|Forum topic by TIB||posted 08-26-2013 at 01:29 AM||818 views||1 time favorited||3 replies|
08-26-2013 at 01:29 AM
Hi all! I’ve recently acquired a couple of large old growth Douglas fir slabs. The log sat at the bottom of the river for 100+ years, then was taken out and milled, then left to air dry for 4 years. These things are impressive, but I’m not quite sure what to do next.
There’s some rot damage, not sure what I can do to try and save any of that.
There’s some checks and cracks, how should I fill them?
Any suggestions on cleaning them up? I assume a hand plane and orbital, any tips?
Douglas fir is a softer wood, what kind of finish can I layer on there to make it stronger?
Any other tips or ideas? I’ve never built a table, so any input at all would be much appreciated!
I’m planning on having some nice metal legs fabbed for them, any ideas or styles you have would be helpful!