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I have a lot of fresh wood that just got cut. How long should I wait before putting anykind of finish on them.I have things from 3 inchs to 3 foot thick and mostly want to put polyurethane and other types of clear coats on them to show the beauty of the wood. I worry if I wait too long I'll lose the look it has now. Pleace help I am on the clock. LOL!