I have been in the woodworking business for over 3 years. Young and determined I try to learn new things everyday as a hobby in the small (16x10) shop I have. Limited tools but in the process of getting tools but have access to a lot. My latest adventure are 3 stumps of oak about 3ft tall and size ranges in width. Looking to make a rustic looking stool with them and would like to preserve the wood with the best stuff I can get. Being in a small town I am limited to Lowes and the local lumber company. Any ideas or tips would be helpful.