I’m no @rustic_ridge_table_company lol but this is how I prep my #reclaimedwood on the rare occasion I take a job like this. 1) Hit it with some compressed air. 2) Use a scraper to remove the stubborn dirt (That will also find your nails). 3) Take all nails out (Helps if you have a metal detector for the hidden ones). 4) That’s it! You’re ready to cut.