Last year a neighbour had asked me if I could renovate her garage doors. She pointed out to me a stack of wood in her barn that had been lying around for several decades. There was a rather large oak board that was an ideal size for what was intended. I'd attempted several times to plane the board to rid of the woodworm that had formed over time but the woodworm holes were having none of it! To much time had past to save the board for this particular job so we opted for new boards from the local timber yard.
So it was only until yesterday I decided to use the off-cut from this board to try and make a bowl/platter. I knew that the inner core of the board was reasonable sound so I got to work processing it.
The pics below shows our neighbours barn (in the traditional Auvergnat style) with internal stable doors and the board that was to be used on the floor. You might be able to pick out a wooden chest with bottles on top to the right of the stable doors. This was once used to store cured meats!