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Treating a feature piece of rough timber

Discussion in 'Wood / Woodwork / Carpentry' started by RobFJ, 17 Sep 2016.

  1. RobFJ

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    I've managed to get hold of a diagonal slice of old elm trunk - about 100mm thick, 1m wide and 0.5m across. The grain and bark are stunning so I want to hang the piece on a wall.

    The wood has been seasoned in an open dry barn for a couple of years so the moisture content of the wood is good but the seller did suggest I oil the wood and also mount it on some very strong marine ply to reduce any twisting.

    Any advice on what oil to use to seal the wood that darkens the grain the least. (I've tried osmo which seems OK if I give it a light sanding afterwards but there may be something better.)

    Any other advice would be appreciated.


    Tx

    Robin
     
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    If it's been outside then it needs a few months indoors to dry to rooms moisture level. Teak or Danish oil will be Ok
     
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    Tx foxhole - appreciated
     
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