Weekend Warrior

01:46PM | 08/11/03
Member Since: 11/29/02
106 lifetime posts
I want to use some weathered tongue and groove panels as flooring in our dining room.

The panels are 8-10 in wide and are riddled with what appear to be insect holes. Some of them are fairly large (1/2"x3" or 4"). each panel has a LOT of these holes.

How can I fill the holes without using a wood putty that would not match the color? Should I use some type of plastic resin and poly over hte entire floor after?

Ideally I would like these holes to be visible, but not catch every pice of dust (or toes).

Any suggestions?

Weekend Warrior

01:25AM | 08/12/03
Member Since: 11/29/02
106 lifetime posts
I forgot to mention that many of the holes go all the way through the wood, so whatever I use to fill them would have to resist seeping under the planks.


05:23AM | 08/13/03
Member Since: 07/24/03
80 lifetime posts
Generally a clear epoxy it used to fill large holes. That way you see the holes but they are not a dirt catcher. Urethaning over the floor will make it so that it will be less likely to collect dust but it kinda defeats the purpose of having weathered wood in the first place.


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