I love the look and feel of old wood. Especially wood that's spent a century or so working to hold up a barn. So, when I get the chance to work with old working wood, I jump on it. I was commissioned to make a custom mantelpiece, from an old oak beam!
I worked hard to clean and refresh the wood, but not destroy its character. After I tracked down a suitable beam, I washed it with wood bleach, scrubbed and rinsed, then let it dry in the hot summer sun for a couple days.
I've been scratching my head about how to begin this blog. Seeing an empty page, always causes me to start overthinking things. Which isn't what I want to do.
I want to keep things simple. I want to keep my designs and processes simple. I want to use simple finishes. And I know all of the above are going to help me to love what I'd doing more and more.
We'll talk more about "simple" as time goes on. For now, I've made my first marks on this big blank blog (I really dig alliteration) and that's all I wanted to accomplish tonight.
So, good night, sweet dreams, we'll talk soon. -M