This is an extensive but very informative video on how to deal not only with live edge slabs and stands but also how to rebuild rotten wood to save the beautiful patterns it provides.

I will provide additional information on my woodworking blog: NelsonStudios as soon as I can get around to it.
I made a bench sort of like this last year out of an oak tree I cut down in my back yard.<br> <br> <a href="http://i.imgur.com/0flhQ.jpg" rel="nofollow">http://i.imgur.com/0flhQ.jpg</a><br> <br> <a href="http://i.imgur.com/QPZtB.jpg" rel="nofollow">http://i.imgur.com/QPZtB.jpg</a><br> <br> Finished:<br> <br> <a href="http://i.imgur.com/3tMdb.jpg" rel="nofollow">http://i.imgur.com/3tMdb.jpg</a><br> <br> It had some punky wood to it, but I left it be. The finish seemed to soak into it, and stabilize it enough. There is no oak on Earth quite like the stuff that grows here. Stuff is like iron!

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