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First time wrking with reclaimed fir11/9/15
Hi guys, look at the pic attached... I'm trying to duplicate the look of the wood.
I'm using reclaimed fir flooring 3/4" thick.
Where do I start?
Do I jet wash it first?
Do I wire brush to start off?
Do I sand it?
Then when I start to make the piece I'm making, do I joint 1 face and both edges or by doing so will I ruin the look?
How do I create the color? I'm assuming with a dark brown stain???
Honestly, I'm looking for someone that's done it to talk me through it if possible.
Thanks in advance guys,
Why don't you try some of those options and see what looks best?
From here is seems like you don't have a lot of experience.
Stained wood never looks like aged wood. If it's reclaimed wood, doesn't it have color on it already? Sorry, I can't recommend surface treatment without seeing what the wood looks like. Remember that wood moves, steel doesn't. So if you are going to build like the pic, don't fasten it in solidly.
It looks like the wood was kind of put together from all sorts of different sources to be honest. I would suggest you experiment with staining than moving the final planks that you like together to be joined like the picture. Good luck and post your progress!
We work with a lot of reclaimed materials. The wood you're looking at in the picture has had little work done to it, that is natural aged patina.
A good choice to match that is old pine ship-lap. This a project recently completed.
The wood was lightly sanded to remove any loose material but not enough to affect the patina. 3 coats of satin CV were then sprayed.