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Forum topic by bmerrill posted 10-11-2018 04:01 PM 296 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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bmerrill

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10-11-2018 04:01 PM

Topic tags/keywords: pine finishing barn

Have 300BF of reclaimed pine barn wood that came for a tobacco barn that will be installed on a wall in a garage/woodworking shop.
Boards have been lightly sanded and cleaned.

Looking for suggestions on a nice finish to preserve the character and patina of the wood.


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lumbering_on

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#1 posted 10-11-2018 04:36 PM

Is there a nice finish for barn boards? I’ve always thought that it was supposed to be left unfinished as anything you put on it will change the look. You’ll probably need to do some experimentation, but I’d start with some water-based poly to see how that turns out. Oil based are known to add a yellowish hue, but you may like it.

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pottz

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#2 posted 10-12-2018 05:26 AM

its wood that hassen’t been touched in what 70-? years,why are you worrying about it,i think you should just leave it alone and it will be fine.if anything give it a flat sealer coat.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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WoodenDreams

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#3 posted 10-12-2018 08:10 AM

I built a Marriage Box out of barn wood over a year ago. My customer provided the barn wood. To remove the roughness exterior I took 120 grit sand paper and took two swipes with it to remove some of the rough burrs, prior to working with it. I did run the inside of the wood through a planer and jointed the edges. After the box was build I took 120 grit sand paper and took two more swipes over the outer surface. I put on four coats of Satin Water base Minwax. Turned out real nice.

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ArtMann

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#4 posted 10-14-2018 03:14 PM

I CNC carve signs and plaques in century old heart pine salvaged from an old schoolhouse. I have tried several types of finishes and my preference is solvent based lacquer.

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