my DIY high
There's nothing quite like stepping back and saying, "Yes, I made that."
We've all heard stories of reclaimed wood used in new houses, right? Maybe a pretty accent wall from 100 year old oak? I LOVE when people re-use and re-purpose things, but I never stopped to consider how in the world "reclaimed" wood could look so good. Well my friends, reclaimed wood most likely went through a wood planer. I know, what the HECK is that?? It's an amazing machine that shaves the rot off of old wood.
When my friend told me about wood planing, I didn't quite understand what he meant. It's basically a magical machine that feeds the wood through and scrapes off all the ugly. Everyone should have one. It's amazing, and really simple to use. They're a little pricey, but totally beats sanding!
Literally, you feed the wood through a few times on each side and twirl the little knob to control the thickness. That's it. Video for proof:
I hope you enjoyed this mini tutorial! Stay tuned to see what we made with our freshly planed wood :)
Hi, I'm Rachel.
I pick up other people's garbage and take it home.
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