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Aging Wood for Character

Posted by Hank Metz on March 23rd, 1998 11:52 AM
In reply to Barn Siding by Paul Otte on March 20th, 1998 10:46 AM [Go to top of thread]

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A tip from Hank Metz on: Artificial Aging

Pine can be given a "weathered" look by using a coarse wire brush (powered). It removes the softer wood fibers letting the features of the rings stand proud. A gray stain completes the look.

A crackle finish can be had by applying a coat of varnish and after a two to three hour wait, applying a 1:1 mix of shellac and denatured alcohol. Applied at two hours after varnishing, large cracks appear- smaller ones are produced after longer varnish drying time.

Always test on scrap before committing to any finishing procedure.

"Safety... Always"
Hank Metz
Producer, "Biscuit Joinery Techniques" video

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