Treat wood rot
treat wood rot
Hi, I hope someone out there can help.
We have a wooden sculpture of great sentimental value, made 8 years ago from marine ply and painted.
Sadly at the base, although above ground, some fungus has started to take root. I know my mushrooms and this is "Jews ear" fungus.
We are trying to save the sculpture. I have removed the sculpture and scraped away as much of the rot as i can with a chisel and wire brush.
I have also applied some treatment to kill the fungus and now leaving it to dry out. The base fixings you see in the photo seem secure at the moment. Not being any good at carpentry, my research tells me we can probably repair and paint with epoxy, but I am worried about whether the fixings are already compromised by the fungus. In which case, perhaps the only other option might be to slice off the affected section, make good with new piece of wood (it must be restored to the same dimensions), screw through, and paint over.
Pictures attached...please any advice most welcome :-)