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Old 06-21-2019, 03:32 PM   #1
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During some crazy winds our backyard tree snap and the landlord consulted with some arborist and they said that it had to come down that it wouldn't be strong enough to keep up. So when they where cutting and getting close to the bottom I asked for some slabs to try and make a counter top of some sort for the bus. Thoughts?
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Old 06-21-2019, 04:00 PM   #2
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During some crazy winds our backyard tree snap and the landlord consulted with some arborist and they said that it had to come down that it wouldn't be strong enough to keep up. So when they where cutting and getting close to the bottom I asked for some slabs to try and make a counter top of some sort for the bus. Thoughts?
I cant make out the foliage well enough to tell what kind of tree it is - my suggestion, after you find out if the type of wood is suitable to make a slab counter top with, is to soak it in a solution such as the one I'm posting which aids in the drying process without the wood cracking -

https://www.preservation-solutions.c...events-cracks/
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Old 06-21-2019, 06:03 PM   #3
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Table top epoxy makes a great finish for it. Coat both sides and edges too. I do the top last. Ideally drying time before coating should 1 year per inch of thickness. However with epoxy coating all surfaces you can get away with much shorter.

I did my counter top and table with ceder using table top epoxy
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