Hardening punky and spalted maple.

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Tom Kendall asked 1 year ago

I obtained some ‘free’ maple wood that was intended for fire wood that has lain on the ground too long. It’s punky and has spalted. I want to use it to make coasters using epoxy resin and wood. I was wondering if anyone knows of a hardening product that makes it Suitable for this to happen? Any advice would be welcome. Thanks.
 
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1 Answers
William Stewart Staff answered 1 year ago

Hello Tom,
This article may be useful to you.
Minwax hardener can do a good job for you, it penetrates deep and will strengthen the wood in depth. The resin will then further strengthen the wood.