|Project by Ironag||posted 03-19-2017 02:25 PM||206 views||0 times favorited||1 comment|
I acquired some horse corral boards from a farm from the early 1900’s in South Texas with saw marks, faded white paint and chewed edges. After cleaning and milling these boards up I found a nice tight grained Oak of unknown species. Some boards needed a lot more work than others but I ended up with workable stock from 4/4 to 8/4. I also used some highly figured Oak on short ends and some quarter sawn live edge pieces as handles allowing the shape of wood to determine use. I burned in the state of Texas on one to break up the large space. Finished with a few Walnut plugs and I used a walnut stain but afterwards realized I should’ve used a lighter stain so as not to cover the figure in the pieces.
-- Chris- Homebuilder and Woodworker, Love the smell of cut wood. www.hinescustombuilders.com