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Old 07-14-2011, 01:02 AM   #1
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Preserving A Tree Stump

I have converted a 4' high 3 1/2' diameter tree stump into a "stump house". It is gutted down 28" leaving a 4" wall. I have built a circular roof, made windows, door, porch, stairs and I have furniture, characters, and a solar lighting system. The landscaping around the stump house is in perspective to the size with pathways, small shop, patio, etc.

My problem is that it is being attacked by insects and the wood is drying and rotting away. Does anyone have any ideas to preserve, seal, deter insects, etc. I need help.

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Old 07-14-2011, 10:07 AM   #2
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You will need to treat it for insects. And then add something like boron to help keep them out although nature is just doing its thing.

It will be expensive but the wood restoration system from Arbatron will work to help slow the rot. It is a two part epoxy schema.

Can you post a picture by the way. This sounds like a rather fun looking landscape element.
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