November 1, 2021

Wood & Steel Reclaimed Tables

Happy New Year's, friends! Last New Year'e Eve we were in a tiny town in Southern Italy called Broncaleone. We were the only people staying at the resort, since it's mostly a summer spot. So Zack and I danced in the moonlight on our rooftop terrace and rang in the holiday underneath a bright winter moon. It was romantic and unforgettable. This year we're excited to ring in the New Year in London! Have you been? What should we go see? 

This week's project is everything industrial!



To achieve this look, start with douglas fir that's been milled into a headboard. We hand selected some douglas fir and took it to our local mill. They glued the edges and then planed it to create one flat surface. Planing the wood after glueing it removes all traces of glue. The milling cost was nearly nothing and it was totally worth it because I don't have the clamps to keep the boards drying flat, so the cost of the clamps was about the same as having it done for me!

The wood must be sanded, especially being that it's douglas fir. That's because of the way douglas fir reacts when the wood is cut with a saw. You can have it sent through a large sanding machine at the mill or you can sand it really well with a hand sander. You should start with 60 grit and then 80 grit.

Applying the stain is like a piece of cake. Using a large brush and drench the wood with stain. (See above video.) Let the wood air dry. 

Weatherwood is a stain, not a topcoat, so you'll need to seal the wood. To hold this weathered look, I recommend using our Varnish sealer.

This project was a piece of cake. We actually made a few of them as mockups for a retailer. This color was really popular. I hope you like it! Let me know if you have questions, I'm happy to help. You can save 10% on Weatherwood products, like you saw here, with code WELCOME10. I hope to see you at tomorrow's party!

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