We always keep our eye out at demolitions for structural timber beams that we can salvage and turn into beautiful architectural columns and features for peoples houses.
Often customers want us to bring back the colour of the old grey timbers without losing the character of the weathered surface.
The best way is to grind and brush the timber.
First we use a grinding disc to lightly sand the surface and bring back the colour, and then we hit it with a big wire brush to strip out any splinters and make it smooth to touch.
In the photos Huon is on the grinder working on an old hand adzed beam from the Nowra Sawmill demolition.
You can see more about the posts and beams we supply here:http://www.thors.com.au/posts-beams