Preparing reclaimed lumber for finish

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Forum topic by Joel_B posted 01-24-2015 05:12 PM 700 views 0 times favorited 0 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-24-2015 05:12 PM

I picked up some samples of reclaimed lumber from a local supplier I plan to make some furniture (bed frame, nightstands, dresser) with.
The piece shown is white oak with some deep circular saw marks on it.
So far I have used a wire brush by hand and some sanding with 180 grit.
I used my block plane to clean up some splintering along the edges.
There are some nail holes I plan to fill but not sure what to use, since it will be inside probably any filler should work?
I plan to use white milk paint on it and then sand some off to expose some of the wood and then put WB poly or wax over it. I think it may be rougher than I want right now so I might sand it more aggressively with my ROS.
Anything else I should considering doing in order for the milk paint to adhere properly?


-- Joel, Encinitas, CA

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