So now what??
To do with this burl? The side pictured will be the top. I've got it sanded to 200 grit. It's going to be a hall table. The legs will be either maple or oak, tradesman style (octaganol, thin).
The questions are:
-Should I chop off the bark end? By this I mean that end with the huge "tail" of bark. In one sense, it looks kinda cool. It'd probably end up getting bumped and mangled though. Any thoughts or ideas are welcome!
-What finish? To preserve the bark I know I'll keep around the front, I'm thinking either decoupage (the thick stuff that makes like a clear, thick plastic "cover") or polyurethane. I'd prefer not to stain it, but I'm open to ideas. I'd like something that'll bring out the tremendous graining in the piece. I also want to keep most of the bark on the front. Again, any ideas are welcome.
I put it all back together better than before. There\'s lots of leftover parts.