100 reclaimed barn wood planks: 4.5 foot long X 6 inch wide X 3/4 inch thick.
Trying to get the weight down by half, by thinning to 3/8 inch thick.
Planing could work but has significant risk (and some pieces have large long cracks and holes).
Instead, what about sanding each one:
- Is it possible or realistic to sand to 3/8 inch thickness (or thin by half) ?
Any possible damage by sanding ?
What type of sander would work ?
- How long is this going to take ?
Intended Use: The wood planks are intended to be attached to a ceiling in a room. It is intended that the patina of one side of the barn wood is saved for it's aesthetics.