|Forum topic by Chris||posted 02-10-2016 08:02 PM||542 views||0 times favorited||6 replies|
02-10-2016 08:02 PM
I have a handful of 100+year old fir from an old barn that was being torn down. I want to create a table top of out the planks, but a few pieces of the wood have a decent twist in it. Not huge twist – but enough to make it NOT flat and hard to glue up.
I do not want to plane it down as with a bit of light sanding, I can keep the “patina” as well as some interesting character distress to the surface.
I was thinking about taking a circular saw and cutting some lines 3/4 of the way though the wood on the back side to allow the wood to fan out a bit and then fix it flat by routing in some butterflies – but have no idea if this would actually work. Wondering if anyone has a magic solution to this? Any and all ideas would be much appreciated!
-- designer by education, wood working hack by choice