Wood slices are a popular woodworking craft that is easy to start and fun to do. The wood slice you create can be stained, painted, or even carved into a design.
However, wood slices will deteriorate over time if not properly preserved. Preserve your wooden slices well so that they continue to look as good as new.
The first step to preserving wood slices is the wood slicer. You want your wood slice to be as thin as possible for better preservation and quality of craftsmanship.
The thickness doesn’t really matter, but it should usually be no thicker than a quarter inch or so.
Sand Wood Slice
Sand the wood slice with 300-grit sandpaper to remove any dirt that has accumulated on the wood over time. The wood will be easier to work with now and also look better when finished.
Stain Wood Slice
If you want a color change, then this is the step for you! Apply a wood conditioner evenly across all surfaces of the wood before starting to stain it.
This ensures even staining where there are different levels of moisture in each layer of wood grain. Be sure not to apply too much pressure so you don’t cause any damage or cracks in the wood surface either!
After wood has been sanded and stained, you can then apply a water-based sealant. This will help to protect the piece against stains and other environmental hazards that may affect the appearance of your wooden slice over time.
Enjoy Wood Slice & Create More!
After following these simple steps, you can now preserve wood slices without worry about them deteriorating over time.
You can make wood slices into whatever you want such as furniture, wall hangings or other decorative items. Make sure to enjoy crafting and creating more woodwork!