|Forum topic by MT_Stringer||posted 187 days ago||501 views||0 times favorited||9 replies|
187 days ago
Just a quick question. I have a piece of 1×12 55 inches long that I plan to use make a picture frame. It is reclaimed barn wood and very weathered – cracks and a few splits.
My plan is to rip it and miter the joints so no fresh cuts are showing. It will not be stained or finished, just left natural.
What would you suggest I use to stabilize the cracks?
Glue – what kind?
I have some Gorilla glue (the kind that swells when it cures)
I am afraid when I rip it it will come apart so I am trying to stop the cracks before I start. I figured I would glue and clamp and let it sit overnight.
Note: This frame will be for our first great grandchild. He is going to be a cowboy, just doesn’t know it yet (due mid November). Weathered barn wood with barbed wire attached.
Here is a pic of the wood.
-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas