Sealing an intact log
I have some large logs from our black walnut tree that have been aging outside for 2 years now when they had to be cut from storm-damaged branches. They are a little over a food in diameter, since the branches were practically trees themselves. They are about the right height to be seats at our table, so I would like to know the best way to seal them for indoor (and later in their lives outdoor) use. They still have the bark on them, and I'd like to leave it on. I only intend to have them cut level and sand the tops and bottoms. I have read that to protect my floors I should mount some variety of carpet to the bottoms, and would also like tips on that if you wouldn't mind. Thank you all so much!