I think I have a problem maybe similar to kagoff’s recent post. https://www.finewoodworking.com/forum/sanding-and-staining-a-wood-slab
my dad had a board sitting in his garage for probably 15 years, then it sat in my brother’s basement for the past 5.
I’ve flattened it on thickness planer but there seem to be 2 issues that don’t go away no matter how many passes through the planer it goes. This board started as 5/4, now it’s a bit over 3/4 after I removed cupping.
first is the little slits you see in foreground in pic 1. Second is the discoloration that’s noticeable on left side in pic 1
i think this is cherry but that’s a guess. Please correct if you can tell it isn’t.
what to do about the slits and discoloration/splotchiness? I guess cut around the slits, but what about the splotches?
i don’t have any project in particular in mind for this. Maybe just small projects like letter trays or boxes. How would you get the most out of this board?