After 30 years of service in the US Coast Guard , this retirement plaque was constructed using dock Timbers that had seen the boots of thousands of Coast Guardsmen doing missions for decades in Miami Florida. The wood is dense and heavy yellow pine that had seen years of saltwater, dirt, oil, grime...
I thought these Timbers would be perfect to use to honor the service of those who served. After cleaning the years of use off the wood, I left the rugged and worn surface profile of the wood intact to serve as a tribute and reminder of the service members who walked over those planks into harm's way out on the ocean.
The raw wood was finished in the following order with General Finishes products:
Java gel stain -- Driftwood milk paint -- High Performance seal coat -- Argentine pearl effects - Tawny pearl effects -- four coats High Performance