I saw a picture today of a table top cut from a slab and the bark was left on the edge all around the top. I would think over time the bark would fall off just from use and being hit now and then how do they do that ?
If you look at my gallery of my bar, I didn't remove the bark either but I would not recommend it. People have a tendency to pick at it when they are sitting there. Wanted to remove it but got out voted.
I've done both, left it on and removed it. If it's relatively solid then I don't really worry about it too much. The epoxy finish I use will hold it on. If it's a little loose then I will gently pry it away enough to glue and put a few carefully placed pin nails to help hold it on. They become invisible in the dark bark.
I definately recommend using the epoxy as stated above people like to pick at it and the epoxy seals it enough they can't get to it.
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