Thursday, 24 June 2010
Can't see the wood for the filler
I spend ever increasing amounts of time nowadays looking for decent quality soft wood mouldings and even more time rectifying the faults in the wood I do take delivery of. I try to refurbish as much original wood as possible but time and rot sometimes mean we have to use large quantities of modern replacement douglas fir etc. Doors and some trim are made up from Oak,Meranti and Sapele but economics makes the use of such woods in large quantities a non starter. I have always had to do some remedial work on skirtings and architrave but recently I seem to be using more filler than wood....I am not happy. I can see why the once derided MDF is for some flat panels and sills etc becoming the material of choice, for now I will just plane down and reuse the beautiful smelling and dense pine that I so carefully store away in the hope of better pickings ahead.