Very old yellow pine workbench top with powder post beetle holes
I scavenged a bunch of barn loft floorboards–100+ yr-old yellow pine. It is plenty dense and strong for the Roubo workbench top I plan to make with it. The problem is that it’s riddled with powder post beetle holes, probably dating to when cattle were housed below it and hay was stacked above it so it was moist enough to support the beetles–maybe 60 yrs ago. My question is how best to fill the hundreds of little beetle holes on the work surface. I want to end with a thin penetrating oil finish, like Danish oil, so the top isn’t too slick. I’m thinking that I should flood the top with thin epoxy so it fills the holes, then sand it off the surface before applying the oil finish. Got a better idea?