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Recreating a look with reclaimed fir11/9
Hi guys, I've never done any reclaimed wood work before and If you look at the pic I've added to this post, you'll see the finish I'm looking for.
Once I buy the wood, do I jet wash it? Do I wire bruch it?
Am I right to say that I'll be destroying the look of the wood if I joint and plane it?
Do I hit and miss it with my thickness planer first?
How do I finish it... Assuming with a brown stain...
Any help would be appreciated here guys... Thanks in advance... Mark
Plane it, joint it, sand the planer marks to say 120.
Sponge it. Then pigment stain it. Then sand it again at 150. That'll accentuate the blotching. Then wash stain that with something grey and thin. Very thin.
Seal it with something dull.
Wanna really age it? Stain it with a watery plaster mixture that has some water based pigment mixed in to make a soup. River bottom mud type stuff. Raw umber and black.
That's what we did below, sanding through the wash some and then spray-n-wipe a cool WB brown dye over top.
Burn some samples playing around.
or..... buy reclaimed lumber and assemble it. Doesnt get much more authentic then that.