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SuperDave02

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11-02-2009 01:46 AM

Is there a fast and easy way to make boards look really aged and weathered like the 6th picture on this website?

http://www.woodlandcreekfurniture.com/publishsite/index.cfm?pagename=mainpage_template&client_id=woodlandcreek&tablename=news&link_id=2364693&linkname=Living%20Room&sublinkname=Living Room

Thanks David

-- David South FLorida http://rockingrrustics.blogspot.com/


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#1 posted 11-02-2009 02:27 AM

I WOULD TRY TO ASK THE PEOPLE WHO RUN THE SITE AS TO WHAT THEY DID OR USED FOR A FIN.

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://www.icombadaniels@yahoo.com

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#2 posted 11-02-2009 02:32 AM

Hey David
The way I’ve seen others get this look is to sand blast it before staining

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#3 posted 11-02-2009 03:08 AM

Looks sand blasted to me

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#4 posted 11-02-2009 03:50 AM

Yeah, use reclaimed wood

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#5 posted 11-02-2009 03:55 AM

Could roughing it up with a wire brush get the same effect?

-- David South FLorida http://rockingrrustics.blogspot.com/

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#6 posted 11-02-2009 04:02 AM

Says there that they used barn wood and birch bark.

-- Carpenter assembles with hands, Designer builds with brains, Artist creates with heart!

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#7 posted 11-02-2009 04:25 AM

You might get it pretty good with a pressure washer, but I think a wire brush would leave too many tell tale marks.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#8 posted 11-02-2009 05:46 AM

One way is to use an engine cylinder hone. hone

It has silicone carbide balls on the end of wires and will beat the c*!p out of wood. Your local auto parts store should cary them.

Hope this helps.

Scrappy

-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#9 posted 11-02-2009 06:39 AM

I have had good results on straight grained wood using a fine wire brush on a drill. If the grain is not straight I would use a sand blaster. You might try a power washer but then it would have to dry out for a week or two.
I stained mine with a gray stain to make it looked weathered color.

-- Les B, Oregon

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#10 posted 11-02-2009 06:58 AM

Get some chain link and beat it up, then some bike chain and beat it up. wire brush it, tie some nails together with string and beat it up, hit it with various tools, throw junk at it. Then do nothing but stain maybe several shades and finish with satin. Don’t plane, joint, edge, sand, scrape, nothing. Before any of this you could sandblast too.

-- LAS, http://www.abettersign.com

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#11 posted 11-02-2009 12:56 PM

Simple. We use old wood, e.g. barns and driftwood.

-- 温故知新

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#12 posted 11-03-2009 04:10 PM

Agree with the sand blasters. My pop tried that with a project and it turned out really really well.

- Henry Behlen
- Waterlox Inc.

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#13 posted 11-05-2009 06:15 PM

I make all kinds of stuff like this. I simply buy cheap rough cut barn board and run it through my planer a few times until it’s uniform in thickness, but still rough and then start building. Once I have the piece assembled I’ll do everything that skywalker suggested to distress it even more, give it a light sanding and then throw on some stain.

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SuperDave02

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#14 posted 11-05-2009 11:42 PM

Wish I had some old barn boards, kinda hard to find here in south florida.

-- David South FLorida http://rockingrrustics.blogspot.com/

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#15 posted 11-06-2009 01:08 AM

Up here in southern ontario, home depot sells rough pine which works about as well. The only problem is that it often seems pretty green. Personally, it doesn’t bother me much because the rougher my furniture looks, the better.

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