Honestly, I had never heard of the term cookies when referring to wood before. All my cookies come out of the oven. Always learning something new. These cookie slices were cut on the sawmill.
That picture was from last summer when we were running tests with Pentacryl.
This weekend I went down to the basement to our stash of cookies and decided to do something with one of them. Here they are all dried and being used to weigh down some maple slabs.
I took a couple of them out to the workshop and Jim sanded them down. These are sugar maple slices and they were too wide, by a couple of inches, to fit through the planer so Jim used the sander. Then on one he sprayed a semi gloss clear coat.
But when that dried (there’s always a but) you couldn’t even tell there was anything on it. I had envisioned more shine, and perhaps a richer color. On to plan B.
I took one to the paint room and put a coat of wood conditioner on it. On the other side I put a coat of Minwax Early American stain.
In person it looked like I used brown paint. So…no. We didn’t have any high gloss finishes on hand (Plan C) so I gave up and just used it plain, untouched but sanded.
I put felt feet on the bottom so as not to scratch up the table.
I also have a few smaller Tamarack slices around the house.
While I was working on this I thought it would be a great surface to paint on. I think I will try. Another great use for these is woodburning. I have never tried it but my sister does fantastic work. We are lucky enough to have a few pieces. Here is a woodburning of our house she did from a photo.
Also these two…
Another use for smaller slices is to make a door wreath. We used birch slices.
We showed you how we dried these slices and built this solar kiln in this post.
Before I go, here is your daily cuteness. On the weekend we had a visit from this little fellow. He’s a 3 month old cockapoo. So cute. So fluffy. Such sharp teeth!!
Hopefully we will make progress on the shed this week. Weather looks promising.