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I just use a clear two-part epoxy resin, the kind that you'd use for a bar/table top. My trick is to use an empty squeez ketchup-type bottle to fill the voids. You can get a six pack for a few bucks. Makes it easier to control and less mess. As far as staining, my personal preference is to never stain such beautiful wood.....but, if you want to, you can purchase special powders that you can mix directly into the epoxy.
Thank you! I saved up forever to get a small sawmill to be able to build just this type of table. Ive used siding boards in the past but there is nothing like opening up a beam for the first time!
Thank you! In my opinion there is nothing more beautiful than turning something you saved into a functional piece of art.
Thank you so much!
Thank you. Pretty simply, once the top was finished I screwed 2 boards, that match the base, into the bottom of the table top. These prevent the top from moving too much due to temp and moisture changes. I stacked those boards onto the top base boards and screwed them together from the bottom. Nothing fancy but gets the job done and makes it easy to disassemble.
Thanks a lot! Just have to get used to ruining blades on embedded metal :)
Thank you so much! It feels better than it looks :)
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