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Real Wood?

Discussion in 'Habitat and Exhibit' started by sportsman126, Mar 7, 2011.

  1. sportsman126

    sportsman126 New Member

    When it comes to real wood i know you can use driftwood, but what about others such as tree bark and fresh wood? My question is is there a preservative or chemical you need to use to keep bugs off or to keep it like it is and i want to keep it original lookin, not glossy. Now i know dont get no rotted wood full of insects, but still wondering about my options, and i know i can mold and make my own. But for example in the future id like to do a pedestal mount of a buck on an actuall tree that he has rubbed, just the tree itself, no branches or leave that would inturn wither away.
     
  2. roostinridge

    roostinridge Active Member

    Don't be in a rush--take your piece and let it dry thourgly---no moisture. Depending on the piece this can be a long process. Depends on the moisture content and what type of wood ou are using. I have lumber and pieces that are 6 months plus. Once it is completly moisture dry you will be good to go after just a thourgh cleaning and inspection.
     

  3. sportsman126

    sportsman126 New Member

    thanks alot thats along the lines of what i figured just wanted to make sure.