How treat freash oak crust to keep log safe from deterioation

  • Advertise with us

« back to Woodworking Skill Share forum

Forum topic by plavioglasnik posted 03-16-2014 04:00 PM 741 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
View plavioglasnik's profile


2 posts in 1561 days

03-16-2014 04:00 PM

Topic tags/keywords: oak crust log

I heard that is necessary bark crust from oak to prevent it from worms .

Although i have seen here some furniture with crust.

Could you tell me is that furniture just tempory or it really does exist successful treatment of oak with crust on it.

Please hurry with answers because i have whole forest blown down.

1 reply so far

View Mark Shymanski's profile

Mark Shymanski

5621 posts in 3741 days

#1 posted 03-24-2014 06:17 AM

Generally to keep as much usable wood as possible the logs are cut into slabs, or planks, then stored with spacers seperating one slab from another so that air can circulate around them. You can either let them air dry or speed up the drying by using heated air to draw out the moisture. My thinking is if you are asking this question and if you have a “whole forest blown down” you may want to find a sawyer locally who can help you. There is a lot of information here and on the internet generally about harvesting and drying lumber. I wouldn’t be in too much of a hurry though as long as you can keep the wood dry and off the ground you should have a reasonable amount if time to harvest this windfall of wood.

Let us know how it turns out for you.

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

Have your say...

You must be signed in to reply.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics