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  1. #1
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    Nov 2013

    Default Beetle wood

    I bought some tongue and groove beetle and wolud like to use it on a small ceiling in our entryway. Do I need to seal it with anything or can I use it as it is? If I need to seal it what do I use? Thanks

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Fayette County, Ohio

    Default Re: Beetle wood

    What is beetle wood?
    Be sure you live your life, because you are a long time dead.-Scottish Proverb

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Northern Virginia

    Default Re: Beetle wood

    I have heard of a betel nut tree, but do you mean wood that has insect damage and is being used decoratively (like pecky cypress)?
    Make sure it has either been heat treated in a kiln or fumigated before bringing it in your house.
    As for finishing, whatever you wish. Wood receives finish so that it is protected from weather, beautified, and buffered against drastic seasonal changes in moisture in cases of furniture and woodwork.
    Remove not the ancient landmark, which your fathers have set.

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