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What have you folks done? I've seen linseed oil suggested, stucco, concrete, and simply covering the bench with cushions. I'd like to incorporate our fossil collection, but I'm not 100% on how to proceed. Thoughts?
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Kilgore Belle & The Permies Cloud : People say to many cooks spoil the broth, but Never you have too many cookbooks, ultimately, it is your decision, you need to Arm
yourself with a few good cook books Cob Books and make up your own mind ! Here are two, You can get them through Cob Cottage dot com, as Used
Books through Amazon or Alibris, or try your local lending library !

The Hand-Sculpted House, Evans et al, reads like a good college textbook, introduces you to only the vocabulary you actually need. good resources lists, appendix

The Cobbers Companion, M. Smith, like a very knowledgable friend who shows up to help and stays it the mess is cleaned up good resource list !

The only thing I would add is, undercut your bench to make room to pull your feet underneath you to make it easier to stand up ! If you want to seal the surface of the
bench to make it water proof fine! Use a breathable plaster on the sides, the cob will adsorb lots of water when it is muggy and release it when the air is dry !

For the Craft ! Think like fire, flow like a gas, don't be the Marshmallow ! As always, comments and questions are solicited and Welcome ! PYRO - Logically BIG AL !
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