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Selador wrote:
I've got a tree that looks identical to that!

Are they worth anything?


They are kinda like a lottery ticket. Might be a winner or a loser. But ya gotta have one to maybe win!

Sometimes they look like a burl, and don't look very interesting once ya cut them and other times they look normal and end up being crazy inside.

Get it on the ground, look inside, see if its solid, and if its got any burl, figure, spalt.

If all else fails, its worth $200 a cord!!


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Hello All, I picked up several round slabs from a weeping willow that was recently cut down. Slabs are about 4' diam x 6" thick. What's the best way to preserve / prep them for table making? If it's not desirable for any kind of furniture, I'll just use them for throwing hatchet / knife targets, they were free. Thanks for any advice you can give a total novice!

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Selador wrote:
I've got a tree that looks identical to that!

Are they worth anything?



It could be it all depends on what the insides look like

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Selador wrote:
I've got a tree that looks identical to that!

Are they worth anything?



It could be it all depends on what the insides look like

Well, I'm not going to cut it open to find out! :bigsmile:

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Chip wrote:
Hello All, I picked up several round slabs from a weeping willow that was recently cut down. Slabs are about 4' diam x 6" thick. What's the best way to preserve / prep them for table making? If it's not desirable for any kind of furniture, I'll just use them for throwing hatchet / knife targets, they were free. Thanks for any advice you can give a total novice!

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Those are likely to crack radially as they dry, unless you hole out the pith


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Chip wrote:
Hello All, I picked up several round slabs from a weeping willow that was recently cut down. Slabs are about 4' diam x 6" thick. What's the best way to preserve / prep them for table making? If it's not desirable for any kind of furniture, I'll just use them for throwing hatchet / knife targets, they were free. Thanks for any advice you can give a total novice!


Willow may or may not crack real bad. Painting the ends will help slow down the drying/cracking.

I may grow lots of surface mold tho.


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Chip wrote:
Hello All, I picked up several round slabs from a weeping willow that was recently cut down. Slabs are about 4' diam x 6" thick. What's the best way to preserve / prep them for table making? If it's not desirable for any kind of furniture, I'll just use them for throwing hatchet / knife targets, they were free. Thanks for any advice you can give a total novice!


Willow may or may not crack real bad. Painting the ends will help slow down the drying/cracking.

I may grow lots of surface mold tho.


Well, you've nailed it so far. The thinnest piece was on top of the stack for a couple weeks getting direct sun, and has already cracked. The slab on the bottom was on dirt and has grown mold.
What would be best to paint on it? And thanks!

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I may grow lots of surface mold tho.


Occasional showering may help with that.

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Chip wrote:
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Chip wrote:
Hello All, I picked up several round slabs from a weeping willow that was recently cut down. Slabs are about 4' diam x 6" thick. What's the best way to preserve / prep them for table making? If it's not desirable for any kind of furniture, I'll just use them for throwing hatchet / knife targets, they were free. Thanks for any advice you can give a total novice!


Willow may or may not crack real bad. Painting the ends will help slow down the drying/cracking.

I may grow lots of surface mold tho.


Well, you've nailed it so far. The thinnest piece was on top of the stack for a couple weeks getting direct sun, and has already cracked. The slab on the bottom was on dirt and has grown mold.
What would be best to paint on it? And thanks!

Shellac works well to seal the end grain of the wood to help prevent cracking (or more accurately slow down moisture going out the end grain faster than the long grain).

Bee's wax works well too if you have it available, otherwise it's too expensive.

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I may grow lots of surface mold tho.


Occasional showering may help with that.


Well seasoned! :bigsmile:


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Chip wrote:
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Hello All, I picked up several round slabs from a weeping willow that was recently cut down. Slabs are about 4' diam x 6" thick. What's the best way to preserve / prep them for table making? If it's not desirable for any kind of furniture, I'll just use them for throwing hatchet / knife targets, they were free. Thanks for any advice you can give a total novice!


Willow may or may not crack real bad. Painting the ends will help slow down the drying/cracking.

It may grow lots of surface mold tho.


Well, you've nailed it so far. The thinnest piece was on top of the stack for a couple weeks getting direct sun, and has already cracked. The slab on the bottom was on dirt and has grown mold.
What would be best to paint on it? And thanks!


There are specialty products available like "AnchorSeal" etc, but the cheapest that still works good is some good ole left over latex paint put on thick or twice. If you had some exotic or big money wood maybe spring for the fancy stuff, but I would just latex it.


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Thanks for the info guys!

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