I can comfortably say that refurbishing and refinishing very old structural beams is something that I have no intentions of ever repeating. I can also comfortably say that in no way/shape/form would I ever recommend anyone else ever do this.
Too strong? maybe. But the simple truth is, what seemed like this very cool, hip, green idea, was in fact a complete nightmare. We have just finished the entire "reclamation" process of these antique beams, and it was so time consuming, so frustrating, so expensive.
If any of the readers/viewers are interested in how to do this "correctly", I am happy to share my experiences with you -- as I already did it "incorrectly" the first time... and then had to re-do it for the final product you see here:
Are they beautiful? Really, kind of a silly question.... they even look good in the photos, and i can tell you that the photos do them Zero justice.
PS: Thanks Uncle Ron -- for all your help and guidance.
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