Wanting to use wood from giant aspen we need cut down.
Since this wood prone to deteriorating, I would like to preserve it well for exterior applications, using whole or split logs and boards. Here are my steps with questions:
- remove bark from logs
- apply Tim-bor (borate product)
Is this alot better than just using borax and water?
Is borate important to preserve, even if charring?
Does this serve as a flame stop alternative, or do I
also need flame stop (or other fire retardant) ?
- apply boiled linseed oil
If I apply oil and borate product, do I still need a
- char and scrape
- apply Natural Heritage or homemade oil/wax finish.
- keep wood above ground (scribing posts to stone, etc).