Lantern hanging staff


Note: This can NOT be shipped full has to be cut and glued back together. If you visit my website and click on the "gallery" I have three pics with captions on how I recommend gluing a scarf joint. If you have other ideas I will entertain them as well. Please realize I need your feedback on where to locate the splice. It can be put towards the bottom or where your gripping range is, then you can conceal it with a material of some sort.
This staff is Balsam Fir and it stands about 7'tall currently. It has a slight "crook" at the top and a little hooked root that provides enough offset for a hanging lantern. Please excuse my gallon jug of peanut oil as it is just meant to represent a lantern. The "hook" root that it is hung on is about 78" off the ground. It also has a really cool root that hit a rock and reversed its direction. It still has some trapped bark and it'll probably require a dental pick to remove it. The shaft on this one ranges from 1-1/4" to 2-1/4" in diameter and the root mass requires a 9" square box. The final length of the box will depend on where the splice(s) falls (and I can requote the shipping.) This was dug and stripped on 10/14/21 and weighed 4# 9ozs. It should lose about a third of this weight when it is dry and it shouldn't be sealed until then.(uls8) Update: This is well seasoned

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