Using green wood to build saddle stool.
I am new to this so here are my question(s). I’m starting to build stools with a horse saddle as a seat and was wondering if I can use a green silver maple log half for the top? The log size is 20” long and about 10” thick in the middle. The legs of the stool are already dried so there would be no shrinking on that end. But can I use a green half log as the top? It would be hidden by the saddle, so beauty is not a concern. I would be attaching the legs using tenons and glue as well. Also looking for the most effective finish/sealant if I am able to use a green log for this project.
Last edited by Emilee Healey; 12-03-2019 at 12:27 PM.