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  1. General Woodworking Discussion
    Hello All. I'm making a tennis racquet from wood and carbon fiber. I ordered some specialty thickness 16th inch veneers, raw cut at full log length. I assumed the Douglas Fir was going to be 10 to 15% heavier based on listings from the Forest Products Laboratory for weights per square foot...
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    Hello All. I'm making a tennis racquet from wood and carbon fiber. I ordered some specialty thickness 16th inch veneers, raw cut at full log length. I assumed the Douglas Fir was going to be 10 to 15% heavier based on listings from the Forest Products Laboratory for weights per square foot, and...
  3. Wood Finishing
    Couple of questions about a potential finishing sequence. I'm building a computer desk out of douglas fir, trying to replicate the distressed look from the top two photos. Bottom photo is the wood I'm dealing with (in real life it's more bland). I'd like to use mostly water-based products to...
  4. Wood Finishing
    Hi, I'm a newbie who is finishing a CVG Douglas Fir table I just built. I'm not a huge fan of Doug Fir's natural colour - it can be a bit too orange. I would like it to be a bit darker than natural, natural-looking, NOT orange, and with a matte, durable finish. Any suggestions on how to...
  5. Wood Finishing
    I'm a newbie to these matters, and I spent this weekend throwing together the outdoor "bench" pictured below—basically just a 2 x 12 x 8 plank of douglas fir and a bunch of 3/4" pipe fittings for the legs. My question is: How should I treat and/or finish and/or stain the wood? I'm pretty much...
  6. Timber Framing
    We have had some Douglas Fir post & beams installed in our Monitor Barn addition to give the interior a barn-like look & feel. Should the Douglas Fir be treated with anything? What? Why?
  7. Wood Finishing
    does anyone have experience turning doug fir into greyed or lighter lumber with less red in finish. have kd stud fir and want to have a light honey or gray effect and wonder if anyone has tried pickling this or use a driftwood gray product and what end result is or if i were to use an oak or...
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