forum topic by jahelmie||posted 519 days ago||608 views||0 times favorited||8 replies|
519 days ago
OK, this may be a stupid question but I will never know unless I ask. I built this really cool looking bar out of trees that I chopped down. Not huge tress but about 5 inches around. The bar looks sort of like a log cabin.
Now although it looks good and its sturdy enough to drop off a 2 story building (exaggerating) I was told that it will not last long because it isn’t treated wood.
Is there anything I can do to it to make it last longer? I really don’t want to put a gloss finish on it and it’s virtually impossible to put a coat of anything on it in all areas because it’s already put together. But if anyone has any ideas I would appreciate it. I would like this to last for a life time if possible and I know it was my fault, I should have researched this topic before building it. But I want to do something to it fast but I want to keep the original look it has now which is all natural.
I don’t want any gloss or anything just the look of tree bark. Any advice would be awesome! Sorry if this is a stupid question I am just getting into wood working and this is my 4th project but favorite so I definitely need it to last long.
Thanks in advance!
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