Live Edge with bark

February 21, 2019

Live Edge with bark still on

BY Kari Janiszewski 

All of my live edge tables so far I've taken bark off. The bark usually falls off while cutting etc. If the tree has been down for awhile. 

I just got some amazing oak slabs from a customer. Freshly cut down due to termites. I'm going to try and keep the bark intact and see how they come out. How do you do this?  

*To keep the bark edge on a slab, cut the wood during the winter. (Check did that)

*Wood that has been outside, especially in winter, should be brought to room temperature before you apply Pentacryl. (Did that)

*Completely saturate the wood with Pentacryl by soaking or brushing it on. After treatment, the wood must be allowed to dry evenly (Did that as well)

So far the bark has stayed on. I can't wait to see what these live edge tables look like with the bark. Will keep you updated on the process;)