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Posted August 19, 2019
will do. Thanks
Posted August 11, 2019
Thank you all for your input.
I think I am going to lean towards what the log homes are finished with as log homes are pine here in the upper midwest, beings pine is what I am using. Along with a bug insecticide and mold buster additive. Log Homes if maintained last quite a few years. I will probably use a log home caulk to fill in the cracks too as this will stretch and compact as the pine timber expands and contracts.
Posted August 3, 2019
Thank you for the advice wtnhighlander. I did try the boiled linseed oil on a scrap piece and you are right it did really yellow it and with multiple coats I believe it would even be more yellow.
I will go with your advice on a good clear deck sealer. Thanks again!
Posted August 2, 2019
Thank you all for your input! The customer is pretty set on using the live edge beetle pine. Basically it is a pine tree from the Black Hills National Forest that bark beetles killed and it left blue streaks throughout the slabs, there is no beetle holes. It will take 3 slabs about 7 feet long for the sign. I am going to CNC the wordage and logo.
Another person recommended using boiled linseed oil. She said thats what they use on tree trunks that were carved with a chainsaw and the roots are still in the ground. carvings such as owls, eagles etc.
Has anyone had experience with using the boiled linseed oil for a finish?
Posted July 31, 2019
I have a customer who wants me to do a large outdoor sign with live edge pine. The customer wants low maintenance on it. Normally I use Hellsman Spar Urethane for outdoor signs. Is there an epoxy I could use that doesnt need to be maintained every year.