How do I preserve a piece of tree trunk so I can use it as decoration?

I have a couple of very unique pieces of tree trunk. How do I preserve these so they keep their bark and stay beautiful and unique forever? What is the best way to clean them and preserve them?

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  • Let them "season" or cure until thoroughly dry. Setting in the sun is best. You can leave them in their natural state or spray with a sealer.

  • Mary Jo Stasiowski Mary Jo Stasiowski on Mar 07, 2019

    Thank you. The two pieces I have are very dry. Do you have recommendation on a sealer that won't turn yellow over time?

  • Recreated Designs Recreated Designs on Mar 08, 2019

    Hi Mary Jo, If the wood is completely dry, I like to give use Hemp Oil. It will nourish the wood and provides a nice protective coating on the wood while it still looks natural. I usually put two coats of Hemp oil on all of my wood leaving a day between coats. It will feel oily at first but will start to dry out after a day or two. Miss Mustard Seed's Milk paint makes a great Hemp Oil. It is my go to for any wood or painted surface and will never turn colours. Btw, you just rub it on with a clean, lint free cloth so super easy to use :)