|Project by Richard||posted 09-27-2013 03:30 AM||2035 views||3 times favorited||5 comments|
Long time ago we tore down a fence that was standing out in the pasture under the direct sun and weather, The pine planks were then stacked on the ground where water dripped from our roof directly on it for another five years. My dad decided to clean this mess up and cut it into firewood, but I notice the tight grain pattern and sent it through the planer and sander. After planing the weathered surface, the wood looked solid, intack and surprisingly hardened.
I dislike using pine in my projects, but I was amazed how the sun, weather and water, seem to make the pine more durable. I was sure the constant exposure water being dripped on it for five years would just rot the wood. Long story short, before cutting up those weathered planks, plane them and see what you have.
-- Richard Boise, Idaho