Weathered wood

Hi, My question is...does anyone know how to prepare old weathered wood to be used in furniture making?
  3 answers
  • KMS Woodworks KMS Woodworks on Sep 23, 2013
    The final use or furniture being used will dictate what is done...ie: table tops are a lot different than chair legs. Most rustic, wood is left as is...If you are looking for more water and wear resistance then a protective "top coat" is helpful. I use wiping poly on many projects....rough surfaces can be sprayed with Deft lacquer.

  • Jillian Seymour Jillian Seymour on Sep 23, 2013
    Depending on the size, place it in plastic bags [black garden refuse bags work a treat] and seal it shut, place it in the hottest sun you can find and leave it for a few days. The heat generated will kill any bugs, this also works on books affected by pests.

  • KMS Woodworks KMS Woodworks on Sep 24, 2013
    If the wood I bigger you may need to build a mini solar kiln from black plastic I did this for some bookcases. the source of your wood can also play a big role. Not all wood is "contaminated" with bugs.