|Forum topic by Daveswoodcraft||posted 06-26-2014 06:42 PM||652 views||0 times favorited||1 reply|
06-26-2014 06:42 PM
I live in a old New Englander in New Hampshire, from the dates I have been given and the cut nails in the attic floor it is somewhere between 200 -220 years old.
The attic has a floor that has been nailed down all that time so it is old groth pine for sure cut fromt he Lings pine forest used for ship masts. Anyhow i want to use some if that pine for a new hutch and dinning table for our house, not sure where to start with the lumber once it is up off the floor I know that those cut nails can be hte dickens to get out without splitting the lumber. Some of the baords are 14-16” wide by 12-14 ’ long
How do I clean it up without losing the “old “look, I figure I will fill the nail holes with 2 part epoxy mixed with black paint but that is all I have for ideas at this point.
Thanks for the help