I don’t see a DIY thread… So gonna start one.
And woodworkers out there amongst us? Or someone that has redone their floorboards?
Restoring old floorboards in country town house (1820s house)
I’m not looking for perfect flat smooth level and evenly spaced boards. I’d prefer to have something unique with a bit of character.
Basically I would like to keep the PATINA.
Do you have any advice/ input on the following :
Thinking SCOTCH PAD or a very FINE SANDING MACHINE? Any advice?
WAX or VARNISH?
I would like to keep the NATURAL LOOK. So ideally wax would be the solution. But I’m also thinking VARNISH would be better has a harder protect surface? Basically I would like to avoid a high gloss - I think? Any advice please?
I know the old trick is to mix SAW DUST + PVA GLUE. But I’m guessing in this day and age there’s a good putty or filler you can pop in to level it out?
2 photos below show the current state of the floorboards.
Thanks in advance.