Bringing wood as art indoors

Objects and art made from wood and the skill in carving or making objects from wood.

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#1)  Bringing wood as art indoors

Postby Bosque » Sat Nov 12, 2016 7:43 pm

Does anyone have suggestions about what to use to get insects out of this wood without using insecticide?  I haven't seen any insects in it, but I would not want to bring any into the house, or to watch this beautiful branch deteriorate.

Thanks,
Carol Diamond
Asheville, N.C.
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Usually I leave such things in the forest for the critters and to decay. Couldn't resist this one.
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The white "stuff" scratched off easily.
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I don't know what kind of tree this branch came from. I was so excited when I found it I forgot to look up. Went back today and couldn't find the place.
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Big end
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Seems mostly hollow. Weighs about 20 lbs. About 10 feet long not counting the squiggles and curves.
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#2)  Re: Bringing wood as art indoors

Postby Bosque » Mon Nov 14, 2016 1:22 pm

I think I'll just use boric acid.  My woodworker stepson said that should be OK.

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