This all natural edge redwood burl slab came from a tree on the N. Coast of CA in 1972. I bought it (you could buy redwood burl back then), ran it through a planner, then refinished it with Carnuba wax -- 50 years ago! Then it got moved around, stored, weathered, and to my chagrin, unattended for too many years. I'm trying to bring it back but it's badly wounded.
7 feet long, 3 feet wide at the widest, and 4+ inches thick sitting on natural redwood drift wood. It's over half (60% or so) birdseye burl. Amazing piece.
What would be your best advice to saving this table (and preventing any further cracking or splitting)?
The pic showing the burl (birdseye) is just me wiping it down after sanding with a damp sponge to show the color and birdseye.,