I picked these boards up off of a craigslist mission, joined them together a few days ago. The glue is dry, time to beat the hell out of it!
The cat's paw works well on it's own.
Old nails and a mallet.
Then I hand planed it, this brings out the light colors in the grain, but where I hit it, it stays grey.
Trimmed it out with some newer doug fir, the legging is all prepared, I just have to assemble it tomorrow.