Originally Posted by Chuck_050382
one of the pieces has a split in it, i want to keep it for character. Is there any way to fill this? I was thinking clear epoxy. I figured getting Polyurethane in there would be insufficient.
Also I am not sure how to finish it. I was thinking maybe 3 coat of an outdoor Polyurethane. Other suggestions?
I remember from woodworking in high school on wide boards ya supose to rip em into 8in wide or less then glue em back together using dowels & clamps. (Ripping em through the split area cracks)
They will need to be run true a surface plane to smooth out the joints.
Normaly you would start out with a thicker board than what your finished plank needs to be. Like 1&1/4in rough cut to make 1in finished board stock.
This HAS to be Filled & SEALED on both sides to prevent warping when done.
I remember it was a 3 step process, Filler, sealer then finish coat.
I made some beautiful home sterio speakers that are 20in deep (3 ripped pieces doweled together) using natrual finished african mahoganey.
The local school board ordered tons of rough cut large stock fine furniture grade wood
This was 38 years ago