After Hurricane Ida tore through New Orleans a few weeks ago I decided to take on a project I have been wanting to do for a long while. I went out and gathered a couple of cypress tree trunks cut between 20" and 26" tall and upwards of 10"-12" across. Stripped the bark and plan to let them dry...
First time furniture buyer here.
The furniture company won't stick to contract and replace defective furniture, so I'm trying to see how durable this furniture might be since I spent a few thousand.
My main questions are:
1. Is there a way to identify used furniture with temporary fixes?
Are there any special precautions that need to be taken in termite prone areas when drying wood? Besides spraying the general area. I seem to have very agressive termites in my area, they seem to gather while the chainsaw is still running. How can I protect fresh timbers while they start to dry?