How do you preserve bark on rustic wood projects.
We are building a fireplace mantle of oak milled from one of our trees 7 years ago. We would like to leave the bark on the out facing side of our project. Will epoxy suffice? we bought a "pourable" type of coating like we have seen on some bar tops. Will the bark fall off after a number of years? It hasn't in 7 years in an unheated, somewhat damp barn. Any help is appreciated. Thank you!