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Posted on Reclaiming weathered wood - how successful is it?

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#1 posted 10-18-2010 09:08 PM

My dads friend just recently tore his deck off his house as he was replacing with new lumber. The old deck was really weathered on the outside but was all Redwood. Me and my dad picked up a trailer full of it and as weathered and ugly as it was on the outside once we planed it down a little it was like brand new.

If you have a lot of nail holes you might want to get a plug cutter if you don’t all ready have one. I picked one up for the Redwood and when I use a board I just drill the nail holes out and fill them with a plug cut from the same wood. Its easy to match the grain and sometimes you can hardly tell there was a hold there.

-- Dan - "Collector of Hand Planes"

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