|Forum topic by mark4345||posted 12-27-2013 10:29 PM||1549 views||0 times favorited||9 replies|
12-27-2013 10:29 PM
So i am getting married on feb 1st. As part of the center pieces to the tables she wants a slice of wood with bark still on it to set vases on. She was all prepared to order these online spending about $450….i said no way ill work it out.
I made a few calls to local firewood places found me a few logs with a 15-16” diameter, sliced them into roughly 1-3/8” slices and put polyurethane on both sides right away to seal them up. brought 3 in the house and they now have a giant split and one is cupping pretty badly.
the rest of the slices i have yet to put any polyurethane on and are still stacked waiting to go through the drum sander first. these are still flat no checking cupping or splitting. they came out of the same log at the same time, only difference was no poly, and they were left in the cold shop.
i plan on replacing the split ones, how to i prevent this from happening again and prevent it with the remaining ones in the shop. was it the temperature change that did it? the wood is still pretty green definitely not dried. good idea to put them in the oven to dry them first? or will this cause me more grief?
Any help or thoughts would be appreciated, at this point i am thinking i will leave them in raw slices in the cold shop till the last possible minute, then poly them and take em to the wedding. they really only need to last a day, and they were fine in the house for about 3-4 days after they were cut.