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wood grain

updated tue 18 oct 11


Derek Kasper on mon 17 oct 11

Hi Jeff

Certain woods will. when wetted, "raise the grain" . It is part of some
high quality wood finishing schedules for furniture. If you want to really
accomplish this the way I suspect you do, then light sandblasting of a wood
that has contrast between the hardness of the early wood and late wood and
has a fairly coarse grain-Douglas fir is a good example-will do the trick
for you. Even a high pressure power washer like people use for cleaning
patios and sidewalks will do it, but the wood gets pretty wet and then
mitre joints will open up later in a frame.

Derek Kasper