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12-16-2008 08:59 PM

Cleaning Weathered Wood - 7 replies

I am about to use the staves from an oak barrel (white oak) to make a table, but the staves are weathered. I’d like to lighten or clean before I put a stain and finish on, but I don’t want to sand away the character of the rust stains from the rings. Can anyone recommend a cleaning process that will take away the gray appearance?...

12-01-2008 05:45 PM

Hidden Compartments in Furniture - 13 replies

I was perusing a furniture construction book that had two examples of ideas for hidden compartments. Apparantly, these little sneaky spots were popular in desks at a time when household safes were uncommon. People would hide important documents from thieves and looters. I’ve also read other places that some craftsmen would have upwards ...


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