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ric53

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02-17-2017 01:17 PM

I am building a 3’ x 8’ farm house table for a customer who wants the rough look of reclaimed barn wood. The wood has come from a 150 yr old barn. This is a first for me and am not quite sure how to finish the top. There is some slight cupping and uneven surfaces on the boards. Do you sand lightly or is it common practice to smooth the top and leave the rest of the table rustic or is there some other way to finish it. I don’t have a problem with the type of finish I put on it I just need to iron out how to prep the top. Thanks.

-- Ric, Mazomanie


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#1 posted 02-17-2017 01:26 PM

I think that is the question for the customer. Provide him with pictures and get his feedback.

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#2 posted 02-17-2017 01:35 PM

Pictures of wood please ?
Some customers want it the way the board is.
Splits, knots and cupping …..a bit….space between boards seems to be what they want….ASK them ?
Personally I try to make my tops as level and as tight as posssible. Solid wood moves. Even 100 year old wood.

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#3 posted 02-17-2017 01:55 PM



Pictures of wood please ?
Some customers want it the way the board is.
Splits, knots and cupping …..a bit….space between boards seems to be what they want….ASK them ?
Personally I try to make my tops as level and as tight as posssible. Solid wood moves. Even 100 year old wood.

- canadianchips

Yeah, It goes against everything I know to not level and joint my tops. Kinda nervous about this.

-- Ric, Mazomanie

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#4 posted 02-17-2017 02:28 PM

Customer might settle for epoxy over wood. Ask and he/she will let you know how to proceed…........ Jerry (in Tucson)

-- Jerry (in Tucson)

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