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#1 posted 01-31-2016 05:00 PM

First off: I am trying to do my part to save the earth. I live in Oregon, where is not taboo to try to make the environment better (lucky to be here).

Second off: I like using recycled materials – I think they look great. I’m redoing a vacation house in mostly recycled wood and having fun with it.

Third off: If someone doesn’t like #1 and #2, maybe talk to your mom about it – she might care.

OK – rant over. I would rip them on a table saw to get fairly straight edges and then glue them up. If possible, screw a thin cleat to the back.

I use a wire wheel on my 4” grinder to clean up the surfaces. After that, I use 80 grit on a 5” orbital sander to smooth anything left, but keep the texture. The wire wheel gets it fairly smooth and keeps the rustic look.

For finishing, I use tongue oil.

Here is a bench I made with reclaimed wood. I applied some darker stain – don’t know what it was, it came from the recycle place.

Best of luck.

-- Troy | | The more I see nature, the more I am amazed at the Creator. - Louis Pasteur

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