How to get salt OUT of a log
March 28, 2021 | 7:52 am UTC
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I was lucky to get a few planks put of a 16 foot driftwood log. Based on the size of the ship worm holes (I can fit my fat thumb in the bigger holes), it was adrift for a number of years. I plan to make a bar top, but am stuck on how to finish it. Have been told that the salt in it will ruin any resin job (was thinking of filling the holes w/ clear resin). Have also been told to oil it instead, but “if there’s salt, oil won’t be absorbed” Does anyone have any advice? I think the clear resin would make this serviceable as a working bar top. Will soaking it in water repeatedly get the salt out? Do I need to get the salt out if it’ll be encased in clear resin?