Cowhide Headboard | Faux Aged Wood

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Project by Chris Davis posted 01-10-2016 11:26 AM 726 views 1 time favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a wall mount headboard that we made that incorporated a cowhide. The customer brought us the cow hide and wanted us to put a frame around it. Natural wood or even reclaimed wood wasn’t’ going to give us the look we were after so we had a faux finish added. Believe it or not that is just maple plywood.

We hung it on the wall using a metal French cleat system.

This was completed in September 2015.

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#1 posted 01-10-2016 10:05 PM

Can you give us some clues on what you did to the plywood?

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#2 posted 01-11-2016 10:55 AM

I had an artist do it for me. I believe he used plaster inside the paint to give it that texture and the used different paints and stains. Sorry that is not much help. Maybe some day I have have him give me a demonstration and I can blog about it.

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