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post #1 of 8 Old 03-06-2014, 07:15 PM Thread Starter
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Hi, would anybody know if I should dry a tree stump before I coat it with a varnish? I'm trying to make an end table for my man cave.
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If it's big enough for an end table and it hasn't been dead for long, it's likely to take approximately forever to air dry and only a little less than that to kiln dry so I'm not sure you even HAVE that option. With luck someone here will have worked with stumps enough to give you more helpful advice.

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I'd say your good to go.
Seal it and it'll dry over time. Not much movement in the stump. Maybe some checking over time.
Can't wait to see it done.

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Make sure there is no insect infestation in it.
You can chemically kill em if there is.
What you don't want is insects in the house.

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How would I know if there are bugs in my stump? By the way thanks for the help.
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Make sure there is no insect infestation in it. You can chemically kill em if there is. What you don't want is insects in the house. Dominic is your ''Go To" guy on log drying and the likes. (Dom, How ya be?)
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How would I know if there are bugs in my stump? By the way thanks for the help.
Visual inspection.
Another way to make sure, what I have done was I made a smokey campfire in my fire pit, then placed the stump over a smokey fire and watch them jump ship.

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