Thanks everyone for the kind remarks!! Im very please with the final outcome of the setup!
to answer a few ?
Heartshot- I decided to leave the natural weathered look. no clear coat
I contemplated sanding it and clear coating it to give the wet look and more contrast between the chard areas. but the wife liked the natural look
osu92 - Don't we all plan on killing giant bucks and bulls every year ;)
this particular pedestal set up takes up a 4' by 6' corner of my basement. Ill post a pic of it
map1 - Thx! I live in southern Utah. believe it I'm only about 15 miles north of st George
Dreaminof200 - I got very lucky in finding this stump, with the long roots spidered out the balance worked out perfectly.