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Wood fence post

Discussion in 'Bird Taxidermy' started by mn_jimmer, Feb 26, 2007.

  1. mn_jimmer

    mn_jimmer New Member

    I just finished mounting my first flying pheasant. I attached it to a old wood fence post that I spilt in half. I hung it on the wall and the wife comented on the strong oily wood preservative odor. Can I coat the wood with some kind of poly that would cover the odor, or will it go away on it's own in a short time. I would only need to treat the back side and the ends. She's gonna make me get rid of it if I don't fix the odor problem.
     
  2. Matt

    Matt New Member

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    If it's an old weathered post, how would it have any odor? Did you put something on it prior to mounting the bid on it? On mine, I make sure the wood is dry and bag it, fog it for bugs, let it dry out again, and use.
     

  3. mn_jimmer

    mn_jimmer New Member

    I collected the post recently, cut it off at the ground where it had been standing for many years. It's not rotten and I didn't spill anything on it. It didn't have any odor until I cut and split it. It smells a lot like new railroad ties, kind of an oily presevative smell.
     
  4. Sounds like it'd a preserved post probobly with kreosote which has an an odor you can't get rid of, is it black or green where you split it? I would just change it out with an old post that has not been treated, Good Luck