Last week I had an old cherry tree that was looking a bit worse for wear cut down in my garden. I asked the tree surgeon if he'd cut me a chunk so I could make a little coffee table/bedside table. Size 1 - 6cm deep by 37cm diameter 2 - 7cm deep by 37cm diameter Images - you can see that where there was seeping it has turned a bit mouldy.
There are 2 pieces but the large one had a gash down one side from the chainsaw. I would like to dry them, sand, wax and add metal pin legs. I paint a fair amount but my DIY skills, especially with wood work are limited. I have a small hand held electric sanding mouse. Can any one recommend any tips for me. How long should I leave it to dry in my home? before sanding? Do I need to put anything on it to prevent cracks.
Looking at it today one piece already has a line down the middle... I should have put this post up last week :(.
Thank you for any tips or advise.