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bowtiefoster

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05-13-2015 03:53 PM

Topic tags/keywords: reclaimed faux finish

I know this piece isn’t real reclaimed wood and the marks are faux – how do they do it? How do they get the marks and the smooth edges? Also – would you say it has a glossy finish? Any help would be greatly appreciated!


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JoeinGa

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#1 posted 05-13-2015 11:06 PM

Chisels, axes, hatchets, screwdrivers, pocket knives, claw hammer, and anything else you can grab to beat the wood with.
And I’m guessing it’s a satin finish.

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#2 posted 05-13-2015 11:10 PM

The long ‘creases’ have me flummoxed.

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#3 posted 05-13-2015 11:15 PM



The long creases have me flummoxed.

- Smitty_Cabinetshop


I use a veining tool—-a type of carving chisel that is V-shaped—-but you can make a scratch with an awl or screwdriver, then widen and deepen with a chisel.

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#4 posted 05-13-2015 11:19 PM

In art school I did some linoleum prints. You use a vee-shaped cutter and just push it through the material. You could get one for just a couple of bucks at an art supply store. Then use black paint or a marker to fill the groove, then sand to clean up the top surface. Looks like semi-gloss to me. The holes are probably from an ice pick type tool, or a small nail set driven pretty hard with a hammer.

When you pay twelve cents a day you can go nuts with hand work like this.

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Ghidrah

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#5 posted 05-14-2015 12:18 AM

I saw a crew distressing floors with old bent and rusty nails and heavy chains and lawn rollers

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#6 posted 05-14-2015 12:23 AM

There was a recent episode of This Old House that showed the steps in distressing wallboards. As I recall they roughed up the boards pretty good with a tool that essentially left random imperfections in the wood. Then there was a multi-step finishing process to give an aged, worn look. Pretty interesting to see, even though the end result isn’t appealing to me in the least.

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#7 posted 05-14-2015 01:17 AM

To me that’s like buying pre stressed stone washed pants. I prefer new stiffer and scratchier than hell dungarees that I can wreck on my own.

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#8 posted 05-14-2015 01:48 AM



The long creases have me flummoxed.

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looks to me like they could be made with a hatchet.

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#9 posted 05-14-2015 02:00 AM

+1 on veining tool. Or use marking knife to mark out the crease and then use tip of chisel to remove material between the marked lines.

-- Tom - Measure twice cut once. Then measure again. Curse. Fudge.

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