Woodwork: DIY Rustic Fence - Preparing Your Wood. Handi Mandi TV - Website: http://HandiMandiTV.weebly.com
In the season of summer, I'm starting another long-term project: a DIY rustic fence out of branches and thick long sticks that are going to be decorated for an added element to our cabin in the woods feel that we have going in the backyard.
So I'm in the process of removing the bark (which is easier after it's been wet or soaked by rain) and scraping off the under-layer of the bark with a metal brush. Finally I will painstakingly sand it down (coarser the sandpaper the better - easier and faster), so I suggest using the sponge ones, b/c they can curve better over certain areas better than just regular sheets of sandpaper. If your branch/stick has some knobs, you may want to saw them off for a smoother feel. Also be sure to check your hands, it can sometimes take it out on your skin.
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