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Posted on Distressed table top. advice, tricks, tips, methods help needed

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#1 posted 08-22-2016 05:05 PM

My brother is in the wood reclaiming business (post retirement job/hobby). He has heart pine from old flooring, which dates to the mid-1800’s. The other wood he deals in is reclaimed Cypress (also very very old), and much of it has the sawmill blade marks. As Cypress ages, it takes on a grayish color, and to remove that color (if a fellow wanted to) you’d have to mill off the saw blade marks. The brother is in Natchez, MS. Let me know if you’d like his company name and number. He’s also on Facebook, at 601 Salvage. He has warehouses full of the most amazing things.

Worth mention is that the old cypress is from all parts of the old homes, and some was wallboard. The houses were not insulated, so the poor inhabitants tacked and nailed paper, cardboard, and whatever they had to give them some insulation. So…the old wall boards are often full of nails, tacks, and whatever. Hard to find all that before you feed it into your planer.

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