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matthewcressey

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485 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: side table bark on live edge stump live wood oak

I have a dilemma. I’m working on a live edge side table with the bark on. But I have one question. I’m wondering how to keep the bark on. What stops it from just falling off? Thanks.


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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 485 days ago

Very little keeps it from falling off. Make sure you coat it well with your finish. That would help.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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gfadvm

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#2 posted 485 days ago

I have had no luck getting bark to stay on slab edges. Now I pull it off and use a wire wheel to texture the wood beneath the bark. Carefully applying some dark stain to the textured edge gives it a nice look and is much more durable than bark.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#3 posted 485 days ago

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EJiXPzfkUY8

50 seconds into this video Charles will clear it all up for you.

Trust this guy, he knows his stuff.

-- Just a man and his opinion.

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matthewcressey

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#4 posted 485 days ago

Ok so I’ve watched the video and I’ve looked at the results and they look good, BUT It might be a little small for what I’m doing, it would take me weeks maybe months to do it by that method. If that is still the only way to do it ok. Although I’m most likely just scared by the size of the piece.

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scotsman9

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#5 posted 485 days ago

IF, your piece was dried and the Bark remained in the fashion your pics show, you may have some options.
By looking at the picture, this is not dried at all.

-- Just a man and his opinion.

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redSLED

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#6 posted 485 days ago

I wonder if anyone has had success removing pieces of bark at a time and gluing them back on, then clear coating them a lot after.

-- Perfection is the difference between too much and not enough.

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matthewcressey

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#7 posted 484 days ago

This piece was just cut down last week it is still very green, I’m going to have it kiln dried soon. I just wanted to see my options beforehand. Although now I’m thinking I should just take the bark off. Would that look better or am I going in the wrong direction. Thanks

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jap

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#8 posted 484 days ago

Be prepared for it to crack tons when you dry it.

-- Joel

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